Archive - Mar 2010

March 29th

JobAssist Adds Four Communities

Sheridan, Jackson, Cody and Casper have now been included in the Department of Workforce Services Healthy Families Succeed JobAssist program. Started two years ago as a pilot project for Laramie County, it is aimed at establishing greater job skills which then lead to sustained self-sufficiency for Wyoming families already receiving two or more publicly-funded state services.

Warm Welcome For Troops

Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard at an out-briefing in Fort Hood Texas. (Courtesy Photo)
Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard at an out-briefing in Fort Hood Texas. (Courtesy Photo)

Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard embarked on the largest single unit deployment in state history last April. The men and women of that deployment are being briefed in Fort Hood, Texas prior to their return home. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Sand Creek Assessments Reversed

The Wyoming State Board of Equalization recently reversed a large increase in property tax assessments that were levied on the Sand Creek Ranch in Johnson County in 2008. Sand Creek Ranch General Manager John Jenkins feels that the assessments were excessive and illegal, and he's happy that the Board agreed.

Marine's Body To Arrive In Gillette Wednesday

GILLETTE, (AP) - The body of a Wyoming Marine who was killed in Afghanistan will be flown to Gillette on Wednesday, and his funeral is scheduled for Thursday. The Defense Department says 19-year-old Lance Corporal Jacob A. Ross died March 24 in combat operations in Helmand Province.

Memorial Service Scheduled for Audrey Koltiska

A Life Celebration is scheduled for family and friends of Sheridan County Clerk Audrey Koltiska. The event will be held at the Historic Sheridan Inn from 3 to 6 pm Wednesday, March 31st.

First Interstate Completes IPO

Last week First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. announced that the SEC had approved its Initial Public Offering to sell 10,000,000 shares of Class A common stock. In a release issued Monday afternoon, the IPO has been completed, along with an additional 1.5 million shares of Class A common stock pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase such shares in the offering.

Guns, Weed And Democrats

Democrats from all over Sheridan County convened this weekend at the Senior Center in Sheridan for their 2010 County Convention. After electing 17 local delegates to attend the upcoming state convention, the group also debated and developed a platform.

Public Pulse - Monday 03/29/10

Hospital Foundation Benefit / Army Wives of the Powder River Cowboys

Huntley Rinck's Court Twist

On February 18th of this year, 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn granted 53-year-old Huntley Rinck the right of Pro Se, or to represent himself. Rinck was charged late last year with Sexual Exploitation of Children after pornographic images were found on a hard drive he'd left in his work computer on October 12th, 2009.

Poll Question: States in Lawsuits

Immediately following the passage of health care reform, attorney generals from 38 states began to challenge the federal government’s sovereignty. The key with the health care bill is it will force Americans to buy health care coverage and penalize them for not purchasing it.