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May 12th

Barbara Yalowizer Sentenced Tuesday

Sheridan County Courthouse New Section

In 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday, Judge John Fenn sentenced 58-year-old Barbara Yalowizer to Deferred Prosecution and 1 to 5 years Supervised Probation on the Misappropriation of Funds charge to which she plead guilty a few weeks ago.

School District 1 May Report

Big Horn Elementary 4th Graders Kathryn, Jillian, Lauren, and Tori get ready to go to the Global Destination Imagination Competition.

Along with a reception for Big Horn retiring teachers DeDee Roberts and Margaret Kennedy, School District 1 trustees attended to regular business last night in the Big Horn High School music room.

Leah Benjamin Sentenced For 2nd Degree Murder Charge

46-year-old Leah Benjamin was sentenced for 2nd Degree Murder this week.

46-year-old Leah Benjamin of Buffalo was sentenced to 20 to 30 years this week by 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn. Benjamin was found guilty in late January for the 2nd Degree Murder of her estranged husband Donald Benjamin. The murder occurred during the early morning hours of May 3, 2009, when Leah lured Donald to her home under false pretenses and fatally shot him three times.

Economic Facts and Fiction

What is the local economic outlook for 2010? Sheridan held its first Wyoming Business Alliance Economic Outlook forum last night at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. And though this forum has been held annually in Casper since 1996, Sheridan Chamber of Commerce Director, and one of last night's moderators, Janelle Anderson, says it seemed important to have this discussion

Two Big Horn Teachers Retire

DeDee Roberts (in red) flanked by a grateful family -- former student Piper Stevie, along with Tom and Leslie Stevie.

After a teaching career that began in 1967 – with a few years' pause to raise her own children – DeDee Roberts is retiring from Sheridan County School District 1.

Unexpected Announcement from Sheridan College

Some unexpected news was announced by the Sheridan College Board of Trustees late Tuesday. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the story:

May 11th

Groundbreaking for Milestones Group Home

Golden shovels break ground for the new VOA Milestones Group Home.  (Photo courtesy of Ethan Boone)
Golden shovels break ground for the new VOA Milestones Group Home. (Photo courtesy of Ethan Boone)

With a break in the rain and wind, and the sound of bird songs rejoicing in the background, Volunteers of America celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday morning of the new Milestones Group Home. The facility will be built behind Landons Greenhouse, across from the VOA's Gathering Place.

Councilman Webster To Seek Re-Election

Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster will seek re-election.
Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster will seek re-election.

Longtime Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster has declared that he will indeed seek re-election to represent ward three on the Council.

Webster has been on the City Council since 1995, and he feels that his experience speaks for itself when dealing with the City's issues.

Council Budget Work Session Focuses On Public Works

City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson
City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson

City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson presented the Council with the numbers for the City's Public Works Department during a budget work session Tuesday. The Public Works budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 is $4.6 million, which is down 18% from last year. The reduced budget can be attributed for the most part to cuts in full time employees throughout the entire Public Works Department. Public Works Director Nic Bateson.

Annual Trees For Trash Is This Saturday

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Trees for Trash is this Saturday in Sheridan.

This Saturday is the annual Trees for Trash in Sheridan, where residents can exchange their spring clean-up trash for a free silver maple tree. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey.