Archive - Aug 2009 - News

August 3rd

No Injuries In Vehicle Fire On Interstate 90

A New Mexico man escaped injury when his pickup truck caught fire on Interstate 90 yesterday. Andrew Wilson from Las Vegas, New Mexico was traveling eastbound just outside of Sheridan on Monday afternoon when his 2005 GMC Sierra pickup started to overheat. When the vehicle started to lose power Wilson pulled over and opened the hood. Flames erupted from the engine compartment.

National Night Out Events Will Take Place Tonight In Dayton and Sheridan

National Night Out is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday in August. It’s a night where communities can interact with local law enforcement agencies on a social level. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office has participated in the program for several years. Sheriff’s Deputy Mandy Madry…

City Council Takes A Look At Fee Waivers For Affordable Housing Project

The Sheridan City Council is considering a change in building permit requirements that would raise the minimum permit valuation from $1,000 to $3,000. The ordinance passed on second reading. Using 2008 figures, the measure may cost the City around $6,000 in lost revenue from the small building permits.

Sheridan County Commissioners Approve Mill Levies

Sheridan County’s total valuation grew nearly 20% from 2008 to 2009. Property valuations usually lag a year behind the market since numbers from the prior year must be used for the assessments. With that in mind, the Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting yesterday to approve the property tax mill levy schedule for this fiscal year.

Dayton Town Council Awards Bid For Bridge And Recognizes Yard Of The Month For July

The Dayton Town Council held their first meeting of August Monday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

They'll Be "Brewing Up History" This Friday at the Sheridan County Museum

The 2nd Annual “Brewing Up History” Beer Tasting and Blind Pig Art Sale is coming up this Friday night on the porch of the Sheridan County Museum. Curator of Museum Education Nathan Doerr says the event has grown in its second year.

Local Author Craig Johnson Will Be at the Fulmer Library This Week

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will have a special guest this Thursday as local author Craig Johnson will be on hand to talk about his latest book. Library Programming Coordinator Anita Weisheit gives us
the details.

Man Accused In Outhouse Explosion Appears In Court

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A 21-year-old man accused of blowing up an outhouse while a friend filmed the explosion in the Weston Hills recreation area appeared in court where his bail was set at $5,000.

Sheridan County Fair Concludes Tonight With Livestock Sale

It's been a long week and there are just a couple of events left, and that means the 2009 Sheridan County Fair is nearly at an end. Mother nature shook things up with a couple very hot days and also near record rainfall on others. Young people from all over the county competed no matter the weather with bids to next week's Wyoming State Fair on the line.

Big West Art Festival At Sheridan College

Ryan Muldowney is a drawing and painting instructor at Sheridan College. He has been planning the for Big West Arts Festival since October of last year. The festival was held this weekend at Sheridan College. There were fine arts displays, sculpting and live bands playing.

Muldowney had this to say about his preparation for the Big West Arts Festival.