Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 9th

Fremont County Flooding Battles

A Fremont County woman works to place sand bags along river to prevent flooding. (AP Photo)

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) - The flooding in Fremont County is forcing the Wyoming National Guard to make its biggest in-state activation since 2000.

June 9th

Senate to Vote on Air Quality Regs

Air quality legislation goes to a vote in US Senate..

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – Wrangling over regulation of greenhouse gas pollution heads to the US Senate today, with a vote set on an amendment that would remove the EPA's oversight and put it in the hands of Congress.

Arts All Summer Long

Sheridan Artists Guild Et. Al will host classes and events all summer.

While Celebrate the Arts will be highlighted this weekend, the Sheridan Artists Guild Et. Al, or SAGE, will be highlighting various art shows and classes throughout the summer. Coming up in July, says SAGE Director Karen Meyers.

Ucross Foundation / SCC Collaboration

Chinese composer Du Yun is in residency at Ucross Foundation.

For many years now, the Ucross Foundation has provided residency opportunities for artists, writers and musicians. Recently, the Foundation began a collaboration with Sheridan College; Foundation Director Sharon Dynak explains.

SAWS Capital Improvement Program

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board received an update from City and County staff pertaining to the Capital Improvement Program for the upcoming fiscal year. Three major projects were outlined and discussed by staff and the Board.

SAWS Board Approves 1st Reading of Budget

SAWS Administrator and County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger
SAWS Administrator and County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved the 1st reading of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 at their meeting Wednesday. On paper, the budget doesn't appear to be balanced as the projected revenues are $1.1 million and the expenses total $1.5 million.

Rabies Clinic Going Well

The Dog and Cat Shelter's annual Rabies Clinic is going well.
The Dog and Cat Shelter's annual Rabies Clinic is going well.

The annual Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan rabies clinic in Kendrick Park at the bandshell has reached the half way point. Shelter Director Cel Hope says that the first three days they've averaged about 100 people a day at the clinic.

Matthew Perkins Memorial Fundraiser Friday

Jane Perkins presenting the Mathew Perkins Memorial Scholarship to Justin Franck in a touching presentation moment during the 2010 Academic Honors Program held at Sheridan High School on May 13th.

Friday night in Sheridan, the public is invited to the 3rd Annual Matthew Perkins Memorial Fundraiser to be held at the Sheridan Holiday Inn [correction to location!]

Matthew was killed in a car accident on October 10, 2007, and his family established a scholarship program in his memory. His mother, Jane Perkins, explains.

June 8th

Teams Invited to 2010 Relay for Life

Towns around the country are holding Relay for Life events, with variations on the birthday theme.

We're nearing time for the annual Relay for Life event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Sheridan's Relay will be held at the Normative Services track off of Big Goose Road in Sheridan June 25th overnite to June 26th.

Event Co-Chair, Tracy Myers, tells Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson about this year's theme, “Celebrate Birthdays.”

Judge Healy Plea Agreement

The case against Sheridan Municipal Court Judge Stuart Healy has been settled. As part of a plea agreement, Healy has plead No Contest to the charge of Breach of Peace. In exchange for that plea, Special Prosecutor in the case, Bill Edelman out of Gillette, agreed to dismiss the Battery charge and place Healy on probation for one year.