Archive - Aug 14, 2009

Strong But Small Storm Passes Through Sheridan

Storm gutters were full and winds drove rain sideways for a few minutes Friday evening in Sheridan. The storm didn’t last long enough to do major damage but some areas of town were affected more than others. Cloud to ground lightning struck a tree in south Sheridan near Brundage Lane and some areas of the foothills reported large hail stones.

State Senator Comments On Wyoming's Property Tax Situation

Earlier this week, State Senator John Schiffer was a guest on KROE'S Public Pulse program. One of the many topics that were discussed, was the state's property tax situation. Senator Schiffer had this to say when asked about the issue of property taxes.

Public Pulse - Thursday 08/13/09

(Whole Program) Dayton Mayor Bob Wood and Sheridan County Commissioner Steve Maier, Capital Facilities Tax Information

President Barack Obama Talks Healthcare In Montana

Thousands flocked to Belgrade, Montana on Friday afternoon to attend President Barack Obama’s town hall healthcare meeting there. The President is visiting Montana, Colorado, and Yellowstone National Park this weekend.

Has the behavior of many of the participants in the Health Care Town Hall meetings hosted by members of Congress been:

The Bank of Sheridan
"Mob-like" and out-of-line
32% (134 votes)
Justified and understandable
65% (267 votes)
No opinion
3% (12 votes)
Total votes: 413

Bozeman Restaurant Offering "Barack Obama Burger"

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A downtown Bozeman restaurant is offering a $10 "Barack Obama Burger" Friday in honor of the president's visit to the area.

Wyoming Supreme Court Hears Power Plant Dispute

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a legal challenge that seeks to force the nation's leading coal-producing state to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.

The hearing centered on a state air permit for a $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant under construction by Basin Electric Power Cooperative in Campbell County.

8/14/09 Sports for Friday

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - The Sheridan Bronc Football team closes out their first week of two-a-day practices tomorrow, with a much needed day off Sunday before ramping it up again on Monday. The Big Horn, Tongue River, and NSI football teams all open fall camp on Monday.

Rodeo Weekend Beating Victim Has History Of Violence

One of the victims of a severe beating during Sheridan WYO Rodeo weekend was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. 24-year-old Neil Switzer was arrested on a failure to appear warrant.

The missed court appearance was for a probation revocation hearing scheduled last spring. Switzer was on probation after being found guilty of domestic battery in 2008.