Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 10th

Aggravated Robbery Suspect Changes Plea in District Court

20-year-old Gerald Hamlin changed his plea in District Court Tuesday.
20-year-old Gerald Hamlin changed his plea in District Court Tuesday.

20-year-old Sheridan resident Gerald “Jesse” Hamlin changed his plea in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday afternoon as part of a plea agreement with the State. Hamlin pled guilty to the amended charge of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, which is a felony punishable by no more than 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, or any combination of both.

Hands Off the Yard Signs

Stealing candidate yard signs is against the law.
Stealing candidate yard signs is against the law.

With it being an election year, there are of course are no shortage of candidate signs that adorn front lawns of homeowners in Sheridan. There have been several recent reports of signs being stolen, which is against the law says Sheridan Police Lieutenant Chirs Dahmke.

Sheridan Man Faces Additional Charge in Animal Beating Death

A Sheridan man faces additional charge in animal beating death.
A Sheridan man faces additional charge in animal beating death.

64-year-old James Mack of Sheridan was arrested in late July for allegedly beating a fawn to death with a shovel in the front yard of his residence at Thurmond Avenue. Mack's Attorney, Clay Jenkins filed a written Not Guilty plea in Sheridan County Circuit Court this week. An unsecured bond of $3,500 was set by Judge John Sampson.

August 9th

Agents Pursue Montana Leads for Fugitive; Suspected Accomplice

Escaped convict John McClusky, believed to be near the Canadian border as of August 10th.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities are pursuing leads in Montana in their search for an escaped killer and a woman after another fugitive was captured in Wyoming. Arizona U.S. Marshal David Gonzales says 42-year-old Tracy Province was arrested Monday with a handgun, about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park.

Captured Inmate Sang with Wyoming Choir

Tracy Province (courtesy photo)

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) - A member of a northwestern Wyoming church says an inmate who escaped from an Arizona prison attended church service and sang along with the congregation the day before his capture.

Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. Shareholders Approve Agreement to be Acquired

Pinnacle Gas Resources is headquartered in Sheridan.

SHERIDAN, Wyo., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq: PINN) has announced that a majority of its shareholders, including a majority of shareholders unaffiliated with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.P.

Leadership Sheridan County Graduation

Sheridan County Chamber Director Janelle Anderson

Twenty-two Sheridan County residents will be graduating from the 2010 Leadership Sheridan County. The ceremony will take place at this week's Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon – the Chamber sponsors the yearly event.

Janelle Anderson outlines what this year's group did each month since January.

Primary Election Draws Near

The 2010 Primary Election will be held Tuesday August 17th.
The 2010 Primary Election will be held Tuesday August 17th.

The 2010 Primary Election is one week away, which means that if you plan on voting absentee, you have less than a week to do so. Sheridan County Election Supervisor Brenda Miech.

As far as the numbers so far for this year's absentee ballots for the Primary.

Taste of Sheridan this Weekend

Last year's first ever Taste of Sheridan was a big success.
Last year's first ever Taste of Sheridan was a big success.

The 2nd Annual Taste of Sheridan is this Sunday afternoon in Thorne-Rider Park. Taste of Sheridan Co-Chair Nancy Silla explains what the event is all about.

Since the event will feature three more restaurants and caterers then last year, it will be held at a slightly different area in Thorne-Rider.

Wanted: 2011 Pet Calender Entries!

Dog and Cat Shelter Executive Director Cel Hope
Dog and Cat Shelter Executive Director Cel Hope

The Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan is now accepting entries for the 2011 Pet Calender Contest. Shelter Executive Director Cel Hope says that even though they'll be taking entries for the next few months, now is the time for people to submit their photos.