Archive - Apr 15, 2010

G&F To Discuss AIS Regulations Monday Night

A boat motor infested with quagga mussels.
A boat motor infested with quagga mussels.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a series of public input meetings around the state regarding aquatic invasive species. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

SAWS Project Manager Is Getting Into The Groove

SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin
SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin

Earlier this year, the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board elected to shift the SAWS administrative duties over to the County Public Works Department. That transition has included the addition of a position that will oversee day-to-day administrative duties of the SAWS system.

Elks Lodge Announces Citizen Of The Year

Elks Lodge #520 awards Kim Love as Citizen of The Year.
Elks Lodge #520 awards Kim Love as Citizen of The Year.

The Elks Lodge #520 in Sheridan announced their annual Citizen of The Year award at their regular lodge meeting this week. Past Exalted Ruler Walter Wilson explains who received this year's honor.

Fundraiser for Kidney Patient

Natasha Sharp and her 11-year-old daughter, Alannah Friday. She also has a son, 6-year-old Alexander Friday.

Natasha A. Sharp is a 29-year-old Sheridan resident who was diagnosed with Polycistic Kidney Disease in 2003. The disease is hereditary and there is no cure. On April 29th, she will be undergoing a special surgery in Denver, as she tells us.

This Year's Jefferson Award Winner Is From Sheridan

Alta June Pool is the 2010 Jefferson Award winner for Wyoming.
Alta June Pool is the 2010 Jefferson Award winner for Wyoming.

This year's Jefferson Award winner has been announced, and it is Alta June Pool of Sheridan. Pool was recognized for her over two decades of volunteering for the AARP and a lifelong commitment to volunteering in general. Alta June says she's excited to have received the honor, but still is experiencing some disbelief over the whole thing.

Wyoming Trooper Gets 4 to 7 Years For Child Sex Abuse

State Trooper gets 4 to 7 years.
State Trooper gets 4 to 7 years.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper has been ordered to serve four to seven years in prison after being convicted of exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl. A jury convicted Jay Gruwell in December of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. He had faced up to 15 years in prison. Gruwell had been free on bail until his sentencing Wednesday.

Public Pulse - Thursday 04/15/10

Sheridan College / Governor Dave Freudenthal

Rabies Rates On The Rise

Katie Hiller

A potentially deadly disease is on the rise in Sheridan County. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love brings you the first in a two part series.

Fewer than three confirmed rabies cases have been found in in both domestic and wild animals each year in Sheridan County since 2001. That is, until last year. Katie Hiller with Sheridan County Public Health:

"A Midsummer Night's Dream – Abridged" Opens Tonight

Members of the cast of "A Midsummer Night's Dream - Abridges", produced by the Sheridan College No Frills Theatre Co.

Tonight Shakespeare fans will be treated to the first of four performances of his classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream – Abridged. Produced by the Sheridan College No Frills Theatre Company, Gene Sager, who co-directs the play with his wife, Lillian, explains the “abridged” part.