Archive - Aug 2009

August 25th

New Priest Overcomes Tragedy To Serve The Sheridan Community

Less than a month ago Rob Spaulding became an ordained Catholic priest. Now he’s serving Sheridan at Holy Name Church. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher talked with Father Spaulding about the path he took to get here.

Wolf Status In Wyoming Remains In The Hands Of The Courts

While the first ever wolf hunting season is set to begin soon in Montana and Idaho, things are still being handled in the courtroom for Wyoming.

WWDC And City Of Sheridan Looking At Water For The Future

Last year Dowl-HKM engineers completed a Level One water study for Sheridan County that showed a need for the acquisition of more water for the area. As the Wyoming Water Development Commission gets ready to start a Level Two water study and they are asking our community for their ideas on what we would like to see in future water development.

Red Grade Road Back To Normal After Wreckage Removed

Towing crews were finally able to remove the wreckage of a truck and camper trailer from Red Grade Road yesterday morning. After four hours of work last week the wreckage had been moved nearly 300 feet uphill to near the point where it went over the edge last month. Red Grade was closed again yesterday morning while the camper and truck were loaded onto wreckers for the removal.

Habitat For Humanity Holds Fundraiser And Other Events This Week

The Sheridan Habitat for Humanity organization has a busy fall in store. There are four units in three buildings under construction. Today there is a free concert in Kendrick Park to help garner donations for the group. Habitat Executive Director Jessica Lindsley says donations are appreciated.

Evening Stage At The Senior Center Kicks Off Soon

The Sheridan Senior Center has something special planned for the 2nd Saturday in September. Senior Center Activities Director Jane Perkins explains what's coming up.

Wind Energy Could Eventually Generate Billions For The State

More than 600 people attended the Governor's Wind Symposium in Laramie earlier this month, which was an opportunity for stakeholders to engage in discussion about the future of wind energy and development in the state of Wyoming.

Wyoming Workplace Deaths Fell 31% in 2008

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Employment says occupational fatalities decreased 31% from 2007 to 2008. It's the largest single-year drop since the department began keeping records in 1993.

United Blood Services Conducting Sheridan Blood Drive

The old Highland Park School on Avon Street in Sheridan is the location where you can go to donate blood today and tomorrow.

Donors need to be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors who are 16, and in some states 17, must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

Gillette Auto Shop Reports Driver Hit 11 Vehicles

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - The owner of a Gillette auto sales yard says the driver of a pickup truck hit 11 vehicles at the business before driving away on Saturday morning.