Archive - Dec 2009 - News

December 10th

Fairboard Receives Update On Drainage Improvements

The Sheridan County Fair Association Board of Trustees received an update at their monthly meeting Thursday from Entech Engineer Dave Engles on proposed drainage improvements at the Fairgrounds. Engles outlines some of the main areas that will be improved.

American Cancer Resource Center Helps Local Cancer Patients

The American Cancer Resource Center in Sheridan is affiliated with the American Cancer Society and is located at the Welch Cancer Center just west of Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Nettie Cook volunteers at the Resource Center, and she explains some of the things that they offer.

Wyoming Approves Possible Pipeline Investment

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming's top statewide elected officials have given the state Treasurer's Office authority to negotiate a possible $300 million state investment in a proposed natural gas pipeline. The five officials, sitting as the State Loan and Investment Board, voted Thursday to approve the investment provided the Treasurer's Office can reach acceptable terms.

December 10th

Competency Concerns Delay Court Proceedings For Accused Kidnapper

In August of this year police arrested 48-year-old Kevin Fuller on charges of kidnapping after an incident at the Maverik Store in South Sheridan. After his case was bound over to 4th Judicial District Court for trial, the court set an arraignment hearing for September 10th. During that hearing counsel raised a concern about Fuller’s competency to stand trial.

Christmas Carol Begins Tonight At WYO Theater

"Bah Humbug!!!" We’ve all heard that before at this time of year. Whether you’ve seen the movie, read the book, or even witnessed a live performance, the allure of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is timeless. The live performance has also become something of a tradition for the WYO Theater in Sheridan. The show was adapted for the WYO stage by Craig Johnson over a decade ago.

Chamber Of Commerce Selects 2009 Award Winners

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce sponsors programs like Leadership Sheridan and legislative forums, but every December they get together to honor some of their own. The Chamber members vote to give four awards each year including Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and the Schmoozie Award.

Meeting At Sheridan College Will Focus On Goose Creek TMDL And Watershed Effort

The 2nd public meeting for the Goose Creek Watershed TMDL will take place tonight at Sheridan College. The consultants will be discussing phase two of the TMDL analysis completed for bacteria and sediment on the Goose Creek Watershed.

Game And Fish Continues To Monitor Chronic Wasting Disease

Every year during big game hunting season, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department conducts surveys to keep tabs on the number of animals with chronic wasting disease. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke.

CVC Program Aims To Help Generational Poverty With Pilot Program

The Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College has embarked on a pilot program entitled “Getting Ahead: Bridges out of Poverty”. The 16 week program is geared to help people transition out of generational poverty. Program Facilitator Shannon Trierwiler explains why the program is so important.

How Long Will the Below-0 Temps Hang Around?

-15 degrees -- that's what early-morning risers endured, prompting a call to the National Weather Service in Riverton to find out just how long it is our collective teeth are going to be violently chattering. Meteorologist Andy McNeel gives us a hint as to how long the arctic air will be hanging around.