Archive - Oct 2010 - News

October 8th

PLUC Raffle Drawing Next Tuesday

Public Land Users Committee Secretary Phyllis Simon

The Public Land Users Committee, or PLUC, is in the final days of selling raffle tickets as a means of raising funds to help with expenses incurred on a fencing project at 3-Poles Recreation Area. Tickets are $5 apiece or $20 for a book of five, and the prizes are either a Savage Rifle or a Hoyt Bow.

Drug Free Workplace Training Postponed

Drug-Free Workplace training scheduled for October 12th has been postponed to sometime in February.

Next Tuesday, October 12th was to be a Fall Drug Free Workplace training for employers. The event has been postponed to next February. Pam Peldo is the Chairperson of the Sheridan County Partnership for a Drug-Free Workplace.

Take-Back Program Successful

This 2-foot high box was filled nearly to the top by the time Sheridan's Take-Back day ended.

Two weeks ago, Sheridan County Law Enforcement, along with Sheridan Media, took part in the first annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Program.

A media release from the Denver, Colorado office of the Drug Enforcement Agency tells us that Colorado, Utah, Montana and Wyoming contributed mightily to the nationwide effort.

Business Incubator Officially Open

After the lease agreement signing in front of the Sheridan Hig-Tech Business Incubator. (L-R) Renee Obermueller, Steve Maier, David Spencer, Dick Weber, Tom Ringley, Bob Rolston, Jay Stender, Dick Kindt, Ron Patterson, Anthony Spiegelberg

Friday morning, the Sheridan County Board of Commissioners purchased condominium space within 1981 Double Eagle Drive and signed a subsequent lease agreement with Forward Sheridan, Inc. for 5,400 square feet of office space.

Kerns Camp Sites Improved

Newly graded camping areas in a beautiful fall setting provide great hunting opportunities at the Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Area near Dayton.

The Wyoming Game and Fish regional office in Sheridan has released information about improved campsites near the Kerns Wildlife Habitat Management Area. Information Specialist Warren Mischke says the area is expanded and safer, thanks to an agreement with some other agencies.

October 7th

Governor on Affordable Care; Retirement Savings

Each week, Governor Dave Freudenthal meets with the media to discuss a variety of topics, and two he covered this week dealt with issues affecting Wyoming's older population.

Rep Lummis Discusses the Deficit

“Reducing the deficit” is on the tip of many congressional tongues these days.

Firefighter Physical Ability Testing

Firefighter 2 / EMT 1, Jerry Johnston, ascends the aerial ladder on Truck 1 as he performs one of the required tasks of Sheridan Fire-Rescues annual physical ability test. The ladder is raised 75 feet in the air and is a pass / fail event.

All members of the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department are participating in the annual physical ability testing this week. Firefighters are required to pass a battery of physical tasks aimed at insuring they are fit for duty.

UW Seminar in Sheridan: International Trade

Dr. Jean Garrison, Director of the University of Wyoming INternational Studies Program

The C-Tel Auditorium at Sheridan College is the location for an International Studies Scholars Lecture Series event brought to Sheridan from the University of Wyoming. The title of the program is quite a mouthful – Understanding Consequences and Opportunities of Rapid Social Changes Inside China.

Vincent Scott: Guilty on All Six Counts

Closing arguments in the 1st Degree Sexual Assault trial of Vincent Scott took place Thursday afternoon in 4th Judicial District Court.  The defendant chose not not take the stand and testify, and the defense did not put on a case.