Calendar

Mar
27
Thu
Tongue River Valley Joint Powers board meeting @ Lucille Alley Room Dayton Town Hall
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers board meeting Thursday 7 p.m. Lucille Alley Room Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St., Dayton • Call to order • Review of minutes of Feb. 20 and March 6 meetings • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Old business 1. Secretary of State verification that the JPB authorization has been filed, copy was sent to SLIB 2. Resolution #2 sent to SLIB 3. Update on HB 47 (signed by Governor) • New business 1. Treasurer’s report and approve payment of bills 2. Thank you notes 3. Budget request for next fiscal year 4. Steve Shute’s contract 5. Peter’s report on his visit with USDA Rural Development • Public communique • Adjournment

Jul
14
Mon
Northern Wyoming Community College District Board workshop @ Sheridan College
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm

Northern Wyoming Community College District
Board Workshop
Noon, Monday
Room W132, Sheridan College
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss financing on various District Capital Construction projects.
No action will be taken.

Jul
16
Wed
Wyoming Wednesdays @ Visitor's Center
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event representatives from the Wyoming Fish Hatchery in Story will give us an overview of what happens at the hatchery. The events are free and open to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic lunches and stay and enjoy the Visitor’s Center before or after each program. The center is located off of Interstate 90 on the Fifth Street exit. For more information call 673-7120.

Sheridan County School DIstrict #3 School Board work session @ Clearmont Elementary
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

Sheridan County School District 3
School Board work session
5 p.m. Wednesday
Multi-A Purpose room, Clearmont Elementary

• Technology training
1. Question and answer
2. District calander
3. District maintenance schedule
• Review recommendations for District Leave policy
• Review employee contract format
1. Certified
2. Classified
3. Extra duty
• Review 2014-15 coaching assignments
• Review carry-over vacation pay
• 2014-15 preliminary budget
1. Review administrative budget changes and recommendations
2. Question and answer
• Review new Board policies
• Answer and questions on July agenda

Sheridan County School District #2 Board of Trustees meeting @ Board room, Central office
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting Central office, board room 6 p.m. Wednesday • Call to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Recognition 1. Cody Sinclair, WEBT Board Representative • Approval of agenda • Welcome, audience comments • Consent agenda items 1. Approval of minutes June 16, 2014 2. Approval of bills for payment • Old business 1. Capital construction update 2. Approval of policies 3. Graduation Committee update • New business 1. Approval of budget amendments for the fiscal year 2013-14 (action) 2. Recess for public hearing on Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget 3. Approval of budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 4. Approval of Wyoming High School Activities Association Activity enrollment and catastrophic/liability insuranceon 5. Request permission to bid milk FY15 6. Request permission to bid bus surveillance equipment 2014 7. Request permission to bid a 3-D Printer 8. Sheridan High School Planning Office Report • Reports and communication 1. Board of Trustees 2. PTO/parents/students/organizations 3. Site administration and staff • District reports 1. Superintendent • Executive session 1. Personnel matters • Adjournment

Northern Wyoming Community College District budget meeting @ Sheridan College Room W132
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm

Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees budget and regular meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday Room W132 Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. • Call to order and roll call • Public hearing • 2014-2015 Budget hearing • Approval of three expenditure authority resolutions • Agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Consent agenda 1. Minutes, corrected May 15 and June 18 2. Financial reports, June 2014 • President’s report • Gillette College Advisory Board report • Johnson County Advisory Board report • Organization reports 1. Faculty Senate • Public comments • New business 1. Approval of the HVAC Certification Program 2. Approval of Naming the Mars Agriculture Center 3. Approval of Naming the Kooi Library in the Griffith Memorial Building 4. Approval of Engaging Kaiser and Company for Financial Services • Adjourn

Jul
17
Thu
Sheridan County School District 1 Board Meeting @ Sheridan County School District 1 Central Office
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm

Sheridan County School District 1 board meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday Board room, central office 1127 Dayton St., Ranchester AGENDA • Call the meeting to order • Pledge of Allegiance • Mission statement • Roll call • Approval of agenda • FY 2015 budget hearing • Presentations/recognitions • Visitors • Student ambassador report • West Sheridan County Education Association Report • Administrators’ reports • Business Manager’s report • Superintendent’s report • Policy review (BDDE, BDDF, BDDG, BDDH, BDDH-R) • Consent Agenda 1. Approval of June 17, 2014 open and executive session meeting minutes 2. Approval of bills and salaries 3. Approval of classified resignations 4. Approval of Policy – 2nd reading (JLCD-A) 5. Approval of certified position 6. Approval of related service agreements • Old Business 1. Approval of school handbooks • New Business 1. Adoption of FY 2015 budget 2. Approval of Policies – 1st reading (EGAB, AFA, BEC, BDDB, BDDB-E) 3. Correspondence • Board Member reports/requests 1. Building visits • Board signatures • Executive session 1. Property 2. Personnel 3. Legal • Adjournment

