Archive - 2010 - News

January 20th

New Kids Count Report Issued: Wyoming's Next Generation Shrinking

Every year, data is compiled to give Wyoming residents a snapshot of the health and welfare of the state’s children. The latest report, called Wyoming Kids Count released earlier this week, shows that there are actually fewer children.

Public Forums Held Tuesday to Discuss Sheridan College President Search

The search process is underway for the new president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which comprises Sheridan College and Gillette College.

Local Musicians to Hold Benefit Concert for Haiti Relief

It's been one week and one day since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the island country of Haiti, and the outpouring of aid from around the world has been staggering.

Locally, a group of Sheridan's finest musicians are coming together for a benefit concert this weekend. One of the organizers, Sean Day, was approached by Cooper Quarterman.

January 19th

Sheridan County Looking At Allowing Cluster Developments

Sheridan County adopted their comprehensive plan last year and they have been working to implement many of the recommendations made in the document. The plan encourages the preservation of open spaces as development occurs throughout the county. County Planner Mark Reid says the county is considering the allowance of cluster developments.

Ranchester Council Tables Bid Award For Track Loader

The Ranchester Town Council elected to table awarding the bid for a track loader at their meeting Tuesday night. Councilman Dennis Dunn called for the motion to table the item and he explains that he'd like more information on the equipment before making a decision.

Busy Day In Sheridan County Circuit Court

Nicholas and Jennifer Edwards made their first appearance in Circuit Court on Tuesday. The husband and wife are charged with intent to distribute marijuana and felony child endangerment for having their 11-year-old son in the house while the couple used methamphetamine. Judge John Sampson set a $15,000 cash only bond on both of them.

Enrollment For Free Cancer Screenings To Take Place This Friday In Sheridan

The Wyoming Cancer Resource Services program is broken up into five different regions throughout the state. Region Two covers much of Northeast Wyoming, including Sheridan Johnson and Campbell counties. The program for Northeast Wyoming is fairly new, as it started in October of 2009.

Governor Freudenthal Addresses State's Economic Situation

There's no arguing that the slumping national economy has had its effect on Wyoming as state agencies and many municipalities have endured cuts in their respective budgets. Governor Dave Freudenthal says that the state's current economic situation isn't as grim as what some are making it out to be.

Murder Suspect Makes Initial Appearance In Court

28-year-old Shawn Osborne made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court on 1st Degree Murder charges Tuesday. Osborne was arrested Friday after Sheridan Police received a tip about the murder.

Law enforcement officers surrounded the trailer house at 1075 Bellevue Avenue and found the trailer’s owner, Dennis David, and Osborne inside.

Sheridan County Commissioners Meet At Sheridan College

Sheridan County Commissioners mirrored action taken by the Sheridan City Council this week and approved an adjusted service boundary for City sewer service. This was done at the same time they approved the intergovernmental agreement for the Sheridan Wastewater Treatment Facilities. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger…