Archive - Aug 2009 - News

August 17th

Scars Linger from Killer Montana Quake of '59

GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST, Mont.(AP) - Fifty years ago today, a massive earthquake rocked the mountains of southeastern Montana, setting off a rockslide that buried a packed National Forest campground under 80 million tons of debris.

Medicare "Mythbusters" at Work in Wyoming

One look at the town hall health care reform meetings taking place across the country shows how emotional the topic is, and AARP is trying to help.

Missouri RICO Act Charges a 1st for Human Trafficking Case in Several States -- Including Wyoming

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A massive federal human trafficking case in Kansas City is the first time the government has pursued such charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations -- or RICO -- Act.

August 16th

Dirt Duathlon Gets Big Turnout Despite Weather

Every year Sheridan Memorial Hospital helps organize a fundraiser for the Diabetes Strip Assistance Program. For the last few years they have sponsored the “Dirt Duathlon;” however, this year the race should have been called the “Mud Duathlon.” Organizer Rob Forister says they nearly doubled the number of participants from last year.

Taste of Sheridan Gets Taste of Bad Weather; Crowds Still Enjoy Event

Despite getting hit with a couple of rain showers, the Taste of Sheridan still had a great turnout. Dubbed a giant Community Picnic, the event was held at Thorne-Rider Park in Sheridan Sunday afternoon. There was an area for children to play on inflatables; a concert area where folks could relax and listen to first a bluegrass band and then a rock band; and there was a beer garden.

Health Care Town Hall Meetings Poll Question

Heath care touches everyone's life in a big way, that being one of the reasons why the Town Hall heath care meetings have been widely debated. At times, even President Obama has gotten personal about the issue. Will the Government have a unfair advantage over the insurance companies, or is it going to make the insurance companies honest?

Sheridan City Council To Meet Tonight

The Sheridan City Council will receive a financial update at their meeting tonight, and will consider an ordinance that will raise the minimum value that requires a building permit.

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that under new business, the Council will address a policy onwater leaks.

August 15th

Bresnan Has Intermittent Internet, Phone Outage

Bresnan Communications reports intermittent outages with its digital phone and high speed Internet service in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. A Bresnan representative said the outages began Thursday night and service had been restored to many customers Friday, although some customers still may be without service.

Game and Fish Investigating Poaching Cases In Sheridan Region

Authorities are investigating the deaths of deer and antelope that were shot and left to rot near Arvada and Buffalo. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says a doe deer and buck antelope were found shot July 31 and three other deer were found shot August 6th. Sheridan Region Game Warden Troy Achterhof says nothing was removed from the carcasses.

August 14th

Sheridan City Council Will Receive A Financial Snapshot At Their Upcoming Meeting

Keeping a hard line on the financial situation has become the norm for city's across the country in these tough economic times. The City of Sheridan is no exception, as Mayor Dave Kinskey explains that councilor's Monday night will be brought up to speed on the city's finances.