Dayton Town Council meeting @ Dayton Town Hall
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm

Dayton Town Council meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St., Dayton • Call to order • Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda: 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve July 7, 2014 minutes • Announcements/correspondence 1. Candidate forum July 31, 2014 at Tongue River Valley Community Center • Old business update 1. Discuss and act on Resolution #346 Optional One Cent Tax Resolution 2. Citizen communiqué 3. Council comments/requests for future agenda items

Jul
22
Tue
Sheridan County Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board meeting
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm

Sheridan County Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board meeting 5:30 p.m., Tuesday 41 West Whitney Agenda • Meeting called to order • Approval of the agenda • Approval of the June 24, 2014 minutes • Approval of the vouchers for payment • Financial report • Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board Staff Reports 1. Juvenile probation report 2. Truancy probation report 3. Diversion report 4. Milestones Youth Home 5. Administrator report • Old business: 1. Computer contract • New business: 1. Public hearing 2. Audit 3. City of Sheridan One-Cent Funding agreement

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board budget meeting @ Dayton Town Hall
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board budget meeting
7 p.m., July 22
Lucile Alley meeting room, Dayton Town Hall, Dayton.

• Fiscal year 2015 estimated revenues
• Intergovernmental support (towns, county, school district) $31,000
• Matching Donations (county, individuals) $8,000
1. Total revenues $39,000
• Fiscal year 2015 estimated expenditures
• Operational expenditures $25,300
1. Total expenditures $25,300
Detailed copies of the proposed budget may be obtained by contacting the Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board PO Box 352, Dayton, and Wyoming 82836.

Tongue River Valley Joints Power Board meeting @ Dayton Town Hall
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board meeting agenda 7 p.m., Tuesday Lucille Alley room Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St. • Call to order • Budget hearing and review and approval of minutes of June 4, 2014 meeting • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Old business 1. Request for proposal, stage 1 2. Contributors and thank you letters 3. Next steps for pipeline planning • New business 1. Financial status update 2. Schedule meeting with the WPA 3. Meeting with USDA 4. Call with SLIB to review application requirements for October award • Public communique • Adjournment

Jul
28
Mon
Sheridan City Planning Commission @ City Council Chambers
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

Sheridan City Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Monday, City Council chambers, City Hall, 55 E. Grinnell Plaza • Call to order and roll call of members • Approval of agenda as presented • Review, correction and approval of minutes of the July 14, 2014 meeting 1. Old business 2. New business • Consideration of PL-14-15: West Loucks Street right-of-way vacation; a request to vacate 2,074 square feet of the West Loucks right-of-way for the construction of a garage. Located in front of 1039 W. Loucks St. • Consideration of PL-14-21: Cloud Peak Ranch 16th Rezone; a request to rezone ± 2.67 acres, from R-3 Residence to R-1 Residence District. Located north of Mydland Road and Dome Drrive and east of Featherbed Lane • Consideration of PL-14-20: Cloud Peak Ranch 16th Filing Preliminary plat; a preliminary plat approval to subdivide ±7.55 acres into 24 lots and 5 outlots, to be zoned R-1 Residence District. Located north of Mydland Road and Dome Drive and east of Featherbed Lane • Comments from commissioners and staff • Adjourn

Jul
30
Wed
Learn about forest service policies at ‘Wyoming Wednesday’ @ Wyoming Welcome Center
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Office of Tourism will host the next event in a series of events called “Wyoming Wednesdays.” Informative and interpretive programs about Sheridan are being offered at 10 a.m. most Wednesdays throughout July at the Wyoming Welcome Center. At this week’s event, Cheri Jones of the United States Forest Service will talk about forest service policies and will focus on the Big Horn National Forest. The events are free and open to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic lunches and stay and enjoy the visitor’s center before or after each program. The center is located off of Interstate 90 on the Fifth Street exit. For more information call 673-7120.

Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation Board meeting @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm

Sheridan County School District 1 Recreation District 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Downtown Sheridan Association, 121 South Main St. • Call to order • Approval of agenda • Approval of July meeting minutes • Treasurer’s report • Visitors • Old business 1. Update – Big Horn Community Center 2. Robotics discussion • New business 1. Board member terms • Adjournment

Jul
31
Thu
Dayton Candidate Meet and Greet @ Tongue River Valley Community Center
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm

RANCHESTER— Come meet the Dayton Candidates for Mayor and Town Council Thursday. At 6 p.m., all candidates will be at the Tongue River Valley Community Center to answer questions. The center is located at 411 Dayton St. in Ranchester. For more information please call Gina at 655-2443. This event is free and open to the public.

Aug
4
Mon
Sheridan County Commission @ Sheridan County Courthouse
Aug 4 @ 8:45 am

Sheridan County Commission 8:45 a.m., Monday, August 4 216, Commission Library, Commission Office, 2nd floor, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order • Voucher review • Consider Mill Levies for FY 2014-2015 • Staff/elected reports • Adjourn

Dayton Town Council Meeting @ Dayton Town Hall
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm

Town of Dayton Council Agenda 7:30 p.m., August 4, 2014 Dayton Town Hall, 608 Broadway St., Dayton • Call to order. • Approval of agenda 1. Additions 2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the July 16, 2014 secondary council meeting. • Reports – Utility Clerk/building permits, Fire/Rescue Department, Law Enforcement, Engineering, Employees, Planning Committee, Council, Tongue River Joint Powers Board. • Approve warrants. • Announcements/correspondence. • Old business update. • Award Yard of the Month for July. • Acknowledge Councilman Alley’s contribution to Dayton Days. • Hear a presentation from Devin Peterson about Cannon printers. • Discuss a dog kennel for the Town Shop • Act on and discuss the Verizon Tower Agreement. • Council comments/requests for future agenda items • Citizen communique • Adjourn to executive session to discuss real estate

Aug
5
Tue
Board of County Commissioners @ Sheridan County Courthouse
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am

Board of County Commissioners 9 a.m., Tuesday #220, Second Floor Boardroom, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Consent Agenda: 1. Minutes from staff meeting, July 14, 2014 2. Minutes from special session, July 14, 2014 3. Minutes from regular session, July 15, 2014 4. Minutes from staff meeting, July 21, 2014 5. Minutes from special session, July 23, 2014 6. Findings of Fact for V-14-0012: Phillips Lot Size Variance 7. Findings of Fact for CU-14-003: Walker Equine Clinic CUP 8. Sheridan County License Agreement 1415LA with MDU to cross Pompey Creek Road, CR 129 and install new electric services, (fee paid) 9. Sheridan County License Agreement 1416LA with MDU to cross Pompey Creek Road, CR 129 and install new electric services, (fee paid) 10. Affirm application for 24-hour catering permit for the Big Horn Y, LLC, for a poker run to be held July 26, 2014; at the Big Horn Y, 7088 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, WY 11. Affirm amendment No 2 with Envision Pharmaceutical Services, LLC (“Envision”) amending claims for covered drugs under the Affordable Care Act, effective August 1, 2014 12. Affirm Plan Document and Summary Plan Description with Employee Benefit Management Services (EBMS), effective July 1, 2014 13. Affirm Non Voluntary Contract with Delta Dental Plan of Wyoming D.B.A. Delta Dental of Wyoming, effective July 10, 2014 14. Release of Mortgage to Mildred Chambers for Lot 3, Block 2, Woodland Park Subdivision – Phase One, Acknowledging Payment Received of $21,400.00 15. General County Vouchers, July 16. General Airport Vouchers, July • Consider Agenda • Announcements • Public Comments on matters not on the Agenda • Consider Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Grant Award for FY 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) • Consider S-14-001M: Arab Acres Three Minor Subdivision • Consider CU-14-007: Maestri Ranch Private Air Strip CUP • Consider CU-14-008: Big Horn Community Center CUP • Consider Resolution 14-08-024 Proposition for Continuance of Optional One Cent Sales/Use Tax • Consider Resolution 14-08-025 Grant Application to WYDOT for 2015 CMAQ Funds • Consider Resolution 14-08-026 Grant Application to WYDOT Aeronautics for Airfield Tractor and Mower • Consider Resolution 14-08-027 Response to City of Sheridan Resolution 21-14 Annexation of Property and Roads • Consider Rescinding Resolution 14-07-023 Fire Restrictions and Consider Adopting 14-08-028 Revised Fire Restrictions • Consider Resolution 14-08-029 Vacation of a Portion of Upper Big Horn Sheridan Road A.K.A. Big Horn – Sheridan Upper Road • Consider Agreement of Acceptance with WYDOT for Loop Road • Adjourn

Candidate Forum @ Sheridan College Whitney Presentation Hall
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee is hosting a Candidate Forum Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5 and 6. This is a chance for the public to ask all of the candidates, both locally and at a state level, questions. On Tuesday, candidates for U.S. and State positions will be at Sheridan College’s Whitney presentation hall, 3059 Coffeen Ave. On Wednesday, candidates for County, City and Town positions will be there. Both events are at 7 p.m. For more information please call the County Elections Office at 674-2515.

