Archive - Oct 7, 2009 - News

Sheridan Mayor Responds To Concerns Over Maintenance At The Cemetery

During his monthly visit to KROE'S Public Pulse program Wednesday, Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey listened to a caller's complaint about damage that is being done to headstones at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. The caller said that she felt the damage was being caused by the riding lawnmowers that are used by the cemetery's maintenance crew.

Index Reveals Catch-22 In Wyoming Economy

CHEYENNE, (AP) - State economic analysts say the cost of living in Wyoming didn't rise in the second quarter of 2009. Thanks to continued drops in the price of gasoline, as well as greatly reduced price increases for housing and food, the state's cost-of-living index was the same as it was in the second quarter of 2008.

Local Businesses Help to Collect Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness

Realtor Nancy Mahon of ERA Carroll Realty's Dayton and Ranchester office will be collecting Bras for Breast Cancer in Dayton and Ranchester for the remainder of today and tomorrow, Thursday, October 8th. People donating bras can can drop them off at ERA Carroll Realty office at 311 Main Street in Dayton until 10 a. m. tomorrow. After hours just leave them in the container on the front porch.

Woman Dies After Being Rescued From Hunting Camp

JACKSON, Wyo., (AP) - Teton County authorities say a 19-year-old California woman is dead after being rescued from a remote hunting camp in the Gros Ventre Wilderness area. Authorities have not yet identified the woman.

Wyoming National Guard Adjutant General to Update Communities

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The adjutant general of the Wyoming National Guard will travel to communities across the state over the next several weeks.

Freudenthal Announces Government Transparency Website

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state of Wyoming has launched a Web site intended to give citizens easier access to information about the state's finances. The new site will provide information about state budgets, investments, annual reports and other documents and information.

Public Hearing Set To Debate Groundwater Protection Areas

The County Planning Department has completed Phase II of the Groundwater Protection Area assessment. The County will consider amending the subdivision resolution to create the protection area and limit conventional subdivision lot sizes to a minimum of five acres in these areas.

County Public Works To Adjust Development Fees

Over the last year, the County Public Works department has conducted a review of the development fee schedule. As a result they found that fees for most County services have not been adjusted in years. Under the proposal most fees will be increased between 20 and 30 percent.

Public Health Receives Grant To Get Ready For Swine Flu

The Sheridan County Commissioners met for their first time in October yesterday. They approved an agreement with the Wyoming Department of Health that would get the Sheridan County Community Health department over $80,000 in grant funds to help with getting ready for delivery of the H1N1 flu vaccine. The money cannot be used to purchase the inoculations, however.

Ranchester Continues To Revise Their Municipal Code Book

The Ranchester Town Council continues to make revisions to the town's municipal code book. Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger says that the revisions are long overdue.

The Council approved numerous revisions on 2nd reading along with the 1st reading of an amendment to Title 5.