Archive - Jan 2010

January 19th

Governor Freudenthal Addresses State's Economic Situation

There's no arguing that the slumping national economy has had its effect on Wyoming as state agencies and many municipalities have endured cuts in their respective budgets. Governor Dave Freudenthal says that the state's current economic situation isn't as grim as what some are making it out to be.

Murder Suspect Makes Initial Appearance In Court

28-year-old Shawn Osborne made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court on 1st Degree Murder charges Tuesday. Osborne was arrested Friday after Sheridan Police received a tip about the murder.

Law enforcement officers surrounded the trailer house at 1075 Bellevue Avenue and found the trailer’s owner, Dennis David, and Osborne inside.

Sheridan County Commissioners Meet At Sheridan College

Sheridan County Commissioners mirrored action taken by the Sheridan City Council this week and approved an adjusted service boundary for City sewer service. This was done at the same time they approved the intergovernmental agreement for the Sheridan Wastewater Treatment Facilities. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger…

Public Pulse - Tuesday 01/19/10

Samantha Kessler, Cancer Screenings / Governor Dave Freudenthal

January 19th

Researchers Report Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A moderate swarm of earthquakes is rattling Yellowstone National Park in what researchers at the University of Utah say is a common event.

Wyoming Website Points Doctors to Financial Aid Options

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health has created a Web page with loan and scholarship information for students and workers in the medical field. The department created the site to help recruit and retain health care professionals in rural and underserved areas in Wyoming.

Murder Trial Gets Underway In District Court

A 46-year-old Buffalo woman appeared in 4th Judicial District Court in Johnson County Monday for her 1st Degree Murder trial. Leah Benjamin is accused of intentionally shooting her estranged husband, Donald Benjamin, in May 2009.

Upcoming State Budget Session Could Be Make Or Break For Local Non-Profit

In the last 8 months, Rehabilitation Enterprises of Northeast Wyoming, or RENEW, has laid off nearly 30% of its workforce. That’s 72 jobs that no longer exist in the organization. RENEW Chief Executive Officer Larry Samson says recent state budget cuts hit the non-profit hard, and it’s time to tap into the State’s rainy-day funds.

City Part Of High Tech Business Park Agreement With Forward Sheridan

The City of Sheridan will spend more than $8,000 toward the planning of a high-tech business park in Sheridan. The pledge was part of a planning-only grant application submitted to the Wyoming Business Council for $25,000. Forward Sheridan will administer the grant and proceed through the planning process.

Sheridan City Council Gets Financial Update

The Wyoming State Legislature will begin the 2010 budget session in a few weeks, and the City of Sheridan is looking at their financial status with possible reduction in state revenues on the horizon. City Treasurer Jennifer Reed provided the budget update at Monday night’s City Council meeting.