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July 7th, 2010

County P&Z Denies Subdivision Request - Again

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commissioner Phil Zerwas
Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commissioner Phil Zerwas

The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission once again denied a request from Toby and Marie Johnson to subdivide 25.5 acres of property into an 11 lot subdivision. The property is located off of Highway 335 near Big Horn. The preliminary plat was originally denied by the Commission on May 5th.

The Importance of Distemper Vaccination

Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter Executive Director Cel Hope
Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter Executive Director Cel Hope

The fact that the Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan was recently under a quarantine is a simple reminder to dog owners the importance of getting your pet vaccinated against distemper. Shelter Director Cel Hope explains why they were quarantined for a couple of weeks.

Career Readiness Initiative Celebrates Two Years This Friday

The Wyoming Career Readiness Certificate Initiative will celebrate its second year in operation on Friday, July 9th. The Initiative, administered by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, has issued over a total of 2,355 total certificates to Wyoming’s job seekers in the past two years.

July 6th

City Council Approves Liquor License Fee Modification

Sheridan City Councilman Steve Brantz
Sheridan City Councilman Steve Brantz

The Sheridan City Council approved an ordinance on 3rd and final reading that lowers the fee for a restaurant liquor license from $1,500 a year to $500. Not all of the Council was in agreement of the ordinance, as Councilor Steve Brantz voted against it. Brantz feels that the Council's decision to lower the fees sets a bad example for the community.

Goose Valley Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for Goose Valley Fire Department
Groundbreaking for Goose Valley Fire Department

Tuesday was a special day for the men and woman of the Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department, as they held the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new fire station to be located at the business park at the Sheridan County Airport. Goose Valley Fire Chief Bob Williams says that the new location will be a big benefit to the services they provide.

Library Director Search Narrowed

The search for a new library director has been narrowed to two.
The search for a new library director has been narrowed to two.

The search for a new director of the Sheridan County Fulmer Library has been narrowed to two applicants. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Commissioners Approve Cell Tower; Board Appointments

A 198' Alltel monopole cell phone tower will soon provide service from Meade Creek Road in Sheridan County.

At Tuesday's Sheridan County Commission meeting public comment was heard on the Conditional Use Permit for the proposed Kane Cell Tower at 312 Meade Creek Road in Sheridan.

Commission Awards Several Bids

(L - R) Commissioners Cram, Ringley, Rolston, Nickel and Maier

The Sheridan County Commission met for their first regular meeting of July Tuesday morning.

The Commission awarded bids for the GA Ramp and Access Road Reconstruction project at the Sheridan County Airport.

Reuter Released on Bail Bond

Kyle Reuter has been released on a $20,000 Surety Bond.

Wednesday, June 30th in 4th Judicial District, 23-year-old Kyle Reuter, with his attorney Eric Hevenor went before Judge John Fenn on a Motion to Modify Bond. Initially Judge Fenn told the Court he would put on hold a decision to lower the $20,000 cash-only bond until he received the latest State Hospital mental evaluation on Reuter.

BLM – More Power To 'Em

Map displayed on BLM.gov website.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE – Lander, WY – The Bureau of Land Management is a powerful agency when it comes to reducing environmental impacts of oil and gas development on public lands. But the agency is reluctant to wield that power after a drilling lease is granted, according to an in-depth analysis of BLM regulatory authority.