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Pretrial Conference Held for Kidnapping Suspect

A Pretrial Conference for a man charged with Kidnapping was held in District Court Thursday.
A Pretrial Conference for a man charged with Kidnapping was held in District Court Thursday.

A Pretrial Conference was held in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday for Montana resident Kevin Fuller, who is charged with kidnapping his girlfriend, Dawn Turner August, 7th 2009 in Sheridan. Prosecuting Attorney Matt Redle's motion for a continuance was reluctantly granted by Judge John Fenn, as the two day trial is now set to begin October 4th.

Searchers Find Body of Climber in Grand Teton

16 injured climbers were rescued by helicopter in Grand Teton National Park this week . (AP Courtesy Photo)
16 injured climbers were rescued by helicopter in Grand Teton National Park this week . (AP Courtesy Photo)

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Rescue workers have found the body of a missing climber who fell over a cliff during a thunderstorm while climbing a mountain at Grand Teton National Park. Park spokeswoman Bobbie Visnovske says searchers on a helicopter found the body of 21-year-old Brandon Oldenkamp on Thursday morning.

Early Morning Structure Fire

Damage from a fire to a garage at 2005 Liberty Court in Sheridan.
Damage from a fire to a garage at 2005 Liberty Court in Sheridan.

Crews with Sheridan Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at 2005 Liberty Court in Sheridan just before 2 am Thursday morning. Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer explains what happened.

New Child Advocacy Director Proves the Importance of “Showing Up”

The new Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns Executive Director made her debut this week, accepting a $50,000 grant from the Department of Family Services.

School District 2 Board Adopts '10-'11 Budget

Sheridan County School District 2 Business Manager Roxie Taft.

Sheridan County School District 2 trustees met for their budget adoption meeting Wednesday evening. The General Fund FY11 Budget in Revenues is $42,602,806 and the FY11 Expenditure Budget is $42,895,000. Expenditures are higher than revenue because assessed value in Sheridan County decreased over 32%.

The Sheridan County Library System Has A New Director—Possibly

The Sheridan County Library Board of Trustees made an offer to the potentially new Library Director Thursday morning. Library Trustee, Tony Wendtland:

He adds that if Siebersma accepts the position, they are not certain when he would be available to start. The current Director, Cathy Butler, is scheduled to remain in the position through August.

Series Finale: Simpson on Budget Criticisms

Wyoming Republican Guvernatorial Candidate Colin SImpson
Wyoming Republican Guvernatorial Candidate Colin SImpson

We conclude our series today on the response from fellow candidates regarding Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron Micheli's criticism of the budgeting process throughout the Freudenthal years. Candidate Colin Simpson feels it's unfair to be over critical of the budget increases while Governor Freudenthal has been in office.

School District One Approves Budget

Sheridan County School District One Business Manager Jeremy Smith

The Sheridan County School District One Board of Trustees approved their budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 at their monthly meeting Wednesday night. The District budgeted $14.3 million in projected revenue, which is a a 3.6% increase from last year, and $14.1 in expenditures, which is a 5.5% increase.

Local Hair Salon is Taking Care of Vets

Students at True Colors Salon and Training Center in Sheridan.
Students at True Colors Salon and Training Center in Sheridan.

Starting in May of this year, True Colors Salon and Training Center in Sheridan began providing a special service for female Veterans as part of National Military Appreciation Month. That service has extended on through the summer explains True Colors Owner Stevie Phillips.

Iekel Announces Candidacy for College Board

Jerry Iekel has announced his candidacy for Trustee on the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board.
Jerry Iekel has announced his candidacy for Trustee on the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board.

Former State Representative Jerry Iekel has announced that he will file as a candidate for one of the three Trustee positions on the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board. Iekel explains what lead him to the decision to run.