Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 13th

Sen Motion to Suppress Hearing Held

Dharminder Sen in August, 2009 being escorted into the Sheridan County Courthouse.

A motion hearing was held in 4th Judicial District Court Friday morning on the Dharminder Sen case. Sen, 16, along with 16-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud and 20-year-old Dennis Poitra, Jr. will each be tried in the near future for the August 26, 2009 shooting death of Robert Ernst. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has this report.

Longtime Fairboard Member Resigns

James "Hoot" Bohnsack has resigned from the Sheridan County Fair Association Board of Trustees.
James "Hoot" Bohnsack has resigned from the Sheridan County Fair Association Board of Trustees.

The Sheridan County Fair Association Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of longtime Fairboard member James “Hoot” Bohnsack Thursday night. Bohnsack explains in his own words, why after almost a decade of service to the Fairboard, he decided to step down.

Troopers Seize 450 Pounds of High Grade Marijuana

450 pounds of high grade marijuana was seized by State Troopers Thursday near Sundance, Wyoming. (Courtesy Photo)
450 pounds of high grade marijuana was seized by State Troopers Thursday near Sundance, Wyoming. (Courtesy Photo)

Shortly after 10 am Thursday morning, Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers stopped the driver of a U-haul rental truck just east of Sundance on Interstate 90 for failure to maintain his vehicle within a single lane. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant Stephen Townsend says that a drug detection K-9 alerted Troopers to the rear of the U-Haul.

I-90 Motorcycle Accident Claims the Life of Sheridan Woman

A motorcycle accident on Interstate 90 Thursday afternoon three miles west of Sheridan claimed the life 46-year-old Dawn Cousins of Sheridan. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant Stephen Townsend explains what happened.

August 12th

County Commissioner Candidates – Part 2

Candidates for various offices in the upcoming Primary have been guests on Public Pulse -- check the Public Pulse archive for any past interview.

On the August 12th edition of KROE's Public Pulse program, host Kim Love spoke to the second group of candidates running for a seat on the Sheridan County Commission.

Incumbent Steve Maier explains why he would like to continue serving Sheridan County residents as one of the five commissioners.

Local Companies Increase Medical Access Via Technology

Wyoming has the highest suicide rate in the nation, yet is ranked 49th of 50 states for the number of psychiatrists we have per capita, according to Dr. Tom Richards of Sheridan.

Sheridan Man Has Initial Appearance on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charge

54-year-old Sheridan Curtis Scheckla is charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
54-year-old Sheridan Curtis Scheckla is charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

54-year-old Sheridan resident Curtis Scheckla had his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday. Scheckla is charged with one count of Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Local Students Awarded Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarships

Left to right: Michael Leibrich, Seth Stadick and Philip Kane
Left to right: Michael Leibrich, Seth Stadick and Philip Kane

Three recent Sheridan County high school graduates have been awarded Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The three students that were selected from the eleven applicants are; Seth Stadick and Michael Leibrich of Sheridan and Philip Kane of Big Horn.

Story Fish Hatchery Remains Closed to the Public

The Story Fish Hatchery will be open to the public in June of 2011.
The Story Fish Hatchery will be open to the public in June of 2011.

The Story Fish Hatchery has been closed to the public due to construction for the past three years as major facility upgrades have taken place to prevent whirling disease. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that the hatchery will remained closed to the public until June of 2011.

Nicholas Edwards Changes Plea; Sentenced

Plea change and sentencing for Nicholas Edwards on August 10th.

32-year-old Nicholas Edwards changed his plea to Guilty on three different counts Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Back on July 13th, Edwards' attorney, Joelle Hadley-Day, had told Judge John Fenn that they were awaiting the findings from a substance abuse evaluation before finalizing a plea agreement with the state.