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September 16th, 2010

2010 Distracted Driving Summit

Nationwide webcast to be held Tuesday, September 21st.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the agenda for the second national Distracted Driving Summit to be held Tuesday, September 21st in Washington, DC.

September 15th

Planting Trees: No Time Like the Present

At Monday's School District 2 board meeting, it was announced that part of the bid awarded to Mountain View Construction for demolition and abatement of Meadowlark Elementary on DeSmet included a $45,000 alternate bid to move the numerous trees from that property to Highland Park Elementary School.

North Main Lighting Ceremony Held Wednesday

Officials with WYDOT, the City of Sheridan, and the North Main Neighborhood Association were on hand to officially flip the switch on the new decorative lighting on North Main Street in Sheridan Wednesday.
Officials with WYDOT, the City of Sheridan, and the North Main Neighborhood Association were on hand to officially flip the switch on the new decorative lighting on North Main Street in Sheridan Wednesday.

The switch was flipped on the decorative lighting Wednesday that adorns North Main Street in Sheridan, and that is also part of the North Main reconstruction project. Electrofab was the company with whom the City of Sheridan contracted to install the decorative lighting that will be very reminiscent of the lighting along Main Street in Downtown.

Sheridan Recreation District Settling Nicely Into Their New Digs

Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright
Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright

The Sheridan Recreation District has been at the old Woodland Park School since late spring of this year. Has the transition from the old Highland Park School to Woodland affected the usage numbers? Somewhat says Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright.

Sheridan Man Faces Felony Charge in Beating Death of Fawn

64-year-old James Mack of Sheridan now faces a felony charge for allegedly beating a fawn to death in his front yard this past July. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dianna Bennett said that the original charge of cruelty to animals has been changed to a Felony Beating or Torture of an Animal charge.

Busy Week For DSA

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey is busy whipping up some cotton candy at one of this year's 3rd Thursday Street Festivals in Downtown Sheridan.
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey is busy whipping up some cotton candy at one of this year's 3rd Thursday Street Festivals in Downtown Sheridan.

The last 3rd Thursday Street Festival in downtown Sheridan is just about upon us, as it is set for Thursday evening. Downtown Sheridan Association Director Stacie Coe says that they have another great lineup of music planned for the final event and a special cooking competition.

Law Enforcement Responds to Incident Tuesday

Members of the Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff's Office and EMS staged near the old Port of Entry on North Main Tuesday afternoon.

Officers with the Sheridan Police Department, along with Sheridan County Sheriff's Deputies responded late Tuesday afternoon to a report of a man in the north Sheridan area who reportedly had a gun and was making threatening calls to the V.A.

Trucks and Trailers: Fuel Efficiency

Luke Tonachel

A hybrid in every garage is the mantra behind a new campaign by more than a dozen environmental groups to increase the car fuel efficiency standard to 60 miles per gallon. The Sierra Club and other groups are asking for better fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks starting in 2014, and a 60 mpg standard for cars by 2025.

Sheridan Man Appears in Court on Several Sexual Abuse Charges

Mel Krenzelok had Initial Appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Tuesday.

68-year-old Sheridan resident, and Ward 3 City Council Candidate Melvin Krenzelok, had his Initial Appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Department of Health: HIV is Not Just a Young Person's Disease

Numbers of HIV/AIDS is rising in Wyoming's older population.

While the common image of someone infected with HIV is a younger person, older adults in Wyoming should realize they may also be at risk for the disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.