Archive - Aug 11, 2009 - News

Local Legislators Give Their Take On The Publics Unrest Regarding Health Care Reform

There has been plenty of public disdain displayed at recent town meetings across the country about Congress' proposed health care plan. State Representative Rosie Berger comments on what she's feeling from her constituents.

Wyoming's Highways Remained Relatively Safe During Sturgis Bike Rally

Now that the bike rally in Sturgis is officially over, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is starting to get a better idea of the impact that the influx of bikers has had on the state's highways. Highway Patrol Sergeant Stephen Townsend says things were quieter than usual.

Wyoming Department of Health Reminds Parents About Vaccines

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding parents to make sure their kids have received the vaccines they need before the new school year starts.

Inquest Scheduled in Broadus, MT Shooting

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A coroner's inquest jury will investigate details of a fatal shooting by the Powder River County sheriff.

On May 18, Sheriff John Blain shot and killed 59-year-old John T. Andrew of Wilsall after responding to a trespassing call at a ranch near Broadus.

Authorities Asking Public For Help Finding Clues In Warehouse Theft Case

Last week, two men drove off with more than $3,000 worth of flooring materials from a warehouse on Commercial Lane. The Woods reported the theft of over 800 square feet of ceramic tile that was stacked outside the warehouse after the Crazy Days sales in Sheridan. Sheridan County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Ryan Mulholland describes what they know so far.

Absentee Ballots Starting To Arrive In Cap-Tax Election

The Sheridan County Elections Office mailed out more than 180 absentee ballots for next week’s special Capital Facilities Tax election. 110 of those have already been returned. Elections Director Brenda Miech says it’s too soon to guess whether or not that will be any indication of voter turnout next Tuesday.

School District 2 Meets For Last Time Before School Starts

The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees held their last meeting before the start of the school year on Monday night. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher attended the meeting.

Two School District 2 Trustees Resign

Two of the nine Sheridan County School District 2 Trustees have resigned from the board. Stephanie Cole and Lisa Lunbeck both left the board for personal reasons. Now the District is faced with the task of replacing both members in 30 days. Board Chairman Richard Bridger.

Doug Raney Is District 2 Teacher Of The Year

School District 2 Board Chairman Richard Bridger said it was one of the hardest choices he has been required to make. He was speaking of the District’s choice of Doug Raney as their 2009 Teacher of the Year.