Archive - Mar 2010

March 26th

"Ag-Grant" Awarded To Sheridan College By Whitney Benefits

Announced at the monthly college board meeting last night was that Sheridan College is to receive a $240-thousand grant awarded by Whitney Benefits. This grant will be allocated over a three year period and be used to add an agriculture faculty position, Interim College President, Jon Connolly explains

March 25th

Downtown Building Code Discussion

The City of Sheridan recently hired PB Communications to work with downtown businesses and City staff on building codes for existing downtown buildings. Thursday night a discussion was held where downtown business owner's were able to voice concerns about the City's current code.

Hospital Hires Psychiatrist

During the development of their current strategic plan, officials with Sheridan Memorial Hospital identified psychiatrist as a position of need in the community. That need has been addressed, as the Hospital has hired Dr. Mark Walter to work as a psychiatrist at the hospital.

4-H Carnival Is Saturday

The annual Sheridan County 4-H carnival will take place this Saturday afternoon in Sheridan. The event has become the major fundraiser for the organization and it is open to anyone from the community. 4-H Youth Development Coordinator Allison Flynn says there will be a little something for everyone.

Law Enforcement Investigating County Clerk's Death

The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Sheridan County Clerk Audrey Koltiska that occurred shortly after 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon east of Sheridan.

Evidence in the case is being gathered and will be sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab in Cheyenne. Word from the Sheridan County Attorney's office is forthcoming, which we will report early this afternoon.

Local Energy Efficiency Applications Approved

The Wyoming Business Council approved over $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds through the Facility Retrofit Grant Program at their meeting in Casper Thursday. The Business Council approved $48,812 for the City of Sheridan, $181,541 for Sheridan County, and $222,487 for the Sheridan County YMCA. The City had requested $97,625 in funding.

False Alarm At Airport

At approximately 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, crews with Sheridan Fire-Rescue were called out to a potential problem at the Sheridan County Airport. Captain Mike Miller gives us the details of the incident.

Public Pulse - Thursday 03/25/10

Senior Center / School District #2 Craig Dougherty

Students Join Forces to “Kick Butts”

By Judy Hagerott

No sports rivalry here as students from Gillette and Sheridan linked arms at a rally at Main and Grinnell in downtown Sheridan last evening.  Sheridan High School’s “We are the Change” (WAC) and Gillette’s PRIDE youth groups joined thousands of kids across the nation who were taking part in Kick Butts Day, in an effort to fight youth tobacco use.

Wyoming Home Weatherization Projects

Wyoming News Service, Cheyenne, WY – Save up to 25% on home heating bills. That’s the lure for Wyoming’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which has helped get energy efficiency projects installed in more than 300 homes in recent months. Program manager Brenda Ilg says priority is given to low-income households with seniors, people with disabilities and young children.