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Sheridan County Looking At Allowing Cluster Developments

Sheridan County adopted their comprehensive plan last year and they have been working to implement many of the recommendations made in the document. The plan encourages the preservation of open spaces as development occurs throughout the county. County Planner Mark Reid says the county is considering the allowance of cluster developments.

Busy Day In Sheridan County Circuit Court

Nicholas and Jennifer Edwards made their first appearance in Circuit Court on Tuesday. The husband and wife are charged with intent to distribute marijuana and felony child endangerment for having their 11-year-old son in the house while the couple used methamphetamine. Judge John Sampson set a $15,000 cash only bond on both of them.

Murder Suspect Makes Initial Appearance In Court

28-year-old Shawn Osborne made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court on 1st Degree Murder charges Tuesday. Osborne was arrested Friday after Sheridan Police received a tip about the murder.

Law enforcement officers surrounded the trailer house at 1075 Bellevue Avenue and found the trailer’s owner, Dennis David, and Osborne inside.

Sheridan County Commissioners Meet At Sheridan College

Sheridan County Commissioners mirrored action taken by the Sheridan City Council this week and approved an adjusted service boundary for City sewer service. This was done at the same time they approved the intergovernmental agreement for the Sheridan Wastewater Treatment Facilities. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger…

Murder Trial Gets Underway In District Court

A 46-year-old Buffalo woman appeared in 4th Judicial District Court in Johnson County Monday for her 1st Degree Murder trial. Leah Benjamin is accused of intentionally shooting her estranged husband, Donald Benjamin, in May 2009.

Upcoming State Budget Session Could Be Make Or Break For Local Non-Profit

In the last 8 months, Rehabilitation Enterprises of Northeast Wyoming, or RENEW, has laid off nearly 30% of its workforce. That’s 72 jobs that no longer exist in the organization. RENEW Chief Executive Officer Larry Samson says recent state budget cuts hit the non-profit hard, and it’s time to tap into the State’s rainy-day funds.

City Part Of High Tech Business Park Agreement With Forward Sheridan

The City of Sheridan will spend more than $8,000 toward the planning of a high-tech business park in Sheridan. The pledge was part of a planning-only grant application submitted to the Wyoming Business Council for $25,000. Forward Sheridan will administer the grant and proceed through the planning process.

Sheridan City Council Gets Financial Update

The Wyoming State Legislature will begin the 2010 budget session in a few weeks, and the City of Sheridan is looking at their financial status with possible reduction in state revenues on the horizon. City Treasurer Jennifer Reed provided the budget update at Monday night’s City Council meeting.

Identities Of Murder Suspect And Victim Released By Authorities

A 28-year-old Sheridan man is in custody at the Sheridan County Detention Center, on suspicion of murder. Shawn Osborne was arrested by Sheridan Police on Friday afternoon. The body of 42-year-old Gerald Bloom of Sheridan was discovered in a residence at 1075 Bellevue Avenue in Sheridan.

Senator Barrasso Speaks To Local Rotary Club

United States Senator John Barrasso was in Sheridan on Friday and presented a Washington update to the Sheridan Rotary Club. One of the largest concerns for those of us in Wyoming is the current healthcare reform bill. Barrasso spoke to those that would criticize his votes against the current bill as following party line politics.

Sheridan Police Have Murder Suspect In Custody

Sheridan Police officers responded to a call reporting a possible homicide in Sheridan sometime before 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Special Response Team was called in to secure the area around 1075 Bellevue Avenue.

Police Respond To Alleged Homicide

Sheridan Police officers responded to a call reporting a possible homicide in Sheridan sometime before 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Special Response Team was called in to secure the area around 1075 Bellevue Avenue.

MDU Files Supplemental Electrical Increase Request

Montana Dakota Utilities announced that it is adjusting the proposed electrical rate increase filed with the Wyoming Public Service Commission last August. The supplemental filing calls for a smaller increase than originally proposed. The new request calls for an average 25 percent increase rather than the 31 percent average across all classes.

ZIRC Group Is Behind Schedule But Making Progress

When the City of Sheridan received the final draft of the Zucker Report in June 2008, the Council created a committee to implement the recommendations contained in the report within an 18-month timeframe. The Zucker Implementation Review Committee has been working since that time to streamline the development process in the City.

2009 State Of The Chamber

2009 was a tough year for business, both small businesses and corporations, alike. The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is constantly trying to support its members with services that can increase the chance for member success even in a rough economy.

MDU Files Supplemental Electrical Increase Request

Montana Dakota Utilities announced that it is adjusting the proposed electrical rate increase filed with the Wyoming Public Service Commission last August.

MDU Discusses Proposed Rate Increase With Public Today

Representatives from Montana-Dakota Utilities are in Sheridan today to give a presentation, as well as answer questions about the proposed electrical rate increase filed with the Wyoming Public Servic

County To Take Over Administrative Duties For SAWS In March

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board will turn over the administrative functions of the system to Sheridan County this spring.

Sheridan Area Water Supply Considers Rule Changes

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board has been considering altering its rules for several years and has limited recent changes to its rate structure.

City Of Sheridan Concerned Over Employee Domestic Violence Allegations

The Sheridan City Council held a special executive session Wednesday and discussed a specific personnel issue.