Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 12th

Feds Announce Extra Funding for Grasshopper Fight

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The federal government is providing emergency funding to help suppress costly grasshopper outbreaks this summer in western rangeland states like Wyoming and Montana. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday that nearly $11 million will be available through the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The department says the funding could protect up to 4 million acres of rangeland.

June 11th

Flooding Along Big Goose

The flooding has begun throughout many parts of Sheridan County, as Big Goose Creek is running over its banks and has flooded a home on NB Avenue and several residences along Big Goose Road. Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman has this advice for those who are experiencing flooding.

Fairboard Addresses Capital Improvements

5th Street entrence to Fairgrounds will get a makeover this fall.
5th Street entrence to Fairgrounds will get a makeover this fall.

The Sheridan County Fair Association Board of Trustees approved a traffic pattern and parking plan at their meeting Thursday night. Facilities Director Sharon Nadeau says the overall goal is to increase public safety.

Celebrate the Arts is Underway

The kick-off of the 9th annual Celebrate the Arts Festival began Thursday evening at the Historic Sheridan Inn with close to 150 people attending.  The night started with the introduction of the 20 new on-loan sculptures and the announcement of the four newest acquisitions for the permanent collection found around town.

State Parks Partner with State Libraries

Make a Splash - Read! is the theme for the 2010 Wyoming Summer Reading Program. (image from Reading is Fundamental)

Relaxing, reading and recreating – all great things to do during the summer months, and the Wyoming State Library and Wyoming State Parks are partnering to promote all three with their Summer Reading Program.

June 10th

Judge Sampson on Municipal Court Proposal

Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge John Sampson
Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge John Sampson

The question was raised at a City of Sheridan budget work session last month of possibly doing away with or modifying the Municipal Court system to save the City money. If the City would choose to eliminate Municipal Court or even make changes to the way it's run, it would have an overwhelming impact on the case load for Sheridan County Circuit Court, as they would receive an additional 1,000 to 2,000 tickets a year.

Burger Competition To Highlight 3rd Thursday

Next week's 3rd Thursday in Sheridan will feature the 1st annual Gourmet Burger Cook-Off.
Next week's 3rd Thursday in Sheridan will feature the 1st annual Gourmet Burger Cook-Off.

The next 3rd Thursday event in downtown Sheridan is next week, and it will feature something new. Downtown Sheridan Association Director Staci Coe explains.

Coe says that a trip for two to Mexico is also something that people should be aware of next Thursday.

Greenfest Has Been Moved

Greenfest has been moved to the Sheridan High School gym
Greenfest has been moved to the Sheridan High School gym

The possibility that we could get some heavy rainfall this Saturday has prompted officials with Greenfest 2010 to move the event to Sheridan High School. RENEW Public Relations Officer Ace Young

Status Hearing on Sen; Bear Cloud

Last month, Judge Sullins from the 7th Judicial Court in Casper ruled that the two teenagers should be tried as adults for their involvement in the August 26, 2009 murder of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst. A status hearing was held in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning on how trial preparations are coming on Dharminder Sen and Wyatt Bear Cloud. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the update.

Caution Around High Waters

As the snow continues to melt in the Big Horn Mountains, the creeks and streams in our area are rising higher and higher. To some, the water levels may appear to be quite inviting, but Sheridan Fire Marshall Brian Songer provides this caution.