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1 WEEKEND Saturday, January 24, th Year, No. 209 Serving Sheridan County, Wyoming Independent and locally owned since $1.50 Press THE SHERIDAN ON THE WEB: GET A JUMPSTART ON YOUR WEEKEND PLANS WITH OUR RECREATION MAP Replacing your roof? Think about your options. C1 DUI arrests increase for third straight year FROM STAFF REPORTS SHERIDAN Arrests made for driving under the influence rose approximately 14 percent between 2013 and 2014, continuing the upward trend of the last few years. According to information provided by Sheridan County and Prosecuting Attorney Matt Redle, total DUI arrests rose nearly 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, 18 percent from 2012 to 2013 and about 14 percent between 2013 and Of the 295 DUI arrests made in 2014, the Sheridan Police Department made 202 while 93 DUI arrests were the combined efforts of other agencies including the Sheridan County Sheriff s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol. SPD officials said the increase in arrests is likely due to increased enforcement efforts. For example, the department has conducted training for officers to recognize the influence of drugs in addition to alcohol to help combat DUIs. You can usually tell if someone you pull over is drunk, SPD Lt. Tom Ringley said. You can t always tell if they re under the influence of a controlled substance. Ringley said the department is also trying to combat DUIs by educating servers about when to cut off a customer who has had too much to drink. SEE DUI, PAGE 7 From Sheridan to Washington D.C. Local student tells of her time working as a Senate page BY HANNAH SHEELY THE SHERIDAN PRESS SHERIDAN She got there on a Sunday Sept. 7, 2014 and by 4:50 a.m. Sept. 8 it had hit her: this was going to be a very different semester. Back home in Sheridan, Madison Pehringer didn t get out of bed at 5 in the morning to be at school by 6:15 a.m. In Sheridan, she didn t ride a private subway beneath the U.S. Capitol to get to lunch, she didn t make photocopies for people like John McCain and Marco Rubio and she didn t regularly shake hands with Vice President Joe Biden. Yes, indeed, the first semester of her junior year in high school would be memorable and quite possibly life-changing. This was a whole new ballgame for me, Pehringer said. I like to think that before this I was interested in politics, but now, coming back, it s crazy just how much more aware I am of what s going on in the world. Pehringer returned on Sunday from a semester working as a Senate page for the Republican Party in the United States Senate. She was appointed by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming. When people asked her on her first day back in town if the experience made her want to pursue a political career, she said no. By Thursday, after a few days of letting her time in the nation s capital sink in, her answer has become a definite maybe, especially as she reflects on newfound heroes like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, who helped her see the need for women to step into politics. But for now, Pehringer is adjusting to actually having free time again and to days that don t involve leaving school at 9 in the morning to report to work in the U.S. Senate Chambers. Becoming a page A family friend originally told her she should apply to be a Senate page. Pehringer deliberated the idea but remained indecisive before taking a trip to Washington, D.C., last spring to participate in the National History Bowl. SEE PAGE, PAGE 7 UW President McGinity reflects on first year in Old Main LARAMIE (AP) When Dick McGinity first stepped foot into Wyoming in 1988, he was anything but a cowboy. It didn t take long, however, to garner a cowboy s nickname. I took him for his first horseback ride and he looked a little inept, said Ken Neal, a ranch manager now living in Dubois. I call him Wrong Way. The first bunch of cows he went to move, he took the wrong way. That was more than 25 years ago. Now, far removed from his fledgling days as a Wyomingite, McGinity occupies a different saddle atop a horse that is surely more prone to buck: the University of Wyoming. SEE MCGINITY, PAGE 3 Want to publish your book? Try doing it yourself BY ALISA BRANTZ THE SHERIDAN PRESS SHERIDAN A stroll down historic Main Street in Sheridan will reveal the town s love of art on every block. From sculptures on display to paintings for sale in several local stores, visual art abounds. But if you duck inside Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery you will find a large collection of locally produced art with equal value but smaller price tags: books. Whether born here, relocated or just passing through, many authors have published books set in, talking about or simply inspired by Sheridan. Today the broad list of local authors could be attributed to more than just an inspiring area or talented community. Unlike days bygone, nationwide, publishing a book is easier than ever with a variety of publication formats allowing any eager author to distribute their works without traditional publishing contracts. Not everybody gets picked up by the big publishers, but anybody can publish things, Robby Smith, owner of Sheridan Stationery, said. It s much easier now with modern technology for people to get their thoughts out there. SEE AUTHOR, PAGE 8 A collection of books authored by Sheridan natives are stacked at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery Friday on Main Street. The bookstore stocks a large number of book by local authors. Scan with your smartphone for latest weather, news and sports The Sheridan Press 144 Grinnell Ave. Sheridan, WY Today s edition is published for: Becky Olson of Sheridan OPINION 4 VOICES 5 ALMANAC 9 SPORTS B1 COMICS B4 PUBLIC NOTICES B7 HOME & GARDEN C1 REPORT TO READERS D1

2 A2 THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 Man pleads not guilty to 6 charges for Wyoming fire CHEYENNE (AP) A New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to six federal charges related to an arson fire that destroyed the Hitching Post, a landmark Cheyenne hotel that was a popular place for Wyoming lawmakers to stay during the annual legislative session. Falgun Dharia, 51, of Flanders, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges including conspiracy to commit arson and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. He faces between 20 and 110 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines if convicted. Dharia posted $500,000 bond, and the trial is set for June 15 in Cheyenne. Dharia s attorney, M. David Lindsey, of Englewood, Colorado, declined to comment Friday beyond saying he looked forward to Dharia s exoneration at trial. Two other men already are serving prison time for the arson. Ajay Jariwala, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is serving a six-year prison sentence for commissioning the arson, and Robert Rodriguez, also of Albuquerque, a five-year prison term for carrying it out. Dharia was a principal in CJM Hospitality LLC, which had bought the Hitching Post at a bankruptcy proceeding for $1 million. Dharia arranged for Jariwala to oversee the renovation of the hotel and with Jariwala decided hire Rodriguez to burn it down to collect insurance, according to the indictment. In September, 2010, Jariwala arranged a phone conversation between Rodriguez and Dharia in which Dharia guaranteed Rodriguez would be paid if he set fire to the Hitching Post main lodge, federal prosecutors allege. The fire happened early on Sept. 15, Before the fire, the Hitching Post had a steakhouse and a bar with regular, live music acts. Rooms on the property that survived the fire continue to be rented out, but the main lodge hasn t been rebuilt. Picture it Actresses Mariah Olesen as Nina, left, and Erin Kranz as Masha perform on stage during the dress rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Wednesday evening at the Carriage House Theater. The actors performed before an audience from Volunteers of America in Sheridan. The VOA has been providing attendees for dress rehearsal audiences with the Civic Theater Guild for the past four years and they are the favorite audience, according to the actors. Performances are scheduled for tonight and Sunday, Jan and Feb Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances commence at 2 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater. Bill to allow unregulated food advances CHEYENNE (AP) A House committee has endorsed a proposal that would exempt certain Wyoming food sales from government oversight. The House Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee voted 8-1 Thursday to advance House Bill 56, also known as the Wyoming Food Freedom Act. The legislation would exempt single transactions between a producer and an informed end consumer. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the exemption would apply to sales at farmers markets and the ability for small farmers or other individuals to sell homegrown or locally raised products. Brett Moline, representing the Wyoming Farm Bureau, said the proposal is especially important to farmers and ranchers in rural parts of the state. This is a way for some of our farmers and ranchers to perhaps diversify their business a little bit and add some income, he said. There is a demand for these products, as it has been pointed out. But Dr. Tracy Murphy, state epidemiologist with the Wyoming Department of Health, said there are possible health impacts if the bill is passed. It is an erroneous assumption that foods prepared in people s homes are inherently safe and therefore sales should be exempt from processes that strive to ensure that food sold by others is as safe as possible, he said. In the last five years in Wyoming, about a third of our foodborne outbreaks were associated with unlicensed, unregulated foods prepared through churches, schools, sports teams and homes. He said he is especially concerned about residents selling unpasteurized raw milk. But Rep. John Eklund, R-Cheyenne, said people should have the right to select what they want to buy and eat. I think eating good, wholesome food is a right people should have, and they should go and purchase what they want, he said. I think I ve eaten out of everybody s garden and off every table in eastern Laramie County, and I ve never had food poisoning or any other problems. Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, was the only member of the committee to vote against the bill. In regard to liability, I don t think we are protected with this bill, she said. The bill will now move to the House floor for debate. Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug SEE US ONLINE WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative midazolam can be used in executions because of concerns that it does not produce a deep, comalike unconsciousness and ensure that a prisoner does not experience intense and needless pain when other drugs are injected to kill him. The order came eight days after the court refused to halt the execution of an Oklahoma man that employed the same combination of drugs. Oklahoma, as well as Florida, uses midazolam as one of three drugs in lethal injection executions. The second drug serves to paralyze the inmate and the third one is used to stop his heart. The case will be argued in late April, an attorney for the men said Friday. A decision is expected by the end of June. The appeal was brought to the court by four Oklahoma inmates with execution dates ranging from January to March. The justices allowed Charles Warner to be put to death on January 15 and denied stays of execution for the other three. At the time, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a dissent that was joined by three other justices, calling on the court to examine whether the drug could be used in accordance with the constitutional prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Friday s order does not formally call a halt to those scheduled procedures. Dale Baich, an attorney for the inmates, said he would ask the court to block the executions until the case is decided. Oklahoma officials did not immediately comment. In 2008, the justices upheld the use of a different three-drug combination in a case from Kentucky and set a high bar for challenges to lethal injections. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote then that the court probably would not stop executions unless the condemned prisoner establishes that the state s lethal injection protocol creates a demonstrated risk of severe pain. What has changed since 2008 is that states have been forced to change the drugs they use in executions after drug manufacturers took steps to ensure their products are not used in executions. The inmates are trying to stop their executions, arguing that the state would essentially be experimenting on them by injecting them with unproven and untested drugs. The drug protocol in Oklahoma is not capable of producing a humane execution, even if it is administered properly, Baich said. Last April, Oklahoma used midazolam for the first time in a grisly procedure. Inmate Clayton Lockett clenched his teeth, moaned and writhed on the gurney before a doctor noticed a problem with the intravenous line and the execution was called off. Lockett died 43 minutes after the procedure began. Oklahoma revamped its procedures in response to the Lockett execution, including a fivefold increase in the amount of midazolam used. In last week s execution, Warner showed no signs of physical distress. Florida used the same procedure in an execution carried out the same night and has scheduled the execution of Jerry Correll for Feb. 26. Arizona and Ohio, which had problem-filled executions involving midazolam, have said they won t use that drug again. The drug protocol in Oklahoma is not capable of producing a humane execution, even if it is administered properly. Dale Baich Oklahoma attorney The unusual turn of events in which the court allowed an execution to proceed then decided to hear an appeal initially filed by the dead man and three other inmates can be partly explained by the court s internal practices. The votes of four justices on the nine-member court are enough to grant an appeal. But it takes a majority of five justices to block an execution. An informal and inconsistent practice has in the past provided a courtesy fifth vote in situations similar to the one in Oklahoma. It is unclear why no justice was willing to do that last week. Joining Sotomayor were Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan. Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Roberts voted to allow the execution to go forward.

