Archive - Oct 2012 - News

October 3rd

Morning Scare Yields No Bear

Game and Fish officials, along with local law enforcement, responded to a report that a bear was in town this morning behind the Heritage Towers, near the YMCA. Tim Thomas, with the Game and Fish said no bear was found and emergency responders stepped down after an hour-long search.

Gov. Mead Discusses Lake DeSmet

Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, joined Public Pulse host, Kim Love, on Tuesday. Love asked the governor if he wanted to weigh in on the Lake DeSmet issue involving the disparities between Sheridan and Johnson counties regarding a 99-year water lease agreement with the Game and Fish.

Food Bank: Stop Donating Junk

Unsuitable donations to the People's Assistance Food Bank have caused the organization to rework its entire business model.

October 2nd

New Prevention Specialist Brings Different View To Position

Todd Cornell

The Johnson County Community Resource Center's new Community Prevention Professional, Todd Cornell, was officially introduced to some community members at last week's Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition meeting.

Local Law Enforcement Adopts Zero Tolerance For Bar Fights

At the Buffalo City Council meeting Tuesday afternoon, Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder informed the council that the BPD and Johnson County Sheriffs Office have adopted a zero-tolerance policy on bar fights, stemming from an altercation last month at the Centery Club that resulted in the death of 45-year old Brian Newman.

Johnson County Addresses Kumor Road Concerns

A county resident on Kumor Road has brought to the attention of Johnson County officials his concerns over car accidents and his unhappiness with frequent repairing of a section of his fence on a corner where the road runs adjacent to his property.

Council Approves Building Code Ordinance on First Reading

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Last week Sheridan Media reported that the City of Sheridan has been holding code update classes to help get people up to speed on the 2012 International Building Code.

Commissioners Approve CUP for Chicken Processing Facility

It was a packed house Tuesday for the Sheridan County Commissioners meeting. (Photo by Ron Richter)

Nearly a month ago Sheridan Media reported on the decision by the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a Conditional Use Permit request from Brad and Esther Holliday to process and sell chickens on their proper

DFS Reports Unemployment, Fatality Stats

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released unemployment statistics for the month of August, which showed Sheridan County at 6.4 percent and Johnson County at 6.2 percent.

Resource Center Looking for Advocates Against Domestic Violence

The Advocacy and Resource Center is conducting volunteer training Monday for anyone who wants to contribute to helping victims of domestic violence in Sheridan County. Yvonne Swanson, volunteer coordinator, said it's a tough, but necessary, job.