Archive - Jan 2010

January 25th

Sheridan County Historical Society Dinner And Program Is This Thursday

The Sheridan County Historical Society Dinner and Program for January is this Thursday night at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Sheridan County Museum Director Dana Prater explains a little bit about the program.

Holiday Inn Packed for the "Concert for Haiti" Saturday Night

The doors opened to two of the three Sheridan Holiday Inn Convention Center rooms at 8 o'clock Saturday night, and by 8:01, $900 was already raised for the Concert for Haiti. By 8:20, the partition to the third convention room was opened, allowing streams of people to keep coming in to raise money and enjoy fabulous music for a critical cause.

January 24th

Weather Doesn't Stop Community Center Carnival

By Judy Hagerott, Sheridan Media News - Families facing blustery north winds turned out in droves at the 1st annual fundraiser of the new Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton Sunday afternoon.  The fundraiser was held to offset operating expenses for the center, which provides the communities of Ranchester and Dayton with programs and activities such as pickleball and basketball, yoga,

Slight Correction to Last Week's Census Takers Story

Last week we reported information that we received via a forward regarding the Better Business Bureau and their "cautions" regarding the upcoming Census. Jared Ewy is the Media Specialist with the Denver Regional Census Center.

Public Will Be Involved Throughout North Main Reconstruction Project

Utility work on the WYDOT - City of Sheridan North Main Reconstruction Project is set to begin in a few weeks, and the project is sure to be one of the biggest in what appears to be another busy construction season in Sheridan.

WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell says that the public will be in the loop every step of the way.

Weather Has Delayed Installation Of New Lights At Oatts Ball Field

The up and down weather has delayed installation of new lights at the Oatts ball fields on 6th Street in Sheridan. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright says that the project was supposed to start a few months ago.

Wright explains why it's so important to have the lights installed before spring.

Poll Question - The State Legislature and Rainy Day Account

Monday, February 8th, the Wyoming State Legislature will convene for the 2010 Budget Session. This week's Bank of Sheridan-sheridanmedia.com poll question is "Should the State Legislature tap into their rainy day accounts to maintain current funding for cities & non-profit organizations?

Ruling delayed on charges against former officer

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - A circuit court judge in Rawlins has taken under advisement a case against former Rawlins police captain and Carbon County commissioner Adam "Lee" Meacham. The 45-year-old Meachem is charged with sexual assault,
soliciting a child to participate in illicit acts, furnishing alcohol to minors and other crimes.

Ranchers Wary Of moving bison to Guernsey park

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Some ranchers are opposed to a proposal to move 14 wild Yellowstone bison to a state park in southeast Wyoming, despite assurances from state officials that the animals are free of an animal disease that can cause abortions among cattle.

Wyoming Troopers Seizing Marijuana On Interstate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers have confiscated nearly 100 pounds of marijuana worth about $265,000 in just more than a week from motorists traveling along Interstate 80. Patrol Sgt. Steve Townsend says the harvesting season for pot growers is from early October through December, and that most of the pot is then transported east.