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Agendas Sept. 20, 2014

September 19, 2014

Board of County Commissioners Staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Commissioners’ Library, 2nd floor Sheridan County Courthouse  224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Consider permit denial CU-14-005:  Jelly Childcare Center CUP • Consider indigent burial claim, account 24, 4/21/14 • Consider indigent burial claim, account 32, 5/31/14 • Consider agreement with O’Dell Construction, Read More

Tongue River falls to Upton 54-14

SHERIDAN — ”It was onslaught,” coach John Scott said about the Tongue River football game last night. The Eagles lost to Upton-Sundance 54-14. Scott said Upton rushed for around 500 yards and jumped all over the team early. “We couldn’t match their speed and misdirection,” he said. “And everything they wanted to do, they did Read More

SHS grad excels in FBI career

SHERIDAN — It’s been 10 years since he’s been back to Sheridan, but it’s really the same town he remembers. Mike Rankin arrived in town Thursday afternoon to speak at the Wyoming Big Data Conference held at the former Warehouse 201 building. “It has grown a lot,” Rankin said of Sheridan. “There are a lot Read More

School districts continue fight for funding from Legislature

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 and Lincoln County School District 1 in Kemmerer have joined the seven current members of the Wyoming School District Coalition fighting for an external cost adjustment from the Wyoming Legislature. The coalition was founded, in part, by SCSD1 with the goal of convincing the state Legislature to resume Read More

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club dance Sun.

SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have a dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The Rapid Creek Band will be playing at the Elk’s Lodge at 45 W. Brundage St. The public is welcome to attend the dance. For additional information, please call Jean Arzy at 672-3623.

Meet the ‘Wreckers’ Tuesday

SHERIDAN— The Blacktooth Brewing Company will host a nonprofit event on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. For every pint sold, $1 is donated to the Wild West Wreckers. The Wild West Wreckers are Sheridan’s first women’s roller derby team. There will be raffle prizes throughout the night, door prizes and food vendors. Terry Waugh and The Read More

Habitat hosting Wolf Creek Wrangle Sat.

SHERIDAN— Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is holding the Wolf Creek Wrangle Saturday, a fundraising race. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m. at Eaton’s Ranch. The half-marathon is $50 to register, the 10k is $45, the 5k is $40 and kids run and hike for free. You Read More

Ranchester lease to Visionary Communications could improve Internet access

September 18, 2014

RANCHESTER — Ranchester Town Council voted Tuesday to lease town property located at the town’s water tank to Visionary Communications in order for the company to install a tower that will potentially increase access to wireless Internet in the area. Visionary uses microwave radios to provide wireless broadband Internet access. The property will be leased for Read More

Nonprofit group accepts gift of Sheridan ice rink: Sheridan on Skates raising money to cover, expand rink

SHERIDAN — The local ice rink received new owners Wednesday night, twice. Whitney Benefits gifted Sheridan Ice to Sheridan College which accepted the gift and immediately passed it along to Sheridan on Skates, the local nonprofit that has been operating the rink under Whitney’s ownership. During the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees Read More

Law enforcement pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in crash

SHERIDAN — One juvenile male was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital this morning following a crash in which a pickup truck rolled and he was ejected from the vehicle. The crash occurred on Interstate 90 behind Sheridan College and crews accessed the wreck from the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome parking lot. No information on the Read More

Recreation district discusses importance of encouraging youth athletics

SHERIDAN — It was pretty smooth sailing at yesterday’s Sheridan County School District 2 Recreation District board meeting, as the biggest topic of discussion was the 2014 Fall Program Guide. Recreation District Executive Director Richard Wright led the discussion about the guide, which features information on both youth and adult sports for the end of Read More

Little public input provided at West 5th Street open house

SHERIDAN — Plans to reconstruct West Fifth Street continue to move ahead with an expected start date in 2016. The section slated for the update will start just west of the Mydland Road intersection and end where the pavement ends on West Fifth Street, city Project Manager Joe Schoen said. City, county and Wyoming Department of Read More

Science museum kicking off fall lecture series

SHERIDAN— The Science Museum will kick off its fall 2014 lecture series Sept. 24. The first lecture will be “Water Quality Counts: Building a Local Conservation Program” presented by Carrie Rogaczewski at 7 p.m. Carrie Rogaczewski has been with the Sheridan County Conservation District for just over 16 years.  In that time, she has provided Read More

