Archive - Sep 15, 2009 - News

County Commissioners Hold Second September Meeting

The Sheridan County Commissioners held their second September meeting on Tuesday. They appointed William Edelman of Campbell County as a special prosecutor. The outside help was needed to avoid a conflict of interest by the Sheridan County Attorney in a case involving Sheridan Municipal Court Judge Stuart Healy.

Ranchester Town Council Denies Fence Request And Approves A Number Of Municipal Code Book Revisions

The Ranchester Council met for their 2nd meeting of September Tuesday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there.

The Council denied a request from resident Kim Fuka to have a six foot fence on his property. Councilwoman Samantha Nixon.

Representative Madden Weighs In On Value Added Tax On Wind Generation In The State

State Representative Mike Madden was a guest on Tuesday's Public Pulse program, where he addressed a number tax related issues concerning the state of Wyoming. Madden says that the taxation of wind development in the state is an issue that needs to be addressed.

Wyoming agency Receives $9.6 million Stimulus for Efficiency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming has received $9.6 million in federal economic stimulus funding to improve the energy efficiency of buildings around the state.

The funding announced Monday comes from the Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money goes to the State Energy Office, a small agency within the Wyoming Business Council.

Sheridan County School District 2 AP Program Is More Popular Than Ever

Sheridan High School has their highest enrollments ever in Advanced Placement courses. Nearly three hundred students have signed up to take AP courses this year. The courses not only provide more challenging coursework for students but also provide the opportunity to earn college credit. High School Principal Dirlene Wheeler.

School District 2 Holds September Board Meeting

The construction is nearly complete on the new Woodland Park Elementary School. All estimates show the building ready for a grand opening celebration on Monday, October 12th. Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty says students will attend classes in the new building the next day.

The Accountability, Change, And Education Behavioral Center Continues In School District 2

Students that misbehave in Sheridan County School District 2 and are suspended or expelled do not get to stay home, however. For the past three years those students must attend the ACE program. ACE stands for Accountability, Change and Education. District Superintendent Craig Dougherty says the program is showing very positive results.

More County Road Closures Remind Us That It’s Still Construction Season

Many of the construction projects in the Sheridan area are getting close to completion. The roadwork to prepare for a traffic light at Brundage Lane and Sugarland Drive is almost done.