Archive - Aug 2012 - News

August 29th

21 Arrested in Sheridan Methamphetamine Bust

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), in cooperation with the Northeast Enforcement Team (NEET), Sheridan Police Department, and Sheridan County Sheriff's Office arrested 21 individuals after a two-year investigation regarding drug activity in the Sheridan area.

SPD: Easy, Inexpensive Home Security Ideas

With Sheridan being one of the top tourist destinations in Wyoming, it's understandable residents here get pretty comfortable when it comes to their home security. While Sheridan isn't overrun with crime, Detective Jim Arzy with the Sheridan Police Department reminds citizens there are a few quick, easy things people should do to safeguard their home against burglary.

Sheridan Primed For Labor Day Tourists

The Associated Press reports more people in the eight-state Mountain West region are expected to make a Labor Day getaway compared with last year.

Clearmont Fire Gains Momentum

Sheridan County Fire Warden, Bill Biastoch, reports the fire approximately 7 miles north of Clearmont has grown to somewhere between 1500 and 2500 acres.

Hay Haulers Get Free Oversize Loads Through Wyoming

This year's drought has taken its toll on the state's hay crop, but Wyoming officials have agreed to provide some relief to those looking to import or transport hay.

Big Horn, Sheridan Counties Among Highest Unemployment In State

Wyoming's unemployment rate increased slightly in July to 5.6 percent - the second straight month the state's jobless rate has gone up.

Student Enrollment at JCSD1 Appears Mostly Flat

JCSD1 Board of Trustees

At the Johnson County School Board meeting Monday night, the administrators from the schools reported that student enrollment looks to be very much the same as at the end of last school year, but cautioned that numbers will probably change these first few weeks of school.

Johnson County Approves MOU, Agreement, Boardmembers

At last week's meeting, the Johnson County Commissioners took care of some “housekeeping” by first approving a Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, between themselves and the University of Wyoming Extension Office in Buffalo.

August 28th

SEEDA Extends Deadline for RFQ

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board at their July meeting agreed to issue a Request for Qualifications in hopes of finding a firm to help craft the scope of a target industries study. The board received three proposals, none of which were local.

District Two Officials Anticipate Another Good Year

Now that school has resumed in Sheridan County for another year, officials with School District Two have their sights set on another big year for students and faculty alike. District Two Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse.