Archive - Jul 2010 - News

July 20th

Sheridan County Commissioners Vote on Building Permit Proposal

During their regular bi-monthly meeting this Tuesday, Sheridan County Commissioners voted on the proposal to require county-wide building code and electrical inspections. On a 4 to 0 vote, the Commissioners voted not to adopt any new regulations.

City Receives Encouraging Financial Update

CIty of Sheridan Treasurer Jennifer Reed
CIty of Sheridan Treasurer Jennifer Reed

The Sheridan City Council received a financial update from Treasurer Jennifer Reed at their meeting Monday night. Reed informed the Council that the sales and use tax payment has been received for July, 2010.

Military Voting Made Easier

Making voting more fair and easier for military personnel and overseas U.S. employees is being implemented for the 2010 elections.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming now has a model law to follow to make it easier for military and overseas U.S. residents to cast their vote in the 2010 Primaries and General Election. In the past, those in both categories have had challenges receiving their voting ballots early enough to get them filled out and returned in time to be counted with those stateside.

Poll Question: Micheli's Letter and Your Vote

A good idea or a bad idea?

Last week, media outlets around the state reported on a letter of character reference that Gubernatorial Republican candidate Ron Micheli wrote at the request of Ty McDowell's defense team. McDowell, who has come be known as the Craigslist Rapist, recently received a 60-year sentence for raping a Casper woman in December of 2009.

July 19th

Grassroots Festival This Saturday

Fun for all ages awaits at the first-ever Grassroots Festival and Crafts Show, July 24th at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.

Always ones to be looking for innovative ways to use their facility, the Big Horn Equestrian Center invites the public to an event they'll be co-hosting with The Evening Stage. Center Executive Director Leslie Olsen tells us about the Grassroots Festival, to be held Saturday, July 24th beginning at 1 pm.

Part Two of Our Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Budget Series

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rita Meyer

Monday, we began our series on Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron Micheli's criticism of the increases in the state budget during Governor Dave Freudenthal's two terms in office. In part one of our series, Micheli defended his criticisms by pointing out that the state General Fund budget has more than tripled since 2002, and that the state needs to implement a zero-based budgeting process.

City Council Approves Large Annexation

City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs
City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs

The Sheridan City Council approved the Cloud Peak Ranch 3 Annexation on 1st reading Monday night. The ordinance annexes 557 acres into the City just west of Sheridan High School. City Planning Director Robert Briggs says that the 557 acres isn't one big chunk of land, as it's split between 5th Street.

Sheridan County Fair Begins This Week

The 2010 Sheridan County Fair begins this week.
The 2010 Sheridan County Fair begins this week.

On the heels of the one of the biggest Sheridan WYO Rodeo's to date, the Sheridan County Fairgrounds will continue to be a very busy place as the 2010 Sheridan County Fair gets underway this week.

Law Enforcement Re-Cap of Rodeo Weekend

The 80th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo is in the books, and it proved to be one of the biggest and best ever. As we reported last Thursday, law enforcement agencies stepped up their presence with all members of the Sheridan Police Department on duty.

CHAPS Receives WYCF Grant

The Wyoming Community Foundation makes grants to organizations which work to make a difference in the quality of life for Wyoming residents.

Just over $103,000 in grants were awarded last week by the Wyoming Community Foundation to nonprofits across Wyoming. One nonprofit from Sheridan benefited; Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership, or CHAPS, received $6,000 for their work.