Habitat for Humanity receives $125,000 matching challenge

SHERIDAN — Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is the recent recipient of a $125,000 matching challenge donation made by John and Pam Standish of Sheridan.

In August 2019, HFHEB will celebrate 25 years of building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in Sheridan County.

In honor of this milestone, the Standish family has challenged Habitat to leverage support from the community in an effort to build affordable housing for local families in need.

Through this opportunity, every donation made to Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will be matched dollar for dollar through December 2019, up to $125,000.

Habitat for Humanity partners with individuals and families, which earn 30-60 percent of the area median income, to build a safe, decent affordable homes.

Homes are not given away; each homeowner is responsible for making a monthly mortgage payment and are required to invest “sweat equity” labor into the construction of their homes. Homes are made affordable through the use of volunteer labor, donations and the opportunity for partner families to purchase a loan at zero percent interest.

Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization that serves to eliminate poverty housing in Sheridan and Johnson counties.

For more information, see sheridanhabitat.org or call 307-672-3848.


City seeking input on CIP

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan is inviting public input in conjunction with the 2019 update of its capital improvement program. The CIP serves as a blueprint for the maintenance and construction of important infrastructure to support the continued growth and development of the city.

Infrastructure projects considered under the CIP include the city water distribution system, sanitary sewer collection system, storm drain system and streets. The public involvement process will consist of:

• Online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CityCIP open through March 13, 2019;

• Public workshop March 19 at 5:30 p.m. to provide an overview of the CIP planning process and present survey results; and

• Public workshop April 25 at 5:30 p.m. to present draft CIP and describe prioritization process.

All public workshops will be held at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Community Conference Room at 61 S. Gould St.

The City CIP is developed based on a thorough evaluation of several factors— public input; age and condition of streets and utilities; size of streets and utilities relative to demand from existing and proposed development; interrelationship of utilities (e.g., location of water, sanitary sewer and stormwater infrastructure beneath city streets); existing master plans, studies and design reports; and available and committed funding.

The CIP is typically updated every five years. The last city CIP was completed in 2014. The city has contracted with WWC Engineering of Sheridan to complete the 2019 update to the CIP.

More information on this project is available on the city’s website at www.sheridanwy.net/2019CIP. Specific project questions may be directed to the city engineer Hanns Mercer, who may be contacted at 307-675-4237.


Learn to ski, snowshoe at Arrowhead this weekend

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Black Mountain Nordic Club will team up with Arrowhead Lodge, The Sport Stop and Sheridan Recreation District to offer free one-hour ski and snowshoe rentals and free lessons.

The lessons will start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Lessons will take place at Arrowhead Lodge, and attendees can either ski some short trails nearby or take the Recreation District shuttle to the Sibley Lake Nordic Trails to try your hand at regular groomed trails.

Arrowhead Lodge is located at 6002 U.S. Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains. For more information, find the event on Facebook.