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Kids Find Ways To Stay Cool In The Heat Of Summer

Temperatures topped 85 degrees in Sheridan yesterday and local children are finding ways to cool off. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher caught them in the act.

One More Budget Approval Is In The Books

The Sheridan Recreation District Board of Trustees approved a budget of just over $1.6 million Thursday night. Recreation Director Richard Wright says the budget reflects carry over funds that were intended as seed money for a new recreation building.

We've Got An Update On How Construction Is Going On The District 1 Schools

With schools being built on both ends of Sheridan County, School District 1 will soon have new facilities in Dayton and Big Horn. District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith updates us on how things are coming along on the Big Horn campus.

The finishing touches are all that is left at Tongue River High School.

Northern Wyoming Community College District Continues To Grow

The Northern Wyoming Community College District includes schools in Sheridan, Gillette and Buffalo. Sheridan College President Kevin Drumm says things have grown substantially within the district.

School District 2 Approves '09-10 Budget; Sets Move-In Schedule for New Woodland Park School

By State Statute, all school districts and community colleges must hold their budget approval meeting the 3rd Wednesday of July. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson with the report from Sheridan School District 2.

Dayton Town Council Awards Bid For Bridge

The Dayton Town Council passed two ordinances that annexed portions of Dayton East Road and Dayton-Ohlman Road into the corporate limits. Area landowners had asked Sheridan County to close a part of Dayton-Ohlman Road prior to annexation. Councilor Norm Anderson says the Fire District asked for the road to remain open.

SAWS Board Reconsiders Water Rates Decision

When the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board met last month they only had four of the six members of the board present. With only 4 members of the SAWS Board voting, all would have to be in agreement to take any action. The proposed SAWS rate decrease was defeated in a 3 to 1 vote with the lone opposing vote coming from County Commissioner Tom Ringley.

School District One Takes A Conservative Approach To Their Budget

The Sheridan County School District One Board of Trustee's held their monthly meeting Wednesday night, with the budget being top priority. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has more.

School District Three Approves Budget

Sheridan County School District Three approved their budget for the fiscal year at their meeting last night. District Three Superintendent John Baule says the numbers are a bit lower than last year.

So what kind of an impact will the smaller budget have on District Three?

County Commissioners Remind Folks That The Sheridan County Fair Is Just Around The Corner

Fresh off the heels of three nights of world class rodeo, the staff at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds have now shifted their attention to making final preparations for this year's Sheridan County Fair.

County Commissioner Steve Maier serves as the county's liaison to the Fairboard.

Smith Street Construction Nearly Complete But Will Inconvenience Neighborhood Residents

Construction throughout Sheridan is making getting where you need to go much more difficult. Aside from that aspect, residents near the construction zones have to deal with the heavy equipment traffic and noise from the projects.

Sheridan College Board Welcomes New Vice-President

The new Vice President of Academic Affairs attended his first Northern Wyoming Community College District Board meeting. Dr. Jon Connolly joined the executive team, coming from Texas last weekend.

Sheridan College Approves A Nearly $60 Million Budget

The State of Wyoming has asked all State-funded agencies to cut their budgets by 5 to 10% this year. The Northern Wyoming Community College District followed that recommendation and lowered their budget, while only passing on nominal increases in fees to students. Tuition at the school will rise by $3 per credit hour. The State mandated a $2 increase, and the college increased tuition by $1.

Beating Victim Stable At Denver Hospital

A man who was beaten badly last Saturday morning is expected to eventually make a full recovery. 24-year-old Neil Switzer was flown to Billings and then to a Denver hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries. Switzer will still have to have facial surgery to repair as much of the damage as possible.

SAWS May Take Another Look At Decreasing Water Rates For Higher Users

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board recently accepted public comments on a proposed rate decrease that could save some higher users over $60 dollars on their water bills.
Last month, the Board voted against the change, with board member and Sheridan County Commissioner Tom Ringley as the lone opposing vote.