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SHERIDAN¬— The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus is having their second summer lecture Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on edible plants of the Bighorn Mountains, presented by Bob Krumm, and Kent and Mark Andersen. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more information please call Julie Davidson at 674-6446 extension 8350.
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
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 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
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, John Woodward, director of the Sheridan County Museum, will share information about the historic mining towns north of Sheridan. 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 — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a hike up Crystal Creek in the Gros Ventre Wilderness on July 24 to view nature at work. This includes an interpretive hike with Tim Farris as he explains backcountry trail maintenance. Hikers will learn how the Forest Service manages challenges in its trail maintenance program. The hike is approximately 9 miles round-trip. For more information or to register call the WWA at 672-2751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
BIG HORN— The Brinton Museum will have a lecture Wednesday at 10 a.m. Hosted by assistant curator Jessie Landau on Bradford Brinton and the Early 20th Century Cult of Masculinity. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 239 Brinton Rd., Big Horn. For more information please call 672-3173.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
SHERIDAN—Affective neuroscience researcher and educator Mary Helen Immordino-Yang present a talk at Sheridan College. Titled “Me, my “self” and you: Neurobiology of self and social emotion in learning”, the lecture will be on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m in the Whitney Presentation Hall. Immordino-Yang was named a “Rising Star” by the Association of Psychological Science in 2011 and was the inaugural recipient of the Award for Transforming Education through Neuroscience. This event has been made possible by a partnership between Sheridan College Insight Series, Sheridan School Districts #1 & #2, the Kibbee Foundation for Children, The Homer & Mildred Scott Foundation. For more information call Linda Lawrence at 674-6446.
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.
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.
SHERIDAN—A Place of Wholeness will be holding their 11th Annual Retreat at HF Bar Ranch at Saddlestring Wyoming. From Friday through Sunday, the theme for this year will focus on the heart, lungs, cardiovascular and pulmonary health as well as lung and breast cancer. Dr. Mark McGinley will be joining Dr. Vivek Shanbhag in presenting information and health practices, discussing and demonstrating specific Ayurvedic foods, herbs, formulas, yoga poses and breathing practices including stress management. For more information call Cindy Baker at 673-2886 or access more information at www.aplaceofwholeness.com
SHERIDAN — The Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus will have its fourth summer lecture Sept. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will focus on celebrating 50 years of Wilderness by the Wyoming Wilderness Association. You do not have to sign up to attend, but please come early and bring a lunch. For more information, call Julie Davidson at 674-6446 extension 8350.
SHERIDAN—The Center for a Vital Community, along with a statewide coalition, announced they will host the 2nd annual symposium entitled “Building Communities Where Children & Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood”. Events will take place the evening of Sept. 18 and on Sept. 19 and 20 at Sheridan College. Participants at this statewide symposium will learn the latest early childhood research and will focus in particular on the development of children birth to three. Attendees will explore ways to apply new research within communities’ early childhood systems and empower them to imagine innovations that can improve outcomes for children and families in Wyoming. The symposium is open to all early childhood stakeholders including parents and families, early childhood caregivers and educators, K-12 school professionals, physical and mental health providers, and any members of your community interested in helping to make a difference for children and families in the earliest years. Cost of the symposium is $80 and includes meals and materials. To register, visit www.childrenandcommunity.net. Registration is now open. A variety of professional development credits are available for those who attend the symposium. Those who are interested in credit may visit the website for more information. For more information call Michelle Sullivan at 307-752-1637.
SHERIDAN— National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures Thursday, Sept. 18th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Academic Center Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. A writer in residence at the University of Wyoming, Jenkins lived and hunted with tribal members in Central Asia’s Altai Mountains, a ski culture that has survived unchanged for at least 5,000 years. A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Jenkins covers geopolitics and adventure. Among hundreds of stories, he has written about land mines in Cambodia, the war in Eastern Congo, the loss of koalas in Australia, global warming in Greenland, ethnic cleansing in Burma, and climbing Mount Everest in Nepal. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call Dr. Jean Garrison at (307) 766-6119.
SHERIDAN—Sheridan College is having a presentation called “Memories of Heart Mountain: The Imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II” by Sam Mihara, a former prisoner at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and Pomona, California internment camps during World War II. During World War II, the U.S. government forced 9-year-old Sam Mihara and his entire family to move from their home in San Francisco to an internment camp in Wyoming. Seventy years have passed since the incarceration and Sam is one of the few survivors willing to speak about this experience. In his moving presentation, he talks about his years in the Heart Mountain and Pomona internment camps, providing a first-hand account of this great civil rights injustice that was experienced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. Sam Mihara is a rocket scientist who worked for Boeing and later started his own high-tech consulting firm. He was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II, and he now travels around the country speaking about that experience. The presentation will be on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitney Presentation Hall. For more information, contact Misty Bateman at email@example.com
SHERIDAN—Sheridan College will present “Your Government – Your Legislators,” a series of three seminars instructed by State Representatives John Patton, Rosie Berger and Michael Madden.
“American Institution of the State Legislature” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and will outline the importance of political institutions, specifically examining the responsibilities of the State Legislature and how elected officials participate.
“The Legislative Process and Our Elected Officials” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and will discuss the roles and responsibilities of elected officials.
“Your Voice Heard” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Participants will learn a bill’s route through the legislative process and how to voice their opinions.
Each session is two hours, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will take place in the Whitney Presentation Hall at Sheridan College. The cost is $20 per session. To register, call 674-6446, ext. 2200.