Archive - Jul 26, 2010 - News

Campaign Receipt Reports are Due Soon

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield recently issued a reminder to all non-federal candidates, candidate committees, and political action committees, regarding an upcoming deadline. State Election Director Peggy Nighswonger explains.

Council Receives Update on Suicide Prevention Coalition

Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition Chair Vanessa Hastings addresses the Sheridan City Council at a Monday work session.
Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition Chair Vanessa Hastings addresses the Sheridan City Council at a Monday work session.

The Sheridan City Council held a work session Monday, where they received an update from Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition Chair Vanessa Hastings. Hastings went over the results of the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey for Sheridan County High Schools.

SHAC/NMNA Collaborate for Grant Application

SHAC and the North Main Neighborhood Association will submit and grant application for planning only grant for a  housing study.
SHAC and the North Main Neighborhood Association will submit and grant application for planning only grant for a housing study.

The Sheridan Housing Action Committee, or SHAC, has joined forces with the North Main Neighborhood Association to apply for a planning only grant through the Wyoming Business Council to conduct a housing study. SHAC Executive Director Karin Spann explains just what the grant would be used for and the collaboration with NMNA.

Library Director Finalist Rejects Job

The search for the new Executive Director of the Sheridan County Library System was just about over, but now it is about to begin again. Library Trustee Tony Wendtland:

Tony adds that the current director, Cathy Butler, had very “graciously” agreed to stay through the end of August:

Dayton Days Parade - A Hometown Happening

A horse of the best colors walks in the 2010 Dayton Days parade.

There were fire trucks, a band, plenty of horses and old cars, candy was tossed from a variety of floats and of course, there were those smattering of waving, grinning, one-more-vote garnering politicians filling in the gaps. It was the Dayton Days Parade held this past Saturday.

Miniature Horse Show Highs and Lows

Horse and Wragler compete in the Minature Horse Show at the 2010 Sheridan County Fair this past weekend.

Miniature Horse Show Brings Out the Best and Worst of Participants

Wildfire Season on Crow Reservation

Two helicopters like this one were part of the response to the Spike Fire in the Pryor Mountains on the Crow Reservation.

Officials with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Crow Agency & Aviation released a report Sunday on a three-acre timber fire on the remote eastern slopes of the Crow Reservation’s Pryor Mountains. The blaze heralds the start of serious fire season on the Reservation.  Lightning struck in the area about four days before. 

Operation Independence Campaign

Rindy West, Director of Development for the Sheridan Senior Center.

Earlier this summer, the Sheridan Senior Center began summer fundraising campaign called Operation Independence. Director of Development, Rindy West, explains.

Poll Question: Commission Vote on Countywide Inspections

The Sheridan County Commission voted not to establish a countywide building and electrical inspection process.

Even though a positive recommendation came from the Sheridan County Planning Commission to encourage the establishment of a countywide building and electrical inspection process for new construction, the Sheridan County Commission last week voted unanimously (minus one vote as Commissioner Cram was out of town) not to implement such a process at this time.

Serious Birthday Bash For People's Assistance Food Bank

There was a birthday bash in Sheridan's Kendrick Park over the weekend, but this wasn't just any old birthday party: