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December 7th

Sheridan City Council Holds First Regular Meeting In December

The Sheridan City Council met last night and they will ask WYDOT for over $300,000 in Safe Routes to School funds. The money would fund half of a project to install sidewalks in the neighborhoods around Meadowlark School.

An ordinance annexing over 500 acres west of Sheridan passed the Council on second reading. There is still one more reading before the annexation is final.

City Adjusts 2010 Budget Resolution

The Sheridan City Council has made an adjustment to the budget resolution. The amendment would allocate unspent funds from last year as well as make a few adjustments based on current revenue streams. Part of the resolution included a $100,000 payment to the North Main Neighborhood Association.

School District Two Receives Clean Audit

Sheridan County School District Two received a clean audit for fiscal year 2009. The Board of Trustees approved the audit report at their monthly meeting Monday night. District Two Business Manager Roxie Taft likens the audit to a students report card.

Fulmer Library Has Many Festive Exhibits This Month

The Sheridan County Fulmer Library is home to several exhibits this month that are centered around the Christmas holiday. Director of Programming, Anita Weisheit explains.

Monthly Chamber Luncheon Is This Wednesday

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon will take place this Wednesday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Chamber Director Janelle Martinsen tells us what they've got planned for the last Chamber Luncheon of the year.

The luncheon will begin at 11:30am this Wednesday at the Holiday Inn and is $15 per person.

Snowmobile Riders Spend Cold Night In The Bighorns

Five young people in their 20’s decided to spend Saturday riding snowmobiles in the Bighorn Mountains. Sometime during their ride, they lost track of their location and using cell phones reported their situation to the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office in Wyoming.

December 7th

Wyoming to Play Fresno State in New Mexico Bowl

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - First-year head coach Dave Christensen has Wyoming in a bowl game. The Cowboys will play Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl on December 19th in Albuquerque, N.M., in a match-up of teams from the Mountain West Conference and the Western Athletic Conference. Christensen says the team is excited to be playing in the post-season.

Community Holiday Dinner Serves The Biggest Crowd Yet

The Sheridan Community Holiday Dinner has been a tradition for nearly two decades. The first few years there were several hundred meals served each Christmas season. Yesterday, over 1,200 people enjoyed a full holiday meal for free. Holiday Inn General Manager Mark Demple says they have hosted the event all 19 years.

Sheridan Man Will Remain Incarcerated Until Trial In Federal Court

On Friday, a Federal magistrate ordered a 28-year-old Sheridan man to be held in custody until his trial in U.S. District Court. Christopher Brown faces three counts of child pornography charges and could receive up to 50 years in prison if convicted.

Holiday Open House Marks End Of Season For State Historic Site

The Annual Holiday open house at the Trail End State Historic Site was one of several holiday events that took place over the weekend. For three days visitors get a chance to see the Kendrick Mansion the way it may have looked around Christmas time nearly 100 years ago.