Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 29th

Sand Creek Assessments Reversed

The Wyoming State Board of Equalization recently reversed a large increase in property tax assessments that were levied on the Sand Creek Ranch in Johnson County in 2008. Sand Creek Ranch General Manager John Jenkins feels that the assessments were excessive and illegal, and he's happy that the Board agreed.

Marine's Body To Arrive In Gillette Wednesday

GILLETTE, (AP) - The body of a Wyoming Marine who was killed in Afghanistan will be flown to Gillette on Wednesday, and his funeral is scheduled for Thursday. The Defense Department says 19-year-old Lance Corporal Jacob A. Ross died March 24 in combat operations in Helmand Province.

Memorial Service Scheduled for Audrey Koltiska

A Life Celebration is scheduled for family and friends of Sheridan County Clerk Audrey Koltiska. The event will be held at the Historic Sheridan Inn from 3 to 6 pm Wednesday, March 31st.

First Interstate Completes IPO

Last week First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. announced that the SEC had approved its Initial Public Offering to sell 10,000,000 shares of Class A common stock. In a release issued Monday afternoon, the IPO has been completed, along with an additional 1.5 million shares of Class A common stock pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase such shares in the offering.

Guns, Weed And Democrats

Democrats from all over Sheridan County convened this weekend at the Senior Center in Sheridan for their 2010 County Convention. After electing 17 local delegates to attend the upcoming state convention, the group also debated and developed a platform.

Huntley Rinck's Court Twist

On February 18th of this year, 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn granted 53-year-old Huntley Rinck the right of Pro Se, or to represent himself. Rinck was charged late last year with Sexual Exploitation of Children after pornographic images were found on a hard drive he'd left in his work computer on October 12th, 2009.

Poll Question: States in Lawsuits

Immediately following the passage of health care reform, attorney generals from 38 states began to challenge the federal government’s sovereignty. The key with the health care bill is it will force Americans to buy health care coverage and penalize them for not purchasing it.

Spring Cleaning Kendrick Park

It was a day of sprucing up Kendrick Park as Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Big Horns teamed up with eleven members of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps for a little spring cleaning yesterday afternoon.  Employees of the City of Sheridan Parks Division also volunteered their time on Sunday.

Hundreds Gather for 4-H Carnival

A whole lot of homespun fun was found at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds as hundreds gathered for the annual 4-H Carnival this past Saturday.

Ten clubs were represented and each set up booths in the Exhibition Hall, as all ages enjoyed a variety of games including a cake walk, ring toss, golf, face painting and bingo.  But the one kids waited in line for was the Wii Chicken Shoot.

March 28th

Hofmeier to Seek Re-Election

Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier is making a formal announcement regarding his bid for re-election for a fourth term.

Sheriff Hofmeier has served Sheridan County since 1999 as Sheriff.