3 SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, THE SHERIDAN PRESS A3 MCGINITY: Everyone has stepped up FROM 1 After one year at the presidential reins of UW, McGinity, who s rarely found without clothes both brown and gold, feels confident about his first year as head of a flagship university, but leaves gauging his performance up to his peers. I would leave it up to others to judge that, McGinity said. All I can tell you is I ve worked as hard as I could to get up the learning curve. I ve given as much effort as I could. McGinity became UW s 25th president after serving as vice president of academic affairs under then-president Bob Sternberg. Sternberg s tenure as president, which lasted less than five months, was highlighted by controversy, including the departure of five UW administrators, either McGinity because of demotion, resignation or leaving for other jobs. When a pressured Sternberg officially resigned in November 2013, McGinity was named interim president, then president roughly two months later. For inheriting a university in a time of upheaval, amidst uncertainty and disorder, McGinity stressed he wasn t alone in turning the tide. A year ago, everybody stepped up, he said. The faculty and staff put all that turmoil and confusion behind them, got back to work to do right by the students, got on with the research and paid attention to the Legislature and trustees in how we could do better. Those who work alongside and ultimately assisted McGinity in his transition to president, have said they appreciate his willingness to learn. We had that difficult transition last fall and he stepped in and has been 100 percent responsive to anything I ve needed to communicate with him, said Sara Axelson, UW s vice president of student affairs. He s kept the ship moving forward in terms of our planning. The rise to the presidency wasn t without challenges. McGinity said he is still coming to grasps with the number of statewide interests that intersect at UW. The thing that took me quite a while to get my mind around is the number of constituencies the university has and to which it needs to listen, he said. The need to do that is something quite different from the six years I was in the classroom and the almost 30 years of experience in business. That reality is magnified by the fact the university is the only four-year institution in the state. Such magnification becomes even greater when interacting daily with the Wyoming Legislature. Chris Boswell, UW s vice president of governmental and community affairs, has been with the university through three presidential administrations, including McGinity. Boswell said McGinity played a paramount role in stabilizing the university following the departure of Sternberg, along with improving relationships with the Legislature and community colleges. It was so critical that the university attempt to recover from several transitions in the space of a few months, get back to business and begin to get through the process of filling positions and he s been able to do that, Boswell said. Generally, when one becomes president of a university, one has spent their entire life gearing for that eventuality. Dick rose from the ranks of the faculty to president in virtually weeks, and that s a demanding task for anyone. He played a very key role in an odd time. Powell s Northwest College President Stefani Hicswa started her presidential tenure just a few months before McGinity. Hicswa said she hasn t heard of any UW president appearing on community college campuses as much as McGinity does. Northwest College is the farthest away from Laramie and he has made it a priority to be on our campus and interact with our community, she said. There have been ongoing challenges for students transferring to the university and he has made it a priority, developed a task force to work on it and has been on campus no less than three times. That s just huge. On the legislative side, McGinity said his relationship with the university s natural partners has gone smoothly thus far, with room for advancement. I would like to think it s improving, he said. Working together is not difficult. It takes time, effort and relationship building, but those are very important relationships and my sense right now is that they re pretty good. Investing enough time to do all that is the hard part. With Albany County delegates leading both houses of the Wyoming Legislature, McGinity might have it easier than some of his predecessors. Rep. Kermit Brown, R- Laramie, and Sen. Phil Nicolas, R-Laramie, McGinity said, put UW in an advantageous position. To have those two right here in Laramie, in their positions, it s a great position for the university to be in, McGinity said. The university today is in as favorable a spot as perhaps it has ever been in terms of the importance with which it is perceived out there in the state and the opportunities it has to positively influence the state. Bill Gern has served as UW s vice president for research and economic development since 1995, but came on as an assistant professor in If anyone knows UW during stable times, it s Gern. Dr. McGinity immediately started to provide stability I think we have to have moving forward, Gern said. This is a very big and complex place. He s had a very fast learning curve. UW enters 2015 with several sweeping initiatives focused on propelling engineering and science programs to top-tier status. Despite some faculty backlash toward the selectivity of UW s programmatic and facility overhauls, McGinity said the university needs to take small steps in addressing these matters. There s got to be some prioritization, he said. The decision with respect to the Science Initiative was we needed to look at those facilities that were in the worst shape and that s what we did. In the best of all worlds, every part of the university will have its turn as we go forward, but we really need to work on those areas that are really far behind. The UW Board of Trustees approved a two-and-a-half-year contract for McGinity when he was initially named president. Though only a year into his presidency, McGinity said he is not opposed to a second term. I would say his first year has been terrific. The thing I appreciate most is he has been totally welcoming of a more involved and active board of trustees. He is willing to engage with anybody. My touchstone is communication, and I think he feels the same way. We have great things in front of us. David Palmerlee UW Board of Trustees President I serve at the pleasure of the trustees, McGinity said. If the university is making progress and the trustees feel sufficient confidence in me to stay on longer, I m available, but there s only one thing that counts. To quote Coach (Bill) Belichick, You are what your track record says you are and that s the only thing that counts. If you were to ask McGinity s boss about that track record, he d say it s pretty good so far. David Palmerlee, president of the UW Board of Trustees, said McGinity s leadership is embodied by his good communication habits and attitude. I would say his first year has been terrific, Palmerlee said. The thing I appreciate most is he has been totally welcoming of a more involved and active board of trustees. He is willing to engage with anybody. My touchstone is communication and I think he feels the same way. We have great things in front of us. It s been decades since McGinity s first Wyoming ride. In between his first misadventures on horseback and his appointment as president, he continued to build a successful career in venture capitalism and private equity, served more than seven years on the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors, along with several other public and private company boards and spent nearly seven years as a UW professor. Wrong Way has also found time to improve his equine abilities. Now, he looks damn well on a horse, Neal said. He wears a good hat, too. Still, McGinity s first ride serves as a lasting lesson in his rapid ascendance. Every time you go out there riding, you know how you want to do it, but you always have to be prepared for something else happening, McGinity said. You know, suddenly the weather could turn bad, a horse could come up lame or some other problem you have to deal with. You have to make a decision. That s the way it is if you live and work out there. You ve always got a plan and an approach, but you have to be flexible. The thrill of the theater Samantha Jo Jacob as Cassandra receives a foreboding feeling during the dress rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Wednesday evening at the Carriage House Theater. Additional performances are scheduled tonight and Sunday, Jan and Feb Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances commence at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater. Casper appeals smoking decision to Wyoming Supreme Court CASPER (AP) A legal battle over smoking in Casper has reached the Wyoming Supreme Court. The city appealed a district court decision declaring that the city clerk had illegally disqualified 67 names from a referendum petition by an anti-smoking group. The city clerk determined that the petition fell 61 signatures short of the number needed to get the issue on a ballot. The clerk ruled 67 signatures invalid because their addresses didn t match those on voter rolls. But representatives of Keep Casper Smoke Free say the 67 disqualified signatures should have counted because they were residents who had recently moved within the city. The Casper Star- Tribune reports that the district court judge ruled the city hadn t considered other information, like phone numbers, when it came to verifying signatures. (ISSN X) Published Daily except Sunday and six legal holidays. COPYRIGHT 2015 by SHERIDAN NEWSPAPERS, INC Grinnell Ave. P.O. Box 2006 Sheridan, Wyoming Periodicals Postage Paid in Sheridan, Wyoming. Publication # SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 Mo. 3 Mos. 6 Mos. 1 Yr. 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4 OPINION A4 THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 Almost time for FAB It s almost that time again time for the 2015 FAB (For.About.By.) Women s Conference. If it sounds different from last year already, that s because it is. We heard some feedback from attendees and those who couldn t make it that fall was just a tough time of year to get away. So, we moved the event to a Friday afternoon EDITOR S COLUMN Kristen Czaban and evening in the spring April 17. So watch out Sheridan, here it comes. The FAB committee has been meeting regularly to put plans in the works for this year s event. We ve chosen our keynote speaker and brainstormed ideas for breakout sessions. We ve also generated a list of individuals we think will be fantastic local speakers for the event. Karen McNenny will highlight the 2015 FAB Women s Conference. She is a wellknown public speaker, facilitator and coach. Her role at the conference will include many layers. First, she ll kick off the conference with a keynote address titled, Wonder Woman Wants a Day Off. Her humorous presentation will bring to life the paradox and struggles of women as they manage work, home and personal preservation. Then, during the afternoon of breakout sessions, she ll lead a workshop about how now, more than ever, creating community is essential to our lives. She ll use the time to examine the four cornerstones of creating meaningful community: curiosity, unity, responsibility and engagement. Finally, Friday evening, McNenny will address the crowd at the FAB Woman of the Year banquet. For those who just couldn t get enough of her Friday, she ll offer roundtable discussions with community members who want to dive a little bit deeper into either their personal or professional transformations on Saturday. Over the next couple of weeks, the FAB committee will be updating its website, thesheridanpress.com/fab. Check back there for updates on session topics, additional speakers, registration and testimonials from past attendees. In the meantime, mark your calendar for April 17 and start thinking about which woman in your life you d like to see recognized as the 2015 FAB Woman of the Year. SHERIDAN PRESS EDITORIAL Bicycle bill won t be enough to prevent injuries, fatalities On Wednesday, the Wyoming House of Representatives gave initial approval to a bill that would require motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of distance while passing them. The bill comes after a year marked by five bicyclist fatalities, including one locally. In Sheridan last June, a woman drove her vehicle into two cyclists who were traveling on Coffeen Avenue near Sheridan College. One cyclist was killed and the other was seriously injured. The law being proposed would not have protected the couple affected by that crash. Law enforcement officers have said the driver charged in connection with the incident was driving Here's some practical advice to those who didn't like President Obama's swagger during his State of the Union address: Get used to it. Economic indicators suggest he's going to have even more to crow about in the months to come. Obama taunted his Republican opponents last Tuesday night, reminding them in an off-the-cuff remark that he won both of his presidential runs and boasting about the suddenly booming economy: "At every DANA MILBANK impaired. She had told officers she was taking two narcotic medications at the time. Even had the 3-foot law been in place at the time, the driver was allegedly too impaired to follow it. So how do you protect cyclists? The answer likely isn t a new law, though that makes all of us feel like we re doing something to help prevent future accidents. Enforcement and education about existing laws would prove the most effective. Most motorists, and many cyclists, don t understand that those on bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as every other driver on the road. A more targeted public education drive would likely help solve much of the confusion and misperceptions about bicycles and motorists. Other such public education efforts have been tried. Billboards throughout the state in recent years told drivers to Look twice Save a life. The campaign was meant to lower the number of motorcycle accidents that occur. The Wyoming Meth Project has also made a significant impact in the state. Since June 2008, the project has sustained a large-scale prevention campaign that includes TV, radio, Internet and billboard advertisements. According to the project s website, the prevention program has had significant impacts on teens attitudes about meth. Get used to Obama's swagger step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious; that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. Instead, we've seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade, our deficits cut by two-thirds, a stock market that has doubled, and health care inflation at its lowest rate in 50 years. This is good news, people." His cocky, colloquial cadence was a bit much, but it's hard to deny Obama a victory lap now that Americans are optimistic about the economy after six years of misery. This isn't necessarily the result of his policies but neither were the six years in the doldrums his fault. This president, like all presidents, gets the blame when the economy is weak and the credit when it is strong. In that sense, people may not appreciate the extent to which Obama is likely to be ascendant in his final two years in office. It happened rather suddenly in the past couple of months, but the lame-duck path Obama was on now looks more like Ronald Reagan's in 1987 and If the economy continues on its current trajectory, as most expect, he'll leave office a popular president and leave the 2016 Democratic nominee with a relatively easy path to victory. This is less a matter of conjecture than of statistics. A president's approval rating closely tracks consumer confidence, and consumer confidence has begun to explode. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index, mired in the 60s, 70s and 80s during the bulk of Obama's presidency, soared to 93.6 in December from 88.8 in November. It leaped again to 98.2 in January, its highest level in a decade. "More consumers spontaneously cited increases in their household incomes in early January than any time in the past decade," the survey found, "and more households reported unprompted references to favorable employment prospects as well as lower prices than at any other time in the more than the half-century history of the surveys." Obama's approval rating had a corresponding jump, to 47 percent in January's Pew Research Center poll from 42 percent in December. Pew polling expert Andy Kohut said that if the economy continues on its current trajectory, he expects Obama's approval rating to rise above 50 percent -- and stay there. Kohut thinks the ceiling for Obama's approval is about 55 percent, because of the polarized electorate and because the lower middle class remains depressed. But even Reagan's approval rating didn't reliably exceed 50 percent until his last half year in office. Obama has been buoyed by a huge increase in the percentage of Americans who think he made the economy better percent, up from 14 percent in 2009, according to Pew even as his ratings on foreign policy slump. The GOP-controlled Congress has seen no QUOTABLE The results include statistics like 87 percent of respondents saying that the ads showed meth to be more dangerous to try than they thought. It also showed that 91 percent of respondents to a survey said if somebody they knew were thinking about trying meth, they d want him or her to see one of the project s ads. Putting in place a new rule regarding giving space to bicyclists will likely have little effect on the number of fatalities that occur. A powerful, focused and statewide education campaign explaining the rules of the road would be much more significant, but it takes more than putting pen to paper to make it happen. It takes capital and a driving force to see it through. FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions. One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond. President Barack Obama on the death of Saudi Arabia s King Abdullah. This march is part of a longer one, and our destination is clear: to secure and protect the rights of every unborn child. House Speaker John Boehner after Congress lower chamber voted to permanently forbid federal funds for most abortion coverage. I don t know what happened. I didn t alter the ball in any way. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who said he could not explain how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch. such gains nor will it. Opinions about Congress aren't tied to perceptions of the economy. This means Obama's strength relative to Congress is likely to increase in the final quarter of his presidency. I argued in July that Obama might be emboldened and invigorated by a Republican-controlled Congress, and he seems to have been. He will be all the more so if his support soars while Congress remains south of 20 percent in public esteem. Of course, there's always the chance that war or some other crisis could override the rising economic confidence. Troubles in Iraq dragged down George W. Bush's second-term approval ratings even though the economy was relatively strong until the 2008 collapse. Likewise, Obama was fairly popular in 2009 despite the bad economic numbers, because Americans blamed Bush for the economy's crash. Barring shocks and catastrophe, though, the rising confidence in the economy also bodes well for a win in 2016 by Hillary Clinton or another Democratic nominee. As a general rule, the party of the incumbent president will win an election if the Conference Board's consumer confidence index is above 100. The index was at 92.6 in December, up from 44.9 in 2008 and 71.5 in Barring the unforeseen, the index will soon rise above 100 and remain there for the rest of Obama's term. His opponents may not think it fair, but the return of the American consumer's long-suppressed optimism will keep a swagger in the presidential step. DANA MILBANK is a political reporter for The Washington Post and has authored two books on national political campaigns and the national political parties. DROP US A LINE The Sheridan Press welcomes letters to the editor. The decision to print any submission is completely at the discretion of the managing editor and publisher. ters are those that stay on a single topic and are brief. Letters can be edited for length, taste, clarity. We reserve the right to limit frequent letter writers. 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5 COMMUNITY VOICES SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, THE SHERIDAN PRESS A5 COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES Honoring outstanding businesses, leaders in our community Thank you Sheridan s business community for the phenomenal turnout last week as we honored the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce business award nominees and winners for Dozens of you took the time to nominate some of Sheridan s finest, and more than 150 of you attended our monthly luncheon to help us honor your friends, colleagues and employers. Fantastic! The Spirit of Sheridan nominees DIXIE JOHNSON included Bonnie Gregory, Richard Garber and Elaine Henry, Kim Love and Clarke McClung, with the award going to Richard Garber and Elaine Henry. Garber s and Henry s nominator touted the two of them as being a dynamic duo who bring positive attitudes and fresh perspectives to every meeting and event they re involved in. It was said they have been strong supporters of whatever community they ve been a part of through the years. The Strength of Sheridan nominees included ERA Carroll Realty, First Federal Savings Bank, Kraft s Fine Jewelry, Sheridan Media and Whitney Benefits. ERA Carroll Realty was the award winner receiving accolades for supporting Sheridan for more than 100 years, all the while maintaining their long standing reputation for being honest and reliable as well as for being huge community supporters. Business Person of the Year had the highest number of nominees, which included Donna Garland, Ryan Gregory, Mark Kinner, Laura Lehan, Ryan Mulholland, Kay Roush and Dave Wills. The award went to Laura Lehan, owner of PeAk Consulting, who has built a thriving business in both Sheridan and Seattle over the past 16 years with clients ranging from small town shops to corporate giants. Laura serves as an excellent business professional in our community, her nominator wrote. Our final category was Business of the Year, and our distinguished list of nominees included First Interstate Bank, Frackelton s and Sheridan Stationery. Frackelton s, which was opened in 2013 by Kim and Mary Kay Love, was the recipient of the Business of the Year for making a substantial investment in downtown Sheridan, providing many additional jobs in our community and supporting various nonprofits through its Dining for a Cause fundraising promotions. In addition to recognizing our honorees, this year we were happy to share our luncheon with the Sheridan Jaycees as they awarded three Outstanding Young Sheridanites for Their list of award winners included Kathy Coleman for her efforts in the Political, Legal and Government Affairs category as well as Josh Law and Kristen Czaban for each of their accomplishments in the Business, Economic and Entrepreneurial category. Prior to the start of the awards program, Ryan Koltiska shared with the audience how excited both the Chamber and the Jaycees were. All year long you work long hours, deal with stressful situations, pursue solutions to difficult problems, and then you get to do it all over again, he said. Sometimes, it may seem like what you do doesn t matter or that no one notices. But today you will see that s not the case. And then he summed it all up by telling them, It matters not that you are just doing business but how you do business. It matters not that you do business with people but how you are treating those people. It matters not that your business is located in Sheridan but that you are investing in Sheridan. That is why we are doing the business awards. People notice how you do business and how you invest in others. They notice enough to nominate you and your business for their efforts. To all the nominees, please take that as a huge pat on the back for all you do; people noticed! DIXIE JOHNSON is the CEO of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. TRENDING ON THE WEB Washingtonpost.com 1. King Tut's mask, world's 'most famous archaeological relic,' has been permanently damaged. 2. The Disneyland measles outbreak and the disgraced doctor who whipped up vaccination fear. 3. Father of alleged Snapchat bullies loses his job. 4. This device thinks it can be the last smartphone you will ever need. 5. The 'unverifiable' legacy of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in American history. Nytimes.com 1. King Abdullah, a shrewd force who reshaped Saudi Arabia, dies at A Scorsese documentary on Bill Clinton is stalled. 3. Well: Ask Well: The best time of the day to exercise to lose weight. 4. Paul Krugman: Much too responsible. 5. Op-ed Contributor: Why Adnan Syed of 'Serial' should have pleaded guilty. Vermont's Sanders has mountains to climb The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont's Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted on federal property. He advised the person to contact Sanders' political operation, which might become a presidential campaign. Sanders, 73, does not smile promiscuously, as befits someone who thinks the republic is being ruined by the government's parsimony regarding social programs, its obsequiousness toward Wall Street, and its tolerance of billionaires influencing electoral politics. If, however, he wants to seek the Democratic nomination, he should soften his starchy disapproval of rich donors. GEORGE WILL Without them, Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy's 1968 anti-vietnam War insurgency in the Democratic primaries would have been impossible. McCarthy was able to precipitate President Lyndon Johnson's retirement only because of five wealthy liberals' seed money (e.g., Stewart Mott's $210,000 would be $1.4 million today). Sanders calls himself an independent, although he caucuses and reliably votes with Senate Democrats. He also calls himself a socialist, which is naughty without being informative. Time was, socialism meant government ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange or at least of the economy's "commanding heights." Sanders says his idea of socialism exists in Europe's social democracies, which he considers hugely successful. Never mind the European Union's 10 percent unemployment rate and 0.3 percent growth rate, Greece's prostration, etc. Long ago, some American mayors called themselves socialists, although, writes historian Morton Keller (in "America's Three Regimes"), "their collectivist impulse did not go much beyond public utilities: 'gas and water socialism.'" In 1912, America's Socialist Party reached its apogee when its presidential candidate, labor leader Eugene Debs, won 5.99 percent of the vote in a contest with former president Theodore Roosevelt, the incumbent William Howard Taft, and the winner, Woodrow Wilson. In every election from 1928 through 1948, Socialists nominated Norman Thomas (Princeton class of 1905; martinis at the barricades?), whose best showing was a paltry 2.23 percent in the grim year Sanders thinks that mounting a third-party campaign might face insuperable barriers to ballot access. If so, the nation is not nearly as unhappy as Sanders thinks it should be. In the annus horribilis 1968, Alabama's Gov. George Wallace, with a shoestring budget and negligible staff, ignited a conflagration of grass-roots support that propelled him onto all 50 state ballots. Impediments were much higher then than they now are: California required collecting 66,000 signatures in 1967 and signatories had to fill out a two-page legal-size form joining Wallace's party. More than 100,000 did. His Ohio supporters had to gather an absurd 433,000 signatures in 10 weeks. They exceeded that total by perhaps 100,000. Sanders, however, insists that he is no Norman Thomas, who ran not to win but to leaven the nation's political conversation with new ideas. Sanders says he will not run in Democratic primaries unless he thinks he can win. But how can he win the nomination if he cannot rally followers sufficient in numbers and intensity to get him on state ballots as a third-party candidate? On the other hand, he does not want to be in 2016 what Ralph Nader was in Nader's 97,488 votes in Florida, where Al Gore lost by 537 votes, cost Gore this state and the presidency. Sanders, a powerhouse on social media, visited Iowa four times last year and relishes the kind of retail campaigning that Iowans reward. Vermont's neighbor New Hampshire comes next in the nomination calendar. He represents what another Vermonter, Howard Dean, called "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party," but his agenda is not really radical. It is not progressivism on steroids; spinach, maybe. He thinks college education has become too expensive but he may not understand Washington's role in this: Colleges increase tuition to capture increased federal subsidies for students. He passionately favors federal funding for universal preschool, and dismisses research, based on 50 years' experience with Head Start, indicating that its benefits are small and evanescent. He is serenely sure "other research" reaches encouraging conclusions. Sanders vehemently denounces Supreme Court rulings that limit government's power to restrict the giving and spending that finance political advocacy. The court says money is indispensable to the dissemination of advocacy, so some limits abridge First Amendment protections. Sanders' authentic passion enlivens our often synthetic politics. There is, however, some justice in the fact that his principled rejection of the connection between money and speech might prevent his other principles from being heard. GEORGE F. WILL is a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper columnist, author and television commentator for The Washington Post Writers Group. He has authored books on baseball, politics, and American culture.

