Author Archives: Kristin Magnusson

Ranchester officials discuss utility deposit refunds, TRVJPB

Ranchester officials discuss utility deposit refunds, TRVJPB

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council continued discussions about utility deposit refunds at its meeting Tuesday. Mayor Peter Clark said the language in the ordinance needs clarification. He suggested the council consider offering deposit refunds after 18 months for property owners that are current with their accounts and have no delinquent payments. Non-property owners would… Continue Reading

Clearmont accepts street project bids

Clearmont accepts street project bids

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council accepted a bid from Hardrives Construction, Inc. out of Billings, Montana, for a crack and chip seal street project totaling $101,137.50, and accepted a contract for professional services with EnTech Inc. that covers design and inspection fees for the project for $20,940.00 at its meeting Monday. EnTech Inc. project manager… Continue Reading

Dayton approves fiber fair for August in Scott Park

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved a request from C R Best Looms and Weaving owner Billie Rawlings to allow the Bighorn Mountain Fiber Rendezvous to gather in Scott Bicentennial Park Aug. 11-13 at the council’s meeting Wednesday. Rawlings said she would like to use the park for visiting on the evening of Aug. 11… Continue Reading

Wine, fly-tying with Rods, Reels and Heels

Wine, fly-tying with Rods, Reels and Heels

SHERIDAN — Brenna Burgos, founder of Rods, Reels and Heels, hosted a ladies fly-tying night at Java Moon Saturday, featuring Alyssa Halls of Owl Creek Flies. The group of beginners enjoyed some wine and learned to tie three different flies used to fly fish, including a Griffith’s Gnat, Pine Squirrel Leech and Pat’s Rubber Legs.… Continue Reading

Ranchester fills spots at mercantile, information center

Ranchester fills spots at mercantile, information center

RANCHESTER — Mayor Peter Clark confirmed during the Ranchester Town Council meeting Tuesday that all spaces in the information center and the mercantile are now leased. The tenant for the information center, Wade Bastrom, will be moving a real estate operation into the space April 1. In addition, the floors in the mercantile are stained,… Continue Reading

Young at Heart Players to present two shorts

Young at Heart Players to present two shorts

SHERIDAN  — The Sheridan Senior Center Young at Heart Players, under the direction of Pat Tomsovic, will present three performances of “Who’s Herbert” and “Any Body for Tea,” 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “Who’s Herbert” takes place in a retirement home as two women try to remember exactly who Herbert was married to and… Continue Reading

Biteman talks gun bills, legislative recap in Dayton

Biteman talks gun bills, legislative recap in Dayton

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council members heard a recap from Rep. Bo Biteman, R-Ranchester, of the recently completed legislative session in Cheyenne. Of the two concealed carry bills Biteman sponsored, the gun-free zones at government meetings bill passed both houses and is currently on the governor’s desk. Gov. Matt Mead has two weeks to act… Continue Reading

Jackalope Jump raises $5,758 for Special Olympics

Jackalope Jump raises $5,758 for Special Olympics

SHERIDAN — Special Olympic athletes, law enforcement officers, volunteer firefighters and community members came together Saturday at the Goose Valley Fire Department to jump into a pool of ice water to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Wyoming at the 10th annual Jackalope Jump in Sheridan.  The slogans “freezing for a reason” and “become… Continue Reading

TRVJPB holds public hearing for USDA loan application

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board held a public hearing at its meeting Thursday to hear comments regarding its decision to move forward in applying for a $4 million loan through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Dayton Town Councilor Laurie Walters-Clark applauded the… Continue Reading

Clearmont discusses Canal Street, railroad quiet zone

Clearmont discusses Canal Street, railroad quiet zone

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council was successful in securing the State Loan and Investment Board money that was left over from the 2016 street and water main replacement project to complete the Canal Street water main and street replacement project, totaling approximately $225,000. EnTech Inc. Professional Engineers went through the environmental public hearing process to… Continue Reading

TRVJPB authorizes $1 million SLIB grant application

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board approved a resolution authorizing an application for a $1 million State Loan and Investment Board Federal Mineral Royalties Capital Construction Account Grant at a special meeting Wednesday. TRVJPB Chairman Mayor Peter Clark said the board did not plan on applying for a SLIB grant so quickly… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council approves amending fireworks ordinance

Dayton Town Council approves amending fireworks ordinance

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council approved an amendment, on first reading, of a fireworks ordinance to allow for professional fireworks displays with approved permits at its meeting Wednesday. Mayor Norm Anderson said the current ordinance does not allow for any flexibility with a special permit for fireworks for events such as prom or homecoming. The… Continue Reading

Senior Center celebrates art

Senior Center celebrates art

SHERIDAN — Despite construction in the lobby, the Sheridan Senior Center is hosting an art display called “Inspire Your Heart with Art” in the dining room, that will be on display through the month of February.  Artists with art on display include Carol Berry, Gene Davis, Glenn Mooney, Dean States, Pat Trout, Dianne Wyatt and… Continue Reading

Ranchester hears pitch from potential mercantile renter

RANCHESTER — The Ranchester Town Council heard a proposal Tuesday from Shanna White, who is moving to Ranchester from Colstrip, Montana, and hopes to rent the large space in the mercantile to use as retail space for her current online burlap home decor business. White’s proposal includes a request for the town to finish staining… Continue Reading

Dayton holds hearing for 2017 liquor licenses

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council held a public hearing Monday to discuss liquor licenses for the Mountain Inn Bar, the Crazy Woman Saloon, the Branding Iron Cafe, the Corner Grocery and Jackson Hole Winery as part of the Gallery on Main. Councilor Clifford Reed shared a story of how he was driven off the road… Continue Reading

TRHS teacher writes original musical

TRHS teacher writes original musical

DAYTON — Tongue River High School band and vocal instructor Jason McArthur, his wife Joy and his assistant Rosy Henderson have written a musical called “The Great Tie Flume” that includes six original songs and reprises. “I always thought writing a play would be a neat class project to do with music and theater kids,”… Continue Reading

Racing to finish construction by show opening

Racing to finish construction by show opening

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild Et al will host its seventh annual National Juried Art Show, with a reception and awards event at the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s new space at 21 W. Brundage St. from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, but the organization is still working on getting settled into the new space. “We still… Continue Reading

Dayton Town Council holds public hearing for annexation request

Dayton Town Council holds public hearing for annexation request

DAYTON — Dayton Town Council held a public hearing on an annexation request for Rae Ann Scott Morss on River Road at its meeting Tuesday. Dayton citizens and neighbors of the property raised questions regarding property access; agreeing to shared driveway maintenance for usage; neighboring property water and utility easements; fencing along the easements; possible… Continue Reading

SLIB denies natural gas pipeline funding

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board had its funding denied for the natural gas pipeline at the State Loan and Investment Board meeting in Cheyenne Thursday. “It was kind of what we expected,” TRVJPB chairman Mayor Peter Clark of Ranchester said. “I would have been surprised if they had, considering the atmosphere down… Continue Reading

Clearmont discusses Canal Street water main project

Clearmont discusses Canal Street water main project

CLEARMONT — Clearmont Town Council held a public hearing at its meeting Monday to review and comment on a proposed water main replacement project, in accordance with State Loan and Investment Board requirements. The project entails replacing the 35-year-old 8-inch and 10-inch ductile water main on Canal Street. The close proximity of the water main… Continue Reading

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