Archive - May 24, 2010 - News

Clevenger to Run For County Commission

Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger has filed as a candidate for the Sheridan County Commission.
Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger has filed as a candidate for the Sheridan County Commission.

Longtime Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger has officially filed as a candidate for the Sheridan County Commission in this year's election. Clevenger stopped by the Sheridan Media Newsroom Monday just after filing at the Courthouse.

Bridgecreek PUD Final Plat Approved

Developer Paul Del Rossi
Developer Paul Del Rossi

The City of Sheridan Planning and Zoning Commission approved the final plat for the Bridgecreek Planned Unit Development at their meeting Monday night. The PUD is just north of Smith Street and west of Jefferson Street, and sits on 2.4 acres just east of Kendrick Park. There are a total of fourteen units -- one existing home that has been refurbished, and thirteen new units that will be built.

Winds Topple Semitrailers, Trees Around Cheyenne

High winds on I-25 Monday forced semitrailers to have to pull over. (Courtesy Photo)
High winds on I-25 Monday forced semitrailers to have to pull over. (Courtesy Photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Many truckers have parked their rigs in southeastern Wyoming rather than risk driving in high winds. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says two semitrailers blew over on Interstate 25 near Cheyenne on Monday afternoon. One driver was slightly injured.

Fish: To Eat or Not to Eat?

Um-I just Ate Lots of Mercury--You Don't Want Me!

Besides being tasty, fish are high in protein, low in fat, and may be good for your heart and brain. Though there are many health benefits to eating fish, there can be some drawbacks to eating too much.

Flood Watch for Sheridan County

Big Goose Creek continues to rise in Kendrick Park.
Big Goose Creek continues to rise in Kendrick Park.

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a flood watch for North Central Wyoming, including all of Sheridan County. The flood watch is in effect through Friday morning. Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman says there are a few things that people need to be aware of during a flood watch.

US 14A is Now Open

WyDOT announces 14A is now open.

Mother Nature delayed the opening of US 14A for a bit today, as crews with WYDOT had planned on opening the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Big Horn Mountains at noon. Inclement weather pushed back that opening; however 14A is now open for the season.

Leather Show Attracts Hundreds

It was a rendezvous of sorts as leather workers and those that supply the goods and services for the craft gathered over the weekend at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan for the 17th Annual Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show.

Poll Question: Tea Parties Benefiting Politics?

The Tea Party Movement has been steadily growing since the 2008 General Election.

Slowly starting out after the 2008 General Election, with steadily growing momentum, Tea Party groups have been making their voices heard around the nation. Summing up the movement quite well is Mark Noonan, who wrote an April 16th, 2010 article for the website Nevada News & Views.

Both Sides Still Growling Over Wyoming Wolves

Wyoming Wolves

Wolf management continues to be a big concern in the state as Wyoming and the federal government still have not agreed on a plan that would allow wolves to be removed from the endangered species list in Wyoming.

It’s All About You…Baby!

5-Month-Old Jorja Lyon

Babies don’t come home with an owner’s manual and being a new parent can be frustrating and sometimes scary at times.  Sheridan Memorial Hospital hosted its first annual baby fair this past Saturday to make new or expectant parents aware of the resources available in our community to help in that journey called parenthood.