Archive - Nov 18, 2010 - News

How “Whitey” Got His Name; NWCCD Board Honors Trustees

Charlene Foster, Walt Wragge, Whitey Wells

The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees honored three of their outgoing members at their regular meeting Thursday night.

Safe Routes to School Closer to Reality

The City of Buffalo is one step closer to having their Safe Routes to School project completed, according to City Planner Zach Montgomery. Aaron Palmer brings us the report.

Sewage Lift Station Half Complete

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery

The sewage lift station project on Highway 16 East at Cowboy Town is nearly half complete. Johnson County News Director for Sheridan Media, Aaron Palmer, has more.

Shawn Osborne: Guilty of 1st Degree Murder

29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne has been found Guilty of the 1st Degree Murder of Gerald Bloom.
29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne has been found Guilty of the 1st Degree Murder of Gerald Bloom.

After just over four hours of deliberations, the 12-person jury came back Thursday afternoon with a Guilty verdict in the 1st Degree Murder Trial of 29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne. Osborne stood emotionless while District Court Clerk Nicki Arney read the verdict.

Closing Arguments Held in 1st Degree Murder Trial

Closing arguments in the 1st Degree Murder trial of 29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne took place Thursday morning in 4th Judicial District Court.

Wyoming Foots Bill to Quit Cigs

1/3 of cancer deaths in the United States are caused by smoking.

Today is the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Smokers were challenged to stop lighting up for 24 hours, and encouraged to make a plan to kick the habit permanently.

Sheridan Employees Debate Veterans' Day vs. Columbus Day

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There has been some debate among City of Sheridan employees about changing their paid holidays. Veterans Day, because it always falls on November 11th, changes which day of the week it is every year. This is part of the reason some are asking about a vacation swap.

Community Colleges, "Partnerships" and Lichens

Some described the relationship as “close.” Others said said the partnership was “intimate.” They were describing the connection between our local NWCCD community colleges and the surrounding “communities.”

However, it may be that the relationship is less partnership and more like, well, lichens. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love explains:

NWCCD Accreditation Visit

The Northern Wyoming Community College District is in the midst of their much anticipated AQIP “quality checkup visit.” This visit is just part of what the college district has to do in order to remain an accredited institution under AQIP guidelines.

Shawn Osborne Takes the Stand

After the State rested their case in the 1st Degree Murder Trial of Shawn Osborne late Wednesday morning, the defendant took the stand in his defense. Osborne's Defense Attorney Robert Jones asked him to describe the events leading up to the alleged murder of Gerald Bloom on January 15th, 2010.