Archive - Jan 26, 2011 - News

Police Ask Protesters to Protest Peacefully

Since the story broke that members of the Westboro Church might be protesting at several memorial services in Sheridan this week, there has been much talk about protesting the protesters

(From the desk of Dave Kinskey, Mayor of Sheridan, WY)

The Sheridan Police Department is aware of claims by this group [the Westboro Baptist Church] that they will be in Sheridan to protest at this funeral. This group has made that claim previously for funerals of Wyoming Veterans and has not shown up. There is a state statute that requires that any protesters must stay 300 feet away from any funeral or cemetery. The Police Department intends to enforce that.

Local Christians Condemn Westboro Group

Dismay, sadness and horror are just a few of the reactions expressed by community members and those “of faith” in reaction to the news that protesters from the Westboro Church may attend services in Sheridan this week.

Sheridan Senior Center Needs Assessment

Sheridan Senior Center Executive Director Carmen Rideout

A couple of years ago the Sheridan Senior Center applied for a planning grant through the Wyoming Business Council to conduct a needs assessment survey for the Senior Center.

Amended Seat Belt Law Moves Forward

Wyoming State Senator Bruce Burns

Legislation that is moving through the Wyoming Legislature has to do with strengthening the law regarding seat belt use.

V.A. Participates in “Point in Time” Count

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is sponsoring the Point in Time Homeless Count

Today in Sheridan, the VA Medical Center and the Sheridan Police Department are teaming up on a unique project. Will Banks is a Social Worker and Homeless Grant and Per Diem Liaison at the VAMC. He explains.

Shopping Showcase Saturday in Buffalo

Deerfield Building, Downtown Buffalo.

Local home-based vendors will gather under one roof this Saturday in Buffalo to offer their goods to the public at the Downtown Shopping Showcase.

JC Library's Winter Reading Program

Mary Rhoads of the Johnson County Library

Winter is a perfect time for reading a good book, and now the time spent reading can not only broaden your horizons intellectually, it can also give you the chance to win some great prizes at the Johnson County Library's Winter Reading Program.