Archive - Aug 2011 - News

August 8th

Antelope Butte Foundation Takes First Step Toward Reopening Ski Area

(Photo courtesy MCC)

A private citizen effort to reopen the Antelope Butte Ski Area as a nonprofit took a step forward this month, as the recently formed Antelope Butte Foundation met with the National Forest Service to put a hold on action to dismantle what's left of the facility in order for ABF to develop and present their business and fundraising plans to the state.

Gillette Man Dies After Rollover Thursday on I-90 Near Buffalo

A Gillette man is dead after falling asleep at the wheel and being ejected from his pickup during a rollover. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 61-year-old Paul J. Drew of Gillette died en-route to the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following the accident on I-90 which took place on Thursday afternoon 15 miles east of Buffalo in Johnson County.

August 7th

Council President Expects Total Cooperation

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Rick Ballard and Marc Ketcham with Rocky Mountain Ambulance

Over the weekend we reported on a media conference that was held Friday by City of Sheridan department heads to provide an update on how things faired during the first week of RMA providing EMS to the citizens of Sheridan.

Poll Question: Do you support the debt-ceiling plan recently passed by Congress?

The long-debated debt-ceiling plan was passed by congress last week, and Wyoming legislators have voiced their opinions about the plan.

Jo Co Fair and Rodeo Wraps for 2011

Sheridan Media was well represented at the 2011 Johnson County Fair and Rodeo Parade last Saturday.

The 2011 Johnson County Fair and Rodeo wrapped up its week-long run this weekend with the rodeo performances Saturday and Sunday, the Junior Livestock Sale Saturday night, and the main event this weekend, the Fair and Rodeo Parade Saturday morning.

Buffalo Waives Permit for New Courtroom Facility

Buffalo City Council

The Buffalo City Council, at last week's meeting, voted to waive the building permit fee for the county's new courtroom facility, which is scheduled to begin construction later this month.

Jo Co Extends Agreement with UW for Employee

Johnson County Attorney Kenneth DeCock

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their meeting last week, agreed to extend the service agreement contract with the University of Wyoming for an employee at the local extension office.

Big West Arts Festival

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It was the 6th annual Big West Arts Festival held over the weekend on the front lawn of Sheridan College. It was an art-goers delight as more than 60 artists had their work on display.

Story Home and Garden Sampler Fundraiser

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Frances Huggins and Jean Lunbeck sell tickets for the Story Home and Garden Sampler

Saturday, folks could take a self-guided tour to four Story homes and two gardens, all as a fundraiser for the Story Woman's Club. Patty Hoover tells us what the money raised will be used for.

Fishing Derby at Ranchester Rotary Pond

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Four year-old Owen Petty with his catch of the day.

Bobbers, hooks, and worms were the order of the morning as twenty-five little fishermen showed up Saturday at the Rotary Pond in Ranchester for a fabulous morning of catching fish.