There are mixed reactions about the idea that government should be able to ban text messaging and cell phone use while on the road. Is the government gaining too much control, or just trying to keep us safe? This week's Sheridan Media - Bank of Sheridan poll question is: "Should the Government ban text messaging and/or cell phone usage whiledriving?"
A Newcastle man was arraigned on sexual assault charges in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan. 52-year-old Richard Hill is accused of sexual abuse of a minor in the 2nd degree. Hill allegedly had sexual contact with a child between the ages of 13 and 15, according to the court records.
Sheridan County Commissioners voted several weeks ago to enact fire restrictions throughout the county. The action was taken on advice of County Fire Warden Bill Biastoch who indicated that small fuels are drying out despite the fact that the county has seen a very moist summer.
As part of the exhibit honoring the history of the Sheridan Brewery, the Sheridan County Museum last year held a beer tasting event. This year, it was even bigger and better, despite ominous thunder clouds and wind. Museum director, Dana Prater spoke with Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson.
The Schlumberger oilfield service company has donated 73 million dollars in production modeling software to the University of Wyoming. UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Robert Ettema says the software will expose UW undergraduate students to advanced industry practices involving oil and gas reservoirs.
CHEYENNE, (AP) - Horizon Wind Energy has suspended development of the Simpson Ridge wind farm in Carbon County because of Wyoming's position on protecting key sage grouse habitat. Project manager Nate Sandvig said Friday that Houston-based Horizon is not scrapping the project, but is placing it on hold indefinitely.
Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting on Thursday to enact a temporary freeze on subdivision applications for portions of the county. Those properties include all the land in the Class 5 Groundwater Vulnerability Area as defined by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.