Bear Cloud Changes Plea

Wyatt Bear Cloud being escorted into the courthouse after his arrest in August 2009. He changed his plea to "Guilty" on all three counts for which he'd been charged in the shooting death of Robert Ernst.

Wednesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court, in what was to be a status hearing for Wyatt Bear Cloud, turned into a Plea Change.

Dayton Council Amends Fire District Agreement

Dayton Mayor Bob Wood

The Dayton Town Council clicked through their agenda in short order last night. The biggest item on the agenda, Mayor Bob Wood tells us, was reviewing and approving updates to the Dayton Fire District Agreement.

County Rec. Board to Manage Kleenburn; 3-Poles

County Business Manager Renee Obermueller

At the Sheridan County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Commissioners officially approved handing the management of the Kleenburn Recreation Area and the 3-Poles Recreation Area over to the Sheridan County Park and Recreation Board.

The former is effective retroactive to November 17, 2009 and the latter is effective retroactive to May 5, 2009.

State Auditor on Data Center Issue

The State Auditor's Office is in charge of contracting for data back-up.

The state of Wyoming currently contracts with out-of-state firms for data storage, with the most significant data storage requirements coming from the state Auditor's office. Vicci Colgan Deputy State Auditor, says they were required to give an “intent to renew” notice to the firm by September 30th. And although they have given notice, she says.

City To Examine Violations in Sheridan's Flood Plain

City of Sheridan and Army Corps of Engineers working to improve floodplain issues.

Discussion over the Dow pathway in Sheridan highlighted some other problems with the areas surrounding Sheridan's levy system. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says the Army Corps of Engineers built a flood control project a half a century ago.

St. Peter's to Host Music Series

Pianist Josh Wright will perform with special guest Dan Burgess the evening of September 11 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church is implementing a new music series, beginning with a concert at the church this Saturday, September 11th. A favorite of Sheridan audiences, pianist Joshua Wright will be here to play a program called “Amazing Grace – Sacred Hymns with Classical Themes.”

Council Votes To Continue Pathways

Sheridan City Council voted 5-2 on a resolution awarding a construction bid for the Dow St. pathway at their regular bi-monthly council meeting Monday night. The proposal was tabled several weeks ago, after objections to the proposed pathway as outlined were brought forth by adjacent property owner Dr. Bateman.

County Taking Public Comments

The Sheridan County Commission at a past meeting.

Four of five Sheridan County commissioners attended the first regular meeting of September – Commissioner Mike Nickel was absent.

9/11 Ceremony to be Observed Saturday

Fire personnel, law enforcement and search and rescue are represented at a previous 9/11 Ceremony in Sheridan.

In a media release from Sheridan Fire Marshall Brian Songer, he indicates that this Saturday morning, September 11th, the fire station will be the location for the annual September 11th Ceremony, marking the 9th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the United Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, PA.

Don King Days 2010

Robin Taylor competes in the Don King Days roping competition.

Bronc riding, steer roping, and polo – all done in the spirit of the wild, wild West – it was the 21st Annual Don King Days held over this past Labor Day Weekend at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.