Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 8th

Fire Prevention Week Nearly Complete

There are only a couple more days left in national Fire Prevention Week. The Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department will hold an open house tomorrow starting at 9AM. Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer says it’s a great way to wrap up the week.

Fairboard Discusses Plan To Fix Drainage Issues

The Sheridan County Fair Association Board of Trustees discussed several different options on how to begin implementing the first phase of the fairgrounds master plan, which is fixing the drainage problems in the infield area of arena's one and two. The discussion centered whether to begin work on arena one or two this year, and the pros and cons of either option.

Chamber Of Commerce Great Escape Gala Is This Saturday

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 4th annual Great Escape Gala this Saturday night. This year's theme is “Send Yourself to the Mediterranean! The Original Place of Commerce”. One lucky winner will win a trip for two in the Mediterranean. There will be food from the region along with silent auction packages, door prizes, and raffle prizes throughout the night.

HHS Unveils New Features on Flu.gov

Several new resources are now available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding information on the flu.

Would-be Montana Jail Operator has Theft Conviction

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A former Secret Service agent named as the would-be operator of a Montana jail and law enforcement training center served 14 months in prison for stealing money from the government. Michael Cohen was a supervisor with the Secret Service before his 2004 conviction on charges of stealing $2,800 from the agency.

October 7th

Sheridan Area Water Supply Board Considers Eliminating Administrator

Some sources say the economy is starting to turn around but the effects are not limited to consumers. The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board is certainly feeling the crunch. The up and down changes in rates over the last two years are a prime example. The Board held a special meeting last night to determine whether the they can afford to continue employing two full time staff.

Hand In Hand Center Still Actively Recruiting Students

The Hand-in-Hand Early Childhood Education Center has been open for nearly a month and things are progressing slowly. The Sheridan Quality Child Care Initiative board runs the center and they had a goal of 51 full-time-equivalent students by the opening date of September 9th. The current enrollment is 35 FTE’s.

Flu Clinics Continue Throughout The Month In Sheridan County

Earlier this week Sheridan County Community Health had to cancel a flu clinic but more vaccines are arriving daily. They have scheduled several upcoming clinics to offer inoculations for the seasonal flu strains. Deliveries of the H1N1 vaccines are still behind schedule.

Another Round Of Winter Like Weather Hits Northeast Wyoming

Another winter like storm made its presence felt through much of Sheridan County Thursday as conditions were more like December rather than the early part of October. Meteorologist Aaron Gilstad says we can expect more of the white stuff late tonight.

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.