Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 14th

National Guard Shows Support For Families Of Wyoming Troops

Major General Ed Wright is the adjutant general of the Wyoming Army National Guard. He was in town yesterday to update the public on the status of Wyoming troops currently deployed in the Middle East. Wright says the Guard will support families left behind by the deployed servicemen.

Plane Crash In Southern Montana Kills Two Men

Yellowstone County officials say two men were killed when their small plane crashed about 30 miles southeast of Billings. Debbie Alke is with the Montana Aeronautics Division.

The Cessna 182 left Sheridan about 11 a.m. Tuesday and was reported overdue by a family member Tuesday afternoon. The plane was registered to Montana rancher Fred Wallis.

Some Concerns Raised Over Latest Technology For High School Students

Students use of personal technology is just beginning in elementary school but high school students have been using it for years. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher learned about the reasons for limiting use at school.

City Receives Updated Flood Plain Maps

The City of Sheridan presented the updated draft flood plain maps during a City Council work session on Wednesday. Updates to flood plain maps usually takes some time but the process was extended in the Sheridan area due to the amount of updated contour information submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers.

SAWS Continues The Debate Of Whether An Administrator Is Needed

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board continues to mull over the idea of eliminating the administrator position that is in charge of the day to day operation of SAWS. Current SAWS Administrator Dave Engels says that while the options remain open, the Board elected to table the matter.

WYDOT Crews Continue Work On Construction Project On The Mountain

Last week's snow temporarily halted work on WYDOT'S construction project on U.S. Highway 14 in the Big Horn Mountains. Crews have been back to work this week, and WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell says things continue to progress.

Missing Child Report Turns Out To Be A Hoax

The McDonald’s restaurant in the Sheridan Wal-Mart store received a call on Wednesday reporting a missing 4-year-old girl. Store employees immediately notified Sheridan Police and started searching for the girl. Police Officer Dan White says the call was a prank.

Wreckage Of Missing Plane Found

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone County officials say two men were killed when their small plane crashed about 30 miles southeast of Billings. Undersheriff Seth Weston said there were no signs of survivors at the crash scene.

October 13th

Search Under Way for Missing Plane in Southern Montana

HELENA and BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a small airplane that took off from Sheridan, Wyoming at 11 o'clock yesterday morning but did not land at its final destination. Montana Disaster and Emergency Services duty officer Monique Lay says the Cessna aircraft left Sheridan, but did not arrive in Laurel, Montana, near Billings, after about a two-hour flight.

Personal Electronic Devices Discouraged For Younger Students

It seems personal electronics are used by younger people every day. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher found out they can be very distracting for elementary students.