Archive - Sep 2012 - News

September 4th

Expert: Meth Prevention Is Community Investment

Last week, 24 people were arrested in or around Sheridan for charges related to distribution of methamphetamine.

Brewfest Tickets at Discount Prices Until Saturday

(Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first ever Sheridan Brewfest at Whitney Plaza from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, and tickets purchased in advance are $10 off.

Council Preview

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The Sheridan City Council will work with a light agenda this evening, as there are no items under old or new business. The only item that the Council will be considering is the consent agenda, which has a bid award to COP Construction for upgrades to both water treatment plants.

Grants, Fuel Depot To Be Discussed By Jo Co Commission

The Johnson County Commissioners will have their first meeting of September on Tuesday and according to their Agenda, will discuss the OJJDP Grant Application with County Attorney Ken DeCock, as well as the proposed county fuel depot, both of which have been issues at the heart of recent “bad blood” between the commission and the attorney's office.

WGFD Announces Wolf Management Plan

Friday, Federal authorities announced intentions to remove Wyoming gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, which would effectively transfer management of the population over to state officials.

JCSD1 Board Gets School Construction Updates

At the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees meeting last week, the board heard a mostly positive update from District Business Manager Matt Ramey on construction and remodeling at the district's schools.

Generic Drug Warnings Might Be Incomplete

Most Sheridanites aren't aware that companies who manufacture generic prescription drugs aren't required to update warning labels when health issues surface with brand-name equivalents. Across the nation, dozens of lawsuits have been dismissed because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling last year.

September 3rd

The Poll Question of the Week

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Johnson and Sheridan County are at odds with the proposed lease by the Game and Fish of water in Lake DeSmet. Sheridan County wants to accept the 99-year lease while Johnson County is saying “no.” What do you think?

Keeping the Citizens Informed

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Over the weekend, over 150 people attended an informational meeting held at the Story Fire Hall to update folks and answer questions about the Gilead Fire burning approximately eight miles southwest of Story.

BHNF Releases Latest Info On Gilead Fire

Officials with the Bighorn National Forest have released the latest information on the Gilead Fire.
The report, as of Monday afternoon, September 3, was the fire grew by 300 acres yesterday, and is now 1,359 acres. It is located roughly eight (8) miles southwest of Story.