Archive - Sep 2009 - News

September 3rd

City Council Gets Snapshot Of Current Finances

Sales tax revenues in the City of Sheridan dropped almost nine percent in fiscal 2009. A one time increase in use taxes helped total revenues remain relatively level. The Sheridan City Council received a financial outlook for the City from City Treasurer Jennifer Reed.

Forest Plan Revision Held Up In Court

The process by which the Bighorn National Forest revised its forest use plan has been vindicated in Federal Court. U.S. Wyoming District Judge Clarence Brimmer ruled that the Forest Service followed the law when they adopted the plan revision in 2005. Bighorn National Forest Service Planner Laurie Walters-Clark.

Governor Freudenthal Weighs In On Wolves

Wolf hunting season is still open in Idaho and how long that season will last is still in the hands of a Federal judge in Missoula, Montana. Earlier this week U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy heard arguments from both sides, after environmentalist groups filed a lawsuit to put wolves back on the endangered species list.

Speedy Preliminary Hearings Delayed For Murder Suspects

All three defendants in the Ernst murder case have waived their right to a speedy preliminary hearing in Sheridan County Circuit Court. 19-year-old Dennis Poitra, Jr. and 15-year-old Dharminder Vir Sen had been scheduled to appear in court on Friday afternoon. 16-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud had previously waived that right.

Special Prosecutor Needed In Municipal Judge Case

Late last Saturday night several Sheridan teens had an alleged confrontation with Sheridan Municipal Court Judge Stuart Healy. 18-year-old Lane Terzieff claims Healy punched him in the back without provocation.

Bear Hunters In Northern Bighorns Are Done For The Season

The 2009 fall black bear season for black bear hunt areas one and two in the northern Bighorn Mountains is closed. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department ended the season on Wednesday. Hunters should check black bear regulations for specific boundaries.

Sheridan County Tripartite Board Addresses Community Needs

The Sheridan County Tripartite Board is responsible for administering federal funding to areas of need in Sheridan County. Every three years the board conducts a community needs assessment that prioritizes needs within the county.

The latest needs assessment showed that the number one concern among residents is medical services.

September 2nd

County Planning And Zoning Commission Denies Spear G Preliminary Plat

The Sheridan Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday denied the Spear G preliminary plat request, along with two variances that went along with the plat. Commission Chair Craig Vogt explains why the requests were turned down by the commission.

Governor Freudenthal Has Concerns With State Funding For Heath Care This Year

The national debate continues on the Federal Health Care Initiative that is currently being considered by Congress. Wyoming leaders are focusing their attention on paying for increasing numbers of state residents qualifying for Medicaid. Governor Dave Freudenthal says the latest figures predict the program will go over budget this year.

Community Concerns Over Recent Criminal Activity Prompt Interest In Neighborhood Watch Programs

Fear, anger, and sympathy have gripped many of us in the last week since the murder of Robert Ernst caught most of us off-guard here in Sheridan. Nearly 75 people attended a meeting this week to learn more about the Neighborhood Watch program and how we can implement the idea in our community.