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Hackman, Biteman discuss LGBT rights

SHERIDAN — In recent years, a push for laws protecting individuals from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity have taken a prominent role in politics. States have seen legislation proposed on both sides of the issue. Some, like North Carolina’s House Bill 2, limit protections for members of the LGBT community and… Continue Reading

Madden, Haas discuss options for state’s revenue sources

SHERIDAN — While economists and politicians indicate that the Wyoming’s revenue declines may be stabilizing, many discussions will continue to focus on state revenues and funding sources. Interim committee meetings have included discussions of that ever present question: how to fund state and local government in the face of declining energy revenues. Ideas have included… Continue Reading

NWCCD candidates discuss maintaining morale

SHERIDAN — Board members at the Northern Wyoming Community College District are facing uncertain times. The school is responding to a 1 percent cut to its budget, and an additional 1.4 percent planned for 2017-18. Budget issues led to the elimination of seven jobs early this spring. While the board technically does not have direct… Continue Reading

SCSD1 candidates agree on how to handle growth

SHERIDAN — Growth in a school district is often a good thing. It allows for more programs for students, more teachers and a diverse student body. But there can also be growing pains. With enrollment expected to grow in the coming years, Sheridan County School Board 1 candidates were asked how the board can manage growth.… Continue Reading

SCSD3 candidates say cuts should stay away from students

SHERIDAN — As the smallest school district in the state with 97 students, attending classes in Sheridan County School District 3 provides a unique learning opportunity for students in the district. Yet, for administrators and board members, it also has unique challenges. SCSD3 has been put in a tough spot. Declining funds from the state,… Continue Reading

Should public lands stay in public hands?

Should public lands stay in public hands?

SHERIDAN — For years, lawmakers have debated who should own public lands and how they should be managed. The issue has become a primary focus in the race for House District 30 between Republican incumbent Mark Jennings and Democratic challenger Val Burgess. On the national level, the official 2016 Democratic and Republican party platforms bookend… Continue Reading

County Commission candidates tackle planning

SHERIDAN — It’s been eight years since Sheridan’s officials and citizens collaboratively established a vision for the future of Sheridan and approved a plan outlining how to achieve these goals. Now, County Commission candidates Tom Ringley, Mike Nickel and Vicki Taylor discuss how the Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan has been implemented, where it’s going and… Continue Reading

Q&A: Dayton Town Council candidates

Q&A: Dayton Town Council candidates

Johann Nield Candidate for Dayton Town Council If elected to the Dayton Town Council, what are three goals you would like to achieve during your term and why? • I would like to maintain what we have, build upon what we started 35 years ago when I started working for the town. • I would… Continue Reading

Agendas — Oct. 22, 2016

Sheridan County Commission Regular Session Staff Meeting 9 a.m., Monday Sheridan County Courthouse Addition Second Floor Commission Library, 216 • Call to order • Wyoming Technology Business Center update • Consider request for funds to digitize Clerk of District Court files • Staff/Elected reports • Consider waving a zoning permit fee • Adjourn   Sheridan… Continue Reading

Reeds celebrate 50 years of marriage

Reeds celebrate 50 years of marriage

SHERIDAN — Leonard and Joyce Reed will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Monday. The Reeds wed Oct. 24, 1966, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kimball, Nebraska. Leonard Reed worked for Peter Kiewit and sons for 25 years and retired in 1998. Joyce Reed worked for Fry Construction for 25 years as the office… Continue Reading

Black Tooth earns medal for beer

Black Tooth earns medal for beer

SHERIDAN — The Black Tooth Brewing Company recently earned a silver medal in the English-style mild ale category at the Great American Beer Festival held in Denver. At the 2016 event, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to winning breweries in 96 beer categories covering 161 different beer styles, establishing the best examples of… Continue Reading

The magic of a car and a marriage proposal

The magic of a car and a marriage proposal

SHERIDAN — Maybe it’s magic. A car was involved in a marriage proposal for four couples at the annual Golden Years dinner at the Senior Center on Oct. 15. “We were in my Volkswagon Beetle convertible when I asked her to marry me,” said Don Wells said of when he proposed to his future wife,… Continue Reading

‘5 on 5’ basketball tournament planned for Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s first 5-on-5 basketball tournament will take place Oct. 28. Teams will play multiple half-games for seeding on Friday night. A single elimination tournament with consolation games will begin Saturday morning. Participants need to register in person at 1579 Thorne-Rider Park Drive or online at The cost to participate is $150 per… Continue Reading

Dyeing to try

Most of us have drawers full of colorful napkins that we use often. Colored napkins add a hit of balance to a table and are always cheerful. But what about those occasions where a crisp white napkin is in order. If yours are like mine, over time, stains and vague outlines start to appear and… Continue Reading

Claim home court advantage and bring a-game home

Claim home court advantage and bring a-game home

More homeowners are claiming the home court advantage. For some, getting court time for a soccer match or pickup basketball game is as easy as stepping into the backyard or basement. Americans have had a love-love affair playing tennis and other outdoor sports at home since the early 20th century, but today’s residential courts aren’t… Continue Reading

Antelope Butte ski, gear swap set for Oct. 29

SHERIDAN — The inaugural Sheridan Ski and Gear Swap will take place Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School. The event is an equipment extravaganza where local vendors and outdoor enthusiasts will sell new and used gear. Activities will include free recreation seminars. The gear swap is a… Continue Reading

Cofounder of Biometric Technologies to speak at e2e

SHERIDAN — On Thursday, e2e Wyoming will welcome Phil Homburger, founder and CEO of Synaptec Software, Inc. and cofounder of Biometric Technologies, Inc. Both companies are based in Denver, Colorado, but are focused on different industries and have followed different paths. The e2e Wyoming event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Sheridan… Continue Reading

Halloween Bash set for Oct. 29

SHERIDAN — A Halloween dance and costume party will take place on Oct. 29 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Sheridan County Fairgrounds. The party is for students in grades 9-12. The event will include a costume contest, cash prizes, door prizes, snacks, food trucks and a DJ. The cost to enter is $10 to be paid… Continue Reading

Defining ‘senior’

I’m so confused. I’m not sure what defines who is a “senior” (outside of high school or college, that is). When you turn 50, you can join AARP. You most likely are still working (like I am) and not old enough to retire, but you can join. If you go to Albertson’s on Thursdays, you… Continue Reading

DEQ mitigates downtown orphan site

SHERIDAN — While the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality worked to clean up a groundwater contamination near Sheridan’s downtown, officials said the public had little cause for concern. DEQ officials said this week that the work that occurred near the corner of Main and Dow streets included the mitigation of the presence of a chemical… Continue Reading

Local artist makes music in North Korea

Local artist makes music in North Korea

SHERIDAN — Lane Terzieff scrolled through his phone while waiting for his flight out of Beijing’s airport, and a familiar headline popped up. It described North Korea test firing its new ballistic missiles and threatening to launch nuclear weapons at the United States. Headlines like this come as no surprise to American citizens. But while he… Continue Reading

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