Archive - Sep 2009 - News

September 21st

City Council Approves Future Of Parks

Over the past several months, the public has been asked to provide their input on what they would like to see in some of our city parks.

City Council Receives Financial Snapshot

Sheridan City Council held its final regular meeting of the month Monday. It’s still early in the fiscal year, but overall the City of Sheridan appears to be on budget for 2010. Some of the revenue figures were artificially inflated due to some funds receiving 100% of their yearly revenues at the start of the fiscal year.

Governor Freudenthal Not Enthusiastic About Wind Energy Development

The efforts to find clean and renewable energy have led many to speculate that Wyoming has more than just fossil fuel energy resources. While we do have a climate that produces an abundance of wind, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal says it may not make economic sense at this time.

Hope's Promise Benefit Concert Is This Wednesday Night

There will be a special concert this Wednesday night at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Sheridan to help benefit a new Hope's Promise Home for Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya. Soprano Karen Clift will be joined by professional organist Samual Carabetta. St. Peter's pastor, Kevin Jones, says there are still tickets left for the concert.

DFS Announces Home Heating Help Applications Are Now Available

The Wyoming Department of Family Services has announced that applications for the home heating help program are now available. LIEAP Program Manager Brenda Ilg says LIEAP helped a lot of households last year.

Ilg indicated that now is the time to get your application filled out.

Wyoming Company To Build Man Camps For Pipeline Project

CASPER, (AP) - A company near Casper expects to employ about 120 people after winning a contract to build temporary housing for workers putting in a natural gas pipeline.

El Paso Corporation awarded a $36 million contract to Teton Buildings to build two man camps for the proposed pipeline that would extend from the Opal Hub in southwest Wyoming to Portland, Oregon.

River Cleanup Nets 1 Million Pounds of Trash

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Organizers of a cleanup project on the North Platte River are at the same time elated and appalled.

They're elated that in three years, the Platte River Revival has removed more than 1 million pounds of trash from the river. But Jolene Martinez, the event's organizer, says a million pounds of trash in the river is nothing to glorify.

Senate Finance Committee to Get Extra Attention from the Ladies?

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi sits on the Senate Finance Committee, and tomorrow, he and his colleagues may be hearing from a lot of women. First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged women to speak up about health care reform, pointing out that women are the primary decision-makers about health care, and they carry the heavier economic burden, too.

Malcolm Wallop to be Honored at Lake DeSmet

Former U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop of Big Horn will have his name permanently associated with another landmark in the area. Earlier this year, the airport terminal at the Sheridan County Airport was re-named the Malcolm Wallop Terminal.

Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum to Offer Free Admission Day

Smithsonian magazine will present the 5th Annual Museum Day on September 26th, and Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum in Big Horn will be offering free admission all day.

Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.