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Economic development isn’t what you think

Economic development isn’t what you think

SHERIDAN — Economic development doesn’t mean what you think it means. The concept doesn’t just revolve around quick upticks in jobs and economic activity. Economic development actually focuses on long-term sustained growth that requires a dedicated effort by communities.  At least that’s the message the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce delivered at its monthly luncheon… Continue Reading

Connectivity moves up list of recruitment tools

Connectivity moves up list of recruitment tools

SHERIDAN — Internet connectivity blazes a new trail when it comes to Sheridan’s attractiveness to potential residents and businesses. Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs said the targeted industries to bring to Sheridan include technology and data storage, which puts an emphasis on Internet capabilities. He said local providers constantly try to find ways to enhance… Continue Reading

BRACE YOURSELF: After snow, frigid temperatures to move into Sheridan

BRACE YOURSELF: After snow, frigid temperatures to move into Sheridan

SHERIDAN — A winter storm that moved through the area Friday brought snowy roads and dangerous conditions to those who braved the outdoors.  The storm turned Sheridan County into a winter wonderland, bringing several inches of snow to Sheridan County Friday. While the snow may cause problems for drivers, officials said negative temperatures expected over… Continue Reading

American Legion Auxiliary to gather

SHERIDAN — The American Legion Auxiliary will gather Tuesday at the Country Kitchen at 6:30 p.m. The group will host its Christmas get together.  The event is open to all who wish to attend. The Country Kitchen is located at 2617 N. Main St. Continue Reading

Agendas — Dec. 17, 2016

Sheridan County Commission Regular Session Staff Meeting 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition Second Floor Commission Library, 216 • Call to Order • Staff/Elected Reports • Adjourn   Sheridan County Commission Regular Session Board Meeting Agenda 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition Second Floor Boardroom, 220 •… Continue Reading

Child Development Centers review department designations

Child Development Centers review department  designations

SHERIDAN — Budget cuts challenge every state and federally funded entity, but Child Development Services of Wyoming foresees considerable struggles in 2017 after suffering cuts to its 2016 budget. A June 15, 2016, state decrease of $134,000 put the Region 2 Child Development Center’s operating budget at $1.7 million. “We balanced that budget by not… Continue Reading

LGBT group offers support, aims for equality

LGBT group offers support, aims for equality

SHERIDAN — The suicide of 20-year-old Trevor O’Brien of Gillette last March sparked something in Sheridan resident Kenneth Allen; that spark has ignited action. Allen said that especially in such a conservative state, the LGBT community needs a place to make friends, find support and be accepted, which is why he helped create Sheridan Supports… Continue Reading

Miller blazes trail for mayoral transition

SHERIDAN — As swiftly as John Heath took over the seat of Sheridan mayor, he will swiftly depart, presiding over his last City Council meeting Monday before mayor-elect Roger Miller takes charge. Miller is chomping at the bit to start moving into his new position and has taken measures into his own hands for self-instructed… Continue Reading

HNCS students study Christmas traditions

HNCS students study Christmas traditions

SHERIDAN — On that first Christmas night, even the spiders wanted to see the Christ child, Holy Name Catholic School sixth-grader Zia Brown explained. “There is a legend in the Ukraine of a spider called the Christmas spider. Long ago, spiders were trying to get a good view of the Christ-child. They silked webs all… Continue Reading

SCSD3 outlines educational expectations

CLEARMONT — Sheridan County School District 3 board members approved the district’s education expectations and goals for this school year Wednesday night at its board of trustees meeting. The board and administration expect a proficiency rate increase of one student in grades three through eight on the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students tests in both… Continue Reading

Three SC culinary educators approved for tenure

SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District board approved Ross Lynn, Tim Rockwell and Richard “R.J.” Rogers, all members of the Sheridan College culinary and hospitality program, for tenure status at its meeting Thursday. Lynn has been involved with the hospitality program since 2012. He was hired as the academic fellow for two academic years in 2014,… Continue Reading

New Faces — Dec. 16, 2016

Wyatt Lee Taylor Wyatt Lee Taylor was born Dec. 9, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. He was welcomed by parents Jason and Brandy Taylor of Dayton. His sibling is brother Connor.   Sonya Amy Lepe Schmit Sonya Amy Lepe Schmit was born Dec. 10, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.… Continue Reading

Christmas bird counts planned

SHERIDAN — The National Audubon Society Sheridan bird count will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Sheridan and all day on Dec. 29 in Big Horn. All experience levels and ages are welcome to participate. Those planning to join the count are advised to dress warm and bring binoculars.  For more… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Polka Club to gather Sunday

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will gather Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Music will be provided by Midnight Special.  Those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish for the Christmas dance. All are welcome to attend. The Elks Lodge is located at 45 W. Brundage St. Continue Reading

Join the tradition of a Munsick Family Christmas

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will once again host the annual Munsick Family Christmas performance on Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The tight fitting family dynamics that join a story to a song are delivered in a way that makes a connection inside the hearts of young and old. Expect music from near and far… Continue Reading

Food Bank of the Rockies to distribute meals in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies in collaboration with WYO Coal and Powder River Energy Corporation, will distribute holiday meal boxes Tuesday at Powder River Energy Corporation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for families in need.  Holiday meal boxes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Fresh fruits and… Continue Reading

Reports – Dec. 16, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Long Drive, 9:42 a.m. • RMA assist, 600 block South Jefferson Street, 8:59 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time.   SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday • No admissions reported.… Continue Reading

Deutscher recognized as Summit Award winner

Deutscher recognized as Summit Award winner

From  Academics for All SHERIDAN — Academics for All is pleased to announce Hannah Deutscher as this week’s Summit Award honoree. She is a senior at Sheridan High School and has earned a 3.97 GPA while maintaining a rigorous course load.  Her transcript lists seven Advanced Placement classes including American history, psychology, government, British literature,… Continue Reading

After wild ride, Ranchester clerk to retire

After wild ride, Ranchester clerk to retire

RANCHESTER — After 36 years of serving the town of Ranchester as its town clerk, Teri Laya will retire Dec. 31. It has been a wild ride with all the ups and downs the town has seen over the years. She is looking forward to having more time to spend with her grandchildren, crafting, quilting… Continue Reading

North Gateway Park sets model for funders, enhances Sheridan

North Gateway Park sets model for funders, enhances Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Those involved in securing its future say the North Gateway Park project adds not only an open space for the community and an elevated appeal of Sheridan to future residents, but the acquisition itself paves the way for future partnerships and projects. Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation Executive Director Jenny Craft… Continue Reading

Schaeffer, Krey wed

Schaeffer, Krey wed

SHERIDAN — Angie Schaeffer of Sheridan and Levi Krey of Johnstown, Colorado, wed in Estes Park, Colorado, Oct. 9, 2016. Schaeffer is a 2003 graduate of Sheridan High School. She graduated from Augustana College in 2007 and Regis University with a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling in 2013. She is the daughter of… Continue Reading

Ten Tenors to celebrate holidays in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — The Ten Tenors will celebrate the holidays in Sheridan on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the WYO Theater. According to organizers, The Ten Tenors are one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories. More than 90 million people across the globe have heard their vocal power and experienced their charm and camaraderie. While the… Continue Reading

BHCHS to gather Sunday in Big Horn

BIG HORN — The Big Horn City Historical Society will gather at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Big Horn Woman’s Club. The event will begin with a potluck lunch, which will be followed by a program. Cynde Georgen will discuss the Trail End State Historic Site’s upcoming exhibit, which will focus on the U.S. entry… Continue Reading

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