6 PAGE SIX A6 THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 HEALTH WATCH Take a more active role in your health Reproductive Health Care of the Big Horns was established in The intent was to provide quality reproductive health care to the lowincome population in Sheridan that otherwise might not get care. The goal of the clinic then, and TOBIE ALSUP now, is the same: quality care for our patients regardless of income or situation. However, health care is certainly not the same as it was in With the sweeping changes at the federal, state and community level, health care can be a complex maze for patients and medical personnel. Traditionally, it was common for patients to only access health care during a life threatening illness or emergency situation. There has been a trend in recent years toward early discharge from hospitals with more emphasis on home care and outpatient settings for care. Because of this, it is critical that we all take a more active role in our health and wellness. It is vital that we understand and utilize our community resources that allow us to stay well. In fact, many employers provide wellness programs that reward employees for good health and good health practices. Find out if this is a service that your workplace offers. We know, as a society, that it is better for employees to care for themselves and prevent illness when possible, rather than struggle with a debilitating diagnosis later. I encourage each of you to contact one of Sheridan s many qualified health care resources for a wellness exam. Ask questions about recommended screening tests, exercise practices and nutrition patterns that are best for you. If you already have a wellness appointment with your provider, good for you! You can do your part by preparing before your appointment. Write down all the medications that you are taking and be ready to offer your most recent health issues to your provider. Write down the questions that you may have and have these ready for your appointment. If you are uncomfortable asking questions, take someone with you. Two listeners are better than one. Providers and staff will appreciate your interest in staying well. TOBIE ALSUP is a Registered Nurse and has more than 30 years of clinical experience. She is a board member at Reproductive Health Care of the Big Horns. LOCAL BRIEFS SUNDAY AND MONDAY EVENTS TIPPED OVER FROM STAFF REPORTS Nonprofit Tuesday to benefit Relay for Life SHERIDAN The Sheridan area Relay for Life fundraising season will kick off Tuesday with a rally from 4-6 p.m. at the Black Tooth Brewing Company. For every pint of beer sold Tuesday, $1 will be donated to the local Relay for Life event. From 4-6 p.m., visitors to the brewery will have an opportunity to learn more about the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life with the option to sign up as a team captain or participant in the Sheridan event set for June 27 at Kendrick Park. During the annual relay, participants and survivors celebrate what they ve overcome, remember people lost to the disease and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer. To learn more about the relay, see For more information about the kickoff event, call Mikaela Sandridge at or Karen Steir at The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 321 Broadway St. Souper Bowl food drive begins Monday SHERIDAN The AARP and Wyoming Retired Educators of Sheridan have partnered with local food banks for a Souper Bowl community food drive this Monday through Friday. There will be two drop-off sites: the Sheridan Senior Center and the YMCA. Both sites will have a decorated box for each of the team s contending in the big game Feb. 1. Put your non-perishable food items in the team s box that you think will win and running tallies will be maintained and shared to show each team s support. The food drive will benefit The Food Group, which said that approximately 2,300 students in Sheridan County may not have enough food to make it through any given weekend. For additional information, contact Les Engelter at The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St. The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St. Sunday 2 p.m., Classic Western Film Series, The Wild Bunch, WYO Theater, 42 N. Main St., $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students 2 p.m., Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Carriage House Theater, 419 Delphi Ave., $15 for adults, $12 for students and military 2:30 p.m., Jane Party, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St. Monday No events scheduled. Directing the All-State Band Children s TV activist Peggy Charren dies at 86 BOSTON (AP) Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children s Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children s programming, has died. She was 86. Charren, who had vascular dementia, died Thursday at a nursing home in Dedham, according to Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel in Providence, Rhode Island. Charren founded Action for Children s Television in 1968 because she was so frustrated by the poor quality of programming which she called wall-to-wall monster cartoons available to her daughters. The group s first meeting involved just a few friends in her Newton living room. But the grassroots organization grew to thousands of members, working with the Federal Communications Commission to establish a children s television division and lobbying the National Association of Broadcasters to adopt voluntary guidelines for children s programming. ACT lobbied Congress, helping get the Children s Television Act passed in The act established programming standards, including advertising limits. ACT disbanded in 1992, but Charren continued to lobby until retirement in Throughout her work, she was proud of her commitment to the First Amendment, noting Scott A. Jones, associate professor of music at Ohio State University, directs the All-State Band during the Wyoming All- State 2015 Gala Concert Tuesday evening at Sheridan High School. More than 450 students from Wyoming s high schools came to the Wyoming All-State Conference last week. The conference was highlighted by the Gala Concert, which featured the students performing together in band, orchestra and choir in the gymnasium. she never sought censorship of any programming. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a longtime friend and political ally, told The Boston Globe that Charren was the principal defender of children s television in America and a conscience sitting on the shoulder of every commercial broadcaster. For her work, Charren was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995, the nation s highest civilian honor. She took on the giants of the commercial television industry in the 1970s and brought about substantive programming and legislative changes that bettered the lives of millions, said Jonathan Abbott, president of CEO of Boston public television station WGBH. Charren is a former trustee of the station. Charren s efforts are felt to this day. Peggy Charren was TV s first true kids advocate and someone who we profoundly respected, children s cable station Nickelodeon said in a statement. She was a pioneer who transformed the TV landscape to serve kids with high quality programming. Her legacy is one that we will always honor and uphold. Charren is survived by her husband, Stanley, two daughters, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday at Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, followed by burial in Lincoln Park Cemetery. TODAY IN HISTORY FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 1965, British statesman Winston Churchill died in London at age 90. On this date: In 1742, Charles VII was elected Holy Roman Emperor during the War of the Austrian Succession. In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of 49. In 1908, the Boy Scouts movement began in England under the aegis of Robert Baden- Powell. In 1924, the Russian city of Petrograd (formerly St. Petersburg) was renamed Leningrad in honor of the late revolutionary leader. (However, it has since been renamed St. Petersburg.) In 1935, beer was first sold in cans in Richmond, Virginia, by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Co. In 1942, the Roberts Commission placed much of the blame for America s lack of preparedness for Imperial Japan s attack on Pearl Harbor on Rear Adm. Husband E. Kimmel and Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short, the Navy and Army commanders. In 1945, Associated Press war correspondent Joseph Morton was among a group of captives executed by the Germans at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria. In 1961, a U.S. Air Force B-52 crashed near Goldsboro, North Carolina, dropping its payload of two nuclear bombs, neither of which went off; three crew members were killed. In 1963, a U.S. Air Force B-52 on a training mission crashed into Elephant Mountain in Maine after encountering turbulence and losing its vertical stabilizer; seven of the nine crew members were killed. In 1975, the extremist group FALN bombed Fraunces Tavern in New York City, killing four people. Pianist Keith Jarrett performed The Koeln Concert in Germany. Comedian Larry Fine, of Three Stooges fame, died in Los Angeles at age 72. In 1985, the space shuttle Discovery was launched from Cape Canaveral on the first secret, all-military shuttle mission. In 1989, confessed serial killer Theodore Bundy was executed in Florida s electric chair. Ten years ago: Authorities in Iraq said Sami Mohammed Ali Said al-jaaf, an al-qaida lieutenant in custody, had confessed to masterminding most of the car bombings in Baghdad. The United Nations broke with years of protocol and commemorated the 60-year anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, directly linking its own founding with the end of the Holocaust in some of the strongest language ever. Five years ago: In an audio message, Osama bin Laden endorsed the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and threatened new attacks against the United States. Afghanistan postponed parliamentary elections. The Indianapolis Colts beat the New York Jets in the AFC championship game. The New Orleans Saints of the NFC made it to their first Super Bowl after battering the Minnesota Vikings in overtime. Bowler Kelly Kulick became the first woman to win a PBA Tour title, beating Chris Barnes in the final of the 45th Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas. Actor Pernell Roberts, 81, died in Malibu, California. One year ago: A truck bombing struck the main security headquarters in Cairo, one of a string of bombings targeting police in a 10-hour period, killing 6 people on the eve of the third anniversary of the revolt that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak and left the Arab nation deeply divided. Thought for Today: To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. Winston Churchill ( ).

7 SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, THE SHERIDAN PRESS A7 PAGE: What does a Senate page do? FROM 1 While there, she went on a Capitol tour with a staffer for Sen. John Barrasso, R- Wyoming, and asked about the Senate page program since she couldn t find much information on it. The staffer later told her that Enzi had an opening to appoint a Senate page. Pehringer applied, and months later her parents, George Neeson and Wendy Wood Neeson, were sending her off to live, work and go to school in D.C. It was the awe of being in the Capitol, Pehringer said about making the decision to apply. The Capitol is just gorgeous, and it s this huge, historic building, and just the thought of being able to be there every day. There weren t any pages there, so there was kind of that mystery about the program, too, that What do these people do? Why aren t they here? Pehringer soon found out for herself what Senate pages do. By her second day on the job, Sept. 9, 2014, Senate was back in session after a month-long recess. Pehringer attended school that day from 6:15-9 a.m. By 9:40 a.m. she was on the Senate floor preparing the chambers for the day s work, piling records on desks, running bills here and there, getting water, lecterns and other needed items for senators, and bustling through areas like the cloak rooms that are off-limits to all but Congress members, clerks and pages. There were a lot of mistakes made that day, but all 30 pages 14 for the Republicans and 16 for the Democrats learned as fast as they could before retiring to their home in Webster Hall where they made dinner, did homework and hit the sack before another full day in the Senate. Unlikely heroes and hangouts While in D.C., Pehringer found some unlikely heroes and hangouts for a Wyoming girl her age. Take Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, for instance. Senator Leahy was really awesome just because he s been in the Senate so long and he s also been in all the Batman movies, Pehringer said. He has a scene in the Dark Knight Rises when the Joker crashes the cocktail party and his line in the movie is, We re not afraid of thugs like you. He acted out his scene for a couple of us pages on the Senate floor when they A typical day were in recess, and that s probably my favorite memory of being on the Senate floor. Pehringer and the other pages now regularly tweet with Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and Pehringer gets giddy when she tells you about getting to hear President Petro Poroshenko, the current president of Ukraine, in a joint meeting of Congress. She was there in November when the Senate voted on the XL Pipeline, and she and the other pages didn t mind missing the chance to go to an Army-Navy game in order to be at Voterama on the Saturday after the election. They worked the floor until almost 1 a.m. as vote after vote was made. Union Station became a favorite hangout because of its food and free Wi-Fi. Pages must give up their cell phones and can only use the internet at Webster Hall for their courses in order to eliminate distractions from school and work. They also were not allowed to talk to the press or to use social media during their time as a page. Election night was the Super Bowl of Webster Hall, Pehringer said. Everyone had ice cream and popcorn and every single TV that we had was tuned in to every news channel that was broadcasting the voting results. Pehringer also visited sites like Jamestown, Valley Forge, the Library of Congress and Philadelphia on school field trips. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has any inkling of an interest in politics, Pehringer said, to anyone looking to expand their horizons in high school. Madison Pehringer said she went in a little blind when she was appointed as a Senate page in D.C. for the fall 2014 semester of her junior year in high school. Maybe it s better she did, because a schedule like the one she kept is not for the faint of heart. Here was her typical day as a Senate page: 4:50 a.m. Alarm goes off 5 a.m. Get out of bed in the room she shared with three roommates who became the best of friends. 5:30 a.m. Make breakfast in the basement kitchen of Webster Hall, using a microwave and a hot plate. 6:15 a.m. Be at the Senate page school located in Webster Hall. Study pre-calculus, English, political science and chemistry. 8:30 a.m. Finish the school day and head to the Capitol to begin work. Prepare the Senate chambers for the day s session. 9:30 a.m. to noon Senate convenes. Provide assistance as needed. Noon - take the private subway system that snakes under the Capitol to Dirksen Senate Office Building to eat lunch in the cafe. 1-6 or 7 p.m. Work on the Senate floor until Senate adjourns or 11 p.m. Make dinner; do homework and chores; go to bed. DUI: Increased support for programs FROM 1 Lt. Mark Conrad with the SCSO said it is difficult to explain why the DUI arrests are up without considering other factors. It is hard to speak to why the numbers are up, Conrad said. Is it increased enforcement? Is it because there were more accidents that resulted in those arrests? Were more people just making poor choices? It can be interpreted so many ways. The SPD and Sheridan County Sheriff s Office utilize grants to provide pay to officers willing to work extra hours specifically to monitor Singing with the choir Cody Heaps of Sheridan sings with the All-State Choir during the Wyoming All-State 2015 Gala Concert Tuesday evening at Sheridan High School. More than 450 students from Wyoming s high schools came to the Wyoming All-State Conference last week. The conference was highlighted by the Gala Concert, which featured the students performing together in band, orchestra and choir. DUIs or to patrol events such as the Sheridan WYO Rodeo or local concerts. The SPD will receive a combined $40, for the grants for the 2015 fiscal year. For fiscal year 2014, the SPD received $35,550 for the grants. The city police department has also pushed for increased business participation, community support and patron use of the Tipsy Taxi program as a way to combat DUIs. However, the program started in July 2012 and the year-to-year statistics indicate that the Tipsy Taxi program has not served to decrease the overall number of DUIs within Sheridan County. Smelting company says Atlantic Richfield concealed pollution HELENA, Mont. (AP) American Smelting and Refining Co. said in a lawsuit filed earlier this month that Atlantic Richfield Co. concealed pollution-related documents during the sale of Atlantic Richfield s zinc fuming plant to Asarco that led to legal problems with the Environmental Protection Agency. Asarco filed a civil lawsuit in Helena District Court alleging breach of contract, saying Atlantic Richfield failed to tell it or the Environmental Protection Agency of pollution caused by the zinc plant located on Asarco-owned land in East Helena. The zinc plant operated for 45 years under ARCO before Asarco bought it in The lawsuit says that during the 1972 sale agreement, which included Atlantic Richfield s agreement to compensate Asarco for cleanup costs, Atlantic Richfield failed to provide critical documents that showed discharges of hazardous substances into groundwater. Atlantic Richfield said it operated a closed non-contact cooling water system that did not discharge pollution, according to the lawsuit. In 1984, the EPA listed the smelter property and surrounding residential areas of East Helena for the National Priorities List for Superfund site designation, identifying Asarco and Atlantic Richfield as potentially responsible parties. In the lawsuit, Asarco alleges that it was found as the only liable party because of the concealment by Atlantic Richfield, the Independent Record reported. In 2005, Asarco filed for bankruptcy and in 2009, settled environmental claims. Asarco has paid more than $138 million for cleanup at the site, the lawsuit said. An attorney for Asarco, Adam Duerk of Missoula, declined to comment on the lawsuit. A phone call seeking comment from Atlantic Richfield s parent company, BP, was not returned Friday. EPA project manager Betsy Burns said the lawsuit should not have any impact on the cleanup of the site because of federal laws governing cleanup obligations. Exxon gets $1 million penalty in Yellowstone spill BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Federal officials have issued a $1 million penalty against Exxon Mobil Corp. for safety violations stemming from a 2011 pipeline rupture that spilled 63,000 gallons of crude into Montana s Yellowstone River. The Department of Transportation order issued Friday reduces the penalty as originally proposed by about $700,000. That comes after the Texas-based oil company challenged some claims it didn t do enough to prevent the accident. The pipeline break during flooding near Laurel left oil along an 85-mile stretch of the Yellowstone, killing fish and wildlife and prompting a monthslong cleanup. Also Friday, attorneys property owners damaged by the spill announced Exxon agreed to pay them $2 million to settle a civil lawsuit. Another pipeline break on the Yellowstone last week spilled an estimated 39,000 gallons of oil near Glendive.

