Archive - May 8, 2014 - News

Penny Tax the Topic of Local Meeting

(Photo by Ron Richter)

Government officials with Sheridan County and the other incorporated municipalities within the county met Thursday night to discuss the optional one-cent sales tax. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

Children Learn By Doing in Afterschool Programs

Enoch Lick, left, and Justyce Lucas enjoy some playground time before the Afterschool Program starts. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Afterschool Program Coordinator Beth Kennedy shows the life stages of a mealworm during the discussion on "bugs." (Photo by Pat Blair)
Ethan Schwabauer works on his robot - a "watch goose." (Photo by Pat Blair)

After school is a busy time at Woodland Park Elementary. Children in one group are learning how to care for their “pet” mealworms, while those in another are building robots. Still a third group of youngsters are involved in physical activities with instructors from Sheridan's Recreation District.

Fair Board Approves Funds for Cost Estimates

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Sheridan County Fair Association trustees last night approved payment of $1,850 to a Sheridan company to estimate costs of improvements at the fairgrounds. Sheridan County officials asked for the payment to cover expenses of TSP Inc. of Sheridan.

Sheridan Company Receives Contract to Improve State Broadband Speed

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According to a story published this week by the Wyoming Business Report, Sheridan based Advanced Communications Technology and Century Link have been awarded contracts to begin building Wyoming's Unified Network.

Downtown Association Holds Thursday Markets

Local producers are already prepping for the summer farmer's market in Sheridan by offering a Local Food Co-op Drop on Thursdays at the Downtown Sheridan Association's Community Room on South Main Street.

Lummis Supports Bill That Holds Former IRS Worker in Contempt

Lummis speaking on House floor. (Photo Courtesy of Lummis Office)

Wyoming's United States Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis has voted with the House majority to pass a contempt of Congress bill against former IRS official Lois Lerner.

Fair Board Meets

The Sheridan County Fair Association board of trustees will meet tonight at 5:30.

Smallest County Town Has New Mayor

Chris Schock will be sworn in next month as the new mayor of Clearmont following elections this week.

Ranchester Approves Highway Annexation

A portion of Historic U.S. Highway 14, next to the site of the new Tongue River Elementary school, is now part of Ranchester.

Game Officials Offer Boat Inspector Class

Close up of AIS Coordinator Downey holding a bottle and a shoe that are fouled with invasive mussels. (Photo Provided)

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering a training course this month for anyone wanting to become certified as a watercraft inspector.