Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 24th

Remains Found in the Big Horns Have Been Identified

Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier
Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier

On April 16, 2010, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office received information from an informant that he had been involved in transporting and burying a body in the Big Horn Mountains. Several days later on April 19, the Sheriff's Office assisted a K-9 Search and Recovery cadaver dog team, and located partial human remains in an undisclosed location in the Big Horn Mountains.

Governor Freudenthal Talks Primary Election

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

Governor Dave Freudenthal made his monthly appearance as a guest on News Talk 930 KROE'S Public Pulse program Tuesday, where he discussed last week's Primary Election. Host Kim Love asked Freudenthal if he felt there were any surprises in this year's Primary.

7th Cavalry Drum and Bugle Corps is Having Quite the Summer

The 7th Cavalry Drum and Bugle Corps
The 7th Cavalry Drum and Bugle Corps

The 7th Cavalry Drum and Bugle Corps of Sheridan spent the 4th of July this year in Philadelphia as a participant in the parade, which was part of the city's Welcome America Celebration. Drum and Bugle Corps Manager Conrad Namtvedt says that they already have their sights set on another Top Ten parade for next year.

Suicide Prevention Week September 5 – 11 – Part 1 of Series

Example of a gun safety lock device.

Coming up in just under two weeks, the Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition will be taking part in Suicide Prevention Week activities leading up to the Out of the Darkness Walk scheduled for Saturday morning, September 11th.

August 23rd

Local “Almost Pro” BBQ-ers “Grill” Competition in State Championships

"Aprons Only" Logo

It seems even the most amateur grillers pull out the dusty BBQ from the garage for summertime sausages, burgers and wings.

Some, however, are a little more serious about their steaks:

County Holds Open House on Conservation Design Subdivision Option

Sheridan County Planner Mark Reid
Sheridan County Planner Mark Reid

Part of the Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in 2008 calls for conservation of agricultural lands and encourages clustered development on lots smaller than 35 acres. The long range comprehensive plan also recommends changing the minimum lot size in the agricultural zoning district from 35 acres to 80 acres per dwelling unit.

Community Garden Tour

In 2009 Partners in Philanthropy, with support from Sheridan College sponsored the first Prototype Community Garden. The garden was such a success that it spawned five more throughout Sheridan County. Community Gardener Boby Legerski says that they have a special tour planned for September 1st.

Arch Coal Taking Nominations for Teacher Achievement Awards Program

Arch Coal is now taking nominations for their Teacher Achievement Awards program.
Arch Coal is now taking nominations for their Teacher Achievement Awards program.

The Arch Coal Foundation has announced that they are now taking nominations for their 2010-2011 Teacher Achievement Awards program. Arch Coal Vice President of External Affairs Greg Schaefer explains that a number of different people can nominate a teacher.

August 22nd

Poll Question: Primary Election Results

Were you surprised by any of the Primary Election results?

The August 17th Primary Election had some landslide winners and some very close races, prompting this week's Bank of Sheridan / sheridanmedia.com poll question: “Did the Primary Election results surprise you, and if so, how?”

Muscle Cars Move Over…The Rat Rods are Here

Just one of the many pre-1965 hot rods on display in Big Horn over the weekend.

It was all about tradition at the Absoraka State Takeover 307 Custom Car Show held outside the Bozeman Trail Inn in Big Horn on Saturday.  Forty-six vintage hot rods and customs built before 1965 lined the main drag in Big Horn for onlookers and car enthusiasts alike.