Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 16th

City Hires New Utilities Director

The City of Sheridan announced that it’s new Utilities Director will begin work in just over a week. Dan Miller was hired to replace former Utilities Director Mike Cole who resigned earlier this year. City Public Works Director Nic Bateson says it was an extensive hiring process.

Bras, Bras and More Bras!

They come in all sizes, shapes, styles and patterns, and they are "connecting" for a great cause this morning in downtown Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

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October 15th

Hardin Officials Claim New Interest in Empty Jail

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Officials in Hardin say they've received new interest in their empty, 464-bed jail in the wake of collapsed deal with a California company run by a man with a history of fraud.

Math Students Get Instant Feedback On Classwork

A classroom performance system used to mean the use of the teacher’s grade book decades ago. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher says it means something totally different to today’s high school students.

Sheridan County Looking Forward To Finishing Flood Study

Earlier this week the City of Sheridan revealed some preliminary flood maps prepared by the Army Corps of Engineers. Sheridan County is reviewing those maps along with the City. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger says this project is sorely needed in the county.

Fall-A-Day Event Coming Up Next Week

The Third Thursday Street Festivals were amazingly popular this summer. The Downtown Sheridan Association Historic Downtown Retail Committee wants to capitalize on their success and has decided to host the first “Fall-A-Day” event next week in downtown Sheridan. Committee Co-chair Jeriann Jacobson explains how it works.

Sheridan College Dealing With a Good Problem ... High Enrollment Numbers

Over the last month we've reported several times on the fact that Sheridan College's enrollment numbers are at an all time high, which is typical for colleges nationwide during a recession. Sheridan College President Dr. Kevin Drumm explains what they've done to try to alleviate some of the congestion on campus.

Yellowstone Plan Sharply Curtails Snowmobiles

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The National Park Service has approved a plan to restrict snowmobile numbers in Yellowstone National Park to less than half of last winter's limit. Yellowstone announced Thursday that it will allow up to 318 snowmobiles and up to 78 snowcoaches per day in the park for the next two winter seasons.

Wyoming Reports 515 Jobs From Federal Stimulus

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming reports that state and local spending from the federal economic stimulus program has created or retained the equivalent of 515 jobs in the state since it started early this year.

October 14th

Governor Freudenthal Cautious About Lower State Revenues as He Crafts State Budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Dave Freudenthal said he will be conservative when he looks at the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group’s report, due later this week, as he drafts the 2011-2012 State Budget.

The governor's comments came during a media conference he held in Cheyenne Wednesday.