It's time once again to take a look back at some of the top news stories from this past week with our Sheridan Media Week in Review.
Following the completion of its 65th graduation ceremony in Sheridan, college officials announced this year’s total awards earned by graduates topped 750. The breakdown was Sheridan College with 466 and Gillette College, with 302, which was a record number for the Northern Wyoming Community College District. Awarding 1,000 certificates or degrees per year by the year 2020 remains a central goal in the district’s strategic plan, adopted by the Board of Trustees in March of 2010.
An eight-vehicle pileup Wednesday morning south of Gillette on Wyoming Highway 59 killed three people from Gillette and injured three others. The Wyoming Highway Patrol confirmed that a bus carrying a dozen coal-mine workers slammed into a vehicle that was stopped in a construction zone. Troopers believe the bus was on cruise control at the time of the accident. The crash remains under investigation.
City of Sheridan Project Manager Joe Schoen reported that the conventional upgrades to the Sheridan and Big Goose Waste Water Treatment Plants remains on schedule.