Archive - May 14, 2010

First Boat Inspection Occurs Friday In Sheridan

Zebra mussels are not wanted in Wyoming waters.

The first ever boat inspection in the Sheridan region for aquatic invasive species took place Friday morning at the Sheridan Regional Game and Fish Office. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that a Bighorn resident voluntarily hauled his boat in for inspection.

Wind River Train Wreck Drops 6,800 Gallons Of Fuel

Wednesday's train derailment in the Wind River Canyon spills 6,800 gallons of fuel into the Big Horn River.
Wednesday's train derailment in the Wind River Canyon spills 6,800 gallons of fuel into the Big Horn River.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A spokesman for Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Corporation says up to 6,800 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from two locomotives that crashed in the Big Horn River and along its bank this week. Two locomotives and four freight cars derailed Wednesday when a southbound train hit a boulder on the track about five miles south of Thermopolis.

PSC Approves Utility Rate Hikes

PSC approves utility rate increases.
PSC approves utility rate increases.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Public Service Commission has approved rate hikes for two utilities with customers in the state. The commission on Friday approved Rocky Mountain Power's proposal to increase overall rates by 5.1 percent in July and 1.9 percent in February to generate another $35.5 million per year.

Jackson Hole Gets New Fire Chief

Jackson Hole has a new fire chief.
Jackson Hole has a new fire chief.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Jackson Hole Fire is swearing in a 33-year veteran of the department as its new fire chief. The Teton County Board of Commissioners announced the appointment of Willy Watsabaugh Thursday afternoon. He had been serving as interim fire chief but was sworn in to his new permanent post Friday morning.

#5 – Capital Improvements & Fleet Management

Sheridan from the air - photo by Entech Engineers, who are assisting the City with the Capital Improvement Plan

Public Works wrapped up their portion of the City of Sheridan Budget Work Sessions Friday afternoon, covering the topics of Capital Improvement Projects and Fleet Management.

Lane Thompson is an engineer with the City, and he tells us where we sit compared to last year on Capital Improvement Projects.

SHS Students Receive Big Bucks

Brenda White presenting a Chadron State scholarship worth over $17,000 to Ashley Daniels.

Thursday night at the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School, proud parents and students filled the room for the annual Academic Awards Ceremony.

Proud Old Bridge

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Proud Old Bridge

An eldery, once proud, bridge located just north of Rice Ranch on the east side of the Decker Road.

2010 Academic Honors Program

Mike Swan presenting a Hathaway Honor Award to Michael Leibrich

2010 Academic Honors Program (1 of 8)