Archive - Feb 2010

February 21st

One Week Left For Pennies For Presidents Day Fund Raiser

The challenge continues for the 7th annual Pennies for Presidents Day fund raiser that has pitted 5 local agencies against one another to see who can raise the most money throughout February for a great cause. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

SHAC To Host Open House This Week

Last week we told you about a recent $450,000 grant that was awarded to the Sheridan Housing Action Committee. SHAC will use the funding to help 25 local home buyers obtain affordable housing. Wednesday SHAC will be holding an open house.

Bill Would Distance Wyoming Sex Offenders And Schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Registered sex offenders in Wyoming
couldn't move into residences close to schools under a bill
advancing in the state House of Representatives.

In Western Wyoming, Gas Industry Faces Crossroads

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) - The future of the natural gas industry in the Pinedale area has been a lot less certain lately due to the recession and what industry officials worry will be more regulation.

Hybrid School Bus In Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming has purchased its first diesel
hybrid school bus. The state Department of Education and Department of Environmental Quality unveiled the new bus at the Capitol on Friday.

February 20th

US Highway 14 Is Now Open After Haz-Mat Spill

US Highway 14 through Shell Canyon is now reopen after being closed since Friday night. The closure was due to a tractor trailer rollover spilling an estimated 1,300 gallons of a silicon based hazardous chemical liquid.

US 14 Was Shutdown For Awhile Due To Chemical Spill

A commercial vehicle tractor trailer crashed and closed US 14 in Big Horn County through Shell Canyon. The crash occurred shortly after 5:00 p.m. Friday and is approximately 10 miles east of Shell. The single vehicle roll-over crash has involved the spill of a hazardous flammable liquid substance which necessitates the road closure.

Suit Seeks To Scale Back Off-road Use In Pryor Mountains

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Conservationists and backcountry horse riders are seeking to block motorized vehicle use in much of southern Montana's Pryor Mountains, a popular destination for off-road vehicle users. A lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Missoula challenges the U.S. Forest Service travel plan for the 125-square mile mountain range about 50 miles south of Billings.

A Special Honor Will Be Awarded At The Sheridan College Basketball Game Today

Special awards will be given out at today's basketball games at Sheridan College. Director of Student Engagement at Sheridan College Carol Garcia.

February 20th

IRS Says Do Your Homework When Hiring a Tax Preparer

It’s income tax season and, for some people, the only thing worse than rounding up all their receipts and documentation, is finding out too late that they hired someone to do their taxes who was either unqualified – or simply trying to rip them off.