Archive - Oct 2011 - News

October 4th

Buffalo, Jo Co to Move Forward With Joint Engineer

The Johnson County Commission approved the proposal to move forward in the process of creating a joint city/county engineer position after hearing the proposal from City Planner Zach Montgomery and County Planner Rob Yingling.

The Art of Seeing

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An artist's reception was held Tuesday evening at Sheridan College's Martinsen Gallery featuring the work of photographer Dennis Jacobs. The show is called “The Art of Seeing: Landscapes of Wyoming and Hawaii."

New Report Indicates Wyoming Needs Juvenile Justice Reform

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation suggests that Wyoming is in dire need of juvenile justice reforms as the state has the highest rate of juvenile incarceration.

Murder Suspect Apprehended in Washington State

UPDATED: 9:00 PM -- Murder Suspect Caught

The FBI has confirmed that 22-year-old Sheldon Bernard Chase has been apprehended without incident in Spokane, Washington. A manhunt began Tuesday after three bodies were found at a home near Lodge Grass, MT on the Crow Reservation.

3 Dead, Suspect Sought on Crow Reservation

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say three people have been killed in a remote area of the Crow Reservation and a manhunt is underway for a suspect who may be armed.

Flu Clinics Scheduled for Sheridan Area Schools

Schools in Sheridan County will again be offering free flu clinics to students, thanks to help from community partners and Sheridan County Community Health.

Bradford Brinton Enters First Year of Giving Campaign

Like so many across the country, Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum has felt the effects of the economic downturn, and as a result they have started an annual giving program.

Re-roofing of Sheriff's Office Given the Go-Ahead by the County

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Sheridan County received only one bid for the re-roofing of the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office. The lone bid came from Lowe Roofing out of Gillette in the amount of $109,000, which was approved by the County Commissioners despite it being almost $15,000 higher than the architect's estimate.

Commissioners Address Courthouse Items

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The Sheridan County Commissioners Tuesday approved a contract with O'Dell Construction to install security upgrades to the Sheridan County Courthouse. Sheridan County Administrative Director Renee' Obermueller says that the project will consist of upgrading the security of the Historic Courthouse.

October 3rd

UW Looks at Raising Admissions Standards

CASPER (AP) - University of Wyoming trustees will consider raising the standards for guaranteed admission to the state's only public university. However, UW officials say the proposal wouldn't keep out students who want to attend the university.