Archive - Feb 2010 - News

February 24th

Governor's Workforce Summit Keynote Speaker Announced

The Wyoming Workforce Development Council, in partnership with the Governor's Office and the Department of Workforce Services, has announced that Keith Harrell will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming Governor's Summit on Workforce Solutions. Harrell is known across corporate American for his energetic, innovative presentations and as a dynamic life coach.

Freudenthal Says It's Time To Get Serious About Health Care Reform

At a news conference Wednesday, Governor Dave Freudenthal said that Wyoming cannot wait for the federal government to fix healthcare, and suggested that the State Legislature strongly consider a proposal before a house committee this week.

Wyoming Girls School Girls Hockey Team Faces-Off Thursday

Contributed by Judy Hagerott

The puck drops Thursday morning at 9:30 sharp as the Wyoming Girls School hockey team takes on the Sheridan Woman All-Stars in their 3rd annual face-off at Sheridan Ice, located at 475 East Brundage.

Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. Enters Into Agreement to be Acquired by Investor Group

Sheridan-based oil and gas company Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc issued a media release this morning announcing that it has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which an investor group will acquire Pinnacle in an all-cash transaction for $0.34 per share of common stock, representing a premium of approximately 28% to Pinnacle's closing share price yesterday of $0.265.

February 23rd

Another Jail Fight Prompts Discussion with Sheriff

Sheridan County (WY) Sheriff Dave Hofmeier

In Monday's Sheridan County Circuit Court proceedings, two current inmates at the Sheridan County Jail were brought before Magistrate Carol Doughty on Battery charges for a fight they got into at the jail. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

Representatives With OLC Meet With Stakeholders On Proposed Spray Park

The City of Sheridan and the Sheridan Recreation District recently hired OLC Aquatics out of Denver, Colorado to design a spray/splash park that would be located within Thorne-Rider Park. Representatives from OLC toured Thorne-Rider Tuesday, and met with City and Recreation District officials about site and design options that ranged anywhere from $200,000 to $400,000.

City Conducts Streetscape Walk-Through On North Main

Officials with the City of Sheridan along with North Main Neighborhood Association Chairperson Robin Debolt spent Tuesday afternoon conducting a streetscape walk-through on North Main Street from 5th Street to Fort Road. City Project Manager Joe Schoen.

Governor Freudenthal Weighs In On Wind Energy Tax Legislation

Governor Dave Freudenthal appeared as a guest on KROE'S Public Pulse program Tuesday. The Governor commented on the wind energy tax bill that was recently approved in the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate for approval.

DSA To Hold Annual Wine Festival First Friday In March

The Downtown Sheridan Association will be holding their annual wine festival fundraiser Friday, March 5th. DSA Board Member Julie Davidson says that the event has a new venue this year.

Sheridan Resident With a Heart to Help "Grandson" Loses Thousands

It has happened again -- a victim of a phone scam, who lost a lot of money.

Monday, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Sheridan resident who was called by a young man claiming to be his grandson. Sheriff Dave Hofmeier explains what transpired.