Archive - Jul 27, 2009 - News

City Planning Commission Approves New McDonald's Location

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission made quick work of their agenda Monday night as the only item under new business dealt with the building and site design of a new McDonald's in Sheridan.

Planning Commission Chairman Alex Lee on why there was very little discussion prior to approval.

Obesity In Sheridan County Is Slightly Lower Than The State Average

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System ranked Wyoming 33rd among the country in terms of its residents being overweight and obese. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter tells us how Sheridan County stacks up.

The Debate Continues On Affordable Healthcare And Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reform has been a widely discussed topic of late and it appears the debate of how to make health insurance affordable to the 40 some million Americans without it is just heating up.

City Council Chooses New Councilor

The Sheridan City Council considered five applications to fill the vacant council seat on Monday at City Hall. Jerry Grandahl would have been the sixth candidate but he withdrew his application on Monday morning. The five remaining applicants were interviewed by the Council and asked the same series of three questions.

Car Dealers Accused Of Altering Car's Odometers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Two car salesmen have been indicted on charges that they tampered with vehicles' odometers to falsely show lower mileage to sell the cars for a higher price.

Rawlins Man Faces Life In Prison In Bar Shooting

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - A judge ruled prosecutors can proceed with the case of a man accused of attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man nine times.

Twenty-two-year-old Timothy David Kramer faces life in prison if convicted of attempted first-degree murder in the March 4 shooting of Steven Devore. A judge ruled Friday Kramer's case can proceed in Carbon County District Court.

Grizzly Injured Former Police Officer

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - The northern Wyoming man who killed a grizzly bear with a handgun as it attacked him earlier this month is a former Baltimore police officer trained to respond to difficult and violent situations, fellow officers say.

No Bail For Man Wanted In Child Molestation Case

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Mississippi fugitive on the lam for nearly 15 years after being accused of molesting two girls has been ordered held without bail after his capture this week.

Mayor Gives State Of The City Address

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey visited the Sheridan Rotary Club on Friday to deliver his State of the City address. The overall outlook for Sheridan is bright despite the cutting back that must be done in the current economic climate. Kinskey says the City is on the right track but will have to make do with less for now.

33rd Annual Dayton Days Celebration Includes Unveiling Of New Fire Truck

The Town of Dayton held their annual Dayton Days Celebration over the weekend. One new addition to the parade was the brand new Dayton Volunteer Fire Department fire engine. Dayton Fire Chief Charlie Linhart says that the old fire engine may have had only 10,000 miles on it but it was more than 25 years old.