Archive - Sep 16, 2013 - News

Council Denies Step Increases for Three Firefighters

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Sheridan Local Firefighters Union President George Neeson. (Photo by Ron Richter)

In 2010, the Sheridan City Council voted to freeze the salaries of all City employees due to budget constraints. As part of that freeze, five firefighters with Sheridan Fire-Rescue were denied 5 percent wage increases as part of their step increase after receiving an annual satisfactory evaluation.

Wrench Ranch II Annexation Approved

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(Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan City Council approved the Wrench Ranch II annexation Monday night on third and final reading. An amendment to the original ordinance was approved prior to the Council taking action on the item. The amendment was a request from the Sheridan V.A.

Wolf Creek Wrangle is Saturday

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The annual Wolf Creek Wrangle, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns is scheduled to take place this Saturday at one of the most scenic and popular dude ranches in northeast Wyoming.

Other States Mimic Wyoming as USA Energy Breadbaskets

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Bill Sniffin

For decades, Wyoming has basked in the glory of being the country’s “energy breadbasket.”    

Council to Hear From Consultant on Fiber Connectivity

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The Sheridan City Council will receive a report from Public Works and consultant Joe Sharkey this evening regarding fiber connectivity in the Sheridan area. City Councilman Alex Lee says that the report should be very interesting.

This Week's Poll Question

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Benjamin Franklin once said “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.”

Eight Annual Harvest Celebration was Saturday

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The Powder River Basin Resource Council held its 8th annual Harvest Celebration in the Exhibit Hall of the fairgrounds Saturday night. It was a time to celebrate the foods that are raised and grown in Wyoming..

It's Born in a Barn Time

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The second weekend in September is “Born in a Barn” time, an annual fall 'feel-good' sale hosted by Shelley Kinnison. Held on the family grounds east of Sheridan, it's a fantastic sale of everything under the sun or as this weekend's weather showed us...under the clouds.

A Disappointing Tongue River Valley Family Fall Festival

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Pie eating Champ Jonathan Chandler

Even though the turnout was small, that didn't diminish the fun at the Tongue River Valley Fall Festival Sunday. A celebration of fall, it was also a get together for both communities, Ranchester and Dayton, to enjoy, before winter settles in.

Briefs From Latest JCSD1 Board Meeting

At the latest board meeting for Johnson County School District One, the trustees heard reports from administrators on the first couple of weeks of the new school year.