Archive - Dec 2009 - News

December 8th

Hundreds Gathered At The Festival Of Trees Event

The 17th Annual Festival of Trees dinner and auction drew a large crowd despite the cold weather Tuesday night. The event is one of the main fundraisers for the Special Olympics program here in Sheridan County. Anita Badgett has been part of the Festival since it began.

Extremely Cold Weather Can Expose Us To Silent Killer

Temperatures for the past several days have been extremely cold. We bundle up to go outside and make sure our homes and offices are completely sealed to retain heat. While it does keep us warmer, it also decreases ventilation in our homes. That makes conditions right for exposure to carbon monoxide gas.

Holiday Scammers Are At It Again

Recently a Sheridan woman was contacted on the telephone by someone claiming to be her grandson. The caller asked for over $3,000 to be wired to him apparently to help him out of some legal troubles. Luckily, the call sounded fishy to the woman and she immediately called the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office.

Salvation Army Is Looking For Volunteers For Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign started back in 1891 in San Francisco and has traditionally been their most prominent fund-raiser. Sheridan Salvation Army Captain Jason Gill says they are always looking for volunteers this time of year and that there are a number of different opportunities available.

On-line Auction At Is Underway

Bidding is underway at the on-line auction at, and it promises to be the biggest auction yet. Auction Administrator Julie Chadwick says that the auction is the perfect place to get all of your Christmas shopping done.

No Garbage Collection Wednesday In Dayton

Residents of Dayton should note that there will not be any garbage collection on Wednesday December 9th. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood informed Sheridan Media that the reason is due to the town's garbage truck breaking down. Wood said that all garbage collection that was supposed to take place will now take place Thursday December 10th.

Dayton Town Council Receives Four Bids to Install New Bridge

The Dayton Town Council met last night and went through a short agenda. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood tells us about the bids that came in for a new bridge that will be installed over the Tongue River at Canyon Road to allow a second access to the Dayton Water Plant.

Sheridan College Announces Interim President Candidates

The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees issued a media release this morning, announcing four candidates to fill the Interim President position. The candidates, in alphabetical order are: Dr. Jon Connolly; Dr. Mark Englert; Dr. Cindi Thiede; and Dr. Paul Young.

December 7th

City Council Chamber Filled With Those Concerned About New Dog Park

The City of Sheridan recently began to erect fences at Lion’s Park on North Sheridan Avenue. The partitions will contain a “leash free” area for dogs. The first “dog park” in Sheridan has created quite a stir among neighborhood residents. Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson was taken off guard by the neighborhood response.

Sheridan City Council Holds First Regular Meeting In December

The Sheridan City Council met last night and they will ask WYDOT for over $300,000 in Safe Routes to School funds. The money would fund half of a project to install sidewalks in the neighborhoods around Meadowlark School.

An ordinance annexing over 500 acres west of Sheridan passed the Council on second reading. There is still one more reading before the annexation is final.