8 A8 THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 AUTHOR: Variety of options available to self publish Looking for local reads? Some of the many local authors you will find at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery include: Deck Hunter. She always said she was just a chicken farmer from New Jersey, but she is a fascinating author, Smith said of this author. Cynde Georgen. She is the superintendent of the Trail End State Historic Site, and mostly writes history-based books. Judy Slack. Slack is the director of The Wyoming Room; she has compiled historical reference books. Billie Little. Little is the principal researcher for the Sheridan County Historic Preservation Commission. She wrote, Going, Going, Gone, a book that compiles old pictures as historical lessons on days bygone. Sam Morton. One of his writings, Where the Rivers Run North, was written as historical fiction, but all the characters are based on historical people who lived in Sheridan. Smith said this piece is one of the most popular books at her store. Nicole Legerski. A book of this local grade-school teacher s poetry can be found on the shelves. Margot Liberty. One of her joint ventures, A Cheyenne Voice: The Complete John Stands in Timber Interviews, by John Stands in Timber and Liberty, was recently named to the Outstanding Academic Title List by Choice, an independent reviewer of academic publications. Sarah Suzor. This award-winning author has published several collections and recently finished a national book tour for On the Fox, which has been listed on the Small Press Distributions Best Seller List. Heidi Heuerman. A writer and an artist, she wrote a how-to book on fiber arts, showing readers a process for adapting photographs through sewing and quilting. Penrose Place Apartments Great News for Seniors 62 yrs of Age or Older Comfortable & Affordable Apartments Accepting Applications for Seniors CALL TTY (800) Rent Based on Income, HUD 202 PRAC Program On-Site Community Administrator Off Street Parking Mailboxes on Premises Laundry Facility Electric, Gas, Water, Sewer & Trash Pickup Paid by Penrose Place Community Room Available for Social Gatherings and Meetings For More Information or Application: 667 East 6th St. Sheridan, WY Send us your photos of community happenings! FROM 1 Unless you re Craig Johnson with an agent working for you to find publishers willing to pay you to write, the first step is generally to write, proof and design your book. From there, your options may include hiring a subsidy publisher or self-publishing via an electronic book, print-on-demand book or traditional sell on the shelf book. E-books cost the least in up-front investment and overhead with the potential for large income. Online publishers such as Smashwords, Kindle Direct Publishing, PubIt (Barnes & Noble) and Kobo's Writing Life will let authors self-publish their books for free in e-book format and keep large portions of the income generated. Kindle Direct Publishing lets the author keep 70 percent of the total revenue of the book, leading to large incomes for self-published authors whose titles take off online. On the down side, most e-book publishers do little to nothing in terms of helping you with the creation or marketing of the book, and e-editions of books are competitively priced meaning authors have to sell more copies than most printed books to make money. Print on Demand is another option for publishing in which authors submit an electronic copy of their book to a vendor who will then either print the book and try to distribute it to other typically larger book distributors, such as Barnes & Noble, or just offer the book online. Some of the advantages of POD publishing are having a hard copy of the book which you didn t have to produce yourself and having a well-connected distributor who may get your book in the hands of larger companies otherwise out of your reach. Some of the disadvantages include higher initial investment costs and the potential to have to format the book to the vendor's specifications. Another third party publishing option is that of subsidy publishers. Subsidy publishers work in a similar manner to traditional publishers in that you submit a book for them to consideration and they reject manuscripts often. However, they are not as selective as traditional publishers, opening the doors for more authors to make it to print. I am an American and I believe in Freedom of the Press, so I think anytime anybody can get their ideas or stories out there for other people to read different books touch different people in different ways it s a great thing. Robby Smith Owner; Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery Subsidy publishers charge the author for binding and publishing but then they contribute to the marketing and distribution of the book and pay out royalties on the sales. Though the books publish in the original author s name, authors tend to have limited control over design elements with this option. The largest up-front investment allows for total creative control: printing your book on your own. Though the process is daunting requiring copyright registrations; purchasing of an ISBN scanner code; hiring a designer, editor, printer or all of the above it is possible to produce a traditional book that you can then market to bookstores for sale without the contracts, costs or pitfalls of an outside publisher working on your book. With the number of avenues to self-publishing, a wider variety of local authors becomes available in towns, and on tablets, across the country. I am an American and I believe in Freedom of the Press, so I think anytime anybody can get their ideas or stories out there for other people to read different books touch different people in different ways it s a great thing, Smith said. Lawmaker seeks to up penalty for abuse of pregnant women HELENA, Mont. (AP) A Montana legislator proposed Friday that domestic abusers receive additional punishment if the victim is pregnant. Rep. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, said he introduced House Bill 197 to address domestic abuse involving unborn children. The bill would require that a minimum of two years in state prison be added to any punishment for using seriously harmful force if the victim was known to be pregnant. Regier, who introduced the bill in the House Judiciary Committee, said it could cover varying degrees and types of abuse including physical, psychological and financial. Different forms of the bill s concept have been previously introduced. In 2013, a bill making fetal homicide a felony became law. It included exemptions for medical complications and abortions. In 2009, a bill similar to Regier s faced political opposition based on its use of the word fetus. Gregg Trude, director of Right to Life Montana, said HB 197 was worded to avoid political riffs. This bill is about domestic abuse only, Trude said. Maggie Moran, director of NARAL Pro-Choice Montana, said the organization opposed previous versions of the bill that politicized the issue. She spoke in favor of HB 197, saying it enhances a woman s ability to choose to safely carry out a pregnancy. No one spoke in opposition. Sheridan High School Orchestra director Razmick Sarkissian hands back a violin after a quick tune up for a student prior to the Wyoming All-State 2015 Gala Concert Tuesday evening at Sheridan High School. More than 450 students from Wyoming s high schools came to the Wyoming All-State Conference last week. The conference was highlighted by the Gala Concert, which featured the students performing together in band, orchestra and choir in the SHS gymnasium. Former Colorado state senator pleads guilty to embezzlement GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) A former state senator accused of falsifying time sheets for work at a sheriff s department and a university has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The district attorney s office added in a statement that Steve King also pleaded guilty Friday to official misconduct. He was a senator, former sheriff and the Republican nominee for Mesa County Sheriff when he committed the crimes at jobs he held when the legislature was not in session. He dropped out of the sheriff s race amid mounting legal trouble, and completed his senate term last year. King was sentenced to two years probation following his plea and ordered to pay restitution of $2, each to the sheriff s department and Colorado Mesa University. The case was handled by the Arapahoe County district attorney to avoid conflict of interest. FDA approves 2nd vaccine against meningitis strain WASHINGTON (AP) Federal health regulators have approved a second vaccine to prevent a strain of bacteria that can cause deadly cases of meningitis. The Food and Drug Administration said it cleared Novartis Bexsero vaccine against a subtype of meningococcal bacteria in people ages 10 to 25. The agency cleared a similar vaccine from Pfizer last October. Prior to that, vaccines available in the U.S. only covered four of the five Tuning up main subtypes of bacteria that cause meningococcal disease. In meningococcal disease, bacteria can infect the bloodstream, causing sepsis, or the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord meningitis. Meningitis symptoms include fever, headache and stiff neck, sometimes followed by nausea and vomiting. The disease spreads through saliva and other throat fluids via coughing, kissing and sharing utensils.

