Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 25th

Law Enforcement Investigating County Clerk's Death

The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Sheridan County Clerk Audrey Koltiska that occurred shortly after 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon east of Sheridan.

Evidence in the case is being gathered and will be sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab in Cheyenne. Word from the Sheridan County Attorney's office is forthcoming, which we will report early this afternoon.

Local Energy Efficiency Applications Approved

The Wyoming Business Council approved over $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds through the Facility Retrofit Grant Program at their meeting in Casper Thursday. The Business Council approved $48,812 for the City of Sheridan, $181,541 for Sheridan County, and $222,487 for the Sheridan County YMCA. The City had requested $97,625 in funding.

False Alarm At Airport

At approximately 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, crews with Sheridan Fire-Rescue were called out to a potential problem at the Sheridan County Airport. Captain Mike Miller gives us the details of the incident.

Students Join Forces to “Kick Butts”

By Judy Hagerott

No sports rivalry here as students from Gillette and Sheridan linked arms at a rally at Main and Grinnell in downtown Sheridan last evening.  Sheridan High School’s “We are the Change” (WAC) and Gillette’s PRIDE youth groups joined thousands of kids across the nation who were taking part in Kick Butts Day, in an effort to fight youth tobacco use.

Wyoming Home Weatherization Projects

Wyoming News Service, Cheyenne, WY – Save up to 25% on home heating bills. That’s the lure for Wyoming’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which has helped get energy efficiency projects installed in more than 300 homes in recent months. Program manager Brenda Ilg says priority is given to low-income households with seniors, people with disabilities and young children.

Paths to Enlightenment Includes One For "Geeks"

Tonight you have a chance not just to "get smart" but to "get serene," by attending the final Faculty Series lecture of the term at Sheridan College. "Inner Engineering to Manifest Serenity and Joy" will be presented by Valerie Collins. She has studied Hatha Yoga for years and also teaches yoga at the Sheridan YMCA.

Reservations Taken for Community Garden

Lots of locals don't want to just eat their veggies; they want to grow them too. A community garden started at Sheridan College last year has been successful that it is now almost full. That is why another one is now in the works, says Gardner Extraordinaire Gene Davis.

Students Join Forces to “Kick Butts”

by Judy Hagerott

No sports rivalry here as students from Gillette and Sheridan linked arms at a rally at Main and Grinnell in downtown Sheridan last evening.  Sheridan High School’s “We are the Change” (WAC) and Gillette’s PRIDE youth groups joined thousands of kids across the nation who were taking part in Kick Butts Day, in an effort to fight youth tobacco use.

March 24th

Wyoming Not Joining Litigation

Speaker of the House Colin Simpson, along with Senate President John Hines and legislators from both the Wyoming House and Senate, called on Governor Dave Freudenthal yesterday to direct Attorney General Bruce Salzburg to take all necessary action to add Wyoming to the legal challenge of the recently enacted federal health reform bill.

Health Care Reform and Sheridan Memorial

At their monthly meeting Wednesday, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees briefly discussed the ramifications of the health care reform bill that was passed and signed into law earlier this week. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.