Archive - Feb 2010 - News

February 16th

Murder Suspect Has Preliminary Hearing In Court

28-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne had his preliminary hearing in Sheridan County Circuit Court Tuesday. Osborne is charged with 1st Degree Murder for the alleged killing of Gerald Bloom at 1075 Bellevue Avenue on January 15th, 2010.

Sheridan County Commission Votes to Support Forward Sheridan Grant Application for Start-Up Business Incubator

At Tuesday's Sheridan County Commission meeting, members of Forward Sheridan and other business leaders in the community came before the Commission to receive their authorization to submit an application to the Wyoming Business Ready Community Grant and Loan Program for a Community Readiness Project.

Casper Marine in Afghanistan Survives Sniper Shot to Helmet

from The Wall Street Journal

MARJAH, Afghanistan - It is hard to know whether Monday was a very bad day or a very good day for Lance Cpl. Andrew Koenig. On the one hand, he was shot in the head. On the other, the bullet bounced off him.

A Need for Speed: Wyoming Calls for Better Internet Access

Wyoming News Service, Casper, WY - Thousands of rural Wyomingites have a "need for speed" when it comes to the Internet. Their access is often limited to dial-up connections, and community and media organizations called Monday for federal action to bring everyone up to broadband speed.

Sheridan Dentists and Hygienists Sponsor 1st Annual "Give Kids a Smile" Day

While many people enjoyed having President's Day off Monday, a group of hard-working Sheridan area dentists and hygienists used the day to serve Sheridan County children. Called "Give Kids a Smile" Day, the event was an opportunity for children who do not have dental insurance or Title 19 dental coverage to receive exams, x-rays, cleanings and sealants -- all free of charge. Dr.

Local Republican Women Discuss Getting Republicans And Women Elected

Republican Women of Sheridan County had their first meeting of 2010 last night at the Sheridan Senior Center. The speaker at the meeting was Wyoming GOP Chairman, Diana Vaughn, who spoke with the group about the importance of getting not just Republicans elected, but more women Republicans as well:

28th Governor's Arts Awards Honors Sheridan Saddlemaker

At the 28th Annual Governor's Arts Awards Saturday, Sheridan saddlemaker Don Butler was one of the recipients to be honored at a banquet held at Little America in Cheyenne.

Representative Rosie Berger attended, and said of the award winning craftsman.

February 15th

City Of Sheridan May Make Changes To Their Drug Testing Policy

In light of the recent arrest of Sheridan Fire-Rescue employee Andrew Joy for delivery of a controlled substance, the City of Sheridan is contemplating a change to their drug testing policy. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey explains how the current policy reads.

Mountain Men: Discovery, Disease and Diet Presentation Is Wednesday At Sheridan College

This Wednesday there will be a presentation by Dennis Heizer at Sheridan College entitled "Mountain Men: Discovery, Disease and Diet. Heizer's presentation will focus on the Northern Rocky Mountain Fur Trade from 1825 to 1840.

House Revenue Committee Approves Wind Tax

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A legislative committee has recommended approval of a tax on wind energy generation in Wyoming despite warnings from industry that it could slow development and increase power costs. The House Revenue Committee voted Monday to reduce the proposed tax by two-thirds, from $3 to $1 per megawatt hour.