Archive - Jul 2010 - News

July 26th

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.

July 25th

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:

Calling All Volunteers!! Extreme Makeover—VOA And Habitat-Style

Jessica Lindsley of Habitat paints Jeff Holsinger of VOA with a "brush of kindness"
Jessica Lindsley of Habitat paints Jeff Holsinger of VOA with a "brush of kindness"

Volunteers of America and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up to give Sheridan's Community homeless shelter at the V.A. an “extreme makeover” of sorts.

It's been 12 years since the shelter has been spruced up. Director of Community Affairs with the VOA, Ethan Boone:

G&F to Use Helicopter to Stock Lakes in the Bighorns

The Game and Fish Department will be stocking fish in the Bighorn Mountains with a helicopter in early August.
The Game and Fish Department will be stocking fish in the Bighorn Mountains with a helicopter in early August.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be using a helicopter to stock over 20 lakes in the Cloud Peak Wilderness on the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains this summer. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that this is done every couple of years since many wilderness lakes lack the physical habitat needed for trout reproduction.

McCormick Road to be Closed for Construction

McCormick Road in Sheridan County will be closed due to construction for the next couple of weeks.
McCormick Road in Sheridan County will be closed due to construction for the next couple of weeks.

Sheridan County Road 109, or McCormick Road, will be closed temporarily for construction. DCM Construction Supervisor Todd Gardner explains what they will be doing to the road over the next few weeks.

Gardner says that there are alternative routes that area homeowners will be able to use.