Archive - May 2010 - News

May 17th

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

May 16th

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

City Council Has Light Agenda Tonight

Sheridan City Council will address liquor licenses at their meeting tonight.
Sheridan City Council will address liquor licenses at their meeting tonight.

The Sheridan City Council will be working with a light agenda this evening. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has a preview.

Free Sales Tax-Related Seminars

Department of Revenue to host two free seminars in Sheridan this week.
Department of Revenue to host two free seminars in Sheridan this week.

The Wyoming Department of Revenue will be holding two free seminars in Sheridan this week.

The first one will be Tuesday, May 18th, and it will focus on sales/use tax for the CBM, oil and conventional natural gas industries. The second seminar will be Wednesday, May 19th and will deal with sales/use tax related to the lodging industry.

Wyoming nervous as demand grows on Colorado River

Proposals to draw water from the Green
River in Wyoming to supply Colorado's Front Range are prompting concern among local government officials in southwestern Wyoming.
Pipeline proponents say their projects would use water that the state of Colorado has a right to draw from the Colorado River system. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing an

Rail line re-opens after Wind River Canyon crash

Trains are once again traveling through
Wind River Canyon near Thermopolis.
Burlington Northern-Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the line reopened about 10 p.m. Saturday after crews rebuilt about 300 feet of track that was torn up during a derailment.
Four freight cars and two locomotives derailed Wednesday, and