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August 26th, 2010

City To Install Radio Read Units Next Week

Radio read units like the one in the picture, are being installed at businessess and homes in and around Sheridan.
Radio read units like the one in the picture, are being installed at businessess and homes in and around Sheridan.

Utility crews with the City of Sheridan will be installing radio read units on local businesses and homes beginning next week. City Utility Maintenance Superintendent Ken Hirschman explains that over the past couple of years they have been installing radio read units to read water meters more efficiently.

Payday Loan Business Continues to Grow in Wyoming

The payday loan business continues to grow in the Cowboy State.
The payday loan business continues to grow in the Cowboy State.

As Wyoming weathers the economic downturn, one business sector is seeing significant growth: payday lending. Marc Homer with Wyoming Kids Count says the amount loaned has risen 10 years in a row, and is up 15 percent in a year.

Remains of Montana Soldier Killed in Vietnam Returned

Army 1st Lt. Paul G. Magers (Courtesy Photo)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The remains of a Billings soldier whose helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War have been returned to Montana.

The remains of Army 1st Lt. Paul G. Magers, which had been missing for nearly four decades, were returned in a flag-draped casket Wednesday as family members gathered at the Billings airport to pay their respects.

Timothy Schaffer to Undergo Evaluation in Evanston

Timothy Paul Shaffer

A Motion to Quash Order Appointing Counsel was presented to Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday afternoon. Public Defender Robert Jones went before the judge in the case of Timothy Paul Schaffer, whom a jury found guilty of Aggravated Assault and Battery after a two-day trial in early June.

Alzheimer's Memory Walk Saturday

The Whitney Commons Park is the site for Sheridan's Memory Walk, Saturday, August 28th beginning at 9 am.

This Saturday morning starting at 9 o'clock, the public is invited to take part in the 3rd Annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk. Caregiver Support Facilitator with the Center, Stella Montano, explains.

Story Days Celebrates 24th Year

The Dutch Oven Cook-Off will kick off the 24th Annual Story Days this weekend.

It's become a great way to end the summer, in the cool of a mountain village. This weekend is the 24th Annual Story Days. The theme of this year's Story Days is “Story Book Tales” and Patty Jingles outlines the activities for Friday – Day 1 of the event.

The Art Station will also have an open house from 5 – 8 pm.

August 25th

Sheridan City Council Considers 1-Cent Priorities

Sheridan City Council held a work session Wednesday night to discuss changes in allocating the 1-cent optional funds, if the tax is renewed by voters in November.

City Clerk Scott Badley updated the Council on the feedback from Sheridan County residents:

Quality Improvements at Sheridan Memorial

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Quality Services Manager Lajune Bacon
Sheridan Memorial Hospital Quality Services Manager Lajune Bacon

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees received the annual quality report at their monthly meeting Wednesday. One area that was greatly improved upon over the past fiscal year was patient falls. The hospital reduced the number of falls to below the national average over the past year, and much of it can be attributed to preventative measures that were put into place.

Freudenthal Issues Revised Executive Order On Sage Grouse

Governor Freudenthal issues revised Executive Order on sage grouse.
Governor Freudenthal issues revised Executive Order on sage grouse.

Governor Dave Freudenthal issued a revised Executive Order Wednesday on Wyoming’s sage grouse Core Population Area Strategy, aimed at protecting the bird to prevent an Endangered Species Act listing while offering opportunities for resource development.

Two Plea Changes in District Court Wednesday

There were a couple of plea changes in District Court Wednesday.
There were a couple of plea changes in District Court Wednesday.

17-year-old John “JJ” Hatch changed his plea in District Court Wednesday on a number of felony charges. Hatch plead guilty to an amended charge of Felony Robbery.