Archive - Jul 2009

July 26th

Mayor Gives State Of The City Address

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey visited the Sheridan Rotary Club on Friday to deliver his State of the City address. The overall outlook for Sheridan is bright despite the cutting back that must be done in the current economic climate. Kinskey says the City is on the right track but will have to make do with less for now.

33rd Annual Dayton Days Celebration Includes Unveiling Of New Fire Truck

The Town of Dayton held their annual Dayton Days Celebration over the weekend. One new addition to the parade was the brand new Dayton Volunteer Fire Department fire engine. Dayton Fire Chief Charlie Linhart says that the old fire engine may have had only 10,000 miles on it but it was more than 25 years old.

UW Prepares For A Decline In State Revenue

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming has conducted $250 million in construction projects since the state entered a gas boom eight years ago.

New buildings include a new library, college of business and luxury boxes at War Memorial Stadium, to name a few.

PETA Strikes Again Over Rodeo Horse Death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is renewing its call for a ban on the use of flank straps on bucking animals following the death of a horse and the injury to another at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

In a statement Friday, PETA says the straps placed around the animals to enhance kicking inexcusably forces them to flail wildly to get it off.

July 25th

City Council To Review 6 Applicants For Vacant Council Seat

Former City Councilman Scott Severs resigned from the Sheridan City Council earlier this month. For the past several weeks they have been accepting letters of interest from those who wish to fill Sever’s vacant seat. The deadline to apply was last Friday. The City received six applications from Art Elkins, Michael Cherni Jr., Jerry Grandahl, Kathy Shanor, John Heath, and David Schellinger.

Family Services Renews Contract With Normative Services

Late Friday afternoon the Wyoming Division of Family Services announced that they have renewed their contract with Normative Services Incorporated. DFS terminated their contract with NSI in March of this year following numerous incidents with students at the school.

07/25/09 sports for Saturday

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBAL - The Sheridan Troopers are still alive at the American Legion north district baseball tournament in Casper. The Troops banged out 17 hits eliminating Lovell Friday 15-10. The Troopers play Gillette today in another loser out game if they win that game they will qualify for the state tournament.

July 24th

Lummis Grills USDA Chief Over Forest Service Funds

During a House Budget Committee hearing on the allocation of stimulus funds, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis expressed her disappointment to Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack on the lack of forest funds being allocated to Wyoming.

Lummis explains why the lack of funding for the state is unacceptable.

Private Company Wants To Pump Wyoming Water Out Of State

Colorado’s Front Range is thirsty, and a private water company is proposing a solution: pipe in water from Wyoming. The Regional Watershed Supply Project would take 250 thousand acre-feet of water out of the Green River and Flaming Gorge Reservoir each year, and the company designing the project claims it's spare water.

Workforce Services Releases Newest Version Of Online Job Matching System

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services announced Friday that they have just released Version 10 of their job matching system Wyoming At Work. Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says job seekers and employers will have a choice to either self serve, receive live assistance or a combination of both.