Archive - Apr 2010 - News

April 19th

Cynthia Hill to Run for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Cynthia Hill, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Over the past week, Carey Middle School principal Cindy Hill visited all Wyoming Counties to announce her intention to run on the Republican ticket for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Jim McBride currently holds that seat.

April 19th

Bridgecreek PUD Conceptual Plan Approved

Bridgecreek Developer Paul Del Rossi
Bridgecreek Developer Paul Del Rossi

After over two hours of hearing staff presentations, public concerns and a report from the developer and engineer for the project, the Sheridan City Council approved the conceptual plan for the Bridgecreek Planned Unit Development.

The Bridgecreek PUD will be located north of Smith Street and west of Jefferson Street just adjacent to the pedestrian bridge to Kendrick Park. Developer Paul Del Rossi explains what he's proposing.

Bar And Grill Applicants Denied

Sheridan City Councilman John Bigelow
Sheridan City Councilman John Bigelow

The Sheridan City Council awarded one of the two Bar and Grill Liquor licenses the City holds at their March 15th meeting, and elected to table the issuance of the lone remaining license. That item was removed from the table Monday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

The Bridge Is On Its Way To Dayton

The new private bridge will be in Dayton Wednesday morning.
The new private bridge will be in Dayton Wednesday morning.

Late last year the Dayton Town Council approved the installation of a bridge over the Tongue River at Canyon Road that would provide better access to the water treatment plant. That bridge is scheduled to arrive in Dayton early Wednesday morning. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood.

Daniels Fund Announces 2010 Scholars

Daniels Fund announces 2010 scholars
Daniels Fund announces 2010 scholars

24 high school seniors from around Wyoming have been named Daniels Fund Scholars. David Sampson from Sheridan High School is one of the 24, and Daniels Fund Vice President Peter Droege explains what the scholarship means for Sampson.

Tea Party Comes to Sheridan Saturday

Sheridan Tea Party held on Grinnell Plaza Saturday.

It was a pistol-packing, flag bearing, poster waving rally as close to 200 people gathered on Grinnell Plaza to call for an end to the federal government overstepping its boundaries at the cost of individual liberties.

April 18th

Weekly Poll Question: Bill Ayers at UW

Bill Ayers now teaches Education at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Originally scheduled to speak at the University of Wyoming earlier this month, controversial figure Bill Ayers is now re-scheduled to visit Laramie April 28th, although the venue is yet to be announced, because he's been banned from speaking on the UW campus. Colorado lawyer David Lane says that that action violated Ayers 1st Amendment right to Free Speech.

Library Receives $48,000 Check

Friends of the Library President Karol Meineke (r) presenting library director Cathy Butler with a $48,000 check.

Over 100 people attended the annual Friends of the Library author reception featuring Margaret Coel, writer of the best selling Wind River Reservation Series, Friday evening.

"Clara's Visitor" Coming to WYO

Stephanie Wendt as Clara Schumann. (photo credit - Rosemary Wyman)

Sheridan resident and singer Karen Clift, along with the Witzel Family Foundation, the Wyoming Arts Council and the Sheridan Arts Council, are bringing pianist and actress Stephanie Wendt to the community for a series of free residencies and then a benefit concert at the WYO Theatre the last week of April.

Sr. Center Volunteer Appreciation Week

The Sheridan Senior Center has over 450 volunteers.

Yesterday marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week, and at the Sheridan Senior Center, the week is observed in grand style. Volunteer Coordinator for the Center, Nancy McKenzie, says they're holding a special party for volunteers on Thursday, April 22nd at 7 am.