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July 26th, 2010

Operation Independence Campaign

Rindy West, Director of Development for the Sheridan Senior Center.

Earlier this summer, the Sheridan Senior Center began summer fundraising campaign called Operation Independence. Director of Development, Rindy West, explains.

July 25th

Poll Question: Commission Vote on Countywide Inspections

The Sheridan County Commission voted not to establish a countywide building and electrical inspection process.

Even though a positive recommendation came from the Sheridan County Planning Commission to encourage the establishment of a countywide building and electrical inspection process for new construction, the Sheridan County Commission last week voted unanimously (minus one vote as Commissioner Cram was out of town) not to implement such a process at this time.

Serious Birthday Bash For People's Assistance Food Bank

There was a birthday bash in Sheridan's Kendrick Park over the weekend, but this wasn't just any old birthday party:

Calling All Volunteers!! Extreme Makeover—VOA And Habitat-Style

Jessica Lindsley of Habitat paints Jeff Holsinger of VOA with a "brush of kindness"
Jessica Lindsley of Habitat paints Jeff Holsinger of VOA with a "brush of kindness"

Volunteers of America and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up to give Sheridan's Community homeless shelter at the V.A. an “extreme makeover” of sorts.

It's been 12 years since the shelter has been spruced up. Director of Community Affairs with the VOA, Ethan Boone:

G&F to Use Helicopter to Stock Lakes in the Bighorns

The Game and Fish Department will be stocking fish in the Bighorn Mountains with a helicopter in early August.
The Game and Fish Department will be stocking fish in the Bighorn Mountains with a helicopter in early August.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be using a helicopter to stock over 20 lakes in the Cloud Peak Wilderness on the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains this summer. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that this is done every couple of years since many wilderness lakes lack the physical habitat needed for trout reproduction.

McCormick Road to be Closed for Construction

McCormick Road in Sheridan County will be closed due to construction for the next couple of weeks.
McCormick Road in Sheridan County will be closed due to construction for the next couple of weeks.

Sheridan County Road 109, or McCormick Road, will be closed temporarily for construction. DCM Construction Supervisor Todd Gardner explains what they will be doing to the road over the next few weeks.

Gardner says that there are alternative routes that area homeowners will be able to use.

Old burn area is helping contain Yellowstone fire

Firefighters were using an old burn area to help contain a wildfire burning in 300-year-old lodgepole pine trees in the backcountry in Yellowstone National Park.
About 270 personnel were at the scene Saturday of the 520-acre
wildfire burning near the center of the park, northwest of

July 24th

Flood Damage Still Hampering Camping at Glendo State Park

Flood damage is restricting campsites at Glendo State Park.
Flood damage is restricting campsites at Glendo State Park.

Despite several weeks of receding water levels, Glendo State Park is still operating with half of the normal number of campsites as usual. Gary Schoene with Wyoming State Parks says that many of the Park's campgrounds are still inaccessible.

Committee Drafts Extension of Wyoming Film Incentive

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming legislative committee has proposed extending the state's Film Industry Financial Incentive Program. At a recent meeting in Sundance, the committee that deals with travel and recreation issues agreed to draft legislation that would push the program's expiration from 2011 to 2016.

Grand Teton Spent $50,000 Rescuing Climbers

Grand Teton spent $50,000 rescuing climbers.
Grand Teton spent $50,000 rescuing climbers.

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park spent about $50,000 rescuing 16 injured climbers and recovering the body of another after a thunderstorm on Grand Teton mountain. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said Friday the costs included two helicopters, staff time and other expenses.