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New fishing dock at Ranchester Pond

May 17, 2019
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Sheridan - A new fishing dock is now open for use at Ranchester City Pond thanks to the generosity of a local nonprofit and the Town of Ranchester.
 
The wooden dock at the popular community fishery had deteriorated over the past several years according to Town of Ranchester employee Tim Brewer.
 
“It was built in the 1980s and the wood was just rotten,” he said. “It was getting to the point that every year we had to come out and replace a lot of boards.”
 
With the fishery heavily used by the community, including young anglers, the Town of Ranchester applied to the Wyoming Sportsman’s Group in Gillette for funding assistance to replace the dock. The group generously agreed to pay for the cost of all materials and the Town of Ranchester offered to have town maintenance crews do the construction.
 
The new dock is made of durable composite material that will significantly reduce required maintenance over the years.
 
Following completion of the dock, personnel from Tillett Hatchery in Powell stocked the pond on May 2 with the assistance of fifth graders from Tongue River Elementary School. More than a dozen students helped stock 350 rainbow trout by shuttling buckets from the hatchery truck to the dock. Another stocking of 350 rainbow trout will take place at the end of May.



 

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