Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 8th

Department of Ed. Releases Graduation Rates

The Wyoming Department of Education released the 2008-2009 graduation rates for School Districts around the state on Tuesday. Sheridan County School District Three was one of two School Districts in the state to have a perfect 100% graduation rate for the 2008-2009 school year.

Superintendent Candidate Talks Education

Republican Candidate for State Superintendent Cindy Hill
Republican Candidate for State Superintendent Cindy Hill

There are five candidates running for the position of Wyoming Superintendent for Public Instruction, four Republicans and one Democrat. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Powder River Let 'Er Buck

Whitney Benefits will be holding a celebration of soldiers past and present this Saturday with an event entitled “Powder River Let Er' Buck”. Whitney Benefits Project Manager Janet Pelesky explains what they've got planned for this weekend.

Wyoming to Provide White House Tree

Wyoming's Bridger-Teton Forest will provide the 2010 Capital Christmas Tree.

For the first time in our state's history, Wyoming has been selected to provide the Capitol Christmas tree. Bernie Bornong with the Big Horn National Forest office in Sheridan gives us the details.

Bornong said that they have actually known Wyoming would be selected for the 2010 tree a few years ago.

Dayton Town Council June 7th Report

Dayton Mayor Bob Wood

The Dayton Town Council had the second reading of their Town Budget at their first regular meeting of June Monday evening. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood tells us.

Mayor Wood says that they will need to dip into their reserves by about $200,000. The third reading of the 2010 Budget will be Wednesday, June 16th.

Circuit Court Battery Cases

Sheridan County Historical Courthouse houses Circuit Court.

In Monday's Sheridan County Circuit Court, attorney Hardy Tate entered a “Not Guilty” plea on behalf of his client, Elizabeth Baka. Baka is charged with one misdemeanor count of battery for an incident that occurred on June 5th, 2010 where she allegedly hit her boyfriend in the face with a bottle.

Judge John Sampson set an unsecured $1,000 bond.

June 7th

Fremont County Disaster Declaration

A flood watch was issued for much of Wyoming Monday, as snowmelt raises river levels.

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Dave Freudenthal has issued a disaster declaration for Fremont County as rapid snowmelt in the Wind River Range causes flooding on area rivers. Monday brought flood watches or warnings for much of the state.

Youth Forum on Law and CSI

Josh Lobo will be attending a forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation this summer in our nation's capitol.

Coming up this July, Sheridan High School junior Josh Lobo will be attending a unique leadership forum in Washington, D.C. Called the "National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation," the forum will introduce students to challenging careers in the legal profession.

Josh tells us he's had an interest in law for quite some time.

Liquor License Fee Modifications Tabled

City of Sheridan Clerk Scott Badley
City of Sheridan Clerk Scott Badley

The Sheridan City Council met for their first meeting of June Monday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

Greenfest 2010 is Saturday

Greenfest 2010 is tihs Saturday in Kendrick Park.
Greenfest 2010 is tihs Saturday in Kendrick Park.

Greenfest 2010 will take place this Saturday in Kendrick Park in Sheridan. RENEW Public Relations Director Ace Young explains what Greenfest is all about.