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October 14th, 2010

Sheridan College Continues to Eye Capital Facilities

The Northern Wyoming College District Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting at Gillette College Thursday night. During the President's report, Dr. Paul Young addressed the issue of expansion of capital facilities at Sheridan College to accommodate the expected growth at the College over the next 10-to-15 years.

Jaycees Hold Forum for Council and Commissioner Candidates

Sheridan City Council and County Commission candidates debate the issues at a candidate forum Thursday night sponsored by the Sheridan Jaycees.

The Sheridan Jaycees hosted a candidate forum at the Holiday Inn Thursday night. The forum was for candidates for Sheridan County Commission and Sheridan City Council. House District 30 candidate John Botton, who is running unopposed, was also on hand for the forum.

Aftermath of Rockslide Closes Westbound I-80 For a Short Time Wednesday

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Dust from a rockslide near Green River Wednesday caused a couple of accidents that closed I-80 for a short time. (Courtesy Photo)
Dust from a rockslide near Green River Wednesday caused a couple of accidents that closed I-80 for a short time. (Courtesy Photo)

The Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to an accident on Interstate 80 near Green River Wednesday afternoon that involved multiple vehicles. The crash was a result of the aftermath of a rock slide in the area known as The Palisades.

Lane Goldhammer Memorial Fundraiser

Lane Goldhammer -- gone, but never forgotten.

Two years ago, a beloved Big Horn student was killed in a car accident, but he has not been, and will not be, forgotten. This Sunday, October 17th, the friends and classmates of Lane Goldhammer will be holding a memorial bowling fundraiser at Cloud Peak Lanes in Sheridan.

RENEW Bowling at Special Olympics

RENEW's Jeannie Ellinger, chosen to Emcee the Winter Special Olympics in Casper for the 5th year in a row. (Courtesy of Ace Young)

The Wyoming Special Olympics, the Winter Edition, gets underway today in Casper.

Some 1,000 athletes from around the state are attending, including twenty-two clients from RENEW in Sheridan.

October 13th

SAWS Cryptosporidium Grant Application Update

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SAWS Project Manager, Dan Coughlin

“Taking care of old business” was the main item of new business for this month's Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board meeting.

Sheridan County P&Z Commission Approves Revisions to Rules and Regulations

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Sheridan County Planner Mark Reid
Sheridan County Planner Mark Reid

The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission approved revisions to the Rules and Regulations that govern zoning and the division of land within Sheridan County. County Planner Mark Reid explains that while the revisions provide many changes to the rules and regulations, the number one goal is preservation.

MDU Expects Natural Gas Prices to Be Similar to Last Year

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Natural gas customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities Company can expect to spend about the same as last year to heat their homes during the upcoming heating season. MDU Spokesman Mark Hanson explains.

Hanson says that there are a number of different factors for the prices remaining the same.

Vocational Rehabilitation Receives Partner of the Year Award

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Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans
Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation Division recently received the 2010 United States Business Leadership Network Partner of the Year Award.  The award is given to a governmental organization, non-profit organization or rehabilitation provider demonstrating exemplary service in partnership with the local or state BLN.

Habitat to Hold Blitz Build

A 3-day blitz build is set for October 15th - 17th in Sheridan for a home for the David Schoenfelder family.

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Big Horns is holding a Blitz Build this weekend.

Construction Manager Eliza Evans describes what their goal is for the weekend.