Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 30th

Officials Briefed on Poll Results

Sonoran Institute Project Manager John Heyneman
Sonoran Institute Project Manager John Heyneman

The Sonoran Institute and the Nature Conservancy partnered to commission an outside firm to conduct a poll to survey Sheridan County residents to gauge support for the Optional One Cent Sales Tax that is up for renewal this year. 300 random registered voters were surveyed by telephone over a three-day period in late May.

LDCC Receives Variance Request

The Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition Joint Powers Board received a variance request from Dick Hall at their meeting Wednesday. LDCC Administrator Edith Johnson-LaMeres says Hall's variance request pertains to elevation of a residence that he would like to build on three acres of land he owns near the Lake.

Governor Receives Recommendation From Sage Grouse Team

The Sage Grouse Implementation Team made its final recommendations to Governor Dave Freudenthal Tuesday, the same day that several environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit over the bird's status.

Big Horn Mountain Festival Is Next Weekend

The 6th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival is next weekend
The 6th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival is next weekend

The 6th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival will take place next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. One of the many organizers for the event, Lynn Young says the festival has become a premier musical event in Wyoming, attracting musicians from all over the country.

4th Judicial District Court News

4th Judicial District Court was busy Tuesday, June 29th

Two Arraigned in District Court

Judge John Fenn sat before several cases in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday, including two arraignments. 30-year-old Johnie Garner, represented by Erin Wardell, was arraigned on five felony counts for incidents that took place between April and September 2009 while she was employed by UPS in Sheridan.

June 29th

City Water Main Hit

Sheridan Public Utilities Director Dan Miller
Sheridan Public Utilities Director Dan Miller

City of Sheridan officials learned of a hit to a water main near the 5th Street bridge along the bike path late Tuesday afternoon. Utilities Director Dan Miller says that the incident may have caused some temporary water pressure issues for residents.

Freudenthal Discusses State and Federal Issues

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

During his bi-monthly media conference Tuesday, Governor Dave Freudenthal discussed state and federal issues. Last week Freudenthal declined the first of what is expected to be dozens of federal health care reform grants, stating the grant was not in Wyoming’s best interests. 

Ucross Fireworks Extravaganza

Ucross fireworks extravaganza is Saturday night.
Ucross fireworks extravaganza is Saturday night.

The 29th annual fireworks extravaganza at the Ucross Foundation will take place this Saturday. Ucross President Sharon Dynak says the evening will begin at 5 o'clock with an art gallery opening and meet and greet with the artists.

Council Approves Community Assessment Resolution

Sheridan City Councilman Ryan Mulholland
Sheridan City Councilman Ryan Mulholland

The Sheridan City Council held a special meeting Tuesday, where they approved a resolution allowing the City to participate in Phase Two of the Wyoming Rural Development Council's Community Assessment Program. Phase One of the assessment took place in early 2004, when 850 residents were interviewed face-to-face about needs within the community.

Andrew Joy Receives Sentence

Andrew Joy receives 1 to 5 years probation for first-time offense.

Former Sheridan firefighter Andrew Joy, age 31, received Deferred Prosecution and one to five years probation per terms of a plea agreement in 4th Judicial District Court this morning. Joy had plead guilty to one count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Hydrocodone on April 22nd.