9 ALMANAC SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, THE SHERIDAN PRESS A Coffeen Ave N. Main Big Breakfast Getting ready for the big show Jennifer Black reads her lines from the playbook in the dressing room upstairs prior to the dress rehearsal for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Wednesday evening at the Carriage House Theater. Performances are scheduled for tonight and Sunday, Jan and Feb Thursday, Friday and Saturday night performances commence at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 2 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater. Here are the results of Friday s Mega Millions lottery drawing: Winning numbers: ; Mega Ball 8 Megaplier 2X Estimated jackpot: PENDING Developments at the Wyoming Legislature CHEYENNE (AP) Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Fri., the ninth day of the 2015 General Session: ROAD KILL: The Senate received from the House a bill that would let people to keep road-killed game. VOTING RIGHTS: The House for the third time voted to approve a bill that would establish a procedure for the nonviolent felons who have completed their sentences to get a certification from the Wyoming Department of Corrections that they have regained their voting rights. DRONES: The Senate received from the House a bill that would restrict the ability of law enforcement to use drones. SCIENCE STANDARDS: The House for the second time approved a bill that would allow the Wyoming State Department of Education to consider Next Generation Science Standards. The Legislature last year prohibited the department from considering the standards. Some lawmakers object to the standards because they state that burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming. OFFICIAL ANIMALS: The House placed on the general file a bill that would make it a felony to recklessly or with criminal negligence injure or kill a police, fire or search and rescue animal. EXECUTIONS: The House for the third time approved a bill that would provide for confidentiality of people who carry out executions of condemned inmates for the state. There are currently no inmates on death row in Wyoming. BICYCLES: The House for the second time approved a bill that would require motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of distance while passing them. AGENDAS Board of County Commissioners staff meeting 9 a.m. Monday Second floor commission library #216 Sheridan County Courthouse Addition 224 South Main St. Call to order Executive session per (a)(iii) and (a)(vii) Consider purchase offer for Milward Water-Hole Property Staff and elected reports Adjourn Joint Sheridan College Board and Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting 6 p.m. Monday Board room SCSD2 central office 201 North Connor St. Introductions and overview Document high yields from local school districts Concurrent enrollment Graduation counts program Graduation Coach and English 1010 Changes to placement scores at Sheridan College Exploring dual enrollment systems Credentialing issues Summer institute Alternative high school presentation Quick update on construction projects Dayton Town Council work study 7 p.m. Tuesday Dayton Town Hall 608 Broadway St., Dayton Council discussion on Council vacancy interviews General Council discussion Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board meeting 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Room TR002 Thorne Rider Campus Center Sheridan College 3059 Coffeen Ave. Call to order Roll call Agenda additions and deletions Review and approval of minutes from August 19, 2014, meeting Public comment Old business New business 1. Election of board officers 2. Quarterly report from First Light Children s Center 3. Budget discussion and adoption Reports from board, staff updates 1. Update Hi-Tech Park construction and site certification 2. Update creative economies study Time and place of next meeting: April 28, Sheridan College Adjourn 5-Day Forecast for Sheridan TONIGHT SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY Mostly clear; not as cold late 20 Increasing amounts of sunshine Almanac Sheridan County Airport through Thursday Mostly cloudy Mostly sunny and mild Sun and Moon Partly sunny and mild The Sun Rise Set Temperature Today 7:37 a.m. 5:03 p.m. High/low...42/5 Saturday 7:36 a.m. 5:05 p.m. Normal high/low...37/12 Sunday 7:35 a.m. 5:06 p.m. Record high...68 in 1981 Record low in 1963 The Moon Rise Set Precipitation (in inches) Today 9:20 a.m. 9:29 p.m. Saturday 9:53 a.m. 10:42 p.m. Thursday... Trace Sunday 10:27 a.m. 11:52 p.m. Month to date " Normal month to date " Year to date " First Full Last New Normal year to date " Big Horn Mountain Precipitation 24 hours through noon Thursday... Trace Jan 26 Feb 3 Feb 11 Feb 18 UV Index tomorrow a 10a 11a Noon 1p 2p 3p 4p 5p The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. Shown is the highest value for the day. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme Weather on the Web For more detailed weather information on the Internet, go to: Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc Regional Weather Cody 21/47 Billings 35/52 Lovell 14/38 Basin 10/34 Worland 6/32 Regional Cities Hardin 31/49 Parkman Ranchester 21/46 20/46 Dayton SHERIDAN 20/47 20/47 Big Horn 10/35 Story 23/45 Thermopolis 9/36 Buffalo 28/45 Shown is Saturday's weather. Temperatures are tonight's lows and Saturday's highs. Kaycee 24/45 Broadus 30/47 Clearmont 26/47 Gillette 28/47 Wright 25/44 Sat. Sun. Mon. Sat. Sun. Mon. City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Billings 52/40/c 56/42/pc 59/41/s Laramie 39/27/c 45/28/s 51/23/s Casper 41/28/c 45/31/c 47/32/s Newcastle 45/32/c 45/33/pc 54/34/s Cheyenne 47/35/pc 54/41/s 62/36/s Rawlins 35/26/c 41/29/s 45/26/s Cody 47/36/c 49/32/c 54/32/s Riverton 39/22/pc 45/25/c 43/24/s Evanston 36/22/pc 42/25/s 47/27/s Rock Springs 39/28/pc 45/29/pc 47/28/s Gillette 47/34/c 52/39/c 54/39/s Scottsbluff 47/31/pc 51/33/pc 58/28/s Green River 40/25/pc 45/24/s 49/22/s Sundance 43/31/c 45/34/c 52/36/s Jackson 27/17/c 31/14/c 35/19/s Yellowstone 28/14/sf 33/13/c 37/13/s Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. National Weather for Saturday, January 24 Shown are Saturday's noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

10 A10 THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 Report gives mostly high marks for attorney general nominee WASHINGTON (AP) Justice Department evaluators have given mostly high ratings to the management skills of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama s nominee for attorney general, in a report made public five days before she faces a Senate confirmation hearing. The evaluation depicts Lynch, currently the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as a hands-on manager who personally reviews all indictments, meets regularly with top staff and helps make decisions on major cases. The report found no significant morale problems within the office and called her exceptionally wellqualified for her current job. She is bright, articulate and charismatic and is truly an exemplar of efficient stewardship and managerial excellence, the evaluation states. It was written by the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, an arm of the Justice Department whose responsibilities include peer Lynch reviews of prosecutoras office. But the review also identified areas for improvement, including the office s responsiveness to public records requests made under the federal Freedom of Information Act. The report, released Friday by the Senate Judiciary Committee, had been requested by the committee chairman, Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa. Obama nominated Lynch in November to succeed outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. Her confirmation hearings are set for Wednesday and Thursday before Grassley s panel, and the full Senate also must approve her appointment. Lynch is not expected to face major hurdles during the confirmation process, though in the new Republicanmajority Senate some lawmakers already have signaled that they plan to question her aggressively on whether she ll support Obama s executive action on illegal immigration. They ll also likely be looking for assurances of a greater rapport with Lynch than they ve had with Holder, who often clashed with Republicans during trips to Capitol Hill and was even held in contempt by the House over a document dispute. Lynch since 2010 has been the top prosecutor for a district that includes Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island, having also held that role from 1999 to As a prosecutor, she was best known for her prosecution of the four New York police officers charged with violating the civil rights of Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was beaten and sodomized while in custody. The evaluation said Lynch s office meets most Justice Department standards, including caseload for prosecutors, professional responsibility and budget management. But the report also found that Lynch s office does not effectively supervise its FOIA program, does not timely respond to requests for records and does not conduct regular training on the topic for its staff. The office has a substantial backlog of requests, and the designated FOIA contact has never attended recommended training, the report said. MasterCard to lift hold on US credit card swipes in Cuba WASHINGTON (AP) MasterCard on Friday became the first major credit card company to say it will start handling U.S. card transactions in Cuba. Citing new guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury, MasterCard said it would begin processing swipes by U.S. card holders in Cuba beginning March 1. The announcement comes one month after President Barack Obama said the U.S. would work to restore normal diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years with the communist-run island. The move affects Americans who travel to Cuba to visit relatives or for a handful of other authorized purposes, including educational visits. General tourism to Cuba is still prohibited by the half-century old trade embargo, and it would take an act of Congress to lift the ban. New regulations announced earlier this month lifted a ban on U.S. banks and credit card companies from doing business in Cuba. A spokeswoman for American Express said the card provider is evaluating the new regulations released by Treasury s Office of Foreign Assets Control to better understand what is permissible and how we would operate if we choose to do so. Visa did not immediately respond to a request for comment. MasterCard Inc., which is based in Purchase, New York, said in a statement cardholders should contact their bank before visiting Cuba to make sure their card will function on the island. Mending US-India ties: Obama heading for weekend visit WASHINGTON (AP) In a show of solidarity, President Barack Obama is flying to India this weekend to be guest of honor at the country s Republic Day festivities. Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi are trying to move the world s two largest democracies past tensions that have beset their relationship in recent years. Obama and Modi met in Washington for the first time late last year and swapped stories about their political campaigns, particularly how they each employed techsavvy tactics to attract new voters. Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit India twice while in office; he also traveled there in 2010 for an economic summit.

11 SPORTS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, THE SHERIDAN PRESS B1 FRIDAY SCORES FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOYS BASKETBALL Big Horn 74, Wright 41 Cheyenne Central 48, Cheyenne East 38 Glenrock 58, Wheatland 55 Hanna-Elk Mountain 44, Rock River 38 Kaycee 59, Upton 40 Lusk 74, Southeast 34 Lyman 59, Shoshoni 52 Rawlins 75, Torrington 33 Sheridan 67, Cheyenne South 45 Star Valley 50, Mountain View 39 Worland 80, Douglas 45 GIRLS BASKETBALL Big Piney 61, Wind River 33 Burns 47, Pine Bluff 43 Campbell County 61, Laramie 27 Cheyenne East 43, Cheyenne Central 39 Douglas 45, Worland 40 Hanna-Elk Mountain 43, Rock River 27 Kemmerer 65, Wyoming Indian 50 Lander 46, Cody 45, OT Lovell 43, Powell 38, OT Lyman 51, Shoshoni 33 Mountain View 41, Star Valley 40, 2OT Newell, S.D. 58, Hulett 42 Rock Springs 54, Riverton 46 Rocky Mountain 58, Riverside 24 Sheridan 37, Cheyenne South 31 Southeast 50, Lusk 33 Thermopolis 54, Greybull 31 Upton 50, Kaycee 43 Lady Broncs pull out victory BY MIKE PRUDEN THE SHERIDAN PRESS SHERIDAN It wasn t the prettiest game they ve played this season or the most conventional, but the Sheridan High School Lady Broncs (11-1) were able to pull out a victory over Cheyenne South (6-7) Friday night. If you were sitting in the stands at Sheridan High School, you were in for a yawner, at least at the beginning. The Lady Bison ran an offense that most teams don t use until the end of games when they are holding onto a lead: they stalled. After the Lady Broncs won the tip and took a 2-0 lead, South must have had enough of Sheridan s offense. They weren t going to let them touch the ball for a while. They passed the ball around the volleyball line at half court, dribbled toward the top of the key, then passed it back out. It looked like the crowd was in for a long night of girls basketball. I haven t really seen anything like that, Sheridan coach Jessica Pickett said of the strange offensive strategy. I guess it s a decent way to limit the number of possessions. That would be kind of a rough game to watch. Despite their attempt to limit possessions, the Lady Broncs were still able to force turnovers and turn them into buckets at the other end, taking an 8-1 lead after one quarter. Then, things completely changed for Cheyenne South. They abandoned the stall strategy, and, suddenly, the scoreboard started to light up. Coach Pickett said the odd start may have played a part, but once South started looking to score it was tough for the Lady Broncs to ever find a rhythm. SEE VICTORY, PAGE B2 Sheridan Bronc Dontae Crow, left, is fouled by South s Brendyn Nelson during the boys basketball game Friday at Sheridan High School. Broncs dominate Cheyenne South in second quarter, win BY MIKE PRUDEN THE SHERIDAN PRESS SHERIDAN The Sheridan High School boys basketball team used a big second quarter to propel themselves to a win over Cheyenne South (7-5) Friday night at Sheridan High School. It was tough to tell if the defense led to offense or the offense led to defense for the Broncs (7-4), as they were clicking on both sides of the ball. Leading 11-6 after eight minutes, head coach Gale Smith s boys came out with intensity in the second quarter to jump all over the Bison to the tune of a steal and a fast-break layup, a 3- pointer, another 3-pointer and another forced turnover. The Broncs were in complete control of the game, and just like that the scoreboard read in favor of the home team at halftime. Our number one priority in this game was to Eagles pick up first conference BY MIKE DUNN THE SHERIDAN PRESS DAYTON The Tongue River Eagles may have picked up their third win of the season Friday night, but if you ask the players or the coaches, all that matters is that they got their first conference win out of the way. The Eagles began 2A conference play last night with an victory against the Moorcroft Wolves (5-10). This was a huge game for us, Senior captain Wyatt Schumacher said. It s great to get a win in the first game in conference. win of the season come out and control the tempo, Smith said. Offensively we had to be disciplined and knock down shots so they weren t able get long rebounds in transition. As the shots started to fall, the Broncs extended that momentum the full length of the court, changing defenses and getting after the Bison guards to keep them from getting to the rim. Sheridan kept the Bison guessing, using a man-to-man in the first quarter before switching it to a matchup zone in the second, holding South to just six points in each quarter. One end always feels the other end, Smith said of the success on both ends of the court. When you re having that kind of success offensively, you feel like you re going to dig in a little bit more on defense. It was a high-intensity game from the beginning. The Eagles pulled out to an early lead with the Wolves nipping on their heels. An impressive 9- of-13 from the field gave the Eagles an early advantage. But the Wolves weren t going down easily. Tongue River couldn't shake them off. The Eagles would sink their freethrow shots, the Wolves would answer with two of their own. Tongue River drained one from behind the arch, Moorcroft mirrored the same. SEE EAGLES, PAGE B2 SEE BRONCS, PAGE B2 Big Horn teams take a win, loss on the road Friday FROM STAFF REPORTS BIG HORN Friday night saw a win and a loss in 2A basketball as the Big Horn Rams and Lady Rams faced off against Wright on the road. The girls of Big Horn fought hard regaining some ground after falling behind by 23 points but fell short in the end to the tune of a loss. A scoring drought from midway through the third-quarter until mid-way through the fourth saw nothing but missed buckets and a stagnant scoreboard for the Lady Rams. We were doing a lot of things right, we just couldn t get the ball in the hole, head coach Justin Kidneigh said. Some nights that ball just doesn t want to go in the bucket, but they played hard and played to the end. They don t give up easy; they don t give up ever, really. Wright came out strong with a press defense and active zone offense that disrupted the Lady Rams initially. But Big Horn was able to settle down, rotate their defense and transition some baskets in the first half. The Lady Rams struggled throughout the game with rebounds, though, struggling to hold onto the ball against a physical Wright team. We had a hard time holding on, but the girls were out there fighting for it, Kidneigh said. Emily Blaney was the top scorer for the evening, putting 10 points on the board including a 3-pointer in the fourth that broke the scoring drought and ignited a gap-lessening return for Big Horn. Emily played really hard, Kidneigh said. She got some nice steals in our defense and was able to convert them into points. She gave us a particularly strong offense. Other top contributors were Ashton Koltiska with 6 and Bailey Bard and Cassiday Enlow with 5 each. Abby Buckingham, Blaney and Koltiska each claimed four rebounds. The Lady Rams will take tomorrow off from game play and get back at it Thursday against Riverside. We talked a lot tonight about things we need to learn, Kidneigh said. Wright showed us some things we need to work on, so we re going to work on them in practice and put our lesson to work for us against Riverside. SEE RAMS, PAGE B2 MIKE DUNN THE SHERIDAN PRESS Tongue River Eagle Lane Dockery, center, shoots against Moorcroft Friday at Tongue River High School in Dayton.

