Archive - Feb 2010 - News

February 20th

US 14 Was Shutdown For Awhile Due To Chemical Spill

A commercial vehicle tractor trailer crashed and closed US 14 in Big Horn County through Shell Canyon. The crash occurred shortly after 5:00 p.m. Friday and is approximately 10 miles east of Shell. The single vehicle roll-over crash has involved the spill of a hazardous flammable liquid substance which necessitates the road closure.

February 19th

Suit Seeks To Scale Back Off-road Use In Pryor Mountains

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Conservationists and backcountry horse riders are seeking to block motorized vehicle use in much of southern Montana's Pryor Mountains, a popular destination for off-road vehicle users. A lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Missoula challenges the U.S. Forest Service travel plan for the 125-square mile mountain range about 50 miles south of Billings.

A Special Honor Will Be Awarded At The Sheridan College Basketball Game Today

Special awards will be given out at today's basketball games at Sheridan College. Director of Student Engagement at Sheridan College Carol Garcia.

IRS Says Do Your Homework When Hiring a Tax Preparer

It’s income tax season and, for some people, the only thing worse than rounding up all their receipts and documentation, is finding out too late that they hired someone to do their taxes who was either unqualified – or simply trying to rip them off.

State Legislators Address Juvenlile Justice and Sex Offender Issues

Registered sex offenders in Wyoming couldn't move into residences close to schools under a bill advancing in the state House of Representatives. The House gave preliminary approval Friday to House Bill 83, sponsored by Representative Steve Harshman, a Republican from Casper.

Wyoming Receives First Hybrid School Bus

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Jim McBride, and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Director, John Corra, celebrated the arrival of the first Diesel Hybrid school bus to Wyoming Friday.

Sheridan Housing Action Committee and First Interstate Bank Receive Grant

The Sheridan Housing Action Committee and First Interstate Bank were recently awarded $450,000 in Affordable Housing Program funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. SHAC Executive Director Karin Spann says the funding will help aid a number of home buyers in the community.

A Local Writer Tells A WWII Story That Is Personal, Universal and Distinct

Her verve for literature, writing and teaching makes Jane Wohl an exceptionally radiant and charismatic teacher, who has passed these passions to many of her pupils during her roughly 30 years of instructing. Jane teaches English at Sheridan College among other things, and recently went on Sabbatical to focus on other areas of her work. She presented an excerpt at last night's NWCC meeting.

Northern Wyoming Community College District Ranks 9th In a National Survey

Fund raising seems to be a forte for the Northern Wyoming Community College District. At the monthly board meeting held at Sheridan College last night, Susan Bigelow, the Vice President of Development for the district, announced NWCC ranked 9th nationally among all community and technical colleges for fundraising in 2009.

February 18th

Other District Court News: Padgett Changes Plea in Larceny Case; Feaster is Arraigned on 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor Cha

In 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning, 25-year-old Tyler Padgett changed his plea to "Guilty" of Felony Larceny pursuant to a plea agreement with the State.