Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 4th

Ranchester Council Considers Water Rights Request

The Ranchester Town Council considered a request from a nearby land owner at their meeting Tuesday night. Mayor Cliff Clevenger explains that the Council didn't have any major issues with what was being requested.

Loughan Sentenced for Burglary

Justin Loughan receives 3 to 5 years in Rawlins after pleading guilty to one count of Burglary.

In 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning, 19-year-old Justin Loughan of Sheridan received 3 to 5 years in the State Penitentiary in Rawlins, with credit for 198 days served in the Sheridan County Detention Center.

August 3rd

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Present Floodplain Mapping Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented a floodplain mapping study to City and County officials Tuesday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented a floodplain mapping study to City and County officials Tuesday.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented the results of a Section 22 Floodplain Mapping Study before a packed Sheridan City Council Chambers Tuesday. In attendance were members from the City Council, County Commission, City and County staff and local engineers.

Gubernatorial Candidate “Walk-On”

Wyoming Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Pete Gosar
Wyoming Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Pete Gosar

Wyoming Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Pete Gosar is probably best known for his football career at the University of Wyoming, where he excelled on the field as a non-scholarship player. A lifelong Wyoming resident who grew up in Pinedale, Gosar explains what inspired him to run for Governor.

SCC Awards Bid For New Roof For Sheridan Public Health Building

Sheridan County Commissioners

The Sheridan County Public Health Building is apparently in need of a check-up and some repairs. At their regular meeting Tuesday, the Sheridan County Commissioners approved a contract bid to replace the lower roof of the building. County Administrative Director Renee Obermueller:

Jury Awards $3.7 Million to Sheridan Man, former BNSF Employee

(AP) Sheridan resident Edward Jolley was recently awarded $3.7 million in damages by a Montana jury. The 72-year-old engineer was suing the railroad company BNSF, a company he worked for from 1970 to 1999.

Green House Receives Some Good News

Green House Living for Sheridan receives finance approval.
Green House Living for Sheridan receives finance approval.

Green House Living for Sheridan received some good news recently from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Green House Coordinator Kay Wallick.

Wallick explains that the next step in the process will be to provide infrastructure to the area.

Great Lakes CEO Visits Sheridan

Great Lakes Aviation CEO Chuck Howell met with the Sheridan County Commissioners to discuss the status of the airline and their plans for improving service to Sheridan. Airport Manager John Stopka:

Stopka says Howell plans to pull Great Lakes out of other markets within the next 3-4 months.

August 2nd

A Home for the Homeless

A Home for the Homeless

By some estimates, several million people experience a period or more of homelessness in the U.S. each year, and about 400 of them find themselves at the local shelter at the VA in Sheridan.

National Night Out with Sheriff's Office

Tongue River Elementary School in Ranchester is the site for the Sheriff's Office NNO event.

For the past twenty-seven years, The National Association of Town Watch has been hosting “National Night Out” events across the country. Beginning with only about 400 communities that first year, by 2009, 14,625 communities from all fifty states had an event scheduled.