Local NewsApril 6, 2013
SHERIDAN — It’s countdown time to the 2013 Keystone Awards event. From meals to facilities to entertainment to ticket sales, volunteers have been working for eight months toward the 2013 Awards tribute evening scheduled on April 25.
My granddad staked my dad to a new D7 Caterpillar with a cable operated dozer in 1937. Under President Roosevelt’s program the Agricultural Adjustment Act the ranchers were were paid 15 cents a yard to build reservoirs on their property. My dad charged the rancher 12 cents a yard and the rancher got to keep Read More
Early springtime is a good time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials in Wyoming. Trees, shrubs, and perennials need time to recover from transplant shock before hot weather sets in and to establish new roots before next winter. Because this time of the year is cooler and wetter there is less stress on plants and Read More
Seventy-three percent is the amount of energy saved by upgrading to a new energy-efficient gas-powered lawn mower. Newer mowers also emit fewer pollutants. More ways of being eco-friendly at home in honor of Earth Day, April 22.April 5, 2013
SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Paul Young announced today that he may ask the school’s board of trustees to consider a special election as early as August to fund the renovation and expansion of the current Technical Education Center on the college’s main campus. Young said it has been 36 years since the college asked Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted against the Big Horn Community Center and tennis facility proposed at its regular meeting Thursday evening. The decision came on the heels of more than 90 minutes of staff presentation, public comment and discussion amongst planning commission members. Nearly 20 community members spoke at the Read More
SHERIDAN — Following a month in which payments of federal mineral royalties and coal lease bonuses to Wyoming were suddenly slashed by more than $10 million, state officials are scrambling to determine how best to adapt to the new reality of life in the age of the sequester. Late last month, the Wyoming Treasurer’s Office Read More
DAYTON — The Tongue River High School drama department will present the play “Lord of the Ringlets- Kicking the Hahbit” April 12 and 13.The play is a comic spoof of “Lord of the Rings” in which Bumbo Braggins the Hahbit is taken on a marvelous adventure by Randalf and a band of silly dwarves. Production Read More
SHERIDAN — The First People’s Center for Education announced this week that Rod Trahan has been hired as the organization’s first development director. “I am excited to apply my business experience to helping this organization increase its impact and expand its potential throughout the United States and Canada,” Trahan said in a media release. “No Read More
SHERIDAN — It may only be April, but the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the organization’s Christmas Stroll Committee has launched its annual competition for this year’s Christmas Stroll button design. The group has already distributed the entry forms to each elementary school in Sheridan County.
SHERIDAN — A proposed rezone of scattered acreages of urban residential land surrounding Ranchester did not receive approval at the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Thursday night. Although the rezone from urban residential to agricultural was initiated by the commission, all five members voted against it after hearing nine affected landowners speak out Read MoreApril 4, 2013
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is looking at ways to provide an alternative urgent care option for patients who come to the emergency room with less critical issues that don’t necessarily need emergency treatment. Dr. John Addlesperger presented information to the hospital board of trustees at their regular meeting Wednesday about the possible ways to Read More
SHERIDAN — Seven sites in Wyoming, including a site in Sheridan, have been selected to participate in the 2013 Tour of Honor Motorcycle Ride that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. The Tour of Honor is a season-long, self-directed ride to memorials and monuments around the continental U.S. and Hawaii. Motorcyclists plot their own routes and Read More
SHERIDAN — Despite stubborn unemployment statistics and a slower than desirable recovery, Wyoming’s economy is nothing if not stable. According to recent figures from the state’s economic analysis division, the state remained on track for a steady economic recovery throughout the fourth quarter of 2012.
SHERIDAN — Come to the Sheridan Eagles Aerie, 850 N. Main St., on Saturday to join in a benefit for 2-year-old Thane Dube of Sheridan and his family. Dube fell deathly ill in January with the flu and has a long road to recovery ahead of him. The fundraiser is a tournament featuring the card Read More
SHERIDAN — The public is invited to Fort Phil Kearny on April 14 to learn about and train and play with Kearny’s Frontier Regulars, a living history unit that has been around for 11 years. Unit members will introduce the public to their group’s activities, purposes and goals by inviting attendees to participate in their Read More
SHERIDAN — Even though Sheridan’s new Welch Cancer Center just opened last year, Dr. Gregory Marino, medical oncologist, can’t wait until the day it closes its doors. “I look forward to the day the Welch Cancer Center is not a business anymore because there is no more cancer to treat,” Marino told a crowd of nearly Read MoreApril 3, 2013
SHERIDAN — County Commissioners accepted a grant award to be used for the Tongue River bank stabilization project on Tongue Canyon Road approximately one mile southwest of Dayton at their regular meeting Tuesday. The $74,672 hazard mitigation grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of the total project cost of nearly Read More
SHERIDAN — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad crews will be working on the railroad crossings at First Street and Fifth Street in Sheridan late this week and early next week. The crossing at First Street will be closed from 7 a.m. Thursday through 7 p.m. Friday. Traffic will be detoured to the Fifth Street crossing. Read More
SHERIDAN — The Goose Valley Fire Department is celebrating its five-year anniversary and welcoming members of the public to its open house April 6 from 9-11 a.m. The open house will be held at the department’s building at 2617 Aero Loop in the airport business park. Visitors can tour the facilities, see equipment and talk Read More
SHERIDAN — A reception will be held this afternoon from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College to celebrate the opening of a new art show featuring works from SC art students. The reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Ceramics, drawings, paintings and other works of Read More
Ranchester Planning Commission recommends 16-acre annexation; council drafts ordinance to allow chickens in town limits
SHERIDAN — Members of the Ranchester Planning Commission considered an annexation to the town of Ranchester at their regular meeting Tuesday. The commission agreed to recommend to Ranchester Town Council that 16.21 acres of land belonging to Barney Bros. Land and Livestock be annexed into town limits, town engineer Chris Johnson said. “They felt as Read More
SHERIDAN — The Wellness Council and Downtown Sheridan Association are planning a Bike to Work Week again this year from May 13-17. One of the events will be an on-loan bike program.
SHERIDAN — Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue will host an evening of dinner and entertainment to benefit the upcoming spay and neuter event for dogs and cats in Sheridan County. The benefit will be at The Black Tooth Brewing Company, 312 Broadway St., April 20 from 5:30-10 p.m.Social time begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Read MoreApril 2, 2013
SHERIDAN — After more than an hour of presentations, public comment and discussion, City Council voted Monday to table a decision on a resolution to approve a planned unit development overlay for a proposed 76-unit development on the corner of Brundage Lane and Big Horn Avenue. Known as Skyview West and owned by Kim Love, Read More