Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 28th

Teen Accused Of Downtown Burglary Charged With Additional Crimes

A Sheridan teenager is charged with his second burglary in a month in connection with a break in at Metz Beverage a few weeks ago. 18-year-old James Allen received his first burglary charge on October 5th after police witnessed him leaving the Sport Stop in the early morning hours.

Community Land Trust Working To Save Open Spaces For Future

The Sheridan City Council has seen several large acreage annexation requests in the last year. Areas in Sheridan County that have had agricultural uses in the past are being developed into housing subdivisions and business parks. Despite the growing development, the Sheridan County Comprehensive plan emphasizes the preservation of open spaces and wildlife habitat.

Hospital Hits A Minor Snag In Primary Care Practice

Sheridan Memorial Hospital decided several months ago to pursue the endeavor of starting their own primary care practice. Dr. Ian Hunter was the first physician to commit to Big Horn Mountain Medicine, which is still trying to move into their new home, as Dr. Hunter continues to see his patients at the Hospital's Medical Arts Complex.

Sheridan Memorial Receives “Clean Audit”

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees received their annual audit report at their monthly meeting Wednesday. For fiscal year 2009, the hospital incurred a net operating loss of $923,000 and a net income of $2.6 million.

Hospital Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman.

Give Blood, Get Money Off Late Nite Halloween Show

The goofy cast of the "Late Nite Shenanigans" show is at it again. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

October 27th

City Council Holds Special Session To Talk About Sewer Extension

Earlier this month the Sheridan City Council postponed action on a request to extend City sewer services south to the Woodland Park Village Trailer Court. The trailer court has its own wastewater treatment facility and that infrastructure is failing. Royal Elk Properties owns the park and will spend over $150,000 to construct the service line to the current terminus of City sewer lines.

Lummis Shares Views On Military Actions In Afghanistan

Wyoming’s lone United States Representative, Cynthia Lummis, has a message for President Barack Obama. She says the President should take General McChrystal’s advice and approve a surge in the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Sheridan Recreation District To Hold Halloween Carnival This Saturday

The Sheridan Recreation District will be hosting a Halloween Carnival this Saturday. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright says all kids ages 9 and under are welcome.

Senator Enzi Speaks Out On Health Care Bills

The topic of health-care reform is once again taking center stage in Washington D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi expressed his disapproval on the floor of the Senate about the current health-care reform bill.

Enzi went on to highlight 10 provisions in the majority's health care bills that would drive up health care costs for American families.

Three Defendants Enter Pleas In Ernst Murder Case

Three Sheridan teens made their first appearance in 4th Judicial District Court on Tuesday. 19-year-old Dennis Poitra, Jr., 16-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud, and 16-year-old Dharminder Vir Sen were arraigned before District Court Judge John Fenn. All three men are charged with 1st Degree Murder or Accessory to 1st Degree Murder in the August 26th shooting death of Sheridan resident Robert Ernst.