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October 14th, 2009

City Receives Updated Flood Plain Maps

The City of Sheridan presented the updated draft flood plain maps during a City Council work session on Wednesday. Updates to flood plain maps usually takes some time but the process was extended in the Sheridan area due to the amount of updated contour information submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers.

SAWS Continues The Debate Of Whether An Administrator Is Needed

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board continues to mull over the idea of eliminating the administrator position that is in charge of the day to day operation of SAWS. Current SAWS Administrator Dave Engels says that while the options remain open, the Board elected to table the matter.

WYDOT Crews Continue Work On Construction Project On The Mountain

Last week's snow temporarily halted work on WYDOT'S construction project on U.S. Highway 14 in the Big Horn Mountains. Crews have been back to work this week, and WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell says things continue to progress.

Missing Child Report Turns Out To Be A Hoax

The McDonald’s restaurant in the Sheridan Wal-Mart store received a call on Wednesday reporting a missing 4-year-old girl. Store employees immediately notified Sheridan Police and started searching for the girl. Police Officer Dan White says the call was a prank.

Wreckage Of Missing Plane Found

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone County officials say two men were killed when their small plane crashed about 30 miles southeast of Billings. Undersheriff Seth Weston said there were no signs of survivors at the crash scene.

Search Under Way for Missing Plane in Southern Montana

HELENA and BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a small airplane that took off from Sheridan, Wyoming at 11 o'clock yesterday morning but did not land at its final destination. Montana Disaster and Emergency Services duty officer Monique Lay says the Cessna aircraft left Sheridan, but did not arrive in Laurel, Montana, near Billings, after about a two-hour flight.

October 13th

Personal Electronic Devices Discouraged For Younger Students

It seems personal electronics are used by younger people every day. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher found out they can be very distracting for elementary students.

Big Game Hunting Season For Much Of The Region Starts Tomorrow

Big game hunting season got underway October 1st for much of the area east of Interstate 90. Tomorrow more big game hunting will open in our area. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Can You Make Your Fuel-Efficient Transportation Street Legal?

Gasoline prices have stabilized this year around $2.60-a-gallon in Wyoming. This is a far cry from the $4.00-a-gallon seen just over a year ago but it’s still high enough to make us keep looking for alternate transportation. Several automakers are developing electrically powered vehicles. In some areas consumers are taking steps to move away from gasoline dependence on their own.

Local Legislator Talks About The Upcoming Budget Session

The state legislature will have their work cut out for them when they convene in February for the budget session. State Representative John Patton appeared on KROE'S Public Pulse program Tuesday and he addressed the topic of preparing for a tough budget session in 2010.

The state budget session will convene in Cheyenne February 8th 2010.