Archive - Nov 2010 - News

November 28th

Poll Question: TSA Screenings & Pat-Downs

Image from a TSA body scan.

The explosive devices found aboard several cargo planes earlier this month led the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration to put into place a more intense level of security checks upon passengers at airports.

Hydraulic Fracking Raises Concerns From Environmentalists

Drilling on the Pinedale Anticline. Photo by Linda Baker

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” as it is best known, has drawn its share of controversy nationwide as well as locally from environmental groups, who have raised concerns over safety issues.

Meadowlark Ski Resort Opens for the Season

The recent snow that we've received over the last several weeks has allowed the Meadowlark Ski Resort in the Big Horn Mountains to open early this year. The resort opened for the season over the weekend, last year they didn't open till after the New Year.

Buffalo Throws Out Welcome Mat this Weekend

The annual Christmas Kids' Shop will be at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Buffalo

The Christmas season officially begins this weekend in Buffalo with a number of events culminating in Saturday night's Lighted Christmas Parade. Sheridan Media News Director for Johnson County, Aaron Palmer, has the details.

More Christmas Happenings in Buffalo this weekend

In addition to shopping downtown and the Lighted Christmas Parade this Saturday night, Buffalo has a number of other events scheduled throughout the day.

Legislative Forum

Monday and Tuesday, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is holding a “Legislative Forum” in anticipation of the next Wyoming State Legislature session, which convenes in January.

State Senator Bruce Burns tells us more:

Western Governors to Meet With Salazar on Wolves

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The governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming plan to meet with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in Denver on Monday to talk about wolf management. Relations between the states and the federal government over wolf management have been prickly for years.

Shoshone National Forest to Revise Plan

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Managers at the Shoshone National Forest say they intend to start revising the forest management plan again early next year. Reports indicate that a draft plan could be finished by spring 2012. It will govern forest management for the next 15 years.

November 27th

Mayor Kinskey: Sheridan College Critical for Economic Development

Sheridan College students at the CNC Machining Center at the College.
Sheridan College students at the CNC Machining Center at the College.

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey recently toured the Sheridan College Computerized Numerically Controlled Machining Center.

“Fifteen Years of Celebrating the Stroll”

Just one of the many festive scenes from Friday night's Christmas Stroll in downtown Sheridan.

One of the largest social gatherings of the year, Friday evening, the fifteenth annual Christmas Stroll was held in downtown historic Sheridan.  The 30 degree weather was a far cry from the below zero temperatures experienced earlier this week, allowing crowds of all ages to come out and enjoy the