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August 17th, 2010

Lummis Easy Winner in Wyoming GOP House Primary

Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis
Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Republican Representative Cynthia Lummis has easily defeated a weak primary challenger to advance to the general election. Lummis beat Casper artist Evan Slafter in Tuesday's primary. Slafter never attempted a credible campaign. The first-term congresswoman will face David Wendt of Jackson in November. Wendt was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

$1,000,000 Grant Requested From FAA

The Sheridan County Commissioners approved a grant application to the FAA, in the amount of 1-million dollars. Airport Manager
John Stopka:

If approved, the state would be required to contribute over $31,000 to match the grant, while the airport's match would be roughly $21,000.

August District 2 Board Report

(l to r) Assistance Superintendent Terry Burgess, Superintendent Craig Dougherty, Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse give their reports at the August District 2 board meeting.

The last Sheridan County School District 2 board meeting of the summer was a relatively short one, but packed with updates on $2.5 million-worth of summer capital construction updates. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the report.

District 51 Candidates and Property Taxes

Bill Doenz and incumbent Rosie Berger, candidates for House District 51, were guests on KROE's August 16th edition of Public Pulse.

Our final highlight of candidates as guests on NewsTalk 930 KROE's Public Pulse program are on candidates for House District 51, incumbent Rosie Berger and her challenger, Bill Doenz. Of several issues at the top of Doenz' list concerns placing a cap on property taxes. He elaborates.

August 16th

2010 Primary Election is Today

Sheridan County Elections Supervisor Brenda Miech
Sheridan County Elections Supervisor Brenda Miech

Today is your chance to be heard, as it is the 2010 Primary Election in Wyoming. Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm with various polling locations located throughout Sheridan County. If you're not a registered voter, no need to worry says Sheridan County Elections Supervisor Brenda Miech.

Sheridan City Council Approves Fee Changes at Landfill

CIty of Sheridan Solid Waste Manager Charles Martineau
CIty of Sheridan Solid Waste Manager Charles Martineau

The Sheridan City Council approved a resolution at their meeting Monday night that changes the fee schedule at the City Landfill. The new fee schedule needed to be adopted because the landfill is now able to accept several new materials. City of Sheridan Solid Waster Manager Charles Martineau.

EPA Tackles Oil and Gas Air Pollution

The E-P-A is taking a close look at what happens to air quality when oil and gas drilling operations move in. The agency is updating industry rules for monitoring and reducing pollution, which can include chemicals used in production, as well as the usual pollution culprits: ozone and particles.

One-Cent Survey Results Include “Greater Input from the Public”

The results of the 2010 “Optional One-Cent Sales Tax Community Values Survey” are out. Melissa Butcher, with PB Consulting says with this survey, they didn't ask questions about particular entities or programs, but rather what people's general values are:

Firefighters and Fido's

Six members of Sheridan Fire-Rescue take some pooches for a run in Kendrick Park Monday morning.

On a bright sunny Monday morning, six members of Sheridan Fire Rescue and several four-legged friends from the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter met up for a 20-minute jaunt around Kendrick Park. Shelter Director Cel Hope.

August 15th

Taste Testers Tickle Tummies at Taste of Sheridan

It was a finger-lickin' good time at the 2nd Annual Taste of Sheridan Sunday afternoon in Thorne-Rider Park,

The 2nd Annual “Taste of Sheridan” was a home run as hundreds filled Thorne Rider Stadium Sunday evening. Lined up in booths along both infield base lines, 17 Sheridan area restaurants and caterers showcased their specialties, and it was all done to raise community awareness of the North Main Development and Revitalization plan.