Archive - Nov 2010

November 29th

Johnson County Commissioners Support Gas Tax

Johnson County Commissioners were the final presenters to the local legislative delegation on Monday evening. Several of the big issues they brought forth were dealing with livestock, and also the proposed increase in our “gas tax”

Public Pulse - Monday 11/29/10

Shrine Kids Christmas Party / Community Holiday Dinner

Turkey Trotters Sara, Brynn, Chris & Kina

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The Kirol Family of Sheridan, Sara pushing Brynn and Chris with their dog Kina

Fatalities on Wyoming Roads

Wyoming highway fatalities have exceeded the number from this time in 2009.

Two separate accidents in Wyoming claimed two lives in as many days. Sgt. Stephen Townsend issued a media release on the incidents.

“From Grasslands to Greenland” at Bradford Brinton

Bridger Konkel stands by one of his Wyoming landscape oil paintings, on display at the Bradford Brinton Gallery in Big Horn.

If the line of cars headed towards the Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum Saturday was any indication, the 20th Annual “Holiday Show” featuring the oil paintings of local artist Bridger Konkel was on its way to a great start. 

Street Crews Out Plowing

Plows like this one have been out all night clearing Sheridan's streets. (courtesy photo)

The blizzard conditions in the past several hours caused many areas of drifting snow, keeping City of Sheridan street crews busy all night. Pete Husman, Operations Manager for Streets Maintenance, describes conditions this morning for drivers.

Poll Question: TSA Screenings & Pat-Downs

Image from a TSA body scan.

The explosive devices found aboard several cargo planes earlier this month led the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration to put into place a more intense level of security checks upon passengers at airports.

November 29th

The Sheridan college basketball teams sweep victories during the Sheridan Lions club tournament.

Generals coach Steve Smiley has the Generals at 7-0

LADY GENERALS BASKETBALL - The Lady Generals beat Rocky Mtn. college Friday and Little Big Horn Saturday to run their record to 7-3 overall Head coach Frank McCarthy.

And McCarthy was pleased with both victories and especially Saturday night's second half.

The Lady Generals will be on the road this week at a two day tournament at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Hydraulic Fracking Raises Concerns From Environmentalists

Drilling on the Pinedale Anticline. Photo by Linda Baker

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” as it is best known, has drawn its share of controversy nationwide as well as locally from environmental groups, who have raised concerns over safety issues.