Archive - Aug 2009 - News

August 28th

Barrasso Joins GOP Delegation At Louisiana Health Care Forum

Senator John Barrasso,one of two doctors in the Senate, says health insurance reform can be achieved without the massive overhaul being proposed. The Wyoming Republican was part of a GOP town hall yesterday with members of Louisiana's congressional delegation.

15 States Agree To Attend Wyoming Energy Symposium

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Legislative leaders from 15 states say they will attend the energy symposium in Jackson that Wyoming state government is sponsoring this fall. House Speaker Colin Simpson, sponsored legislation to fund the symposium scheduled for October 25-27 in Jackson. He says he's pleased that representatives from all the states that were invited have agreed to attend.

UW Trustees Approve Budget Request

LARAMIE, (AP) - The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $366 million budget request for 2011-12. The amount is the same as 2009-10 budget, less the budget cuts made in June. The Wyoming Legislature will have final say on the university budget during its budget session beginning next February.

August 27th

Homicide Suspects Charged With 1st Degree Murder

Three young men charged with 1st Degree Murder made their initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon. The defendants are 19-year-old Dennis Poitra, 16-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud, and 15-year-old Dharminder Vir Sen. Both Bear Cloud and Vir Sen are being charged as adults.

Funeral Service Set for Robert Ernst

While the focus since Wednesday has been the horrific crime and subsequent capture and initial appearance of three suspects who are alleged to have murdered Sheridan businessman Bob Ernst, the Ernst family must now begin the painful process of picking up the pieces. That process begins with a memorial service, which has been scheduled for next Monday, August 31st at 10 am at St.

Sheridan Police Release Details Of Local Murder

During a news conference Thursday morning, Sheridan Police released more details of the crime that has shocked our community as a whole. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher was there.

Smith Street Project Reaches Final Completion

The Smith Street Reconstruction Project is done. Over the past few days the contractor has been finishing the last of the punch list items, and things are slowly getting back to normal in downtown Sheridan. Vista West Engineering Principal Randy Bomar.

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School District 2 Starts The School Year With A Full Board

And then there were nine… The Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees once again has nine members. The Board interviewed five people for the two seats left vacant by Stephanie Cole and Lisa Lundbeck. Both Cole and Lundbeck resigned earlier in August for personal reasons.

Sheridan Recreation District Holds Special Meeting To Award Bid For Lights At Ball Field

The Sheridan Recreation District Board of Trustees held a special meeting Thursday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Sheridan Mayor Urges Caution With The Start Of School Just Around The Corner In Sheridan

Sheridan County School District Two will begin school Monday August 31st. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey has this request of citizens to help keep our children safe throughout the school year.