Archive - Nov 2012 - News

November 4th

PRBRC Celebrates 40 Years

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Saturday night at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, the Powder River Basin Resource Council held its annual meeting marking 40 years of encouraging responsible development in Wyoming.

Poll Question of the Week

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It was a matter of convenience way back in 1845. Most folks were farmers and they figured Tuesday was the best day to come to town from the farm to vote.

Times have changed and for most of us, the weekend has become our time off, our convenient time, which sparks this week's poll question.

November 3rd

11 Layoffs at Black Hills Corp.

Black Hills Corp. has laid off 11 of its workers at the Wyodak coal mine north of Gillette.

Black Hills external affairs manager Wes Ashton tells the Gillette News-Record the layoffs are in response to changing market conditions.

The layoffs leave the surface coal mine with 69 employees.

Sheridan Media Week in Review

Here's a look at the past week's top news stories from Sheridan Media:

Another Sheridan Resident Duped by Phone Scammers, Twice

Another Sheridan Resident Duped by Phone Scammers, Twice

Earlier this week, a Sheridan man fell victim to not one but two phone scams involving nearly $5,000. Deputy Katie Kennedy with the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office explains.

Council Preview

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City Council President John Heath shows his support for Movember (photo by Tracee Davis).

Sheridan City Council President John Heath shared with Sheridan Media a preview of some of the items on the agenda for this Monday's upcoming council meeting.

Council President John Heath explains the first item.

Bird Farm Road Closure from Nov. 6-8

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Bird Farm Road Closure from Nov. 6-8

The Sheridan County Commissioners announced that Bird Farm Road, also known as County Road 28, will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. on November 6 through 5 p.m. on November 8.

Black Hills Corp. Lays Off 11 at Wyodak Coal Mine

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Black Hills Corp. Lays Off 11 at Wyodak Coal Mine

Black Hills Corp. has laid off 11 of its workers at the Wyodak coal mine north of Gillette.

Black Hills external affairs manager Wes Ashton tells the Gillette News-Record the layoffs are in response to changing market conditions.

November 2nd

Sheridan Man Serves to Select UW President

Richard Davis, a Sheridan attorney at Davis and Cannon, LLP, is among 23 individuals from around the state chosen to serve on a search committee for a new president for the University of Wyoming.

1/5 of Wyoming Votes Already Submitted

The Associated Press reports approximately 20 percent of Wyoming's registered voters have already cast their ballots via absentee voting. The same report also indicates Republicans strongly outnumber Democrats in absentee ballot submissions.