Archive - Jul 23, 2009 - News

Several Cap Tax Information Meetings Are Coming Up Soon

There are several upcoming public informational presentations on the proposed renewal of the Capital Facilities. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Sheridan County Fair Offers Something For Everyone

While the 2009 Sheridan County Fair doesn't officially begin until this Sunday, there have already been several events including the public fashion review and dog agility and confirmation showmanship and obedience show's.

Facilities Director Sharon Nadeau tells us why it's so important for people to come out and see what the fair has to offer.

Operation Independence A Success At the Senior Center This Year

Operation Independence is an annual ask letter that is sent out around the 4th of July by the Sheridan Senior Center. Development Coordinator for the Senior Center Rindy West says Operation Independence was once again a success this year.

Bison Gores Visitor in Yellowstone Campground

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A bull bison at Yellowstone National Park gored a 55-year-old tourist after the man got within 10 feet of the animal in a campground.

State Jobless Rate Jumps to 5.9% in June

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The state jobless rate is up nearly a full percentage point to 5.9% from May to last month, as job growth was outpaced by a growing labor force.

High Tech Runaway Truck Ramp Effective But Expensive

One of the most horrible things that could happen when driving in the mountains of Wyoming is losing your brakes on the twisting roads. One R-V driver experienced that fear on Monday. The driver was traveling east on U.S. Highway 16 near Buffalo and opted to take the runaway truck ramp. The ramp is one of only 3 in the nation that uses a series of 9 metal nets to stop runaway vehicles.

Downtown Traffic Patterns Will Change Again Next Week

Downtown Sheridan has been torn up with construction for the past two summers. The City has been trying to update its aging infrastructure along with repairing road surfaces. The Brooks Street Phase II project, along with the Smith Street project, has created a few dilemmas for drivers looking for the shortest route to their destination. Once again traffic patterns will change on Monday.

Kleenburn Access Will Be Closed Starting Monday

The old Kleenburn mine site, or Acme pits as some call the area, has seen many uses over the last 100 years or so. The land that fronts on the Tongue River has seen coal mining and was even home to the Boy Scouts Camp Kleenburn for a number of years. The land is owned by Sheridan County and has been used extensively by off-road vehicle riders.