Archive - Jul 2009 - News

July 8th

Boot Kickoff Draws Huge Crowd to Kendrick Park

It's official: Sheridan WYO Rodeo week has begun. Last night's Boot Kick-Off filled Kendrick Park with spectators and contestants in the opening event for Rodeo Week. While many of the people were veteran attendees, there were some new faces in the crowd.

Local Cowboy Has Legacy At Sheridan WYO Rodeo

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo has taken place in Sheridan for nearly eighty years. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher tells us about one local cowboy who was a contestant in more than half of them.

County Recreation Board Adopts Rules for 3 Poles Recreation Area

The Three Poles Recreation Area is nearly ready to be opened to the public. There are small areas that still require fencing, and the Sheridan County Parks and Recreation Board adopted the rules for the area. County Commissioner Tom Ringley is a member of the recreation board:

County Commissioners Hold First Meeting In July

The Sheridan County Commissioners are asking County employees to contribute to their own health insurance premiums. Previously, employees would only be required to pay for spouse or family coverage. County Commissioner Bob Rolston says now employees will have to pay a portion of any health coverage:

County Commissioners Consider Changes To Law Enforcement Center Agreement

The Law Enforcement Center Agreement was left on the table at yesterday’s Sheridan County Commission meeting. The Commissioners had already postponed the matter in June. County Commissioner Terry Cram tells us why they are delaying action on the contract:

July 7th

RENEW Of Sheridan Receives Generous Gift From Local Church

RENEW of Sheridan received a gift in the amount of $4,100 Tuesday from the Sheridan Church of Christ. RENEW Day Service Coordinator Amanda Kielman was instrumental in making the home adoption possible.

Ranchester Council Hears Concerns Over Town's Noisy Dog Ordinance

The Ranchester Town Council listened to a concerned resident at their meeting last night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Sunday Is Community Appreciation Day At The Sheridan County Museum

This Sunday is community appreciation day at the Sheridan County Museum, where admission is only $2 all day, and kids twelve and under get in free. Museum Director Dana Prater explains that they've got a lot of special things planned for this Sunday. The museum will be open Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

July 6th

Emerson Commons Gets Second Run At City Council

Several months ago, the Sheridan City Council did not take action on a community development block grant and planned unit development request for Emerson Commons. At the time the Sheridan Housing Action Committee had proposed to develop the property with a 10 unit residential complex.

North Main Master Plan Comes Before City Council

The North Main Area Master Plan appeared before the Sheridan City Council last night. The plan is not designed as a regulatory tool but more of a guide for future development on the north end of town. The process to create the plan has taken more than a year, and North Main Neighborhood Association Member Robin DeBolt says it has been worth it: