Archive - Oct 2010 - News

October 5th

A Look at Dow and Jefferson Street Improvements

Mayor DaveKinskey working with those interested in the proposed street improvement project on Dow and Jefferson Streets.

The second in a series of hands-on public workshops, hosted by the City of Sheridan, was held Tuesday night at the YMCA to look at potential street improvements in the Jefferson and Dow Street areas near the Y.  Problems already identified by the City are street widths, drainage, pathway connectivity, traffic speeds, and aging water and sewer lines.

Lydia Morrison Arraigned on Four Counts

Sheridan County Courthouse addition

24-year-old Lydia Morrison, represented by public defender Erin Wardell, was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning on four separate counts.

WYDOT Taking a Look at Speed Limit on Brundage Lane

Accidents like this are happening more and more often on Brundage Lane in Sheridan.
Accidents like this are happening more and more often on Brundage Lane in Sheridan.

There have been several recent accidents on Brundage Lane in Sheridan lately that has prompted officials with WYDOT to examine the speed limit on that street. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell explains.

County Commissioners Approve Closing On Incubator Building

County Commissioner Bob Rolston
County Commissioner Bob Rolston

The Sheridan County Commissioners approved the closing of the business incubator building on East Ridge Road at their meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Bob Rolston.

Rolston says that the acquisition of the property didn't cost the County a dime.

Hospital Board Approves Capital Equipment Purchase

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty
Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a CT scanner and MRI in the amount of $1 million. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty explains that the equipment isn't necessarily new.

Jennifer Edwards Sentenced in District Court

32-year-old Sheridan resident Jennifer Edwards was sentenced Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Edwards reached a plea agreement with the State in July, and plead guilty to one count of Felony Child Endangerment. District Court Judge John Fenn accepted the terms of the plea agreement and sentenced Edwards to 2 to 4 years in prison, suspended in lieu of 4 years of supervised probation.

Kennon Products Inc. Wins 20/20 Clear Vision Award

The Wyoming Workforce Development Council announced Tuesday that Kennon Products, Inc. of Sheridan is this year's recipient of the 20/20 Clear Vision Award for the Northeast Region. Kennon President Ron Kensey comments on winning the award.

BHNFS To Hold Open House on Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Bighorn National Forest is proposing to continue livestock grazing on 43 allotments, covering nearly 386,000 acres, and conduct vegetation management through prescribed burning on approximately 15,000 acres.

Taste of Home a Huge Success

It was meatballs to mousse and every kind of delectable in between at Monday night’s Taste of Home Cooking School, held in the Early Auditorium of Sheridan’s Junior High.  The hallways were crowded shoulder to shoulder as cooking enthusiasts checked out the ten vendor booths offering tasty treats and helpful information.

Laurie Graves – Wyoming Teacher of the Year

Laurie Graves (2nd from right) receives a BIG check for her selection as 2011 Wyoming Teacher of the Year. Also pictured from left - Sue Belish, Dr. Jim McBride, Representative Rosie Berger, and Principal Brent Caldwell.

In a packed Big Horn High School auditorium Tuesday morning, students from Big Horn Elementary School listened attentively as Principal Brent Caldwell, District 1 Superintendent Sue Belish, members of the District 1 School Board, members of the Sheridan Delegation to the State Legislature, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr.