Archive - Sep 2010 - News

September 14th

More Fires in Yellowstone

A team of wildfire firefighters head into a region burning in Yellowstone.

Two new small fires have been discovered in the north central section of Yellowstone National Park.

Both are located on the east slopes of Mount Washburn, and are well east of the road linking Canyon Village, Tower Fall, and Roosevelt Lodge.

The Lookout Fire when discovered Tuesday afternoon was confined to a single tree in the backcountry southeast of Dunraven Pass.

Buyok Family Gifts Ranch To Sheridan Community Land Trust

The largest conservation easement gift in Sheridan Community Land Trust's history, donated by John and Vanessa Buyok, was signed over yesterday afternoon during a ceremony at the historic Sheridan Inn. Sheridan County officials, Sheridan Land Trust board members and other guests were all at the ceremony.

District 2 Board Awards Several Bids

District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty

The Sheridan County School District 2 Board held its September meeting Monday night.

During a Capital Construction Update on the new Meadowlark Elementary School, District Facilities Director Julie Carroll said that design documents have been given to the Wyoming School Facilities Commission for 60% review.

September 13th

Boots, Bandannas, And A Little “Bling” At This Year's VOA Barn Dance

Its time again to pull out your bandannas and boots as the third annual Volunteers of America “Bandanna Barn Dance” fundraiser is coming up on the 25th. VOA Director PJ Treide says they are expecting over 300 people at this year's dance, which will include live music by the “Saddle Tramp Band.” And the program, he tells us:

Sheridan City Hall Goes “Back To The Future” This Week

It's a little bit bigger than a bread basket. And it is going into the walls of Sheridan City Hall this Thursday.

Sheridan City Hall's 100th birthday is this year and a celebration planned for this Thursday was supposed to include opening a time capsule.

Sheridan Man Makes His Initial Appearance On Two Felony Counts

18-year-old Sheridan resident Patrick Mayfield had his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday afternoon. Mayfield was arrested over the weekend on six different counts, including one Felony count of Larceny and one Felony count of Burglary.

Report Shows Coal Power Is Cleaning Up Its Act

The coal industry is cleaning up its act when it comes to air pollution, according to a new report from the Clean Air Task Force that outlines connections between coal-fired power plant emissions and premature deaths. In fact, the number of yearly deaths has been cut almost in half since the same report in 2004, and much of the coal burned in those plants comes from Wyoming.

Former Campbell County Principal and Current Sheridan High School Counselor Charged

Former Campbell County High School Principal and current Sheridan County School District Two Counselor Larry Steiger faces various felony charges.
Former Campbell County High School Principal and current Sheridan County School District Two Counselor Larry Steiger faces various felony charges.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A former Campbell County high school principal and an aide have been charged with using a district credit card to buy more than $1,600 worth of electronics and weight equipment for personal use. Larry Dean Steiger and Trudy Kay Garcia were charged Friday with three felony counts each of knowingly submitting a false claim or voucher.

Weekend Structure Fire Destroys Garage

A garage at 1231 W. 15th Street in Sheridan was destroyed by fire over the weekend. (Courtesy Photo)
A garage at 1231 W. 15th Street in Sheridan was destroyed by fire over the weekend. (Courtesy Photo)

Crews from Sheridan Fire Rescue and the Goose Valley Fire Department along with Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to a structure fire Saturday afternoon at 1231 W. 15th Street in Sheridan. Goose Valley Fire Chief Bob Williams.

Poll Question: Mountain West Conference Changes

The Mountain West Conference will see major changes to the team roster next year, losing longtime contenders BYU and Utah, and adding Fresno State, Boise State and Nevada. Utah will be a member of the Pac-10, and BYU recently announced that it is going independent beginning in June 2011, a move that didn't sit well with the other members of the Mountain West.