Archive - Nov 2009 - News

November 5th

Search For New Police Chief In Sheridan Continues

The search to replace Sheridan Police Chief Mike Card continues as the City has been working diligently to find the most qualified applicant. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey explains how the process is being handled.

The Mayor says that the community will have a chance to get involved in the process as well.

Sheridan County Planning Commission OK's Fee Raises

Development in Sheridan County will come at a bit steeper price now that the Planning Commission has given their approval to raising fees across the board. County Planner Mark Reid explains the fee raises.

Reid said that fees haven't been adjusted in sometime, and in one particular case, it's been over thirty years.

November 4th

Hospital Foundation Receives Large Gift In Digital Mammography Campaign

Over 600 people got involved with the recent Pink Link campaign to raise funding for digital mammography equipment at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. The Hospital Foundation set a goal of $250,000 for the campaign. Thanks to one local donor, they are well on their way.

Yellowstone National Park Has Record Breaking Year

Yellowstone National Park is still setting attendance records this year. The park received nearly 3.3 Million visitors so far in 2009. That number is almost 8 percent more than at the same time last year. It’s already 100,000 more than the all-time record for a complete year set in 2007. All this despite lower October numbers than last year.

Brooks Street Project Nears Completion

For the last two summers the Brooks Street construction projects have created issues for downtown residents and businesses with constant detours and street closures. That will finally come to an end this week as the project nears substantial completion. All downtown streets are open and the contractor is working on punch list items.

County Planning and Zoning Commission Moves Forward With Groundwater Protection Area Resolution

The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a resolution Wednesday night that establishes a Groundwater Protection Area for Sheridan County. The protection area outlines the class five high vulnerability areas, which are the most prevalent south and southwest of Sheridan in the Little Goose Valley.

Sheridan Mayor Adds Clarification To Capital Facilities Tax Distribution

There has been some confusion as of late as to the way the current Capital Facilities Tax is going to be distributed throughout Sheridan County. The last time the tax was passed, monies were distributed to the smaller communities such as Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont first.

November 4th

Butte Man Dies of Swine Flu Complications

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Officials with the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department have confirmed that a Butte, Montana man has died of complications from the swine flu, bringing to eight the number of Montana deaths from the illness since August.

Wyoming Treasurer Joe Meyer Has Lung Cancer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Treasurer Joe Meyer has disclosed that he has lung cancer and expects to undergo surgery in Cheyenne next week.

The 68-year-old Meyer said he discovered the cancer about two weeks ago when he sought medical treatment for chest pain. He said doctors have told him that the tumor in his left lung is malignant but has not spread.

Sheridan County Commissioners Meeting

The Sheridan County Commissioners held their first November meeting yesterday morning. They started by approving a pair of conditional use permits. One of which would allow the Turned Antiques business to display outdoor merchandise on their current location on Lower Piney Creek Road.