Archive - May 17, 2010 - News

Council Addresses Ordinance To Modify Liquor License Fees

Sheridan City Councilman Steve Brantz
Sheridan City Councilman Steve Brantz

The Sheridan City Council addressed liquor license fees at their meeting Monday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

West Brundage Lane Construction Begins This Week

Principal for Vista West Engineering Randy Bomar
Principal for Vista West Engineering Randy Bomar

The West Brundage Lane construction project near the Sheridan County Airport is slated to begin this Thursday. Principal for Vista West Engineering, Randy Bomar, says that people will have to take a little bit of a detour to get to some of the businesses near the airport.

Council Work Session #6: Recreation and Travel & Tourism

Penny Becker and Rich Bridger discuss Sheridan Travel and Tourism at Monday's Sheridan City Council budget work session.
Penny Becker and Rich Bridger discuss Sheridan Travel and Tourism at Monday's Sheridan City Council budget work session.

Monday's Sheridan City Council work session dealt with Travel & Tourism and Recreation. Sheridan Travel and Tourism Executive Director Penny Becker pointed out an interesting fact about local tourism and taxes.

Special Olympics Torch Makes Its Way Through Sheridan

The Flame of Hope made its way through Sheridan Monday.
The Flame of Hope made its way through Sheridan Monday.

The Special Olympics Torch made its way through Sheridan Monday morning as local law enforcement began their trek to Buffalo from the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Dave Hofmeier commented on the 2010 Special Olympics Torch Run just prior to being handed the torch.

Counterfeiters Arrested in Sheridan

Two people were arrested over the weekend for counterfeiting.

26-year-old Tonya J. Roberson of Kansas and 29-year-old Nathan Kelly Matthews of Texas were arrested early Saturday on counterfeiting charges.

Counterfeit US currency began showing up in Sheridan on May 8th, with at least four occurrences in the past week. Sheridan Police Detective Sgt. Tom Henry explains what happened next.

Few Candidates at Wyoming Dems' Convention

Still no Democratic candidates for four of the five State elected offices.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Democratic Party chairwoman says she hopes her party will have a solid candidate for governor before the May 28 filing deadline, which is less than two weeks away.

Former Land Managers: Onshore Safety Too

Former land managers asking for reforms on onshore drilling safety issued.

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has led to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announcing there will be reforms on how leases are granted offshore. Meanwhile, 60 former land managers have sent him a letter about onshore drilling – asking for finalization of reforms he announced in January.

New Honeylocust and New Tree City

New Honeylocust - New Tree City

Another tree was planted by the City of Sheridan in Kendrick Park this weekend. This new honeylocust sapling is one of the many trees being planted as part of Sheridan's recent designation as a “Tree City U.S.A.,” a program started by the Arbor Day Foundation. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey explains how this came to fruition.

Trees for Trash, Toys, Tubs, Trees...

Many of the nearly 700 trees Landon's Greenhouse donated for Arbor Day and Trees for Trash were given out this weekend as people lined up at the Sheridan landfill to bring their old toys, tubs and even...trees. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love went and talked trash with a few of them

Growing a Garden Community

Yum

After a long day of digging and plowing, the new community garden by Sagebrush Elementary School in Sheridan is up and growing. Well, almost. Dr. Scott Nickerson takes a moment to wipe the dew from his brow and rest on his shovel to explain