Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 10th

The Names Have Been Released In Monday's Fatal Crash Near Buffalo

A head on collision Monday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Buffalo has claimed the life of 86-year-old Wanda Basham of Sheridan and 72-year-old Donna Smith from Gillette.

District 1 Experiences PAWS Technical Struggles

The March Sheridan County School District 1 board meeting was held on the Big Horn side Tuesday evening. Two student groups gave presentations. The first were students from the Big Horn High School Entrepreneurship Class, led by instructors Kathy Hecker and Bret Layher. Each year the class learns what it means to form, develop and run a company that sells a product.

March 9th

City Of Sheridan Hopes Voluntary Buyouts Will Be The Answer To Budget Shortfall

The City of Sheridan is looking for ways to close the $1.3 million budget shortfall that is due to a decline in local revenue and cuts handed down by the Wyoming Legislature. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Two Sheridan Men Arraigned In District Court On Aggravated Robbery Charges

20-year-old Gerald Hamlin and 17-year-old Dillion Sutherlin were arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday on charges of aggravated robbery. Sutherlin is also being charged with Accessory Before the Fact.

OCA And MDU Reach An Agreement

The Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate has reached an agreement with Montana Dakota Utilities regarding the proposed utility rate increase. The stipulation agreement states that the increase would be $3.2 million and would be phased in over a three year period. In the first year, an increase of $1.8 million or 8.93%, will be implemented on May 1st, 2010.

Governor's Sage Grouse Team to Meet Wednesday

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced last Friday that the Department of the Interior will expand efforts with state, local and tribal partners to map lands that are vital to the survival of the greater sage grouse, and managing new conventional and renewable energy projects to reduce impacts on the species.

March 9th

Gubernatorial Candidates Featured Guests Chamber Luncheon

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce members will have the opportunity for a Q & A with the Republican gubernatorial candidates tomorrow. Chamber Director Janelle Martinsen explains.

Public Invited to Attend Open Forum at Fairgrounds This Evening

The public is invited to attend an open forum this evening at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Sheridan County Fair Board, vice-chair Hoot Bohnsack explains the forum's purpose.

Dayton Council Approves Policy To Snow Plow Ordinance

The Dayton Town Council adopted a policy to be attached to the Town's snow plow ordinance at their meeting Monday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

City Council Receives Update On Kendrick Golf Course At Work Session

The Sheridan City Council held a work session Monday to go over the results of the recently completed satisfaction survey regarding Kendrick Municipal Golf Course. Of the 500 surveys that were mailed out to golf association and non-golf association members, 156 were completed and returned.