Archive - Sep 2009

September 29th

Christmas Stroll Committee Announces Stroll Button Design Winner

It’s hard to think about Christmas when it’s only September, but the Sheridan Christmas Stroll committee has been planning the annual stroll most of the year. Every spring, Sheridan area elementary students are asked to participate in an art contest to design the Stroll Buttons.

Presentations On Scenic Amenities And Development Continue In Sheridan

The things that attract many to Sheridan County are the spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains that can be seen from many of our doorsteps. Last night, nearly two dozen Sheridan area people got to meet with Bob Snieckus, who is a landscape architect for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

School District One Superintendent Addresses Drug Policy For Teachers

Earlier this week, representatives from the Partnership for a Drug Free Workplace were guests on KROE'S Public Pulse program. A caller to the show wondered why teachers in Sheridan County aren't required to take random drug tests.

Nominations Are Now Open For The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. This will be the 10th year that the awards have been given out. Arch Coal Vice President Greg Schaefer says that nominating a teacher is as simple as filling out a form.

Schaefer said that nomination forms are also available online at

Story Woman's Club To Hold Annual Turkey Dinner This Coming Sunday

The 34th Annual Story Woman's Club Turkey Dinner will be this Sunday afternoon. The dinner is one of the major fundraisers of the year for the Story Woman's Club. One of the organizers of the event, Nancy Stenker, explains that there will be a lot of good food for a very low price.

September 28th

Arnica Fire Now Burning 9,300 Acres; Some Road Closures in Effect in Yellowstone

About 230 fire personnel are managing the Arnica Fire in Yellowstone National Park for multiple resource objectives. They are allowing the burn to progress naturally in lodgepole forest areas where ecological benefits can be achieved, while using helicopters to cool portions of the fire perimeter nearest areas that are more at risk.

Tuesday, Sept. 29th

SHS VOLLEYBALL - The Sheridan Lady Bronc volleyball team will play at home tonight. The Lady Broncs host Gillette, with the varsity match scheduled to begin at 7 o'clock.

Many Cowboy State Residents May Not Follow Flu Prevention Advice

You've been hearing the warnings since the Swine Flu first hit the news a few months ago, to be more diligent in handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when sick. But while the first two precautions can be easily taken, the last one may not be for many people.

Technology May Allow People To See Developments Before They Happen

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that may be true now more than ever when it comes to planning future land use. Public planners have relied on conceptual drawings and wordy legal property descriptions when evaluating development projects in the past.

City Planning Commission Discusses Merits Of Large Acreage Annexations

Just a few months after the City of Sheridan approved one of the largest annexations ever, another large annexation request has been submitted. The City Planning Commission considered the request at their meeting last night.