Archive - Sep 2012 - News

September 30th

National Drug Take Back Day Saturday

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Steve Johnson, SPD, collecting unwanted or unused meds.

Saturday, Sheridanites had the chance to safely get rid of the prescription drugs they didn't want or need. It was the semi-annual national Drug Take-Back Day.

The Thrill of Twill

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Richard Webb of Gillette basket weaving.

Art comes in a variety of forms; it's all about what you like. Saturday, close to twenty folks showed up at the Sagebrush Art Gallery to learn basket weaving from Laura Lee Zanger, an expert basket weaver specializing in Southeaster Native American Twills.

Poll Question of the Week

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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a U.S. policy that banned military personnel from discrimination against or harassing closet gays and also barred openly homosexual persons from military service, was repealed a year ago.

September 29th

CFRA to Congress: We Need New Farm Bill

The Center for Rural Affairs is encouraging Wyoming citizens to urge Congress to get to work on a Farm Bill. As 2012 draws to a close, legislators have yet to draw up a new Farm Bill, which means critical funding hangs in the balance.

Week in Review

It's time to take a look back at some of the top stories from this past week. A Bond Modification Hearing was held Wednesday for Richard Cameron Wilkerson, 30, who is being held on second-degree murder charges in connection with the death of 45-year old Brian Newman last weekend in Buffalo.

Governor Mead Pleased that the State Will Take Over Wolf Management This Week

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead issued the following comment on the State taking over management of wolves beginning Monday, October 1st.

September 28th

Rx Drug Take-Back is Today

The Sheridan Police Department will establish a prescription drug take-back station in the parking lot of Walgreens on Coffeen Avenue today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

French Film Crew In Northeast Wyoming This Weekend

A film crew from the French Discovery Channel will be in our corner of the state this weekend to shoot footage of Sheridan, Buffalo, Kaycee and other points of interest for their television show featuring not only the historic American West, but what modern life is like in the West.

U.S. Senator Barrasso Attends Sheridan Rotary Benefit Dinner

U.S. Senator John Barrasso, (left) and State Representative John Patton talk shop at Friday night's Rotary dinner and auction to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. (Photo by Ron Richter)
U.S. Senator John Barrasso, (right) and State Representative John Patton talk shop at Friday night's Rotary dinner and auction to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. (Photo by Ron Richter)
Sheridan County Commissioners Steve Maier, (left) and Terry Cram, (right) mingle with U.S. Senator John Barrasso at Friday night's Rotary dinner and auction to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. (Photo by Ron Richter)

U.S. Senator John Barrasso spent Friday evening in Sheridan attending the Rotary Club dinner and auction to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project. Senator Barrasso comments on the importance of the project.

Buffalo Bison versus Riverton

Final score: Riverton Wolverines 34, Buffalo Bison 14. Bison fall to 1-4 on the season.