Archive - Apr 2012 - News

April 18th

Johnson County, LDCC Discuss G&F Lease At Lake DeSmet

At their meeting Tuesday, the Johnson County Commission hosted a discussion with Luke Todd and Dr. Tracy Rhoads, who sit on the Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition, on the proposed lease with Wyoming Game and Fish for water at Lake DeSmet.

Colorado Man Found in the Big Horns Died of Exposure

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The Sheridan County Coroner's Office has confirmed that an autopsy performed on 33-year-old Felipe De Jesus Aragon shows that he died of hypothermia that was brought on by exposure to the elements.

Strongman Competition Coming To Wyoming

Benth pulls a 16,600 lb Bud Light delivery truck Friday outside PURENERGY Fitness in Sheridan. Benth pulled the truck about 65 feet. (photo: Brad Estes)
Benth stands in front of the 16,600 lb truck before attempting to pull it for a second time. (photo: Brad Estes)

Crossfit, P90X, Mixed Martial arts; the new, innovative workouts are all the rage these days, and this July there will be another way to grunt, flex and lift things in Wyoming.

April 17th

EPA Wants Full Review Of Ore. Coal-Export Project

Seattle (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency wants the Army Corps of Engineers to do a thorough review of the impacts of exporting U.S. coal through Northwest ports.

SFR to Implement Extensive Fire Preplan Program

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From left to right, Veteran’s Administration Medical Center Fire Safety Specialist Robert Mahoney, Sheridan Fire-Rescue/EMT Jerry Johnston and Sheridan Fire-Rescue Captain Greg Luhman inspect the “Fire Department Connection” that is used to supply water to an automatic fire sprinkler system. The Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department is gathering critical fire systems data on commercial buildings as part of their Fire Preplan program. (Photo Courtesy of Sheridan Fire-Rescue)

In an effort to better their response to fires, Sheridan Fire-Rescue will be expanding their Fire Preplan program to include all of the commercial buildings within the City of Sheridan. Fire Marshal Brian Songer explains.

Buffalo, Johnson County Drop USDA Grant/Loan For SW Quad

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery told the city council at their meeting Tuesday that the application for the USDA Grant/Loan for the SW Quadrant Infrastructure Project has been withdrawn.

He explains the decision.

SC Welders To Restore Historic Trolley

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The Historic Sheridan Trolley will get a new base soon, thanks to the Sheridan College welding program. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

Sheridan County Museum boasts the last remaining historic trolley in the state, and that car will soon get needed renovations, thanks to Sheridan College.

Cloud Peak School Breaks Ground Tuesday

Buffalo's newest school, Cloud Peak Elementary, had its official groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the school site at what will become 100 Conrad Street.

Revenues Continue to Lag for City of Sheridan

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City of Sheridan Treasurer Jennifer Reed

It appears that it's going to be another tough budget season for the City of Sheridan as City Treasurer Jennifer Reed explains that ten months into the fiscal year, the numbers continue to be lower than last year at this time.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tonight

The Powder River Basin Resource Council is hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival today at Centennial Theatre at 4:30 and 7: 15 tonight. There will be a selection of foreign and domestic independent films focused on environmental issues.