Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 22nd

Meadowlark School Timeline Determined

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

Wyoming Issues at NEA in New Orleans

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.

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

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

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.

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 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

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

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.

Tornado Aftermath in Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena in Billings also tore apart a casino, bar and coin-operated laundry in the city's downtown area.