Archive - Jul 17, 2012

Lightning Strike

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Photo by Stacey Ellenwood Photography

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State Superintendent Cindy Hill / Habitat For Humanity with Matt Davis

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Affordable Care Act / Author Reid Rosenthal

Sheridan County Approves Budget

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The process of crafting a budget for Sheridan County began back in February. The County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday night, where there was no public comment taken and ultimately approved a $15.9 general fund budget Tuesday morning at their regular meeting.

Decker Coal Sues Ambre Energy Over Mine Agreement

Cloud Peak Energy has filed a law suit against its business partner, Ambre Energy Ltd., regarding a dispute on the future use of the Decker Coal Mine 20 miles north of Sheridan. Ambre Energy bought a 50 percent interest in the mine in November of last year.


The Sheridan minors (9-10 year olds) beat Platte County in 4 innings Monday 18-3 in their first game at the District Little League tournament in Gillette.

Xavier Soule pitched 3 innings and Hunter Weiss and Nate Roe came on in relief. They play the Gillette National league team this afternoon at 3pm.

The Sheridan majors 11-12 year old Little League team lost to the Gillette All-Stars 8-6 Monday night.

Down 8-2 in last inning and scored four to cut the lead to 2 but just came up short. They have today off before playing Laramie on Wednesday at 4pm.

Council Tables Rezone Request

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A petition to rezone 2.6 acres of land at 600 KROE Lane was tabled by the Sheridan City Council Monday night. The owner of the property, Mr. Hart, is seeking to rezone the property from B-1 Business to M-1 Industrial to make the property more marketable.

Substitute UPN Agreement Approved

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It's taken some time, as the Sheridan City Council has tabled the item twice, but Monday night the agreement with UPN to provide fiber optics to the City was unanimously approved.

Firewood Permits For Billy Creek Area Still Being Issued

Although there was a lightning-caused fire in the Billy Creek area over the weekend, it has been contained and mop-up has begun, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO).

Johnson County Commissioners Approve $42 Million Budget

Johnson County's Commissioners held their regular meeting Monday instead of Tuesday and worked through a short agenda, mainly concerning the budget for FY 2012-2013.