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GOVERNOR FREUDENTHAL ADDRESSES STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AMIDST RECESSION

During his monthly visit on KROE'S Public Pulse program, Governor Dave Freudenthal spoke about the idea of stretching out state funded construction projects to compensate for the change in the state's economic outlook.

Freudenthal says for now, most projects will continue as planned.

LATE NIGHT SHENANIGANS TO TAKE STAGE AT THE WYO THEATER THIS WEEKEND

This weekend will be your chance to take in some unique comedy and give back to the community as the Shenanigan Crew presents Late Night Shenanigans Friday and Saturday night at the WYO Theater in Sheridan.

One of the producers of the show Ryan Leglar explains what people can expect from Late Night Shenanigans.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HOLD SPECIAL MEETING

The Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting yesterday to clean up a few things that were missed at last week’s regular commission meeting. County Commissioner Mike Nickel tells us why they delayed awarding the bid on some construction projects:

NORTH MAIN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PRESENTS MASTER PLAN TO CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

A master plan has been developed for the north end of the City of Sheridan that would attempt to create a northern gateway into the City. The City Planning Commissioners were presented with the plan at a meeting last night. Ben Herman with Clarion Associates describes the purpose of the plan:

WYDOT PRESENTS STATE TRANSPORTATION PLAN TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Nearly half of the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s 2009 revenue is coming in the form of Federal dollars. WYDOT presented their 2009 State Transportation Improvement Plan to the Sheridan County Commissioners, Tuesday afternoon. District 4 encompasses parts of Sheridan, Campbell, Johnson, Crook and Weston Counties.

SHERIDAN COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE LOOKING FOR AGENCY TO PROVIDE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT FOR JUVENILES

The Sheridan County Juvenile Justice Joint Powers Board was unable to take any action at their meeting Tuesday due to a lack of a quorum. However; the two board members that were present did hear an update on the juvenile drug and alcohol program. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

NO HIGHWAY FATALITIES OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that there were no fatalities on state highways over the three day holiday weekend. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend.

Townsend said that the final numbers for DUI arrests were not yet available, but that the overall numbers in general were about average for the Memorial Day weekend.

DENVER BRANCH OF THE KANSAS CITY FEDERAL RESERVE TO MEET IN SHERIDAN IN EARLY JUNE

The Denver Branch of the Kansas City Federal Reserve board will be meeting in Sheridan June 2nd and 3rd. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Tom Hoenig says it's good to meet outside of their usual location.

Hoenig gives his opinion on why the country is in such a financial mess.

Fort MacKenzie Graduation

Graduation part 1 - Fort Mackenzie High School held their graduation yesterday. Some of the speakers for the ceremony were, Principal Laurien Rahimi, Assistant superintendent Terry Burgess, and the senior class asked for Sheridan Police Officer Howie Fitzpatrick to speak. The class Valedictorian Matthew Foster gave a comical speech for the graduating class.

Sundays News

REPUBLICANS-ENERGY - WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso says Democrats will increase energy costs and make the U.S. more dependent on foreign oil if they focus solely on alternative energy.

USAGE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO BE STRONG AT HIGHLAND PARK RECREATION FACILITY

The Sheridan Recreation District continues to see strong usage numbers at the Highland Park Facility. Recreation District Director Richard Wright explains just how many have come through the doors in '09.

Wright says that School District Two gymnasiums are also being used when possible.

WE'VE GOT SOME SAFETY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

This weekend is the kick-off of the river recreation season in Wyoming. Rivers are running high and fast, which is a lure for whitewater lovers, but it’s also the time of year when river accidents peak.

TOWN OF DAYTON GRANTS TEMPORARY EXTENSION FOR TONGUE RIVER COMMUNICATIONS

Earlier this week a representative from Tongue River Communications approached the Dayton Town Council requesting an exception on moving some overhead lines. Dayton recently passed an ordinance that requires any new service lines to be buried underground.

Dayton Mayor Bob Wood explains that's where the request came in.

WYOMING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUNDS SHERIDAN INN MURAL RESTORATION

The Sheridan Heritage Center has received a $5,000 grant award from the Wyoming Community Foundation (WYCF) through its Sheridan/Johnson County affiliate. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

“EMPTY BOWL” FUNDRAISER FOR VOA COMMUNITY SHELTER

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall was the site Thursday night for the Volunteer's of America fundraiser for the Sheridan Community Shelter. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.