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Governor signs 32 bills

Governor signs 32 bills

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed 32 bills on Feb. 17, with several relating to law enforcement and safety updates. Most bills refreshed language in statutes to reflect current information or regulations.   Jail placement coordination Mead signed in the Senate’s jail placement coordination bill, allowing county jails to contract with any other state… Continue Reading

Despite budget cuts, NWCCD plans for growth

Despite budget cuts, NWCCD plans for growth

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District may have to find a way to do more with less.  At its Thursday meeting, NWCCD board members and college officials discussed a potential surge in graduation rates in the near future and what challenges may arise as a result. Data provided by NWCCD suggests that enrollment… Continue Reading

Sheridan Hospital partners with Surgical Center

SHERIDAN — A business and real estate purchasing agreement between Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Sheridan Surgical Center, LLC will allow orthopedic patients the ability to have outpatient surgeries performed at the medical center. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty said that the hospital is buying the real estate for $3,175,000 and the business entity for $1,600,000, both… Continue Reading

New Faces — Feb. 24, 2017

Eugene Fairbanks Cherry Eugene Fairbanks Cherry was born Feb. 14, 2017, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Douglas and Hilary Cherry of Sheridan. His siblings are sisters Collette and Hattie and brothers Gilligan, Keeler, Griffin and Duke. His grandparents are the late Stan and Cristy Cherry;… Continue Reading

Jenkins to present on ‘Tea, Trade and Tyranny’

SHERIDAN — Mark Jenkins, National Geographic writer and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence, will give a presentation in Sheridan on Wednesday a 7 p.m. The lecture, titled “Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time,” will take place in the Sheridan College Whitney Concert Hall. Tibet and China have had a complex relationship for 1,500… Continue Reading

Back country horsemen to meet

SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Backcountry Horsemen will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at ERA Carroll Realty.   At the meeting, dates will be set for the upcoming year for trail and cleanup projects. For further information, see wyobch.org. ERA Carroll Realty is located at 306 N. Main St.  Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 24, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Activated fire alarm, 3000 block Coffeen Avenue, 10:18 a.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 2300 block Aspen Grove Drive, 3:28 a.m. • RMA assist, 1100 block Delphi Avenue, 7:46 p.m. • RMA assist, 1900 block West Loucks Street, 8:57 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.  … Continue Reading

Senator faces criticism at Chamber coffee

Senator faces criticism at Chamber coffee

SHERIDAN — Protestors lined Big Horn’s single downtown street and contributed hissing and other dialogue to the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce coffee at the Big Horn Smokehouse, where U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, visited on Wednesday during Congress’ first week-long recess. Real Resistance protesters took to the streets early Wednesday morning, voicing concerns on… Continue Reading

SCSD1 officials argue against Senate’s cuts

SCSD1 officials argue against Senate’s cuts

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1 officials said that the Senate has been less than responsive to the district’s best interests during the 2017 Legislative Session.  SCSD1 board chair Gary Reynolds and SCSD1 Superintendent Marty Kobza said that while the House has worked alongside school districts across the state in response to the state’s… Continue Reading

County approves award in airport project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commission approved an award of the Snow Removal Equipment Acquisition project for the Sheridan County Airport to a Wisconsin company during its regular session board meeting Tuesday.  M-B Companies, Inc. submitted the lowest bid for the project at $525,945, which was just below the estimate for the project at $577,500. … Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo tickets go on sale Friday

SHERIDAN — Tickets for the 87th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo will go on sale Friday starting at 7 a.m. at the WYO Theater.  Tickets can also be purchased online at 12 p.m. Friday at SheridanWyoRodeo.com. Tickets are first come, first served.  The 2017 Sheridan WYO Rodeo week will begin on July 10 and will go until… Continue Reading

SC to conduct ‘Intense Innovation’ course

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College and Timberline Training will host a course on Intense Innovation from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Center. The goal of the course is to help create a thriving culture of innovation within an organization. It will teach personal innovation skills, innovative idea creation and a process for… Continue Reading

Signup for Science Kids summer programs starts Wed.

SHERIDAN — Registration for the 2017 Science Kids summer programs will begin March 1. Programs planned for the summer include: 9- to 12-year-olds • June 12-15 — Pop! Pencils Owls and Paint • June 19-21 — Explorer Series • July 6 — Medicine Wheel Adventure 6- to 8-year-olds • June 26-28 — Hands On Nature… Continue Reading

SC to host open house for new Agriculture Center

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host an open house for the new Mars Agriculture Center Tuesday. All are welcome to attend, and the center will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with tours of the facility guided by current students.  There will also be students and faculty in class working on… Continue Reading

Reports — Feb. 23, 2017

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • No calls reported.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or dismissals reported.   SHERIDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT Information in the police reports is taken from the SPD website.… Continue Reading

Celebrating 120 years with the Bighorn National Forest

Celebrating 120 years with the Bighorn National Forest

The era of concern about American’s natural resources began after the Civil War, as Americans turned their attention to building railroads, homesteading, farming, mining, cutting timber and raising livestock. Using a seemingly unending supply of natural resources was the spirit of the times. The Powell Expedition in 1869 and the Hayden Expedition in 1871 were… Continue Reading

The art of the orchid

The art of the orchid

SHERIDAN — Some artists color their world with paint, some with clay. Pam McClure paints with blooms. For more than 20 years, she has coaxed orchids to fill her home with splashes of exotic pinks, purples and whites. While McClure humbly states she finds the tropical plants easy, the majority of people who have tried… Continue Reading

New book bins in Children’s Library

New book bins in Children’s Library

With the acquisition of several new shelving systems in the Children’s Library, a cascade of changes have been made to item locations in the Fulmer Library that will make for an improved experience for both our adult and young patrons. In November, the director of Sublette County Library in Pinedale sent out a message saying… Continue Reading

County Commission approves award in airport project

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Commission approved an award of the Snow Removal Equipment Acquisition project for the Sheridan County Airport to a Wisconsin company during its regular session board meeting Tuesday.  M-B Companies, Inc. submitted the lowest bid for the project at $525,945, which was just below the estimate for the project at $577,500. … Continue Reading

Barrasso fields environmental concerns at Chamber coffee

SHERIDAN – Protestors lined Big Horn’s single downtown street and contributed hissing and other dialogue to The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce coffee at the Big Horn Smokehouse, where U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R., Wyo., visited on Wednesday during Congress’ first weeklong recess. Real Resistance protestors took to the streets early Wednesday morning, protesting myriad… Continue Reading

Council begins IAFF negotiations

Council begins IAFF negotiations

SHERIDAN – Sheridan City Council spent two and a half hours conducting its bimonthly meeting and opening contract negotiations with the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Union. Of the business, contract negotiations will continue with or before the next council meeting and council approved a somewhat contentious transfer of a restaurant liquor license for the Moyle Petroleum Company. Starting… 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

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