Archive - Jan 2010

January 20th

Office Of Consumer Advocate Recommends Reduced Rate Increase For Customers Of MDU

The Office of Consumer Advocate filed testimony this week recommending to the Public Service Commission that the proposed utility rate increase by MDU be much smaller than what the company requested. OCA Administrator Bryce Freeman explains what was recommended.

U.S. Census to Be Taken Soon; Watch Out for Scamsters

With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft.

New Kids Count Report Issued: Wyoming's Next Generation Shrinking

Every year, data is compiled to give Wyoming residents a snapshot of the health and welfare of the state’s children. The latest report, called Wyoming Kids Count released earlier this week, shows that there are actually fewer children.

Public Forums Held Tuesday to Discuss Sheridan College President Search

The search process is underway for the new president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which comprises Sheridan College and Gillette College.

Local Musicians to Hold Benefit Concert for Haiti Relief

It's been one week and one day since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the island country of Haiti, and the outpouring of aid from around the world has been staggering.

Locally, a group of Sheridan's finest musicians are coming together for a benefit concert this weekend. One of the organizers, Sean Day, was approached by Cooper Quarterman.

Public Pulse - Wednesday 01/20/10

Rod Liesinger, Mark Reid and Ken Muller of the County Public Works and Planning Departments

January 19th

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.

Ranchester Council Tables Bid Award For Track Loader

The Ranchester Town Council elected to table awarding the bid for a track loader at their meeting Tuesday night. Councilman Dennis Dunn called for the motion to table the item and he explains that he'd like more information on the equipment before making a decision.

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.

Enrollment For Free Cancer Screenings To Take Place This Friday In Sheridan

The Wyoming Cancer Resource Services program is broken up into five different regions throughout the state. Region Two covers much of Northeast Wyoming, including Sheridan Johnson and Campbell counties. The program for Northeast Wyoming is fairly new, as it started in October of 2009.