Archive - Apr 2010 - News

April 15th

SAWS Project Manager Is Getting Into The Groove

SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin

Earlier this year, the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board elected to shift the SAWS administrative duties over to the County Public Works Department. That transition has included the addition of a position that will oversee day-to-day administrative duties of the SAWS system.

Elks Lodge Announces Citizen Of The Year

Elks Lodge #520 awards Kim Love as Citizen of The Year.

The Elks Lodge #520 in Sheridan announced their annual Citizen of The Year award at their regular lodge meeting this week. Past Exalted Ruler Walter Wilson explains who received this year's honor.

Fundraiser for Kidney Patient

Natasha A. Sharp is a 29-year-old Sheridan resident who was diagnosed with Polycistic Kidney Disease in 2003. The disease is hereditary and there is no cure. On April 29th, she will be undergoing a special surgery in Denver, as she tells us.

This Year's Jefferson Award Winner Is From Sheridan

Alta June Pool is the 2010 Jefferson Award winner for Wyoming.

This year's Jefferson Award winner has been announced, and it is Alta June Pool of Sheridan. Pool was recognized for her over two decades of volunteering for the AARP and a lifelong commitment to volunteering in general. Alta June says she's excited to have received the honor, but still is experiencing some disbelief over the whole thing.

Wyoming Trooper Gets 4 to 7 Years For Child Sex Abuse

State Trooper gets 4 to 7 years.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper has been ordered to serve four to seven years in prison after being convicted of exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl. A jury convicted Jay Gruwell in December of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. He had faced up to 15 years in prison. Gruwell had been free on bail until his sentencing Wednesday.

Rabies Rates On The Rise

A potentially deadly disease is on the rise in Sheridan County. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love brings you the first in a two part series.

Fewer than three confirmed rabies cases have been found in in both domestic and wild animals each year in Sheridan County since 2001. That is, until last year. Katie Hiller with Sheridan County Public Health:

April 14th

"A Midsummer Night's Dream – Abridged" Opens Tonight

Tonight Shakespeare fans will be treated to the first of four performances of his classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream – Abridged. Produced by the Sheridan College No Frills Theatre Company, Gene Sager, who co-directs the play with his wife, Lillian, explains the “abridged” part.

King's Guilty Plea on Child Abuse Charge

35-year-old Rockie King appeared before Judge John Fenn Tuesday morning, initially for a Pre-Trial Conference. He was awaiting trial on charges of Aggravated Assault & Battery and Child Abuse for an incident on November 16, 2009 in which he had allegedly choked and hit his 13-month-old daughter, causing bruising on her neck, face and eyes.

Three Arraigned in District Court

43-year-old Margery Voiles was arraigned in 4th Judicial Court Tuesday morning on one count of Felony Child Endangering and one Misdemeanor count of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.

School District 2 Implements "Clickers"

At Tuesday night's School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting, SHS math teacher Jeff Mowry demonstrated the e-Instruction program, or "Clickers" for which the District recently received an $80,000 grant to purchase. Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse explains.