Archive - Aug 2012 - News

August 20th

Plant Accident Fatality Identified

*UPDATE* Aug 21, 10:50 a.m.
The Sheridan Police Department has confirmed Brett Collins, age 20, was killed yesterday at the Big Goose Water Treatment Plant. Collins was a member of the COP Construction crew building the new Clearwell site. A media release from the police department indicates Collins was struck in the head with the bucket of a track hoe.

Johnson County Voters Go To Polls In Tuesday's Primary

During Tuesday's Primary Election, Johnson County voters will be casting votes not only for state and Federal candidates but for city and county positions as well.

Chamber of Commerce Plans Mob On Downtown Businesses

If you spend any time trolling videos on the Internet, you might have come across a social phenomenon called “flash mobs.” Basically, a flash mob is when a group of people agree to meet in a public place and simultaneously do something interesting, like dance, hold completely still, or keep asking

Police Arrest 3 For Suspected Drive-By BB Shooting, Drugs

The Sheridan Police Department arrested three young males last night for allegedly shooting a BB gun from a moving vehicle as it drove through the streets of town. No people were reported injured, but multiple reports of damaged vehicles are property are still being collected.

Good Neighbor Rescues Dog From House Fire

(photo courtesy of Sheridan Fire Rescue)
(photo courtesy of Sheridan Fire Rescue)

Sheridan Media first reported a residential fire on North Broadway Street Saturday night. New details have come to light that expose the heroic actions of an unnamed neighbor.

Council to Consider Grinder Lease Agreement Tonight

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When the Sheridan City Council met two weeks ago, the lion's share of the meeting centered around debate over leasing a lateral grinder for construction and demolition material at the City Landfill.

UW to Host Clean Coal Symposium This Week

The University of Wyoming will be hosting a Clean Coal Technology Research Symposium this Thursday. Researchers who have been awarded funding for advanced coal combustion technology projects will be presenting their findings at the symposium.

Rope For Knowledge Earns $4,700 For Jo Co Scholarships

Sunday's Sheridan College in Johnson County Rope For Knowledge Scholarship Roping to benefit scholarships for Johnson County students raised $4,700 according to co-organizer Ashlea Redding.

Results for the winners of the events are:

Team Roping: Jake and Johns Christian.

County Signs Agreement With Ptolemy For Judicial Center

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their last meeting, approved the chair to sign an agreement with Ptolemy Data Systems of Sheridan to provide computer services for the new judicial center.

Expert Identifies Risk Factors For Elder Abuse

This week, Sheridan Media is taking a look at the issue of exploitation of senior citizens within our community. Mayor, Dave Kinskey, said that like the rest of the nation, Sheridan sees a fair share of abuse of the elderly.