Archive - Jul 2010 - News

July 21st

School District One Approves Budget

Sheridan County School District One Business Manager Jeremy Smith

The Sheridan County School District One Board of Trustees approved their budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 at their monthly meeting Wednesday night. The District budgeted $14.3 million in projected revenue, which is a a 3.6% increase from last year, and $14.1 in expenditures, which is a 5.5% increase.

Local Hair Salon is Taking Care of Vets

Students at True Colors Salon and Training Center in Sheridan.
Students at True Colors Salon and Training Center in Sheridan.

Starting in May of this year, True Colors Salon and Training Center in Sheridan began providing a special service for female Veterans as part of National Military Appreciation Month. That service has extended on through the summer explains True Colors Owner Stevie Phillips.

Iekel Announces Candidacy for College Board

Jerry Iekel has announced his candidacy for Trustee on the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board.
Jerry Iekel has announced his candidacy for Trustee on the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board.

Former State Representative Jerry Iekel has announced that he will file as a candidate for one of the three Trustee positions on the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board. Iekel explains what lead him to the decision to run.

Federal Stimulus Funds Make Up NWCC Shortfalls

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees adopted their budget for the '10-'11 fiscal year Wednesday. Administration Vice President Cheryl Heath says this year's operating budget, which is just over 22-million, incorporates tuition, state appropriations and the 4-mil assessment received from Sheridan County:

Mark Englert Next Gillette College VP; Two Positions Open at Sheridan College

Dr. Mark Englert

Dr. Mark Englert will soon be heading to Gillette College to become their next Vice President. He is currently serving as the Vice President for Student Enrollment at Sheridan College, and was nominated by Dr. Paul Young, the recently-selected President of Sheridan College.

Dr. Englert says that although he will miss living in the Sheridan-area:

Morrison Probation Revoked; On to Prison

19-year-old Zachery Morrison violated his probation and will now be serving 5 - 8 years in prison.

On April 20th of this year, 19-year-old Zachery Morrison was given a suspended sentence and supervised probation per a plea agreement with the State. Morrison had plead guilty in December on one count of sexual abuse of a minor.

July 20th

Sheridan County Budget Reflects Changing Priorities and Needs

The Sheridan County Commissioners adopted a budget for this fiscal year. Chairman Steve Maier:

Chairman Maier says this year's budget is a response to the changing needs of the County:

Gubernatorial Budget Series: Part Three

Wyoming Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead
Wyoming Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead

Throughout the week we've been doing a series of stories in response to Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron Micheli's criticisms of the budget increases incurred while Governor Dave Freudenthal has been in office. In previous stories, we heard from Candidates Micheli and Rita Meyer, today, we'll get Candidate Matt Mead's take on the issue.

Basketball Court and Playground to Be Replaced at Thorn-Rider

The basketball court and playground on the north end of Thorne-Rider park will be replaced soon.
The basketball court and playground on the north end of Thorne-Rider park will be replaced soon.

The basketball court and playground on the north end of Thorne-Rider Park in Sheridan will be getting a makeover soon. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright.

Former Marathon Oil Contractor Sentenced

48-year-old Sheridan resident Mark McGregor was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson for his involvement in a scheme to defraud Marathon Oil Company. McGregor received 33 months of prison time to be followed by 3 years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $2,450,000 in restitution to Marathon Oil.