Archive - Aug 2009 - News

August 5th

1st Annual Blue Ribbon Cook-Off Is Coming Up Soon

The 1st annual Blue Ribbon Cook-off in Sheridan is coming up soon. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission Recommends Subdivision Freeze

The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending that the county put a freeze on any future subdivisions that are located within the Class 5 Groundwater Vulnerability areas. County Planner Mark Reid on why the freeze is needed.

As to what area will most be affected by the freeze.

Routine Traffic Stop Tuesday Yields Over Four Pounds Of Psilocybin Mushrooms

A routine traffic stop 13 miles west of Laramie Tuesday morning resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of psilocybin mushrooms, which ended up being largest single seizure of mushrooms ever made by state troopers. Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant Stephen Townsend.

August 4th

Third Thursday Street Festival Is Victim Of Its Own Success

The first two Third Thursday Street Festivals have seen unprecedented attendance. Organizers asked the Sheridan City Council to modify their event permit due to the success of the first two festivals.

Chad Franklin is one of the festival organizers and he tells us why expanding the area where alcohol can be served is such a big deal.

Sheridan County Commissioners Consider Establishing A Groundwater Protection Area

Part of the Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan stated that Sheridan County should think about regulating development in areas where the groundwater is vulnerable to contamination. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality classifies the potential for contamination based on several factors including groundwater levels.

County Commissioners Hold First Meeting in August

Sheridan County Commissioners met Tuesday at the courthouse for their regular meeting. The County will spend nearly $100,000 for improvements to Upper Cat Creek Road. They awarded the contract to DCM Construction in Sheridan.

Ranchester Council Proposes Amendments To Several Ordinances

The Ranchester Town Council met for their first meeting of August Tuesday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has more.

The Debate Rages On Whether Wyoming Should Increase Severance Tax

Wyoming needs to take a look at its bank account and figure out how much will be needed in the future. That’s the advice from Equality State Policy Center researcher Sarah Gorin amid the debate over whether Wyoming should raise severance taxes or not.

Dog and Cat Shelter Is Now Accepting Photos For 2010 Pet Calender Contest

The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is now accepting photos for the 2010 Pet Calender Contest. Entry deadline is September 30th; cost is $15 per photo, and any number of photos may be submitted.

Dog and Cat Shelter Director Cel Hope.

August 3rd

City Council Takes A Look At Fee Waivers For Affordable Housing Project

The Sheridan City Council is considering a change in building permit requirements that would raise the minimum permit valuation from $1,000 to $3,000. The ordinance passed on second reading. Using 2008 figures, the measure may cost the City around $6,000 in lost revenue from the small building permits.