Archive - Jul 2010 - News

July 18th

Wrapping Up the Rodeo

The line-up of sponsor flags border the polo field at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Cup Sunday afternoon.

It was the 3 R’s of the last day of the 80th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo week…rest, relaxation, and for those that needed that little bit of extra T-L-C…recovery.  It all began with the “Boot Kickoff” and ended with a tailgate party and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Cup polo match held at the Equestrian Center Sunday afternoon.

New Library Director Chosen this Week

The new Director of the Sheridan County Library Systems will be selected this week. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love spoke with Library Trustee Tony Wendtland:

The new Director will be replacing Cathy Butler, who is retiring after serving as Library Director since 1997.

For those who wish to attend, this meeting is at the Story Branch Library.

Conservation Easement Secures Ranch in Sheridan County

Kusel Ranch west of Sheridan
Kusel Ranch west of Sheridan

Thanks to a recently closed conservation easement and bequest of a local ranch to the Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust, 1,050 acres of working ranch land in Sheridan County known as the Kusel Ranch will remain forever agriculture.

Council to Address Large Annexation Request

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey

The Sheridan City Council will address a number of different items at their meeting this evening. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has a preview.

Jackson hotel tax being considered for vote

Jackson Hole voters may get to decide whether to impose a sales tax on valley hotel rooms in November. During a joint meeting this past week, the Jackson Town Council and Teton County Board of Commissioners asked staff to draft a
ballot question for their review in August. Councilors and

July 17th

Kiwanis Ducks Gone Wild?

Rogue Ducks

The fundraiser for the Kiwanis duck race turned out well—for the most part. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love spoke with two of the duck catchers—Chuck Simon and Les Anderson to find out what has gotten into some of the crazy Kiwanis ducks

Sheridan T&T Sweepstakes Winners Enjoying V.I.P. Rodeo Fun

The Reese family from Oklahoma are spending a V.I.P. WYO Rodeo weekend in Sheridan, thanks to winning a vacation package sweepstakes from Sheridan Travel and Tourism.

SM's Clyde the Camel Scores Well With Audience but Not Judges in Parade

Maybe if Clyde Had Style Like His African Cousin?

Though the Sheridan Media float sadly did not win over the judges in the 80th annual WYO Rodeo Parade, our float did apparently have at least a few fans in the audience, as Sheridan Media's Betsy Love “discovered”:

And coming straight from the ”“camel's mouth,:

Enzi Says 1099 Will Make More Paperwork For Small Businesses

Senator Mike Enzi

During a Senate Finance Committee hearing this week, Senator Mike Enzi expressed concerns about the new 1099 form requirements in the new health care reform law. He says that he thinks most small businesses will be burdened with the added paperwork:

Coal Industry: Delays Could Affect Wyo.Production

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's coal industry says long delays obtaining new reserves could take a bite out of production if the government doesn't act soon.