September 6th, 2011

County Commissioners Reject One Bid, Approve Another for Airport Rehab

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County Commissioners addressed several projects at the Sheridan County Airport at their meeting Tuesday.

The Sheridan County Commissioners Tuesday rejected the lone bid of $193,550.00 from ICM to rehabilitate the South Access Road at the Sheridan County Airport. Commissioner Bob Rolston says the project will be rolled over to next year's budget.

Don't like Driving Down the Big Horns? Try Flying.

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Hang gliders and even a parasailer or two gathered at Sand Turn on the Big Horn Mountains all Labor Day weekend, entertaining small crowds as they flew off toward Dayton, Ranchester and Parkman.

During the best flights gliders reached heights of up to approximately 13,000 feet, said glider Jim Bowman of Parkman.

Poll Question: Reduce or Eliminate Parking Requirements for Property Owners?

Last week, the Sonoran Institute brought a presentation to Sheridan titled: the Value of Downtown. Essentially, the idea of the presentation was that building dense downtown areas will return the most tax revenue to the city.

September 5th

Suicide Prevention Week: Operation SAVE Training Tuesday at YMCA

A week promoting suicide awareness will culminate on Sunday with the 2nd annual Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide fundraiser on Sunday.

First Solo Art Show All Sept for Sarantopoulos at SAGE Depot

SAGE Depot (Sheridan Media file photo)

An artist reception will be held Thursday for 13-year-old Lauren Sarantopulos, recognizing her first solo art show that is on display through September at the Historic Train Depot.

Taxes on Coal Discussed by Revenue Committee

State Representative Mike Madden

The Joint Revenue Interim Committee, at their meeting in Buffalo August 25, voted to consider legislation to standardize the Direct Cost Ratio for the state's coal industry, similar to a standard adopted by the trona industry in recent years.

Planners Seek Final Approval on SW Quadant Funding

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery

The City of Buffalo and Johnson County, along with the Johnson County School District will be asked to jointly match funding for a grant from the state for improvements to the SW quadrant of the city.

Bison Shut Out Warriors 21-0 in Opener

The Buffalo Bison football team traveled to Worland Friday night to take on The Warriors in their opening game of the 2011 campaign.
The Bison got two rushing touchdowns from Dylan Marton and a third on a pass from quarterback Colin Rodriguez to Kalob Rodriguez.
The Bison offense took some time to gel but the defense seemed to be ready to go from the opening kick. After a scoreless first quarter, the offense finally got rolling in the second quarter when Marton scored on a five-yard run and kicker Wyatt Witty added the PAT to give Buffalo a 7-0 lead.


BRONC FOOTBALL - The Bronc football team dropped a tough hard fought game at Natrona county Friday night.

It was a great defensive battle most of the night with Natrona breaking through for two touchdowns in the 4th quarter to pull away and beat the broncs 20-6, Broncs Head coach Don Julian.

The game changer may have come late in the first half with Natrona up 3-0 the NC defense stopped the Broncs twice at the one yard line in the closing seconds of the half to keep the Broncs from taking the lead.

Not Just for the Birds

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Johann Nield aflight from Sand Turn.

At times, calling on the wind gods to do their thing, hang gliders from across the nation showed up at Sand Turn in the Big Horn Mountains to take to the air at the annual Hang Glider Fly In over the Labor Day Weekend.