Archive - Dec 15, 2009 - News

Ranchester Council Needs More Time To Consider Land Purchase Agreement

The Ranchester Town Council elected to table an item that would have allowed the town to purchase 14 acres just west of Ranchester that could be used for economic development. Mayor Cliff Clevenger explains why it's so important that the town plan for the future.

The Holidays Can Add More Stress To Those In A Dysfunctional Relationship

The holidays can be a stressful time for just about anyone, but it can really put a strain on couples in a dysfunctional relationship. Advocacy and Resource Center Executive Director Bonnie Young says that it's usually after the holidays when things can go bad.

Barrasso Grills DOE Over Excess Uranium Management

During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso criticized the Department of Energy's management of its excess uranium stockpiles.

City Planning Commission Refuses To Consider Updated Sign Ordinance

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission refused to take any action on a proposed amendment to the City’s sign ordinance. The updated code would get very specific about size and height of business signs. One addition provided to the commission would enable a person with multiple non-conforming signs to receive a bonus by removing those signs.

Planning Commission Approves Application For Local Office Building

An office building that was originally supposed to house the new offices for Forward Sheridan came before the Sheridan City Planning Commission again on Monday night. The developer was asked to halt construction due to a compliance issue with plans for the building.

Gillette College Dedicates New Technology Center

The Northern Wyoming Community College District has been providing classes in Gillette for over three decades. First, as the Sheridan College – Gillette Campus, and now as Gillette College. For most of that time technology courses such as diesel mechanics and welding were taught in whatever space was available.

Child Development Center Will Name New Facility After Long Time Board Member

Karen Kocurek will have one of Buffalo’s newest buildings named after her. Kocurek has served over 20 years on the Board of Directors for the Child Development Center Region Two, and was instrumental in starting the program here. The center serves both Sheridan and Johnson Counties.

Weather Should Be A Bit Warmer This Week

The first couple of weeks of December have been extremely cold to say the least, as temperatures have been far below average for this time of year due to arctic air from Canada. Things should start to warm up throughout the week as we'll be hitting some 40 degree days real soon says Meteorologist Sean Campbell.

Yellowstone Opens For Winter Season Today

Yellowstone National Park is now open for motorized over snow travel for the winter season. The new temporary plan allows for up to 318 commercially guided snowmobiles in the park a day and up to 78 commercially guided snow coaches per day.