Leslie Stratmoen


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WYO Rodeo Week Events Begin

Wyo Rodeo week began over the weekend with a royalty pageant to select next year’s princesses.

Chief Gives Arson, Burglary Updates

Police are still working on the arson case involving the Sheridan County Attorney's Office. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Local authorities are closing in on suspects involved in a recent arson of a county office and theft of prescription drugs. Leslie Stratmoen has the update.

I-90 Reopens, Between Buffalo, Gillette

UPDATE:I-90 and US 14/16 are now open.

Big & Rich Plan to Rock the Crowd

Big & Rich -- Courtesy Photo

John Rich of the Big & Rich country music group is performing tonight at the Big Horn Country USA musical festival in Sheridan.

Senator Schiffer Dies of Brief Illness

State Senator John C. Schiffer (Courtesy Photo)

UPDATE: As reported earlier, longtime state Republican Sen. John Schiffer, of Kaycee, has died. He died Thursday morning at his home following a brief illness. He was 68 years old.

Inspection Demands New Airport Fuel Liner

Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

An unexpected expense has come up this month for the Sheridan County Commission.

Country Music Lovers Flocking to Sheridan

Lady Antebellum -- Courtesy Photo

Country music lovers from across the state are expected to start rolling in today for the Big Horn Country USA Camping and Music Festival in Sheridan.

Commission OKs State Service Contracts

The commission’s administrative director Renee Obermueller provided the details on the contracts. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The Sheridan County Commission approved two memorandum of understanding agreements Tuesday morning, with the state, one for a Guardian ad Litem program and the other for maternal and child health services.

Commission Supports Service Programs

Sheridan County Commission Chairman Terry Cram, right, chuckled over a fishing story with Commissioner Mike Nickel before the commission meeting. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The Sheridan County Commission approved two memorandum of understanding agreements today with the state, one for a guardian ad litem program and the other for maternal and child health services.

Films Depict Beetle Kill Devastation

A series of films recently released by the University of Wyoming depicts the effects of the beetle kill devastation on the state's wildlife and environment. Leslie Stratmoen has the report.

Hill Says Gov Behind Ousting Bill from Start

State Superintendent Cindy Hill -- Courtesy Photo

Now that State Superintendent Cindy Hill is back in her office, Sheridan Media’s Kim Love asked her during a recent Public Pulse show if the legislation known as Senate File 104 that stripped her of duties had faded into the background.

Chief Ramps Up Traffic Detail

Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens gave the update on our Public Pulse news talk show. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

A local police chief is ramping-up traffic coverage. Leslie Stratmoen has the report.

Official Says Fishin’s Good

Bud Stewart of the Sheridan Game and Fish Office is a regular guest on Public Pulse. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The fish are biting, right now. Anglers are catching two pound trout in Lake DeSmet, 4-5 pound tiger muskies at Healy Reservoir, and northern pike from Keyhole Reservoir, which is the only body of water in the state that has the species.

Business Leaders Learn About Loans, Exporting

Matt Varilek -- Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

The Small Business Administration is a small business owner’s resource for loans and exporting.

Members Learn How Bits, Spurs are Made

Dixie Johnson generally makes the introductions at the Chamber lunches. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Members of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will be presented a special treat next week when Tom Balding Bits & Spurs hosts the business after hours.

Storm Cleanup Continues at Historic Site

The uprooted tree stumps could still be seen this week on the side lot of the Kendrick Mansion. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Another view. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The early evening wind storm that blew through Sheridan more than a week ago, downed a couple of century-old fur trees and topped off another at the Kendrick Mansion historic site in Sheridan.

Work Continues on Street Projects

Work continues on the Lewis Street Bridge Project in Sheridan. (Photo by Ron Richter)

During an interview this week, Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey said work is ramping up on infrastructure projects throughout town.

City Crews Working Overtime

Creek churns through Kendrick Park in view from bridge taken earlier this week. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Green waste is flooding the local landfills, and city crews are working overtime, which comes after a long winter of clearing snow.

Mayor Shares County Attorney, Office Memories

The county attorney's office that sustained a fire this week is housed in a historic mansion on Brooks Street in Sheridan. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey jumped to offer immediate help to Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle Wednesday morning after hearing about the fire at the attorney’s office, because of his official position and because they’ve known each other since they were children.

Cellphone Service Restored

As reported earlier, service to Verizon customers was interrupted Thursday morning when a railroad crew inadvertently cut a fiber optic line owned by Vision Net.