Archive - Nov 2009 - News

November 8th

Weekly Poll Question Topic: City Design Review Board Standards

"Are the City Design Review Board's standards too restrictive?" That is this week's Bank of Sheridan-sheridanmedia.com poll question.

The majority say 'yes', but some did say 'no', they think that Sheridan will become too big. Some feel that no matter what, you cannot stop growth.

November 6th

Sheridan Mayor Thanks Community For Their Patience During Busy Construction Season

Last week we told you about the various construction projects that are either done or just finishing up in Sheridan. Mayor Dave Kinskey says that the community exhibited plenty of patience during what was once again another busy construction season in Sheridan.

Representative Lummis Wants Government To Focus On Rising Unemployment, Not Health Care Takeover

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis released a statement Friday in response to reports of the nation's unemployment rate climbing to 10.2% in October. Lummis feels Congress has its priorities out of place.

U-Haul Carrying Over 40 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized Near Cheyenne

The driver of a rented U-Haul truck remains in custody following a traffic stop and seizure of just over 40 pounds of marijuana. The driver of the U-Haul, 42 year-old Erich Thalmayer from Eugene, Oregon, was arrested Thursday just after 3:00 p.m. after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 approximately 4 miles east of Cheyenne.

FBI Seeks Suspect In Riverton Bank Robbery

RIVERTON, (AP) - The FBI is searching for a man who tied up a bank employee during a robbery in Riverton. FBI officials say the masked robber was armed with a handgun and confronted an employee who was opening the US Bank on North Broadway at about 7:40 Friday morning.

Wyoming Guard Soldier at Fort Hood Accounted For

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A spokesman says the one Wyoming Army National Guard soldier at Fort Hood Army base in Texas is accounted for and safe after a mass shooting there. The Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage at the Texas post Thursday afternoon.

AARP Wyoming: Health Care Reform Wishes Granted

The U.S. House is getting ready to put health care reform to a vote. The Affordable Health Care for America Act is scheduled for consideration this weekend, and AARP is giving its stamp of approval.

November 5th

Planning Commission Will Consider Possible Forward Sheridan Facility At Their Next Meeting

The City of Sheridan has stopped work on a construction project by Double Eagle LLC. Double Eagle owner Ron Patterson is building a facility that may house the Forward Sheridan offices and small business incubator program. Patterson was moving forward with construction because even if Forward Sheridan is unable to purchase the offices, he believes there is a market for the building.

VA Hospice Helps Patients And Families

November is National Hospice Month and the Sheridan Veterans Administration Medical Center operates an inpatient hospice program for veterans at the hospital. The hospice at the VA is a relatively recent addition in the last several years and the facility has used former medical patient rooms to serve hospice needs.

Powder Horn Incorporation Is Just A Possibility

While the Homeowners Association at the Powder Horn PUD south of Sheridan has held a couple of public meetings concerning incorporation, any action is still a long way off. Officers of the Powder Horn HOA were guests on KROE’s Public Pulse program yesterday.