Aug
7
Thu
Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting @ Sheridan County Courthouse
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m., August 7 2nd floor Commissioners’ Board Room, Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St. • Call to order and pledge • Roll call • Approval of Agenda • Approval of minutes- July 2nd, 2014 • Matters from the public (items not on Agenda) • New business 1. Item No: CU-14-009: Koltiska Cell Tower CUP OWNER: Gary and Vicki Jo Koltiska 2. Item No: CU-14-010: Sheeley Ranch Cell Tower CUP OWNER: Sheeley Ranch, Inc. 3. Item No: CU-14-011: Turned Antiques Expansion CUP OWNER: Neltjie 4. Public Hearing- proposed amendment to the rules and regulations governing zoning, Sheridan County, Wyoming • Matters from staff 1. WYOPASS Annual Conference, September 17-19, Pinedale, Wyoming • Matters from Commissioners 1. None at this time • Adjournment

Aug
23
Sat
Big Sky Dowser’s Convention @ Moose Lodge
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm

BILLINGS— The Big Sky Dowser will meet at its 37th annual convention from Aug. 23-24 at the Moose Lodge in Billings, Mont.

Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil and many other objects and materials without the use of scientific apparatus.

Come to the convention and learn about dowsing and see it demonstrated and learn the technique. The special presenter will be Big Sky Dowser Charter Member Vern Bandy who will demonstrate dowsing rods he personally designed.

For further information call Edris at 406-255-0928, Lois at 406-252-4215, or Gary at 406-670-0821.

Aug
27
Wed
Professional Polo Announcer Gus Whitelaw will be at Brinton Barn @ Brinton Barn
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am

BIG HORN— Professional polo announcer and young horse trainer Gus Whitelaw will be at the Brinton Barn in Big Horn Wednesday.

At 10 a.m. Whitelaw will give a horse demonstration and talk about training a young horse, getting a polo horse used to “traffic,” the polo ball, field work and other horse-related topics.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 672-3173. The barn is located at #241, to the west of the Brinton Museum Entrance, 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Sep
9
Tue
Wyoming Department of Education Public Comment Hearing @ Griffith Memorial Building, Sheridan College, Room 164
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN— The Wyoming Department of Education will hold a public comment hearing in Sheridan Tuesday, Sept. 9. As required by statue, the WDE is seeking public comment on proposed changes and additions to the content standards in areas such as English, language arts and mathematics. There have also been additions for new standards in the content areas of social studies, physical education, and career and vocational education. The public hearing will be in room 164, Griffith Memorial Building at the Sheridan College, 3059 Coffeen Ave. from 6-8 p.m.

Sep
17
Wed
Sheridan College Constitution Day @ Thorne-Rider Campus Center
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm

SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will celebrate Constitution Day, Wednesday, the 227th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Led by English faculty member David Golden, Sheridan College will present a complete reading of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remaining Amendments. The reading will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Thorne-Rider Campus Center on Wednesday. The event is open to the public. For more information call Wendy Smith (307) 674-6446 ext. 2801.

Sep
20
Sat
Wyoming Voices @ Big Red Barn
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

UCROSS—The public is invited to “Wyoming Voices: Reflections on the Natural World and Our Place In It” 3 p.m. Saturday at the Big Red Barn in Ucross. Wyoming Voices features readings, stories, presentations, and reflections from Wyoming writers, artists, students, and scientists. This year, the presenters will explore ideas of “wilderness” and “wildness” from a range of perspectives. Attendees will hear from Sheridan-based poet Jane Wohl, WyoFile reporter and Big Horn native Greg Nickerson, past Ucross resident and Wyoming Outdoor Council staff member, Stefani Farris, and American Indian Studies professor Caskey Russell. Susie Cannon of Big Horn will be the emcee. The public is invited and the event is free and open to the public. Both presentations will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. For more information, call Emilene Ostlind at 307-766-2604.