Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 22nd

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.

June 21st

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.

Bridgecreek PUD Receives Thumbs Up From Council

Sheridan City Councilman Ryan Mulholland
Sheridan City Councilman Ryan Mulholland

The final plat for the Bridgecreek Planned Unit Development was approved unanimously by the Sheridan City Council Monday night. Throughout the approval process there have been questions raised about the density of the project, along with snow removal and access issues.

Council Approves Liquor License Fee Modifications

Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster
Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster

The Sheridan City Council removed from the table an ordinance amending restaurant liquor license fees at their meeting Monday night. The original change in fees would have lowered the restaurant liquor license fee from $1,500 a year to $600, and raised the bar and grill license fee from $1,500 to $3,000.

Bikers Against Bruises Fundraiser is This Weekend

Bikers Against Bruises fundraiser is this weekend in Sheridan.
Bikers Against Bruises fundraiser is this weekend in Sheridan.

The Advocacy and Resource Center in Sheridan is holding the 2nd annual Bikers Against Bruises motorcycle poker run this weekend to raise funds to help victims of violent crimes in Sheridan County. Advocacy and Resource Center Victim Advocate Rhonda Weber says that things will get underway Friday at 6 o'clock at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

GOP Forum Series – Leadership Style

The Sibley Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn filled up to standing room only Saturday for the GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.

The four GOP gubernatorial candidates spoke at a forum Saturday morning, hosted by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has part two of a series.

Complaints about Email Politicking

Rev. Bob Spencer chairs the Equality State Policy Center Board.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Laramie, WY – Email is a common part of political campaigning these days, but seeing such politics on the University of Wyoming email system is uncommon – that's because it's banned.

Tennessee Man Wins AARP Spelling Bee

It took 68 rounds until someone won the 2010 AARP National Spelling Bee June 19th in Cheyenne.

A really big ocular-related word a Knoxville, TN man correctly spelled in Cheyenne over the weekend earned him the win at the 2010 AARP National Spelling Bee.