Archive - Oct 2010 - News

October 5th

Curtis Scheckla Arraigned in District Court

A 2-day trial has been scheduled for March 2nd and 3rd for Curtis Scheckla.

54-year-old Curtis Scheckla was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning on one count of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Minor.

John McTiernan Sentenced to Prison

John McTiernan, director of the "Die Hard" series, was sentenced Monday in California to 12 months in prison.

HOLLYWOOD, California - “Die Hard” director John McTiernan has been sentenced to twelve months in prison for lying during a wiretapping investigation of Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano. A federal judge also ordered McTiernan, who will be allowed to post bond pending an appeal, to pay a $100,000 fine.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Rhonda Weber with the Advocacy & Resource Center in Sheridan.

The public is invited to join the Advocacy and Resource Center Saturday morning, October 9th for the 3rd Annual March Against Family Violence. Spokesperson Rhonda Weber explains.

Weber says to come dressed in purple, as that is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Fire Prevention Week in Sheridan

Banner showing the theme of the 2010 Fire Prevention Week.

It's Fire Prevention Week in Sheridan County, with the focus this year, says Sheridan Fire Marshall Brian Songer, on smoke detectors.

October 4th

Wyoming Winter Weather Awareness Day

Marc Singer with the National Weather Service in Billings, MT.

Every year, the National Weather Service designates a Weather Awareness Week, and the NWS office in Billings has narrowed that down even further by designating Wednesday, October 6th, as Wyoming Weather Awareness Day.

Duff Accepts Directorship Offer

After two days of interviews, the Sheridan County Library Board of Trustees has selected among the five finalists to fill the opening for Library Director. Trustee Tony Wendtland:

City Council Approves $3.5 Million Grant Application

City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson
City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson

The Sheridan City Council approved a $3.5 million grant application through the State Land and Investment Board at their meeting Monday night. The grant would help cover costs to pay for Federally mandated upgrades to both the Sheridan and Big Goose Water Treatment plants to guard against cryptosporidium and giardia.

Jeep Accident Ends Tragically

Sheridan Police Detective Sgt. Tom Henry

Tragedy came to a young married couple in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 2nd. Detective Sgt. Tom Henry with the Sheridan Police Department describes the incident.

“Step Up for Wyoming Children” Week

It's all about Wyoming's children with this organization, headquartered in Cheyenne.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Mountain View and Evanston, WY – Children take center stage for Wyoming's 3rd Annual “Step Up for Wyoming Kids” Week, held through this Saturday across the state. Carnivals, candidate forums and information fairs are on tap, focusing on how decisions made by elected leaders affect kids – whether it be in the classroom or the justice they find at the courthouse.

Poll Question: Cyber Bullying Legal Ramifications

Chart showing the differences between confrontational bullying and cyberbullying.

Two weeks ago, as the result of being “outed” via the Internet, an 18-year-old Rutgers University student killed himself by jumping off a bridge. His roommate and another student allegedly videotaped the young man in bed with another male, and then posted it on the web.