Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 19th

How Are Capital Facilities Tax Revenues Distributed?

Sheridan County voters approved the capital facilities tax in August. Now that the county should start seeing revenues from that tax, the City of Sheridan has been asked to alter the way the money is distributed. In prior taxes, all the entities involved have agreed to direct all revenues from the taxes for a few months to the smaller communities and their projects.

City To Vacate Alleys In Old Central Middle School Property

When the two blocks that housed Central Middle School were originally platted, alleys and lot divisions were present. Loucks Street was vacated so the school could be built. However, the alleys never were. Holy Name Catholic church now holds the property as undeveloped land and would like the alley right-of-ways vacated to facilitate development.

City Council Approves Agreement With SAWS For Infrastructure Upgrade

The Sheridan City Council held their second October meeting yesterday. They approved the 2nd reading of two ordinances that amended the development code requiring traffic studies and infrastructure agreements for certain new developments.

Sheridan County Historical Society To Hold Their Monthly Program This Thursday

The Sheridan County Historical Society will be holding their monthly dinner and program this Thursday night at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The program will be presented by Trail End Historic Site Superintendent Cynde Georgen, who explains what it will entail.

DOE Buys Geothermal Plant In Wyoming

CASPER, (AP) - The U.S. Energy Department has bought a geothermal plant north of Casper for an undisclosed amount. Ormat Technologies, of Reno, Nevada, built the plant at the Teapot Dome oil field to prove the technical feasibility of using hot water associated with oil production to generate electricity.

Judge Delays Trooper Sentencing At Feds' Request

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of a former Wyoming state trooper who has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in an aborted scheme to murder a truck driver. U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer last week postponed the sentencing date for former trooper Franklin Joseph Ryle. Sentencing was pushed back from this Friday to October. 29th.

Wyoming Health Department Says Swine Flu Vaccine Coming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Department of Health Director Dr. Brent Sherard says 12,200 doses of swine flu vaccine have been ordered for delivery to the state this week. This week's shipment follows 3,400 doses of the nasal spray that arrived to Wyoming two weeks ago and 8,400 doses including nasal spray and injectable vaccine that arrived last week.

Wyoming Home Heating Bill Workshop: Keep it Simple and Get Cash Back

Operation Energy Save kicks off this week in the Cowboy State with a free workshop offering simple tips and tricks to keep winter utility bills under control.

October 18th

Sheridan City Council Meets Tonight

The Sheridan City Council will meet for their second meeting in October tonight. The agenda itself is pretty light and includes Council consideration of a request to vacate alleys in the old Central Middle School property. Holy Name Catholic Church currently owns the land, and the alleys consist only of right-of-ways.

Over 200 Attend Raising Readers Breakfast Last Weekend

Four years ago Raising Readers of Wyoming started looking for ways to raise awareness for their program and the power of reading. They came up with an annual breakfast. For the past couple years they have hosted the “Book-Fest and Feast” at the Elks Lodge.