12 B2 THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 WEEKEND SPORTS OUTLOOK Saturday Basketball Sheridan girls vs. Laramie, 12:30 p.m. Sheridan boys vs. Laramie, 2 p.m. Tongue River girls vs. Sundance, 2:30 p.m. Tongue River boys at Sundance, 4 p.m. Swimming Sheridan at Kelly Walsh Wrestling Sheridan at Chadron, Nebraska Indoor Track Sheridan, Big Horn, Tongue River at Gillette Hockey Sheridan Hawks vs. Riverton, 9 a.m. Sheridan Hawks vs. Rock Springs, 5 p.m. Sheridan College Women s basketball vs. Little Big Horn, 3 p.m. Men s basketball vs. Little Big Horn, 5 p.m. Sunday Hockey Sheridan Hawks vs. Rock Springs, 9:30 a.m. Sheridan College Men s basketball vs. Wyoming All- Stars, 3 p.m. BRONCS: The Broncs schedule is full of back-to-back games FROM B1 A big bonus for Sheridan all season long has been their depth, allowing them to keep fresh bodies on the floor and keep the intensity going. Nine Broncs found the scoring column last night, sharing the wealth throughout the game. That is going to be crucial as Sheridan enters the back-stretch and conference-portion of the season. Their schedule is full of back-to-backs, including this weekend the Broncs play Laramie tomorrow afternoon so winning the first night is important to get a rhythm going as the season progresses. You can t win two in a weekend if you don t win the first one, Smith said. Anytime you have two home games in conference, you want to win them both. You ve got to get off to a good start Friday, and then Saturday it s the mentally tough teams that win. On a night full of even scoring, Dylan Daniels led the way with 15 points, Blake Godwin had 14 including 8-of-8 from the freethrow line and Coy Steel came off the bench to score 10. The Broncs are back in action today against Laramie at 2 p.m. at Sheridan High School before heading to Cheyenne next weekend for matchups against Central and East. VICTORY: Despite struggles, the Lady Broncs held on to the lead FROM B1 We just kind of struggled the whole night to get the flow going, Pickett said. Part of that was seeing the stall from the first moment they had the ball, and part of that was you never know with your kids what it s going to be. I don t feel like we went out and played like we know how. In the second quarter, the Lady Bison were able to score 15 times as many points as they had in the first quarter to cut the Sheridan lead to six at the break. The Lady Broncs were able to hang on to around a five- or six-point lead for most of the rest of the game until the Lady Bison cut it to with just under three minutes to play. South was forced to send Sheridan to the foul line at the end of the game, and a few missed free throws gave the Lady Bison a number of opportunities to tie or take the lead. But the Lady Broncs buckled down defensively to maintain the lead, and a couple of crucial plays sealed the deal for Pickett s squad. Robbi Ryan squeezed in two made free throws in the middle of a handful of missed ones, and a Kaycen Townsend steal took away any chance the Lady Bison had at a comeback. I guess that s the only encouraging thing, Pickett said, to come out and know that they were mentally tough and did not lose it, to come together and finish it when they needed to. The Lady Broncs will battle Laramie at Sheridan High School today at 12:30 p.m. and will travel with the boys to Cheyenne next weekend to faceoff against Central and East. Lady Bronc Robbi Ryan and a Lady Bison take a tumble during the game Friday night at Sheridan High School.. Winning streak RAMS: Boys take lead in third quarter FROM B1 On the boys side of the court, the Rams claimed a decisive win over Wright, The kids came out with a lot of energy, and I was really proud of the way they shared the ball and boxed out, head coach Ryan Alley said. We had a really good week of practice. We focused on rebounding and some things we needed to clean up, and it worked for us tonight. The Rams were strong out of the gate but took their commanding lead in the thirdquarter. Heading into the second half Big Horn had 38 points on the board and in a fast eight minutes they added an additional 24 to that. Four scorers contributed double digits: Seth Kite with 18, Collin Powers with 15 and Max Lube and Colton Williams with 10 points apiece. Seth was our leading scorer, but there were lot of guys who were right there with him, Alley said. A lot of guys came off the bench really well, and it was really a team win. The intensity was good throughout the whole game, and we just had a lot of guys chip in. The Big Horn boys will also take nearly a week off before heading to Riverside with the girls on Thursday. Riverside is going to be a tough game, a good test for us, Alley said. We played them the first game of the season and ended up winning, but it was a hard fought game, and this one should be as well. EAGLES: Team forces five turnovers in third MIKE DUNN THE SHERIDAN PRESS Lady Eagle Eryn Aksamit, left, looks for a shot against Moorcroft Friday at Tongue River High School in Dayton. Lady Eagles beat Moorcroft BY MIKE DUNN THE SHERIDAN PRESS DAYTON The Tongue River Lady Eagles (9-5) continue their hot streak with a commanding win over the Moorcroft Lady Wolves (0-15). The Lady Eagles dominated the game from the opening tip off. In the first quarter, Tongue River went 8-of- 16 from the field and terrorized the glass with eight offensive rebounds. Beginning with a 4: run, Tongue River didn't look back. Thanks to an extremely questionable Lady Wolf shot selection, Tongue River coasted their way to a cozy 21-2 lead in the first-quarter. It was the same story in the next quarter. The Lady Eagles had one opening after another to the hoop, grabbing many easy layups inside the paint. The defending state champions had a powerful 36-7 lead at halftime. The only sign of life from the Lady Wolves offense came with a modest six-point run in the opening minutes of the third quarter. But from there, it was back to business as usual for Tongue River. The Lady Eagles showed mercy by slowing down their transition fast breaks, but it did little to keep them off the scoreboard. After a 40-point Lady Eagle lead was reached with 5:45 in the fourth quarter, the running clock rule was activated, and the home team took home their first 2A Northeast victory of the season. After beating Riverside (Basin) last Saturday, the Lady Eagles have allowed a staggering 19 points per game in their last two outings. Today, Tongue River will head east to play the Sundance Lady Bulldogs (2-7). Sundance is still searching for its first win of 2015 with their last victory coming on Dec. 13, 2014, in a rout of 1A Midwest. FROM B1 But nearing the end of the first half, Tongue River sophomore Will Kearns took the game into his own hands. Kearns 10- foot shot, a steal and a 3-point shot with seconds to go put the Eagles up at the half. The Eagles stepped on the court in the second half with purpose. The red-hot Tongue River squad went five-of-five from the field in the first three minutes and expanded their lead to 14. The Eagles finished the third quarter making three-of-five from behind the arch and forced five turnovers. Tongue River went into the final quarter of regulation with a lead and seemingly their first conference win of the season. Moorcroft had other plans. Three Eagle turnovers and an eight-point run brought the Wolves within striking distance with a little more than six minutes to go in the game. With the game getting close, a blown traveling call caused Tongue River head coach Robert Griffin to forcibly rip off Matt House hired as FIU s defensive coordinator his tie with excitement and frustration. But when the going got tough for the Eagles, they stepped up. Five-foot-9 freshman Jay Keo ripped down several offensive boards for his team, while senior Lane Dockery handled the free-throw line, going seven-of-15 in the fourth quarter. Both teams exchanged a volley of free throws, but Tongue River got the upper hand. Moorcroft could only manage six-of-22 free-throw shooting in the fourth-quarter. Four Eagles players scored in double digits during the game, led by Dockery with 22 and Schumacher with 15. The Eagles were playing without their typical leading scorers Cody Buller and Austin Scammon who are fighting injuries. Scammon said after the game he was proud of the way his team has stepped up during their absences. The Eagles will continue to attempt to improve their conference record tomorrow when they travel to Sundance to take on the 1-8 Bulldogs. MIAMI (AP) Josh Conklin was FIU s defensive coordinator in 2014, while Matt House held the same role at Pittsburgh. They ve essentially switched spots for Weeks after losing Conklin to Pitt, FIU announced Friday that it hired House as his replacement. House was the defensive coordinator at Pitt for the past two seasons, and was its secondary coach in House has also had NFL jobs in St. Louis and Carolina, plus college work at Buffalo, Gardner-Webb, North Carolina and Michigan State. FIU coach Ron Turner says House is a very sound, very thorough and very impressive coach. FIU and Pitt played in Miami this past season, with Pitt winning the Panthers vs. Panthers matchup

13 SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, THE SHERIDAN PRESS B3 SCOREBOARD NFL SUPER BOWL Super Bowl Composite Glance From The Associated Press W L Pct. PF PA Bal. Ravens New Orleans N.Y. Jets Tampa Bay San Francisco Green Bay N.Y. Giants Pittsburgh Dallas Oak-L.A. Raiders Washington Indianapolis-Balt Chicago Kansas City Seattle New England Miami St. L-L.A. Rams Denver Arizona Atlanta Carolina San Diego Tennessee Cincinnati Philadelphia Buffalo Minnesota NBA National Basketball Association By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB d-atlanta Washington ½ d-toronto ½ d-chicago ½ Cleveland Milwaukee Miami ½ Brooklyn ½ Charlotte Detroit ½ Boston Indiana ½ Orlando Philadelphia ½ New York WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB d-golden State d-memphis d-portland Dallas L.A. Clippers ½ Houston ½ San Antonio Phoenix New Orleans ½ Oklahoma City ½ Denver Sacramento Utah ½ L.A. Lakers ½ Minnesota d-division leader Thursday s Games Chicago 104, San Antonio 81 Utah 101, Milwaukee 99 Boston 90, Portland 89 L.A. Clippers 123, Brooklyn 84 Friday s Games Toronto 91, Philadelphia 86 Atlanta 103, Oklahoma City 93 Miami 89, Indiana 87 Cleveland 129, Charlotte 90 New York 113, Orlando 106 Chicago 102, Dallas 98 New Orleans 92, Minnesota 84 L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Boston at Denver, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday s Games New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 9 p.m. Washington at Portland, 10 p.m. Sunday s Games Miami at Chicago, 1 p.m. Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Golden State, 8 p.m. Washington at Denver, 8 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. ECHL At A Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division Florida Greenville Reading Elmira South Carolina Orlando Gwinnett North Division Toledo Fort Wayne Cincinnati Wheeling Kalamazoo Indy Evansville WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Allen Quad City Wichita Tulsa Rapid City Missouri Brampton Pacific Division Idaho Ontario Colorado Utah Bakersfield Alaska Stockton NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday s Games Toledo 2, Kalamazoo 1, SO Orlando 4, Greenville 3, SO Elmira 3, Brampton 1 Wheeling 5, Fort Wayne 4 Gwinnett 7, Florida 5 Indy 4, Allen 1 Cincinnati 4, Evansville 0 Tulsa at Missouri, 8:05 p.m. Bakersfield at Utah, 9 p.m. Wichita at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m. Colorado at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. Idaho at Alaska, 11:15 p.m. Saturday s Games Elmira at Brampton, 7 p.m. Greenville at Orlando, 7 p.m. Reading at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. Florida at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Allen at Toledo, 7:15 p.m. Kalamazoo at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Evansville at Indy, 7:35 p.m. Fort Wayne at Wheeling, 7:35 p.m. Quad City at Missouri, 8:05 p.m. Bakersfield at Utah, 9 p.m. Wichita at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m. Colorado at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. Idaho at Alaska, 11:15 p.m. Sunday s Games Elmira at Brampton, 2 p.m. Reading at Gwinnett, 2:05 p.m. Allen at Kalamazoo, 3 p.m. Florida at South Carolina, 3:05 p.m. Wheeling at Toledo, 5:15 p.m. Idaho at Alaska, 7 p.m. Colorado at Stockton, 7 p.m. Indy at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. AHL American Hockey League By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Manchester Portland Worcester Providence St. John s East Division Hershey Wilkes-Barre/Sc Lehigh Valley Binghamton Norfolk Northeast Division Springfield Syracuse Hartford Albany Bridgeport WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division Rockford Milwaukee Chicago Grand Rapids Lake Erie North Division Utica Adirondack Hamilton Toronto Rochester West Division Oklahoma City San Antonio Texas Charlotte Iowa NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday s Games Charlotte 3, Oklahoma City 2 Grand Rapids 5, Utica 1 Hartford 4, Springfield 3 Portland 4, Bridgeport 2 Syracuse 3, Lehigh Valley 2 St. John s 5, Binghamton 2 Rochester 3, Adirondack 2 Providence 2, Manchester 1, OT Hamilton 3, Toronto 0 Albany 3, Worcester 2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2 Iowa at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Chicago at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Saturday s Games Worcester at Albany, 2 p.m. Hamilton at Toronto, 3 p.m. Binghamton at Hershey, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. Iowa at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Rochester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Providence at Springfield, 7 p.m. Hartford at Syracuse, 7 p.m. St. John s at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Portland at Bridgeport, 7:30 p.m. Utica at Rockford, 8 p.m. Chicago at Texas, 8 p.m. NLL National Lacrosse League By The Associated Press All Times EST East Division W L Pct GB Toronto New England ½ Buffalo ½ Minnesota ½ Rochester ½ West Division W L Pct GB Colorado Vancouver ½ Calgary Edmonton Friday s Game Toronto 13, Buffalo 11 Saturday s Games Minnesota at New England, 7 p.m. Toronto at Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 Jan Minnesota at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Jan New England at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 Calgary at Toronto, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m. TRANSACTIONS Getting around your opponent Lady Bronc Emily Julian drives past a Cheyenne South player during the game Friday night at Sheridan High School. Friday s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League HOUSTON ASTROS Agreed to terms with INF Marwin Gonzalez on a one-year contract. MINNESOTA TWINS Agreed to terms with OF Jordan Schafer on a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Agreed to terms with INF Eric Sogard on a one-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS Agreed to terms with INF- DH Mitch Moreland on a one-year contract and with RHP Ross Ohlendorf on a minor league contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES Claimed OF Eury Perez off waivers from the New York Yankees. CHICAGO CUBS Agreed to terms with OF Dexter Fowler on a one-year contract. Claimed RHP Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Texas Rangers. NEW YORK METS Named Luis Rojas manager of St. Lucie (FSL) and Jose Lege manager of Savannah (SAL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Vogelsong on a one-year contract. American Association AMARILLO THUNDERHEADS Traded RHP Erik Draxton to Bridgeport for INF Juan Martinez. KANSAS CITY T-BONES Signed LHP Kyle Gehrs. LAREDO LEMURS Signed LHP Henry Garcia. ST. PAUL SAINTS Released RHP Anthony Claggett. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS Signed INF Steve Nikorak. Frontier League RIVER CITY RASCALS Traded RHP Tommy Mendoza to Sioux Falls (AA) for a player to be named. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS Sent RHP Charle Rosario to Gary SouthShore (AA) for a player to be named. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS Signed OF Reggie Lawson and RHP Jeremy Mickelson. FOOTBALL National Football League DALLAS COWBOYS Signed DE Lavar Edwards and S Keelan Johnson to the reserve/future list. DENVER BRONCOS Named Bill Kollar defensive line coach. HOUSTON TEXANS Promoted Brian Gaine to director of player personnel and Jon Carr to director of college scouting. NEW YORK JETS Named Kacy Rodgers defensive coordinator and Bobby April Jr. special teams coordinator. OAKLAND RAIDERS Named Todd Downing quarterbacks coach, Marcus Robertson defensive backs coach, Sal Sunseri linebackers coach and Mike Tice offensive line coach. PITTSBURGH STEELERS Signed P Brad Wing to a one-year contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS Signed C Travis Morin to a twoyear contract extension. ECHL BAKERSFIELD CONDORS Signed RW Akim Aliu. READING ROYALS Signed G Kenny Reiter. UTAH GRIZZLIES Signed D Ray Macias. Announced G Igor Bobkov was reassigned to the team from Norfolk (AHL). LACROSSE National Lacrosse League EDMONTON RUSH Activated F Tyler Melnyk. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW SC Signed D Hernan Grana. FC DALLAS Named Fabian Bazan the strength and conditioning coach. NEW YORK CITY FC Announced the transfer of MF Kwadwo Poku from Atlanta (NASL). PHILADELPHIA UNION Agreed to terms with MF Brian Carroll, F Conor Casey and player-coach Fred on one-year contracts. U.S. Soccer USS Named Andreas Herzog coach of the U.S. Under-23 Men s National Team. COLLEGE FIU Named Matt House defensive coordinator. IOWA STATE Dismissed sophomore S T.J. Mutcherson for violating team rules. Announced WR Damein Lawry, TE Alex Leslie and OL Duaron Williams will transfer. MINNESOTA Announced women s senior basketball G Rachel Banham was awarded a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA. THE CITADEL Named Craig Mosqueda women s volleyball coach. WISCONSIN Announced three-year contract extensions for women s soccer coach Paula Wilkins and men s soccer coach John Trask through 2018 and a four-year contract extension for volleyball coach Kelly Sheffield through Krzyzewski goes for 1K Sunday on Fox FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS All times in EST Saturday, Jan. 24 AUTO RACING 8 p.m. FS1 United SportsCar Championship, Rolex 24, at Daytona Beach, Fla. BOXING 9:45 p.m. HBO Super middleweights, Gilberto Ramirez (30-0-0) vs. Maxim Vlasov ( ); welterweights, Mike Alvarado (34-3-0) vs. Brandon Rios (32-2-1), at Broomfield, Colo. EXTREME SPORTS 1 p.m. ABC X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 9 p.m. ESPN X Games, at Aspen, Colo. FIGURE SKATING 3 p.m. NBC U.S. Championships, at Greensboro, N.C. 8 p.m. NBC U.S. Championships, at Greensboro, N.C. GOLF 3 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Humana Challenge, third round, at La Quinta, Calif. 7:30 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, Mitsubishi Electric Championship, second round, at Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN Kentucky at South Carolina ESPN2 Oklahoma St. at Kansas St. ESPNEWS Tulsa at East Carolina ESPNU Rutgers at Penn St. FS1 DePaul at Xavier NBCSN Charleston at Drexel 2 p.m. CBS Kansas at Texas ESPN Florida St. at North Carolina ESPN2 Arkansas at Missouri ESPNU TCU at West Virginia NBCSN Northeastern at William & Mary 2:30 p.m. FS1 Georgetown at Marquette 4 p.m. CBS UCLA at Oregon ESPN Michigan St. at Nebraska or Miami at Syracuse ESPN2 Michigan St. at Nebraska or Miami at Syracuse ESPNU Iowa St. at Texas Tech 6 p.m. ESPN2 Oklahoma at Baylor ESPNU LSU at Vanderbilt 7 p.m. ESPN Teams TBA 8 p.m. ESPNU Memphis at Tulane 10 p.m. ESPNU San Diego St. at Colorado St. 12 Mid. ESPNU Arizona St. at Stanford MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 8 p.m. FOX UFC, card TBA, at Stockholm MOTORSPORTS 10 p.m. FS1 AMA Supercross, at Oakland, Calif. NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN Exhibition, Skills Competition, at Columbus, Ohio SOCCER 10 a.m. FS1 FA Cup, round 4, Middlesbrough at Manchester City TENNIS 9 p.m. ESPN2 Australian Open, round of 16, at Melbourne 3 a.m. ESPN2 Australian Open, round of 16, at Melbourne WINTER SPORTS 10:30 a.m. NBCSN Skiing, FIS, at Kitzbuehel, Austria (same-day tape) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon FSN Middle Tenn. at Charlotte 2 p.m. FSN West Virginia at Kansas Sunday, Jan. 25 AUTO RACING 7 a.m. FS1 United SportsCar Championship, Rolex 24, end of race, at Daytona Beach, Fla. EXTREME SPORTS 1 p.m. ESPN X Games, at Aspen, Colo. FIGURE SKATING 4 p.m. NBC U.S. Championships, at Greensboro, N.C. GOLF 3 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Humana Challenge, final round, at La Quinta, Calif. 7 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, Mitsubishi Electric Championship, final round, at Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m. CBS Indiana at Ohio St. 2 p.m. FOX Duke at St. John's 3 p.m. FSN Seton Hall at Butler 4 p.m. CBS Louisville at Pittsburgh ESPNU N. Iowa at Illinois St. 6:30 p.m. ESPNU Notre Dame at NC State 7 p.m. FS1 Creighton at Villanova 8:30 p.m. ESPNU Washington at Utah NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ABC Miami at Chicago 3:30 p.m. ABC Oklahoma City at Cleveland NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN Pro Bowl, at Glendale, Ariz. NHL HOCKEY 5 p.m. NBCSN All-Star Game, at Columbus, Ohio TENNIS 9 p.m. ESPN2 Australian Open, round of 16, at Melbourne 3 a.m. ESPN2 Australian Open, round of 16, at Melbourne WINTER SPORTS 10:30 a.m. NBCSN Skiing, FIS, at Kitzbuehel, Austria (same-day tape) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m. FS1 Butler at Xavier 3 p.m. ESPN2 UConn at Cincinnati 4:30 p.m. FS1 Iowa St. at Texas 5 p.m. ESPN2 Duke at North Carolina

