Archive - Jul 2009 - News

July 23rd

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.

July 22nd

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.

Sheriff's Office Investigating A String Of Burglaries in Dayton And Ranchester

There's been a recent rash of burglaries in Ranchester and Dayton. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Over the past three weeks there have been numerous burglaries in the town's of Dayton and Ranchester. Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hoffmeier explains what's been going on.

Ranchester Council Mulls Changes To Several Ordinances

Just how high of a fence is too high? That's a question that the Ranchester Town Council has been pondering recently. Currently, a fence in the front yard can be no more than four feet high and no more than six feet high in the back yard.

Governor Freudenthal Gives His Opinion On Health Care Reform

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal was a recent guest on KROE'S Public Pulse program. The Governor didn't mince words when expressing his feelings on the health care reform debate on Capital Hill.

July 21st

Countywide Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect Next Week

In an effort to clean up fire district boundaries the Sheridan County Commissioners approved several petitions to add to the area covered by the Big Horn Rural Fire Protection District. A recent examination of district boundaries showed parcels of land throughout the county that are not covered by a fire district.

County Commissioners Talk Budgets And Bridges

The Sheridan County Commissioners approved a $28 Million budget for 2010. The final budget is more than a 7% cut from last year. The commissioners also reviewed and accepted the annual financial statements. Commissioner Bob Rolston says the County stayed well under budget last year.