March 17th, 2010

Senator Enzi Continues To Support Education Reform

At a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing Wednesday, Senator Mike Enzi continued championing greater flexibility for rural schools and better balancing of federal mandates with local control.

Status Hearing Held for Ernst Murder Defendants

After several delays in the past few months awaiting mental evaluations on Dennis Poitra, Jr., Dharminder Vir Sen and Wyatt Bear Cloud, the three defendants attended a Status Hearing in Sheridan County District Court Wednesday morning before Judge John Fenn to determine if the three defendants are ready to stand trial for the August 26th, 2009 murder of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst.

City Of Sheridan Announces Layoffs, We've Got An Update On The Departments Affected

The City of Sheridan has announced that they have had to lay off 8 full-time employees, 2 part-time employees and have reduced the hours of an additional two other employees. The layoffs are a direct result of the $1.3 million budget shortfall that the City has incurred.

Woman Charged with Stealing Grandmother's Credit Card

25-year-old Amanda Craig went before Judge John Sampson in Sheridan County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon. Craig was there on two separate charges. The first charge was for Unlawful Use of a Credit Card.

March 16th

County Unveils Results Of Riparian Mapping Project

As part of the Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan, the County hired a consulting firm in the fall of 2009 to conduct a mapping project of the riparian areas of Sheridan County. The results of that study were presented to county officials at a meeting Tuesday at the Fulmer Library.

Closing Of Railroad Crossing In Ranchester Is Getting Closer

It's been a long and slow moving process since the Ranchester Town Council voted to close the railroad crossing on Coffeen Street over a year ago. However, things are starting to progress says Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger.

Sheridan County Commissioners Talk Construction, Grants and Cupcakes

The population of Clearmont nearly doubled Tuesday, as the Sheridan County Commissioners held their bi-monthly meeting in the Clearmont Town Hall. Commissioner Terry Cram

One of the first agenda items was cupcakes--specifically to approve an agreement with Cupcakes by Design to provide a snack cart in Sheridan County Airport.

French Creek Fires

Prescribed burns are currently taking place around the French Creek cow camp. Mark Booth, District Ranger for the Powder River District for the Bighorn National Forest

Mark says that although they usually give more notice to the public about these burns