Archive - Feb 2010 - News

February 23rd

Budget Presented in the Wyoming House Monday

Wyoming lawmakers are at the halfway point in the 2010 Budget Session, and the Budget was officially presented in the State House Monday. Representative Rosie Berger chairs the Joint Appropriations Committee, and she spent four hours yesterday going through the Budget with her fellow representatives.

Legislature Working to Improve School Facilities Commission Process

In the past few months, we've been reporting on the frustrations that Sheridan County School District 1 has had in building the new Big Horn Elementary and Jr. High / High School facility. Mid-way through the project, the School Facilities Commission changed some of the guidelines regarding square footage.

Too Hot, Then Too Cold -- When Will the Housing Market be Just Right?

A rarity just a few years ago, “for sale signs” seem to be sprouting in front of houses everywhere.  So how long will the local housing market cool? Sheridan Media’s Betsy Love asked a local real estate agent to look in his crystal ball and filed this report

February 22nd

Wyoming Settles Conservation Easement Suit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has succeeded in blocking the Johnson County Commission's attempt to terminate a conservation easement on a ranch east of Buffalo.

District Judge Wade Waldrip of Rawlins last week approved a settlement in a lawsuit that Attorney General Bruce Salzburg filed in 2008 against the county commission and ranch owners Fred and Linda Dowd.

Multiple DUI's Determine High Bond in Circuit Court

Sheridan County Magistrate Carol Doughty is presiding over Sheridan County Circuit Court for the next two weeks, filling in for Judge John Sampson.

Public Could Lose Access To Popular Johnson County Fishery

Healy Reservoir in Johnson County is a private reservoir located east of Buffalo on Highway 16 and is open for public use through a contract with the landowner and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. There have been several recent incidents, however, that may jeopardize public access to the area.

Sheridan City Council Holds Special Meeting On Grant Application for High-Tech Park

The Sheridan City Council held a special session Monday, where they approved a resolution to move forward with a grant application through the Wyoming Business Council to provide infrastructure for the proposed High-Tech Business Park in north Sheridan. Forward Sheridan and City staff have been working on the grant application, that must be submitted to the Business Council by March 1st.

Sheridan County Historical Society Monthly Meeting Will Focus On The Story Fish Hatchery

The Sheridan County Historical Society will be holding their monthly dinner and program this Thursday night at 6 o'clock at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The program will take a look at the long history of the Story Fish Hatchery. Mary Ellen McWilliams with the Sheridan County Historical Society explains.

Local Filmmaker Leon Schatz Will Use His "Superpowers" On An Upcoming Warner Brothers Production

Soon to be the latest in the big screen comic book craze is The Green Lantern, which will be filmed in New Orleans. This upcoming Warner Brothers production is directed by Martin Campbell and starring Ryan Reynolds...and also starring local filmmaker Leon Schatz. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the story

February 21st

ESA Decision on Sage Grouse Expected This Week

Wyoming News Service, Casper, WY - Once there were more than 2 million sage grouse throughout the West. Now, best estimates show there are somewhere between 200 and 300,000 of the birds left -- mostly in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and Idaho.