Archive - Jun 2011 - News

June 8th

Jo Co OKs Agreement for VOA Juvenile Services

The Johnson County Commission approved a new contract for Volunteers of America to continue providing juvenile probation and other services to the county at their meeting Tuesday.

Dillon Sutherlin Probation Revoked

Petition to revoke probation was granted in 4th Judicial District Court June 7th.

Dillon Sutherlin, age 18, went before Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning, June 7th per a petition from the State to revoke his probation.

June 7th

SEEDA Work Session Focuses on Future of Childcare Center

SEEDA holds work session regarding the future of Hand in Hand Center.

The Sheridan Economic and Education Development Authority held a work session Tuesday night to garner ideas from local groups on the future of the Hand in Hand Early Childhood Education Center in Sheridan.

Commissioners Approves CUP for SAWS Clearwell Tank

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Sheridan County Commissioner Tom Ringley

The Sheridan County Commissioners made quick work out of a short agenda Tuesday. Commissioners approved a Conditional Use Permit from the SAWS Joint Powers Board to construct a buried 1.5 million gallon concrete water tank adjacent to the current Big Goose Water Treatment Plant.

Sheridan City Council Addresses Cablevision

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The Sheridan City Council discussed the de-regulation of Cablevision at their meeting Monday night.

In June of 2010, New York based Cablevision purchased Bresnan Communications to the tune of $1.36 billion. Cablevision has elected to use the name Optimum, which is their brand for bundled services in their home metropolitan New York City Markets.

Tornado Spotted Near Billings Monday

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Tornados circled the Billings area Monday night; no reports of any touching down.

As the country music group Sugarland performed in the RimRock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings Monday evening, tornado sirens were going off in the Heights area of the city. Emergency crews reported that a tornado had been spotted near Laurel, Montana.

Bikers Against Bruises Coming Up

The 3rd Annual Bikers Against Bruises Event will be held June 24th and 25th, beginning and ending in Sheridan.

Coming up June 24th and 25th, the Advocacy & Resource Center is hosting its 3rd Annual Bikers Against Bruises event. Friday night the 24th is geared toward families, says co-organizer Yvonne Swanson.

Representative Berger Among Delegation to China

Wyoming Representative Rosie Berger, ( l ), enjoys a visit to the Great Wall of China with Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and Montana First Lady Nancy Schweitzer. The three, along with three other state elected officials from around the United States, are on a two-week tour of China on behalf of the Council of State Governments.

The Gasification & Coal Chemicals in Asia Pacific 2011 Conference, more easily identified as GAP 2011, is coming up in Beijing, China June 8th and 9th.

Spring Black Bear Areas 3 and 4 Are Closed

Black bear hunt areas 3 and 4 are now closed. (Photo Coutesy of the G&F)

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced that black bear hunt areas 3 and 4 in the Bighorn Management Unit in the Bighorn Mountains are now closed. The closure was due to the fact that the spring harvest quota of six female black bears was reached.

Buffalo's Budget Gets Second Reading

Buffalo City Council

The Annual Appropriations Bill, or budget, for the City of Buffalo will get its second reading at their regular meeting this evening at Buffalo City Hall.