Archive - Apr 2010 - News

April 22nd

Former Firefighter Andrew Joy Arraigned

31-year-old Andrew Joy of Sheridan was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning on the felony charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Hydrocodone. Joy plead guilty as part of a plea agreement with the State to a deferred prosecution. District Court Judge John Fenn ordered a pre-sentence investigation and told Joy that he was to report to the parole office immediately following the hearing.

Patrick Reitz One Of Four Finalists For Position In Teton County

Sheridan Fire Rescue Chief Patrick Reitz
Sheridan Fire Rescue Chief Patrick Reitz

City of Sheridan Fire Chief Patrick Reitz is one of the four finalists that are being considered to fill the position of Teton County Fire and Emergency Services Chief. Chief Reitz says he is "honored to make the cut.

Dayton Town Council Report

Dayton Town Council

The Dayton Town Council met for their second regular April meeting Wednesday night. Among the agenda items, Councilman Bob Alley says they set up a work study for May 5th to go over the annual Budget reading. He also reported that the 75-foot bridge went in yesterday across the Tongue River leading to the water treatment plant.

Verizon Services Are Back Online

Network switching center went down in Colorado early this morning.

We received a call from JD Harris with the Cowboy State News Network just before 10 this morning alerting us to a statewide outage of Verizon services for Colorado and Wyoming. The outage did not seem to impact the Sheridan area. Service has been restored in in all of Wyoming. At 2 o'clock Thursday morning a network switching station in Colorado went down, resulting in the outage.

Emergency Services' Busy Day

Sheridan Fire-Rescue Firefighter II/ EMT-I George Neeson inspecting the fire damage to the bedroom at the home of Bruce and Marie Browne at 910 W. Loucks Street.

Law enforcement and emergency services personnel responded to several different kinds of calls Wednesday all throughout Sheridan County and beyond.

"Your Last Chance" Judge Warns

Zachery Morrison received his sentence Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court.

19-year-old Zachery Morrison was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court April 20th, after pleading "Guilty" in December on one count of sexual abuse of a minor. Morrison admitted to having had inappropriate sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl in September 2009 when he was 18-years-old. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the report.

April 21st

Longer Liquor Hours? Not Everyone Agrees

More Sunday Cocktails

Starting this weekend, businesses outside city limits in Sheridan County will be able to sell liquor on Sundays from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. The County Commissioners voted this week to extend Sunday hours of operation, following a request made by the Sheridan County Liquor Dealers Association.

Gas And Dash Results In High Speed Chase

Gas drive-off results in high speed chase through Sheridan.
Gas drive-off results in high speed chase through Sheridan.

Just before 11 o'clock this morning, the Wyoming Highway Patrol was notified of a gas drive-off in Buffalo that involved three runaway juveniles. Highway Patrol Lieutenant Casey Goodman explains how the events unfolded that resulted in a high-speed chase.

Reuter to Have Mental Evaluation

Kyle Reuter child pornography trial delayed for mental evaluation.

23-year-old Kyle Reuter was scheduled to have a pre-trial conference in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday, with his trial scheduled for May 19th. Reuter has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography.

WYDOT Long Range Transportation Plan

WYDOT held a public input meeting Tuesday in Sheridan on the draft long range transportation plan.
WYDOT held a public input meeting Tuesday in Sheridan on the draft long range transportation plan.

Approximately 7 to 8 months ago, the Wyoming Department of Transportation began work on a long range transportation plan that will address transportation issues and needs in the state over the next several decades. That plan is now in draft form and available for public review and comment. WYDOT Systems Planning Engineer Mark Wingate.