Archive - Mar 2010

March 29th

Spring Cleaning Kendrick Park

It was a day of sprucing up Kendrick Park as Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Big Horns teamed up with eleven members of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps for a little spring cleaning yesterday afternoon.  Employees of the City of Sheridan Parks Division also volunteered their time on Sunday.

Hundreds Gather for 4-H Carnival

A whole lot of homespun fun was found at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds as hundreds gathered for the annual 4-H Carnival this past Saturday.

Ten clubs were represented and each set up booths in the Exhibition Hall, as all ages enjoyed a variety of games including a cake walk, ring toss, golf, face painting and bingo.  But the one kids waited in line for was the Wii Chicken Shoot.

March 28th

Hofmeier to Seek Re-Election

Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier is making a formal announcement regarding his bid for re-election for a fourth term.

Sheriff Hofmeier has served Sheridan County since 1999 as Sheriff.

North Main Changes

The Wyoming Department of Transportation North Main reconstruction project continues to progress steadily. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell gives us the latest update on the construction on North Main.

Spring Turkey Season Begins This Week

The 2010 spring turkey season for Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell counties will open Thursday April 1st. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says the season will provide ample opportunity for hunters.

Old Murder Sentence

PINEDALE, (AP) - A Montana man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted in the 1984 beating and shooting death of a Wyoming woman. Forty-six-year-old Troy Dean Willoughby was sentenced Friday for the death of 25-year-old Elizabeth Miles Ehlers. Her body was found at a gravel pullout off U.S. 191 near Hoback Canyon.

Gun Show Shooting

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors will not file charges against a man who shot his childhood friend during a Colorado gun show. Adams County prosecutors said Friday they determined the shooting was an accident after a joint investigation with the sheriff's office.

$4.5 Mil In Grants Sought For Supercomputer Road

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A board is recommending $4.5 million in state grants for road and infrastructure improvements for a supercomputing facility west of Cheyenne.
The State Loan and Investment Board, which has the final say, will consider the recommendation from the Wyoming Business Council on April 8.

March 27th

New Initiative Will Target Aquatic Invaders

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced a new initiative to hit aquatic invasive species where it counts. In an effort to protect Wyoming’s valuable water resources, the state legislature allocated $1.5 million to the department to implement new programs aimed at preventing the introduction of quagga and zebra mussels to Wyoming waters.

Hallmark Building Could Be Home For Performing Arts Students

Sheridan College Board of Trustee's approved an updated master plan for the college this week. The top priority is to seek funding to expand classroom space and other student learning areas. However, the plan also emphasizes long-term general goals, such as the need to capitalize and expand certain programs, including the nursing and culinary arts programs.