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July 23rd, 2010

Searchers Recover Body of Grand Teton Climber

Grand Teton Mountain

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities plan to analyze the harness and rope used by a climber who died after falling about 2,000 feet from a cliff during a thunderstorm in Grand Teton National Park. Searchers found the body of 21-year-old Brandon Oldenkamp, of Sanborn, Iowa on Thursday. His body has been taken to the Teton County coroner.

District 2 Summer School

At the Sheridan County School District 2 July board meeting Wednesday evening, Director of District Curriculum, Scott Stults, gave a report about the Summer School programs for this year.

168 5th grade students attended summer school June 7th – July 2nd, receiving literacy instruction in the earlier morning and math instruction until noon five days each week.

July 22nd

It's All About Customer Satisfaction

The Sheridan County Fair Board is tightening their budget belts for the next year.

Economic times are tough for everyone and the Sheridan County Fair Board is also feeling the pinch. At their meeting Thursday night it was announced that their 2010-2011 operating budget for the fairgrounds is being cut. That cut amounts to $75,000 less than the half-million dollar budget they had to work with last year.

RENEW and CDSI Question Commissioners Claims About Grant Allocation

We've now heard the story that a $50,000 grant was awarded to CASA by the Sheridan County Commission this week. At least we've heard part of the story. More questions have been raised since our initial report about why CASA received all of the funds, while the applications from RENEW and the Center for Dispute Solutions were both dismissed.

Pretrial Conference Held for Kidnapping Suspect

A Pretrial Conference for a man charged with Kidnapping was held in District Court Thursday.
A Pretrial Conference for a man charged with Kidnapping was held in District Court Thursday.

A Pretrial Conference was held in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday for Montana resident Kevin Fuller, who is charged with kidnapping his girlfriend, Dawn Turner August, 7th 2009 in Sheridan. Prosecuting Attorney Matt Redle's motion for a continuance was reluctantly granted by Judge John Fenn, as the two day trial is now set to begin October 4th.

Searchers Find Body of Climber in Grand Teton

16 injured climbers were rescued by helicopter in Grand Teton National Park this week . (AP Courtesy Photo)
16 injured climbers were rescued by helicopter in Grand Teton National Park this week . (AP Courtesy Photo)

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Rescue workers have found the body of a missing climber who fell over a cliff during a thunderstorm while climbing a mountain at Grand Teton National Park. Park spokeswoman Bobbie Visnovske says searchers on a helicopter found the body of 21-year-old Brandon Oldenkamp on Thursday morning.

Early Morning Structure Fire

Damage from a fire to a garage at 2005 Liberty Court in Sheridan.
Damage from a fire to a garage at 2005 Liberty Court in Sheridan.

Crews with Sheridan Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at 2005 Liberty Court in Sheridan just before 2 am Thursday morning. Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer explains what happened.

New Child Advocacy Director Proves the Importance of “Showing Up”

The new Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns Executive Director made her debut this week, accepting a $50,000 grant from the Department of Family Services.

School District 2 Board Adopts '10-'11 Budget

Sheridan County School District 2 Business Manager Roxie Taft.

Sheridan County School District 2 trustees met for their budget adoption meeting Wednesday evening. The General Fund FY11 Budget in Revenues is $42,602,806 and the FY11 Expenditure Budget is $42,895,000. Expenditures are higher than revenue because assessed value in Sheridan County decreased over 32%.

The Sheridan County Library System Has A New Director—Possibly

The Sheridan County Library Board of Trustees made an offer to the potentially new Library Director Thursday morning. Library Trustee, Tony Wendtland:

He adds that if Siebersma accepts the position, they are not certain when he would be available to start. The current Director, Cathy Butler, is scheduled to remain in the position through August.