July 22nd, 2011

Bison Pipline Explodes 20 Miles West of Gillette

GILLETTE (AP) - A newly built gas pipeline exploded in a remote area in northeastern Wyoming with enough force to be heard 10 miles away. Nobody was hurt in the blast 20 miles west of Gillette. The explosion happened around 7:30 pm Wednesday and left a 50-foot-long trench in the ground.

City Council Holds Special Meeting on Funding Requests

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Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Jessica Lindsley addresses the City Council.

The Sheridan City Council held a special meeting Thursday to address several requests for affordable housing projects in Sheridan. The City has $81,692 available for affordable housing projects as part of a rollover fund that was established several years ago during better financial times.

Enzi Commends the House on Work on Cut, Cap, and Balance Act

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

Tuesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, that along with a balanced budget amendment requirement, cuts government spending by $111 billion in fiscal 2012 and cap spending at 22.5% of GDP next year.

Wellness Council to hold Hyperthermia Awareness Event Saturday

Consistently hot days have hit Wyoming, and the Sheridan County Wellness Council will hold a Hyperthermia Awareness event for Safe kids Sheridan County from 10 am to 3 pm this Saturday out in front of Wal-Mart.

Jo Co Signs Ownership of Water Line to City

Johnson County Attorney Ken DeCock

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their meeting Monday, signed over the water line that supplies the fairgrounds to the City of Buffalo.

Auction of Sheepwagons to Benefit Buffalo Food Pantry

One of the 25 replica sheepwagons that will be auctioned to raise money for the local food pantry.

Buffalo's Bread of Life Food Pantry is always in need of donations, but in these hard times they are looking for a few more resources to make sure no one goes hungry.

July 21st


AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL - The Sheridan Troopers blew out Riverton in their opening game yesterday in the North District American Legion baseball tournament in Gillette.

The Troopers came into the District tournament as the number two seed and hammered Riverton 21-3 to get into the semi finals.

The Troops will play Douglas in one semi final this afternoon at 4:00 Douglas advanced yesterday beating Powell 12-4.

The other semi final will have the Casper Oilers playing Gillette, Casper advanced by beating Cody 12-2 and Gillette beat up Lovell 18-1.

3rd Thursday Street Festival

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Normally you think of books when you go to the library but Thursday evening you went there for jazz, as in "Jazz Incorporated" with a quartet composed of Miles McKee on the sax, Joe Knokel on drums, Kit Wendtland on the double bass and Jacob Hirschman on guitar who played from 6:30 - 8:00 pm to the delight of those in chairs and on the grass outside in the patio area complete with free lemonade.

Patriotic Crossing

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Did you know that these and other patriotic/military streets exist in the Sheridan Area? Recently the Sheridan VA Medical Center, aka Fort Mackenzie, added 14 or more street signs throughout the facility. You will see that the names all have a patriotic/military lineage as you enter and drive through the VA Medical Center. For example as you enter on Fort Road it becomes Navy Lane.

Sheridan Recreation District Approves Budget

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The Sheridan Recreation District approved a $1.2 million budget.

The Sheridan Recreation District approved a $1.2 million dollar budget for fiscal year 2012, which is down approximately $100,000 from last year. Rec.