Archive - Jun 22, 2010 - News

Heavy Rains Cause Some Minor Flooding

Minor flooding along Coffeen Avenue Tuesday.
Minor flooding along Coffeen Avenue Tuesday.

Heavy rains Tuesday afternoon prompted the National Weather Service in Billings to issue a flash flood warning for Sheridan County. While that warning has since been lifted, Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman says there was some flooding that occurred throughout the County.

Funnel Cloud Over Sheridan?

Cell phone picture sent to Sheridan Media of what could have been a possible funnel cloud in Sheridan Tuesday. (Photo by Jodee Joy Miller)
Cell phone picture sent to Sheridan Media of what could have been a possible funnel cloud in Sheridan Tuesday. (Photo by Jodee Joy Miller)

The severe storm that moved through Sheridan County Tuesday afternoon brought with it heavy rain and hail, but did it produce a funnel cloud? That's Meteorologist Joe Lester with the National Weather Service in Billings. Lester says that there were several confirmed tornadoes Monday in southeastern Montana.

Junior High Hill Continues to Erode

The hill east of Sheridan Junior High School continues to erode.
The hill east of Sheridan Junior High School continues to erode.

The Sheridan Junior High School hill stabilization project is going to have to be re-bid due to the fact that all of the bids that came in were over $1 million. School District Two Superintendent Craig Dougherty says the situation is a unique one, as there is a lot of history to the hill that sits east of the Junior High just above Big Goose Creek.

More from July District 2 Board

Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees

At Monday night's School District 2 board meeting, trustees approved on first reading policies concerning Criminal Background Checks and Fingerprinting, as well as a Guideline for the same; a policy on Staff Hiring; Employee Safety and Occupational Health; and a Staff Wellness Plan.

Meadowlark School Timeline Determined

District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty

The Sheridan School District 2 board of trustees met for their July meeting last night. Superintendent Craig Dougherty gave an update on Capital Construction projects, chiefly the timeline for the new Meadowlark Elementary School.

While he'd hoped the process would get underway sooner, he tells us a bit later start date would be better
financially.

Wyoming Issues at NEA in New Orleans

Wyoming Education Association president, Kathryn Valido.

The 148th Annual Meeting and the 89th Representative Assembly of the National Education Association will be held in New Orleans beginning June 26th.

Sheridan Media had an opportunity to visit briefly with president of the Wyoming Education Association, Kathryn Valido from Cheyenne, about issues of importance both nationally and statewide this year.

Lummis on Oil Spill: Administration Could Have Done More

NASA image taken of the oil spill in late May.
NASA image taken of the oil spill in late May.

It's been over two months since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and later collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico, causing what is now being considered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. History. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter recently interviewed U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis to get her reaction on what is simply known as the BP oil spill.