14 COMICS B4 THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 BABY BLUES by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman DRS. OZ & ROIZEN Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen MARY WORTH by Karen Moy and Joe Giella BORN LOSER by Art and Chip Sansom GARFIELD by Jim Davis Move over, fat and carbs. Protein's grabbing the spotlight. Half of all consumers want more of this healthy nutrient, and new surveys reveal that one in five is paying extra to get it. Protein-fortified milk, bread, breakfast cereal, cookies, water and even gummy bears are crowding grocery-store shelves. We're not quite ready for high-protein bugs for dinner or dessert (a steady diet of fried crickets and chocolatecovered mealworms), but we do know that getting the right protein is important. It provides essential building blocks for muscles, internal organs, blood cells, hormones, enzymes and diseasefighting antibodies. Getting enough can help you maintain strong muscles, stave off hunger pangs, help control blood pressure and lower stroke risk. However, too much of the wrong protein sources, like fatty meats, whey and casein, milk proteins and processed stuff like bacon, lunch meat, sausage and ham, or trickedup, sugar-laden "protein treats," can change your gut bacteria, cause inflammation and boost your cancer risk as much as smoking does. So here are our sciencebased answers to your questions about protein: Q: I'm middle-age. Should I eat more protein? A: Probably not. Women need about 46 grams of protein daily, men about 56 grams. That's about the amount in a 4-ounce salmon filet, a glass of skim almond milk, two tablespoons of peanut butter, plus a small amount of protein from whole grains and veggies. Add a cup of oatmeal for the guys. Most of us get way more -- an average of 70 grams for women, 101 for men. Q: Who needs more protein? A: About one in 13 teenage girls and up to 41 percent of older adults need more proteins. Research suggests older people may need extra protein to help maintain muscle. Muscle mass declines naturally with age, which can increase your risk for falls, frailty, weakness and even health issues like diabetes. (Muscle cells burn lots of blood sugar; the fewer you have the less you burn.) You also need a bit more if you're pregnant, breast-feeding or extremely active. Q: What are the best sources of protein? A: A high-protein diet packed with meat increases your risk for heart disease and cancer as much as smoking says one headline-grabbing University of Southern California study. Munching more plant-based proteins, such as nuts, quinoa and chia seeds, as well as lean proteins, like salmon, ocean trout and skinless poultry, is a better idea. That way, you'll avoid the high levels of saturated fat found in red meat, pork and egg yolks, along with heart-threatening carnitine. You'll also dodge the sodium and nitrite preservatives in bacon, processed meats and sausage that raise blood pressure, interfere with healthy blood sugar and make arteries less flexible. Q: Can a vegetarian get enough protein? A: Yes! Compared to a typical, three-ounce serving of beef, chicken or fish with grams of protein, here's how plant proteins stack up: 1 cup cooked lentils (18 g); 1/2 cup tofu (20 g); 1 cup cooked black beans (15 g); 1 cup cooked quinoa (11 g); 2 tablespoons peanut butter (8 g); 1 cup cooked spinach or broccoli (about 5 g). Great idea: Try going meatless on Mondays. Cook a pot of three-bean chili, stir-fry tofu with your favorite veggies or tuck black beans into a whole-wheat burrito topped with salsa, sliced avocado and a dollop of no-sugaradded yogurt. Q: Do I need to buy foods and drinks with added protein? A: Probably not, unless you're a hardcore bodybuilder or endurance athlete. Eating or sipping some protein within two hours after a work-out fuels optimal muscle recovery, but most of us get enough protein from a snack or our next meal to do that. Q: Does it matter when I eat or drink protein-packed foods? A: Yes. It's smart to have protein at every meal, rather than skimping through the day and having a big serving at dinner. You'll feel more satisfied (protein helps prevent between-meal hunger pangs) and maintain strong, sexy muscles. FRANK & ERNEST by Bob Thaves DEAR ABBY Pauline Phillips and Jeanne Phillips REX MORGAN, M.D. by Woody Wilson and Tony DiPreta ZITS by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman DILBERT by S. Adams ALLEY OOP by Dave Graue and Jack Bender DEAR ABBY: My 15-yearold daughter's best friend took her life today. My daughter is devastated. As a parent, I don't know what to do. I'm afraid to go to bed this evening because I want her to fall asleep before me. It hurts not being able to take that pain from your child. I want to hold her in my arms tonight. She needs her space, but I don't know how to help her. I don't know how it feels to be so young and lose a best friend by her own hand. What can I do? -- HOW DO I TAKE THE PAIN AWAY DEAR HOW: The smartest thing you and the parents of other friends of the deceased girl can do is to see that your children have access to grief counseling by a professional. When a tragedy like this happens, many schools offer it to the students, but if this isn't being offered at the school your daughter and her friend attended, then the parents should step in. DEAR ABBY: I am 22 and will graduate from college soon. I have worked hard for the last four years and will graduate with two degrees. Recently, I decided to throw away all my makeup. I rarely wore it, and I think I am beautiful without it. Now that I'm about to enter the job market, I'm worried society won't see me as looking professional without it. I have appropriate dress clothes and I'm comfortable without the added "fluff" of makeup, but how will others see me? Is makeup a necessary part of the business attire? I want to go into job interviews with as much confidence as possible and do well in my career. Also, if I wear makeup to an interview, will it be necessary for me to wear it on a daily basis once I get a job? Please enlighten me. -- BARE AND BEAUTI- FUL DEAR B AND B: Employers expect applicants to put their best foot forward during a job interview. But unless wearing makeup is part of the job description, I don't think it's a requirement. How others will view you depends upon how well you perform the job for which you're hired. If you do it well, you will be respected. If you don't, no amount of makeup will put you in a better light. Being well-groomed does not necessarily mean wearing makeup.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Today you're more sensitive and sympathetic than usual so others will be more likely to find an affinity with your views. Your romantic nature is in high gear; you seek an impossible dream. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Negative feedback can vanish permanently if you take constructive criticism to heart rather than resenting it. Make allies of people who've proved to be completely trustworthy and sincere. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Feed constant cravings. You aren't going to be satisfied until a special someone pays attention to you. A coy demeanor just makes you more determined to capture romantic prey. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Expect the best and it will knock on the door. You will find an acceptable way out of a tight spot. Check your answering machine or so you don't miss out on an enjoyable activity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21): You could fall in love or just watch things fall into place. 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16 B6 CLASSIFIEDS THE SHERIDAN PRESS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015 Bridge CHRISTMAS COMPE- TITION BID AND LEAD ANSWERS Now for the answers to the bidding and openinglead questions in my Christmas Competition. 3. Look at only the South hand. After opening one spade, what would you rebid after partner responds (a) one no-trump? Three spades, game-invitational (but there is a case for four spades, hoping to buy a good dummy). (b) two clubs? Three hearts splinter bid, or, if you do not use that gadget, four clubs, which is forcing. You hope partner can control-bid (cue-bid) four diamonds. (c) two diamonds? Three spades (or three clubs). (d) three spades (game-invitational limit raise)? Four clubs, control-bid. (e) four clubs, a splinter bid showing at least fourcard spade support and game-going values with a singleton or void in clubs? Four hearts, control-bid. (f) four spades? Pass (a tad cautious) or five clubs (control-bid) or six spades (throwing caution to the wind). 4. Look at only the West hand. What would you respond after partner opens (a) one diamond? One heart (but there is a case for raising diamonds to try to make it harder for the opponents to bid spades). (b) one heart? Four hearts (a weak freak) -- sock it to 'em. (c) three hearts? Anything but pass! I like four no-trump, Blackwood. I guess my second choice would be six hearts. Phillip Alder 5. Look at only the East hand. North opens one notrump, and South raises to three no-trump. What would you lead? Heart six, second-highest from a weak suit when the top two cards are not touching. Hints from Heloise Dear Readers: It is time again to tell you about a worthwhile charitable group I've been writing about for more than 30 years! You keep asking -- all year long, mind you -- so here we go. How can you do a good deed rather than throwing out holiday (and other) greeting cards we all seem to accumulate? Pass them on to be repurposed into another product and teach life skills to children at ST. JUDE'S RANCH FOR CHILDREN. This marvelous, yearlong program helps resident children earn some spending money while being exposed to business skills. The children may have been neglected, abandoned, homeless or abused. Working on this project can give them life skills that carry beyond their time at the ranch. They take the fronts of greeting cards (no writing on the front or back) and turn them into new cards. These are available for sale, and the profits benefit the residents at the ranches. All types of card fronts PICKLES are welcome, but they especially need birthday and thank-you card fronts. Some guidelines for the cards: Remember, card fronts only, and no writing on either side. Unfortunately, Hallmark, Disney and American Greetings cards CANNOT be used because of copyright issues. A size of 5 inches by 7 inches or smaller is the easiest to work with. The address: St. Jude's Ranch for Children Recycled Card Program 100 St. Jude's Street Boulder City, NV If you would like to order cards, visit for details. A pack of 10 cards is $17, and there are a multitude of different occasions. Or call to order. -- Heloise P.S.: Tuck in a dollar or two, won't you? PET PAL Dear Readers: This week's Pet Pal is an alumna of Pet Pal, Bella the Yorkshire terrier from Louisiana. Bella's beds are handmade by her owner. She's a cutie tootie of a dog who sleeps like a queen. Visit Heloise and click on "Pets" to see Bella's picture. -- Heloise LEFTOVER LOTION Dear Heloise: I use hand lotion from pump bottles. When the product stops reaching the tube, I unscrew the cap and wipe the lotion off the tube -- it's messy. There are still MONTHS of product left. I was at a gathering of friends. Thinking they might have some insight, I posed the question and was ridiculed for even caring. What other items do people discard with months of product left due to packaging issues? -- D. in Florida Hey, don't let anyone kid you about not "throwing away money"! Lotions and tubes are notorious for being difficult to get the last drop out. Hint from me: Put a flat cap on (if possible) and store the lotion upside down. Plastic bottle? Use a serrated knife, cut the container down and scoop from the inside. -- Heloise HOLIDAY TOWELS Dear Heloise: I have accumulated many Christmas hand towels. To save storage space, I wrap Nativity figurines and all my delicate things with them as I put them away for the coming year. -- Carolyn in Pennsylvania Help Wanted SECURITY STATE BANK is accepting applications for a full time Teller. Banking experience is preferred but not required, excellent communication and customer service skills are essential. Starting wage DOE. Benefits include health/dental/vision/ 401K/ PTO. Send resume to 2070 Coffeen Ave., Sheridan, WY Attention: Kellie Arndt. Closing date 1/28/15. Security State Bank is an equal opportunity employer of women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities. RETIRED PERSON, 1-4 hrs./day, 3 days/wk. P/T. $11-$13/hr. Buggy Bath, Call CHAPS EQUINE Assisted Therapy is looking for a PT Barn Manager. Candidate will have experience caring for horses, ability to manage and supervise volunteers, aptitude for facility maintenance and upkeep. Contact us at TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR: Journeyman Electrician to Work for a Good Solid Company. Bring resume to 1851 N. Main St SHERIDAN MANOR is now hiring CNA's. Call Donna at Also hiring RN's & LPN's. Call Brenda at Help Wanted THE CITY of Sheridan is actively recruiting a personable, energetic and dynamic individual with skills in customer service for the position of C U S T O M E R S E R V I C E SPECIALIST. This position is responsible for performing technical, clerical, & financial accounting duties in support of the City s Customer Service operations. This is a fully benefited position including health, dental, vision, & life insurance, state pension retirement, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and a wellness program. The hiring range is $17.17-$18.97/hr DOE. Candidates must pass a comprehensive background & credit check. Qualified applicants should submit a completed City of Sheridan job application to City Hall, 55 Grinnell Plaza by 1/26/15. Full job description, required m i n i m u m qualifications and application can be found at The City of Sheridan is a drug-free work place. CNA CLASSES beginning in March. Call Sheridan Manor & & ask for Donna. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS - Housekeeping. Experience preferred. Top wages. Apply in person at Motel 6 & Hampton Inn. Help Wanted TEMPORARY NIGHT SECURITY, Wyo. Girls School (WGS), Sheridan; Class Code SOYS , Target Hiring Range: $2184-$2730/mo. General Description: This position is temporary/time-limited which is not currently benefitted; anticipate 8-12 weeks, however, should it be filled for 6 months or longer, it will become benefitted. Provide overnight security for residents, staff, property, buildings & dormitories at WGS, an institution for adjudicated female youth. For more info or to apply online go to: gov/loc/ _1/ Pages/default.aspx or submit a State of Wyo. Employment App. to the HR Division, Emerson Building, 2001 Capitol Ave., Cheyenne, WY , Phone: (307) , Fax: (307) , along w/ transcripts of any relevant course work. The State of Wyo. is an Equal Opportunity Employer & actively supports the ADA & reasonably accommodates qualified applicants w/ disabilities. Now Hiring Maintenance Overnight Maintenance Bartenders Hostess *Wage DOE Apply in person at the Front Desk SUGARLAND DRIVE SHERIDAN, WY NOW TAKING applications for Line cooks, Servers w/ experience. Morning & eve. shifts avail. Apply in person, 1373 Coffeen Ave. Help Wanted NOW HIRING housekeepers. Apply at Candlewood Suites 1709 Sugarland Dr. Help Wanted, Professional LOCAL NON-PROFIT is seeking an Executive Director. Candidate must be experienced in fundraising, grant writing, personnel management, budget development, financial oversight, marketing and promotion and horse handling and care. If you are self motivated and ready to make a difference for our community please contact us at: Professional Trades BUD'S BACKHOE SERVICE Get the snow & ice that plows leave behind! Antiques OLDER UPRIGHT Coca-Cola machine Real Estate FSBO: 828 Joy St. Sheridan, WY. 2 BR, 1 BA, 1 car garage townhome in Highland Park Townhouse Complex. The unit is in very good condition & also has a 12'x24' heated sun room. The unit is served by HOA that covers the lawn care, snow removal, heating, cable TV & exterior care. Priced at $187,000. Call for a showing SATURDAY January 24 th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm NEW LISTING 1998 Sparrowhawk Rd $445,000 Hosted by Julie Szewc 306 N. Main St. Sheridan, WY (307) Office Hours Sat 9am-2pm Omarr s Daily Astrological Forecast SUNSET TERRACE BR/2 Ba home. Carport. C/A. 24' wide. Open floor plan. Nice cond. $65,000. Owner/ Broker Jeraldine Saunders BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Cameron Bright was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on this day in This birthday guy played the role of Alec in three installments of the "Twilight" franchise. His other film work includes roles in "Little Glory," "X- Men: The Last Stand" and "Ultraviolet." He currently co-stars as Manny Flynn on the crime drama "Motive" and has appeared on episodes of "The 4400" and "Stargate SG-1." ARIES (March 21-April 19): Logical reasoning is laudable. You can easily figure out tough problems. Although you're earthy, practical and to the point, that special someone will imagine you mean much more. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You might think you're as tough as nails, but even the strongest nails bend sometimes. Compassion is necessary in certain situations. Take into consideration the special needs of others. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you believe someone is intelligent, then that person will appear to act intelligently. If you already have a preconceived notion about something, then circumstances seem to pile up proof. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Strokes of genius may make money. Use facts and knowledge to make decisions, but don't rely on wishful thinking. You must differentiate between an opportunity and a scam. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Think positive. Worries and concerns may only serve to limit your ability to function at full speed. Fear of failure can be overcome through hard work. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your heart might be bigger than your pockets. You may need more income so you can adopt a stray dog or help the homeless. If you contribute to a good cause, your wishes will come true. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your various career ambitions fit together like a finely cut jigsaw puzzle. This isn't a good time to experiment with investments, however, or to rely on the assurances of a stranger. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It might be much easier to break through to the top than you think. That glass ceiling might only be made of plastic wrap. If you do attain the heights, don't look down on others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21): Take the bull by the horns rather than running away from a fight. A lack of self-confidence and nagging self-criticism might keep you from giving a pet project your best efforts. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ambitions shouldn't immobilize your good sense. Things may seem to be at a standstill. But what seems like a mountainous problem may be shown to be a mere molehill by next week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take pride in possessions. Anything worth owning is worth the effort needed to preserve it. Paint a wall, wax the car, sew on a button, or find other ways to make things last longer. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Practice what you preach and increase your reach. Let your imagination run free; be inspired by something that improves your life. A movie, a book or a person can have a powerful impact. IF JANUARY 26 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your social circle may widen in the next three to four weeks, but you might perceive some individuals as more glamorous than they really are, making this a poor time to pursue new romantic relationships. Get all your ducks in a row to prepare for April, when you may have more than your fair share of responsibilities. Your ambitions could be on the upswing in April and May, so work hard. You have what it takes to make sound business, career and financial decisions in late June and early July. Look for the silver lining in early September and use protective celestial alignments to launch plans, request professional guidance, or gain recognition and advancement.

