Archive - Aug 2009 - News

August 12th

Wyoming Rx Drug Deaths Doubled in Past 4 Years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health says newly compiled statistics show deaths in the state linked to prescription drug abuse more than doubled from 2005 to 2008.

Sheridan Student Learns Local History Through County Internship

When Mikole Bede started working at the Sheridan County Courthouse this summer, she had no idea of the adventure she was in for. Her job was to catalog records that were discovered in an attic area of the old portion of the courthouse. So, what did she find?

August 11th

Transportation Department To Hold Design Meeting For Second North Main Project

The North Main Revitalization Initiative began in earnest last year. It was a successful attempt by the City of Sheridan to get neighborhoods to become active in the planning process for upcoming capital projects.

SAWS Board To Consider Rates and Treatment Plant Expansion

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board reduced rates for the highest residential water users at their meeting last month. Because the rate decrease was defeated at the June meeting, the Board had to consider only a partial decrease in July and the action left out users with taps larger than 2 inches.

Wyoming State Board Of Control Is Meeting In Sheridan This Week

You’ve heard of the State Board of Equalization and the State Land and Investment Board, but what about the State Board of Control? That five-member board is part of the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office and they are responsible for regulating Wyoming water issues. The Board of Control meets every quarter, and this week they’re in Sheridan.

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.

August 10th

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.