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March 26th, 2010

Misappropriation Of Funds

Events leading up to the Thursday death of Sheridan County Clerk Audrey Koltiska paint a disturbing picture. Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle explains that there was an ongoing investigation.

County Courthouse Community in Shock

News of Sheridan County Clerk Audrey Koltiska's death late Thursday rippled through the community, and certainly had a significant impact on the employees at the Sheridan County Courthouse. Given the circumstances, the County Clerk's office was closed Friday.

Sheridan Holiday Inn Under New Ownership

It became official Thursday, there is new ownership of the Sheridan Holiday Inn as the hotel has been sold to Cloud Peak Hospitality LLC out of Gillette. Sugarland Enterprises had owned the hotel for a number of years prior to the sale. Along with taking over ownership of the Sheridan Holiday Inn, Cloud Peak Hospitality currently owns four hotels in Gillette and one in Buffalo.

Expanding "Learning Spaces" Is A Top Priority Of New Sheridan College Master Plan

A new master plan was approved at the monthly Northern Wyoming Community College District Trustee meeting last night. The top priority of the new plan is expanding "student learning spaces" by renovating and adding to existing buildings at Sheridan College, says Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Heath

"Ag-Grant" Awarded To Sheridan College By Whitney Benefits

Announced at the monthly college board meeting last night was that Sheridan College is to receive a $240-thousand grant awarded by Whitney Benefits. This grant will be allocated over a three year period and be used to add an agriculture faculty position, Interim College President, Jon Connolly explains

March 25th

Downtown Building Code Discussion

The City of Sheridan recently hired PB Communications to work with downtown businesses and City staff on building codes for existing downtown buildings. Thursday night a discussion was held where downtown business owner's were able to voice concerns about the City's current code.

Hospital Hires Psychiatrist

During the development of their current strategic plan, officials with Sheridan Memorial Hospital identified psychiatrist as a position of need in the community. That need has been addressed, as the Hospital has hired Dr. Mark Walter to work as a psychiatrist at the hospital.

4-H Carnival Is Saturday

The annual Sheridan County 4-H carnival will take place this Saturday afternoon in Sheridan. The event has become the major fundraiser for the organization and it is open to anyone from the community. 4-H Youth Development Coordinator Allison Flynn says there will be a little something for everyone.

Law Enforcement Investigating County Clerk's Death

The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Sheridan County Clerk Audrey Koltiska that occurred shortly after 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon east of Sheridan.

Evidence in the case is being gathered and will be sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab in Cheyenne. Word from the Sheridan County Attorney's office is forthcoming, which we will report early this afternoon.

Local Energy Efficiency Applications Approved

The Wyoming Business Council approved over $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds through the Facility Retrofit Grant Program at their meeting in Casper Thursday. The Business Council approved $48,812 for the City of Sheridan, $181,541 for Sheridan County, and $222,487 for the Sheridan County YMCA. The City had requested $97,625 in funding.