17 YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS CITY Public Notices John Heath Mayor Kristin Kelly Councilor Thayer Shafer Councilor Jesus Rios Councilor Eda Thompson Clerk Nickie Arney Clerk of District Court Shelley Cundiff Sheridan County Circut Court Judge P.J. Kane Coroner Terry Cram Commissioner Tom Ringley Commissioner Bob Rolston Commissioner Matt Redle County Attorney COUNTY STATE Shelleen Smith Councilor Alex Lee Councilor Kelly Gooch Councilor Pete Carroll Treasurer John Fenn 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Edelman 4th Judicial District Court Judge Mike Nickel Chairman Commissioner Steve Maier Commissioner Dave Hofmeier Sheriff Paul Fall Assessor SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, THE SHERIDAN PRESS B7 WHY PUBLIC NOTICES ARE IMPORTANT Public notices allow citizens to monitor their government and make sure that it is working in their best interest. Independent newspapers assist in this cause by carrying out their partnership with the people s right to know through public notices. By offering an independent and archived record of public notices, newspapers foster a more trusting relationship between government and its citizens. Newspapers have the experience and expertise in publishing public notices and have done so since the Revolutionary War. Today, they remain an established, trustworthy and neutral source that ably transfers information between government and the people. Public notices are the lasting record of how the public s resources are used and are presented in the most efficient and effective means possible. WOODLAND HILLS IMPROVEMENT AND SERVICE DISTRICT The annual membership meeting and election of District Director of the WHI & SD will be held on Tuesday, May 5, The meeting will be held at Perkins Restaurant-Solarium Room, 1373 Coffeen Avenue. The discretionary budget items will be discussed and voted on, along with the election of a new District Director. Any interested party who would like to run for District Director for a four year term should contact Valerie LaBreck, 48 High View Road, Sheridan, WY 82801, for an APPLICATION FOR ELECTION OF SPECIAL DISTRICT DIRECTOR. The completed application must be returned not later than 10 days after publication of this notice. Election will be held by mail ballot, which will be sent to all registered residents of the District. Any non-resident landowner who wishes to vote must contact Sheridan County Clerks Office, to obtain an affidavit of ownership and a ballot in accordance with the Wyoming Election Laws. Ballots may be mailed to arrive prior to the date of the meeting or they may be delivered in person on May 5, 2015 to the Sheridan County Clerks office, which is the designated Polling Place. The Polling Place will be open from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. Any other lawful business may be considered at the annual meeting. Publish: January 24, ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Sheridan, Wyoming will receive sealed bids for 2015 Street Striping Project. These improvements are generally described as follows: Base Bid street striping includes grinding the surface, heating the surface, placing the mastic material down and melting it into place. Placement of the mastic material shall be approximately 600 linear feet of 8 white striping,50 linear feet of 8 dashed white striping, 700 linear feet of 4 double yellow striping, 2200 linear feet of 4 dashed yellow striping and 8 turning arrows located at various intersections within the City of Sheridan. Alternate 1 includes 1200 linear feet of 4 double yellow striping, and 600 linear feet of 8 white striping. Alternate 2 includes 400 linear feet of 4 double yellow striping, 200 linear feet of 8 white striping, and 4 turning arrows. Sealed bids will be received at City Hall, in the Clerk s office on the third floor, until 10:00 a.m. local time on Thursday February 5, 2015 The bids will then be opened and read aloud at the Council Chambers on 3rd floor of City Hall. All bids shall be submitted in accordance with and on the forms included in the Project Manual. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to: City of Sheridan City Clerk s Office Attn: Scott Badley 55 Grinnell Plaza Sheridan, Wyoming Contract Documents, including proposal bid forms, drawings and Project Manual, have been placed on online at Contract Documents may be obtained on or after January 6, 2015 online at at the non-refundable cost of $10.00 per set. A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on January 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm local time, beginning at Council Chambers on 3rd floor of City Hall, Sheridan, Wyoming. Contractors, in submitting their respective bids, acknowledge that such bids conform to all requirements of Wyoming State Statute. Each bidder must include a bid security with the bid, payable to the City of Sheridan, in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders. No bidder may withdraw its bid after the scheduled time of the bid opening. Bids are to remain open for 60 days after the bid opening. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids or parts thereof, and to waive any irregularities of any bid. The Owner also reserves the right to award the contract to such responsible bidders as may be determined by the Owner. City of Sheridan, Wyoming By: /s/ Nic Bateson Public Works Director Publish: January 6,17, 24, GLOSSARY OF TERMS NOTICE OF PUBLICATION You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed on behalf of Lee Roy Eugene Abbott in the District Court in and for Sheridan County, Wyoming, Civil Action No. CV , the object and prayer of which is to change the name of the above named person from Lee Roy Eugene Abbott to Gene L. Abbott. Any objection must be filed in the District Court, 224 S. Main, Suite B-11, Sheridan Wyoming in writing, on or before February 24, 2015 or the prayer of the Petitioner shall be granted. DATED this 30 day of December, By:/s/ Nickie Arney Clerk of the Court. Publish: January 3, 10, 17, 24, ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Sheridan, Wyoming will receive sealed bids for 2015 High Tech Road Paving Project. These improvements are generally described as follows: Concrete pave a portion of High Tech Road from the current west end of High Tech Road to Yellowtail Drive. Concrete paving is estimated at 4,400 SY of 7 thick Class A Concrete with no curb and gutter. Sealed bids will be received at City Hall, to the Clerk s office on the 3rd floor, until 2:00 p.m. local time on Thursday February 5th, The bids will then be opened and read aloud at the Council Chambers on 3rd floor of City Hall. All bids shall be submitted in accordance with and on the forms included in the Project Manual. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to: City of Sheridan Attn:Scott Badley 2015 High Tech Road Paving Project 55 Grinnell Plaza Sheridan, Wyoming An electronic copy of the project Contract Documents, including proposal bid forms, drawings and Project Manual, have been placed online at and may be examined at the office of the City of Sheridan Engineering Department, 2nd floor of City Hall, Sheridan, WY. Contract Documents may be obtained on or after January 6, 2015 online at at the non-refundable cost of $10. A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM local time, beginning in the Council Chambers on 3rd floor of City Hall, Sheridan, Wyoming. Contractors, in submitting their respective bids, acknowledge that such bids conform to all requirements of Wyoming State Statute. Each bidder must include a bid security with the bid, payable to the City of Sheridan, in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders. No bidder may withdraw its bid after the scheduled time of the bid opening. Bids are to remain open for 60 days after the bid opening. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids or parts thereof, and to waive any irregularities of any bid. The Owner also reserves the right to award the contract to such responsible bidders as may be determined by the Owner. City of Sheridan, Wyoming By: /s/nic Bateson Public Works Director Publish: January 6, 17, 24, ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Town of Ranchester, Wyoming will receive sealed bids for the Main Street Mercantile Project. This project is funded by the Wyoming Business Ready Community Grant and Loan Program and the Town of Ranchester. These improvements are generally described as follows: New Wood framed Structures and associated site work for a new Retail building with 3 tenant spaces. Sealed bids will be received until 4:00 p.m. local time on February 10th, The bids will then be opened and read aloud at the Ranchester Town Hall. All bids shall be submitted in accordance with and on the forms included in the Project Manual. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to: Town of Ranchester 145 Coffeen Street PO Box 695 Ranchester, Wyoming Contract Documents have been placed on file and may be examined at Ranchester Town Hall, 145 Coffeen Street, Ranchester, WY or at the Office of the Architect. Default: Failure to fulfill an obligation, especially the obligation to make payments when due to a lender. Encumbrance: A right attached to the property of another that may lessen its value, such as a lien, mortgage, or easement. Foreclosure: The legal process of terminating an owner s interest in property, usually as the result of a default under a mortgage. Foreclosure may be accomplished by order of a court or by the statutory process known as foreclosure by advertisement (also known as a power of sale foreclosure). Lien: A legal claim asserted against the property of another, usually as security for a debt or obligation. Mortgage: A lien granted by the owner of property to provide security for a debt or obligation. Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of the Architect: Dale Buckingham Architects, 45 East Loucks St., Suite 301, Sheridan, WY at the nonrefundable cost of $ per set. Electronic Copies of the Contract Documents are available at no cost. A non-mandatory Pre-bid conference will be held at 2:00 PM local time the Ranchester Town Hall on January 29, Contractors, in submitting their respective bids, acknowledge that such bids conform to all requirements of Wyoming State Statutes W.S and W.S et. Seq, and the Wyoming Preference Act W.S through Each bidder must include a Wyoming Certificate of Residency if you are a resident contractor and a bid security with the bid, payable to the Town of Ranchester. Bids must be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. No bidder may withdraw its bid after the scheduled time of the bid opening. Bids are to remain open for 60 days after the bid opening. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids or parts thereof, and to waive any irregularities of any bid. The Owner also reserves the right to award the contract to such responsible bidders as may be determined by the Owner. Town of Ranchester, Wyoming Publish: January 5, 14, 24, PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has given Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) authority to adjust its Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) to reflect a net increase of $2,340,833 per annum in wholesale power costs charged by its supplier, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, effective for usage on and after January 10, 2015, subject to notice, protest, intervention petition, opportunity for hearing, refund, and such further action as the Commission may deem appropriate. Residential customers are included in the All Other category of Rate Classes. The effect of the proposed $ /kWh reduction in credit (i.e., increase) on an average residential customer monthly bill is approximately $0.34 per month, based on an 898 kwh/month typical residential usage, excluding taxes. Actual bills will vary with usage. PRECorp s application is on file with the Commission at its offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and at PRECorp's offices in Sundance, Wyoming, and may be inspected by any interested person during regular business hours. Anyone desiring to file a public comment, statement, protest, intervention petition or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission in writing on or before February 20, The petition shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or want to make a statement, a protest or a public comment, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) , or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming Communications impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay by dialing 711. Please contact us as soon as possible to help us serve you better and please include reference to Docket No CP-14. Dated: January 21, Publish: January 24, 31, Power of Sale: A clause commonly written into a mortgage authorizing the mortgagee to advertise and sell the property in the event of default. The process is governed by statute, but is not supervised by any court. Probate: The court procedure in which a decedent s liabilities are settled and her assets are distributed to her heirs. Public Notice: Notice given to the public or persons affected regarding certain types of legal proceedings, usually by publishing in a newspaper of general circulation. This notice is usually required in matters that concern the public. Disclaimer: The foregoing terms and definitions are provided merely as a guide to the reader and are not offered as authoritative definitions of legal terms. LEGAL NOTICE POLICY The Sheridan Press publishes Legal Notices under the following schedule: If we receive the Legal Notice by: Monday Noon It will be published in Thursday s paper. Tuesday Noon It will be published in Friday s paper. Wednesday Noon It will be published in Saturday s paper. Wednesday Noon It will be published in Monday s paper. Thursday Noon It will be published in Tuesday s paper. Friday Noon It will be published in Wednesday s paper. Complete information, descriptions and billing information are required with each legal notice. A PDF is required if there are any signatures, with a Word Document attached. Failure to include this information WILL cause delay in publication. All legal notices must be paid in full before an "AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION" will be issued. Please contact The Sheridan Press legal advertising department at if you have questions. Your Right To Know and be informed of government legal proceedings is embodied in public notices. This newspaper urges every citizen to read and study these notices. We strongly advise those seeking further information to exercise their right of access to public records and public meetings. Matt Mead Governor Rosie Berger Representative House Dist AD VICE Six days a week, The S herid a n Pres s delivers Mark Jennings Representative House Dist John Patton Representative House Dist D ea r Abby D rs. O z & R o izen ad vice.health ad vice.lifestyle ad vice.advice to make your hom e more livable.advice from th e stars.advice th at s entertaining,insightful,useful. Mike Madden Representative House Dist Dave Kinskey Senator Senate Dist Bruce Burns Senator Senate Dist H ints fro m H eloise O m a rr/ H o ro s co pe Content matters. 144 Grinnell Sheridan,WY

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