Archive - Sep 2011 - News

September 2nd

Safe Weekend: Law Enforcement Increasing Patrols During Holiday

Law enforcement agencies will work extra hours this weekend to crack down on drunk driving and to increase interstate and highway safety during Labor Day weekend.

Yellowstone Continues Search for Bear in Last Week's Fatal Attack

(courtesy Yellowstone National Park)

Even with traps set and flyovers in the area of the incident, Yellowstone National Park biologists have not located the bear involved in last week's fatal grizzly attack.

Fire Danger 'High' in Yellowstone, 8 Small Fires in Park Not Threat to Visitors

A series of backcountry fires in Yellowstone are not a threat to visitors, but park officials advise that the fire danger in the park for Labor Day weekend is “High”.

Fort Mackenzie Helping City of Sheridan with South Park Project

South Park area from 2010. (Sheridan Media file photo)

Students at Fort Mackenzie High School are working hard to help add to the South Park Project in Sheridan. They are building 16 wooden benches, most of which will be installed along the pathway system to be constructed in the area.

Contractor Killed at NE Wyo Coal Mine

The North Antelope Rochelle Mine is located 65 miles south of Gillete in the Powder River Basin. (Photo Courtesy USGS via Creative Commons)

CHEYENNE (AP) - A contractor has been killed in an accident at a coal mine in the Powder River Basin.

September 1st

JCHC Project Nearly Complete, Next Phase Begun

The Johnson County Healthcare Center's facelift is still on schedule for its final completion date in early 2012.

Wind Taxation Discussed at Revenue Committee Meeting

State Representative Mike Madden

The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee met in Buffalo last week and discussed a number of tax issues, including wind taxation and possible changes to the model.

Dept. of Health: Prostate Cancer Screening Should Not Be Ignored

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Wyoming Department of Health wants to remind men the importance of prostate cancer screening.

Special Commissioners Meeting Addresses Street Closure

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Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston

The Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting Thursday to consider closing one block of Johnson Street in Big Horn Friday for a Celebration of Life for past County Fire Warden Edward Schunk.

Value of Downtown Presentation: Maximize Tax Revenues with Dense Development

Joe Minicozzi of the Asheville, N.C. Downtown Association speaks Thursday morning at the Sheridan College Broadway Center. He stressed that small acre development in a downtown area can return much higher revenues than large acreage development. (photo by Brad Estes)

About 20 people attended a presentation which detailed the strategies of building a vibrant downtown with the emphasis that dense development will create the most revenue for taxpayers, Thursday morning at Sheridan College Broadway Center.