Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 27th

Daylight Savings Time is Here!

Remember to set your clocks back an hour this weekend. The official time is at 2am on the fist Sunday in November. For more information head on over to

October 26th

City Council To Consider Sewer Service Agreement With Trailer Park

The Sheridan City Council considered a request to extend sewer services over 3 quarters of a mile to service the Woodland Park Village Trailer Court at their last City Council meeting. They tabled the request at that time. Tonight, the Council will hold a special session to consider the request again.

Man Arrested For Firing Taser During Barfight

A Sheridan man was arrested Saturday night after an altercation at Willey’s Lounge. 54-year-old Timothy Schaeffer made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court yesterday to face charges of aggravated assault and battery. Schaeffer is alleged to have been involved in an argument during a card game at the bar on Saturday.

Greenhouse Project Needs To Raise Millions By March

Over the last year much of the preliminary work for the Sheridan Greenhouse Project has been taken care of. Land was donated to the facility. The local zoning was changed to accommodate multi family residential housing. Guy Fowler tells us what makes Greenhouse Living in different from other nursing facilities.

Ice Rink Should Open For Season Next Month

We’ve already had a taste of winter here in Sheridan, so it should be no surprise that the Sheridan Ice Rink is getting ready for their season. In fact, activity sign-ups are coming up next week. Sheridan Ice’s Dave Lawson says the recent upgrades to the rink should make for a better season for most activities.

City Council Gets Update On LINCS Program

The Sheridan Senior Center helps to provide community services to people that may have trouble getting the help they need on their own. One of those programs is called LINCS, which stands for Linking INdividuals to Community Services.

October 25th

Federal Government Says "Go Slow" for Oil Shale Development

Fast-tracking of oil shale development leases on public lands in Wyoming is taking a detour. The Department of the Interior has announced a new go-slow approach that's getting kudos from sportsmen’s groups, ranchers, and conservationists.

Dry Fork Plant Near Gillette Two-Thirds Done

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Construction on the 385-megawatt Dry Fork Power plant north of Gillette is about 62% complete. Construction on the plant began two years ago. Most of the building is now enclosed and standing about 400 feet high next to an even taller smokestack.

Los Angeles Producer Wants to Shoot TV Series in Jackson

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Los Angeles producer is proposing to shoot a new television series chronicling the lives of young ski bums pursuing their recreational lifestyle in the resort setting of Jackson Hole.

Robert Hickey of Better Wings Entertainment describes the show, called "Epic," as a dramatic comedy with actors and scripted scenes that also incorporates elements of documentary.

Lower Bond Denied for Suspect in Attack on Hikers

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A judge has denied a lower bond for a Colorado man accused of attacking and trying to sexually assault two female hikers.

38-year-old James Jud Bondsteel of Loveland is being held in Larimer County jail on $100,000 bond. State District Judge Dave Williams Friday denied his request for a $50,000 surety bond after hearing from the hikers.