Archive - Sep 24, 2012

Planning Commission Approves Holly Ponds PUD #9

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The City of Sheridan Planning Commission by a unanimous vote, approved the Holly Ponds planned unit development #9 that will re-plat three lots and one out lot into four lots and one out lot on just over 29 acres.

State Board of Education to Meet This Week in Jackson

The Wyoming State Board of Education will be meeting this Wednesday and Thursday in Jackson. During their regular board meeting Thursday, the board will be receiving information and updates on performance standards and district certified personnel evaluation systems.

Biggest Gun In Town

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The M198 towed 155mm howitzer may be going out-of-service but it definitely comes in-to-view as you drive past the Wyoming National Guard U. S. Army Reserve Center and Armory at 3219 Coffeen Avenue in Sheridan. Since entered into service by the United States Army and Marine Corps in 1979, over 1,600 units have been placed into operation.

Gillette Hospital Confirms Three Cases of Invasive Strep A

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Campbell County Memorial Hospital confirms three cases of invasive Group A Streptococcus, also known as flesh-eating bacteria. The Gillette News-Record reports the hospital disclosed the cases Friday. All three cases occurred in the past six weeks.

Hearing Held In Connection With Weekend Death In Buffalo

A bond hearing was held Monday afternoon for a Buffalo man who is being held in the Johnson County Justice Center in connection with the death of another man in what appears to be an altercation in a bar in Buffalo last weekend.

Sheridan-Johnson Community Foundation Awards $20,000 in Grants

The Sheridan-Johnson Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wyoming Community Foundation, has announced in a media release that they've awarded three different grants to Sheridan and Johnson County non-profits in the amount of $20,000.

Cancun Trip Winner Announced

Pictured here (left to right): Dixie Johnson, Executive Director, Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce; Gerry Florez, trip winner; and Peg Martin, owner, Brittain World Travel. (Photo Courtesy of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce)

The 3rd Thursday Street Festival Committee has announced the winner of the trip for two to Cancun that was part of a summer long raffle. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dixie Johnson.

Look for Prevention Survey Next Week

Prevention coalitions in Sheridan County are almost done collecting data for a broad-spectrum study that compiles data regarding several social issues, such as tobacco and alcohol abuse and suicide.

Swinging for a Title & Now Taylor has it!

A year and a half ago a Freshman Taylor Nance, seen here, was playing in the Big Horn/Tongue River Golf Invite and now Taylor is the Wyoming 2A State Champion - what a difference a year makes. Saturday the Big Horn Junior won the Class 2A State Golf Title in Lovell. On Friday she shot a first day 95 and followed that up with a 98 on Saturday to finish a stroke ahead of Sundance's Kacie O'Connor.

BHNF Reduces Closure Area Around Gilead Fire

The Bighorn National Forest issued a press release today lifting the closure of some of the area around the Gilead Fire, northwest of Buffalo.