Archive - May 2010 - News

May 5th

Bridge To Knode Subdivision To Be Closed Monday

The bridge to the Knode subdivision will be closed Monday May 10th.
The bridge to the Knode subdivision will be closed Monday May 10th.

Members of the Knode Homeowners Association have an announcement that they would like to convey about an upcoming bridge closure. Knode Homeowners Association Board Member Debi Williams explains the situation.

Burglar Sentenced In District Court

23-year-old Destiny Pyke was sentenced in District Court Wednesday.
23-year-old Destiny Pyke was sentenced in District Court Wednesday.

23-year-old Destiny Pyke of Sheridan appeared in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday on three separate cases. Pyke had her probation revoked on a felony burglary charge and two forgery charges. She was also sentenced for the January 16, 2010 burglary of Quizno's in Sheridan.

Ranchester Council Elects To Put Police Vehicles Up For Bid

Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger
Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger

The Ranchester Town Council received a presentation from Bonnie Young with the Advocacy and Resource Center at their meeting Tuesday night. Young provided the Council with a progress report as well as an update on the various services they provide to the community. Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger.

Commission Accepts Budget Request

Sheridan County will have two months to finalize FY 2010-2011 budget.

At Tuesday's Sheridan County Commission meeting, the board accepted the County's budget request for the next fiscal year. By Wyoming statute, the County's budget officer, in this case, Renee Obermueller, is required to file with the Board prior to May 15th, a requested budget comprised of all County departments' requested expenditures and estimated revenues. Obermueller tells us how things look before finalizing the budget.

Piatigorsky Concert in Dayton

Lorna McGhee, Flutist and Heidi Krutzen, Harpist will perform Wednesday evening at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton.

This evening at 7 o'clock, the public is invited to a free concert at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton. Featured artists are Harpist Heidi Krutzen and Flutist Lorna McGhee of British Columbia.

Sponsored by the Piatigorsky Foundation and the Wyoming Arts Council, Center director Erin Kilbride says.

We Are Getting Greener. And This Saturday More Invisible, Too

Please, Please, Please Don't Let That Be Dr. Nickerson

By many accounts, local communities are getting greener. And this weekend, Sheridan will be getting more “invisible.” Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the
story

May 4th

Governor Addresses Local Government Funding And Tourism

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

At a media conference Tuesday, Governor Dave Freudenthal addressed the issue of local government funding, noting that in 2009 when the State made budget cuts, not all local governments were as quick to respond.  Now those cities and counties are struggling with reduced sales tax revenue, upon which they are heavily reliant for their operational funding.

Three Sentenced In District Court

Three sentenced in District Court Tuesday.
Three sentenced in District Court Tuesday.

It was a busy day for sentencing in the courtroom Tuesday, as 25-year-old Leo Pinnick plead guilty to Aggravated Assault and Battery in 4th Judicial Court. The charge stems from an incident on July 11th, 2009 during Rodeo weekend in Sheridan, when Pinnick beat 24-year-old Neal Switzer with a baseball bat and a lead pipe.

Shawn Osborne Arraigned in District Court

28-year-old Shawn Osborne was arraigned in District Court on the charge of 1st Degree Murder.
28-year-old Shawn Osborne was arraigned in District Court on the charge of 1st Degree Murder.

28-year-old Shawn Osborne was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday. Osborne had initially been scheduled for arraignment on March 10th; however, his attorney, Robert Jones, requested that a competency evaluation be performed on his client. The report from the Wyoming State Hospital stated that Osborne is competent to face the charges brought against him.

County Commission May 4th Report

Sheridan County Commission

Sheridan County commissioners took action on several agenda items Tuesday morning, and kept on the table one item. Two weeks ago, Matt and Leslie Lube requested a rezone on their 9.72 acre property located off of State Highway 335 in Big Horn. Commissioner Terry Cram explains.