Haderlie elected to Wyoming State Bar Board of Commissioners

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Bar announced this week that Nicholas T. Haderlie, an attorney from Sheridan, has been elected commissioner of the Wyoming State Bar to represent the Fourth Judicial District, which consists of Johnson and Sheridan counties. Haderlie will serve a three-year term. Haderlie is an attorney with the firm Crowley Fleck PLLP Read More

Landon’s to host two workshops Saturday

SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse invites the public to two workshops on Saturday. The first one at 10 a.m. focuses on fall bulbs — the what, where, when and how.  Learn the techniques to have a beautiful spring show. Then at 11 a.m. the workshop will focus on layered bulb pots. Jessica Bohnsack will teach you Read More

SC to host seminar series on ‘Your Government’

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will present “Your Government — Your Legislators,” a series of three seminars instructed by State Reps. John Patton, Rosie Berger and Michael Madden. “American Institution of the State Legislature” will take place on Sept. 24, and will outline the importance of political institutions, specifically examining the responsibilities of the State Legislature and how Read More

Friday Events Sept. 18, 2014

• All day event, “Building Communities Where Children and Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood,” Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave., $80 • 1 p.m. 18-hole scramble fundraiser, Powder Horn, 51 Powder Horn Road, $100 per person • 1:30 p.m. Big Horn Women’s Club meeting,  314 S. Second St., Big Horn • 6 p.m. Joey’s Read More

Girl Scouts recruiting new members, volunteers

SHERIDAN—The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming are seeking members and volunteers. They will be at the Walmart Subway on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. If you sign up for the Girls Scouts, you will receive a free 6-inch sub sandwich. Organizers also recommend you bring a sock to participate in a craft project. For more Read More

Local Briefs Sept. 18, 2014

Homebuilders to host golf fundraiser SHERIDAN— The Big Horn Homebuilders Association will hold a golf fundraiser Friday. At 1 p.m. at the Powder Horn, there will be an 18-hole scramble, hole prizes and drawings. The cost is $100 per person and $5 a mulligan. For more information call Kathy Sampson at 672-5732. Local AARP kicks-off Read More

Dayton OKs final plat for land division

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved the final plat for a division of land located west of the Mountain Inn Bar on U.S. Highway 14 at its meeting Wednesday. The land belongs to Brad and Wanda Johnston who have said they hope to establish a farmers market on the property, Mayor Bob Wood said. The Read More

Joey’s Fall Fly II fundraiser set for this weekend

September 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — About six years ago, Ashley Thompson saw a man teaching a few kids how to cast a fly fishing rod at Kendrick Park. Fascinated, she walked up to the group and asked if she could try. “He let me do a few, and it turned out I was a really good fisherman,” Thompson Read More

More students: SCSD1 growing, planning for alternative school

BIG HORN — From adding students and extra-curricular activities, and from building football field lights to building schools, the news from Sheridan County School District 1 continues to be that of growth. At the monthly board meeting and annual business meeting Tuesday night in Big Horn, Superintendent Marty Kobza provided updates on this year’s student Read More

Story man must tear down shop after county denies variance

SHERIDAN — County Commissioners voted Tuesday to deny a variance request from a man in Story who built a shop 8 feet from his front property line instead of the required 25 feet. With the variance denied, applicant Randy Bochmann will have to tear the shop down and relocate it. Commissioner Bob Rolston voted to allow Read More

Clearmont OKs 1st reading of ordinance allowing chickens, rabbits in town limits

CLEARMONT — Despite nearly 25 residents showing up to speak at the last Clearmont Town Council meeting about a proposal to allow chickens and rabbits in town limits, no comments were made at Monday’s Council meeting when the ordinance was passed on first reading. At the meeting in August, some residents spoke in support and Read More

Homebuilders hosting golf fundraiser Friday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Homebuilders Association will host a golf fundraiser Friday. At 1 p.m. out at the Powder Horn, there will be an 18-hole scramble, hole prizes and drawings. The cost is $100 per person and $5 a mulligan. For more information call Kathy Sampson at 672-5732.

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