Archive - May 2010 - News

May 11th

Sheridan Man Pleads Not Guilty To Practicing Without A License

69-year-old Sheridan man pleads not guilty to Practicing Without a License.
69-year-old Sheridan man pleads not guilty to Practicing Without a License.

69-year-old Sheridan Resident Jim Craig plead not guilty to the charge of Practicing Without a License at his initial appearance Monday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Charging documents state that in November of 2009, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office became involved in an investigation after Craig had reportedly been legal counsel for a probationer and had been offering substance abuse counseling.

Law Enforcement Supports Special Olympics

Special Olympics competes in Sheridan this week.

For many years, law enforcement agencies around Wyoming have been proud supporters of Special Olympics. Over the next few weeks, officers and staff will take part in activities both locally and statewide to raise money for upcoming competitions.

The Final Selection For Sheridan College President is Nearing

The three candidates vying for the position of Sheridan College President are being interviewed today by the college Board of Trustees. Though the Trustees will make the final vote determining who becomes the next college president, community members, faculty, staff and students also had a chance to weigh in during an open forum Monday.

May 10th

Four Local Officers Recognized by Governor For DUI Enforcement

Governor Dave Freudenthal with Sheridan Police Officers Keller, Arzy, Rasmussen and Walker.

Four Sheridan Police Officers were recognized for their efforts in DUI enforcement at the annual Governor's Awards Banquet. Detective Sergeant Tom Henry of the Sheridan Police
Department

National Travel & Tourism Week

Sheridan Travel & Tourism is vital to our economy.

We're in the midst of National Travel & Tourism Week, and the busy folks with Sheridan's Travel & Tourism office are gearing up for an active summer season.

Rich Bridger has been on the Travel & Tourism Commission for nine years, and he talks about the cycle he's seen with Sheridan's, and Wyoming's, industry.

Budget Work Sessions Begin For City Council

City of Sheridan Treasurer Jennifer Reed
City of Sheridan Treasurer Jennifer Reed

The Sheridan City Council held the first of many budget work sessions over the noon hour on Monday. Mayor Dave Kinskey delivered a brief budget message indicating that general revenues for fiscal year 2010-2011 are expected to be down $1.1 million or 8% from last year.

Husband And Wife Appear In Circuit Court On A Number Of Drug Charges

Thomas and Toni Wyman were in Circuit Court Monday on a number of drug charged.
Thomas and Toni Wyman were in Circuit Court Monday on a number of drug charged.

41-year-old Sheridan resident Thomas Wyman and his 41-year-old wife Toni Wyman made their initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday on a total of 10 different drug related charges. Thomas Wyman is charged with five counts of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance.

Knode Bridge Closing Delayed

Knode Bridge Closing

The Knode Bridge reconstruction project scheduled for Monday has been postponed until later this week. Tony Wentland with the Knode Homeowners Association gives us the
details

Once again, the bridge to the Knode subdivision will be closed this Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Residents will be able to use McCormick road to access the subdivision.

Mountain Lion Shot in Sheridan

A second mountain lion was in Sheridan in less than two weeks.

For the second time in less than two weeks, another mountain lion made its way into Sheridan's city limits. On April 27th, a 2-year-old male cat was tranquilized in a tree near Sheridan College and transported to the Big Horn Mountains.

Poll Question – Arizona's Immigration Law

Arizona State Flag

At the end of April, 70% of Arizona voters passed SB 1070, known as the Immigration Law.

The new law mirrors federal law, which already requires aliens (non-citizens) to register and carry their documents with them. The new Arizona law simply states that violating federal immigration law is now a state crime as well. Because illegal immigrants are by definition in violation of federal immigration laws, they can now be arrested by local law enforcement in Arizona.