Archive - 2009 - News

December 16th

December 15th

2010 Will Be A Big Construction Year For Sheridan County

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will begin the reconstruction of North Main Street this spring. The 3rd and 4th floors of the Sheridan County Courthouse will undergo renovation over the next few months. And the Sheridan County Airport will get a new runway next summer.

County Finalizes Many Land Use Fee Changes

Earlier this month the Sheridan County Commissioners approved a new fee schedule that would cover most land use services provided by the county. The new schedule covers everything from conditional use permit applications to subdivision plats. Yesterday, commissioners took the next step in making the changes official.

Sheridan County School District 1 Gets Good Audit Report

Enrollment in Sheridan County School District #1 is falling similar to a decline at the same time last year. Unfortunately, school funding is based on the average daily membership of students in class. The District #1 Board received a positive audit report at their meeting Tuesday night. As student populations decline, funding dries up just when costs are rising.

Ranchester Council Needs More Time To Consider Land Purchase Agreement

The Ranchester Town Council elected to table an item that would have allowed the town to purchase 14 acres just west of Ranchester that could be used for economic development. Mayor Cliff Clevenger explains why it's so important that the town plan for the future.

The Holidays Can Add More Stress To Those In A Dysfunctional Relationship

The holidays can be a stressful time for just about anyone, but it can really put a strain on couples in a dysfunctional relationship. Advocacy and Resource Center Executive Director Bonnie Young says that it's usually after the holidays when things can go bad.

Barrasso Grills DOE Over Excess Uranium Management

During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso criticized the Department of Energy's management of its excess uranium stockpiles.

December 14th

City Planning Commission Refuses To Consider Updated Sign Ordinance

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission refused to take any action on a proposed amendment to the City’s sign ordinance. The updated code would get very specific about size and height of business signs. One addition provided to the commission would enable a person with multiple non-conforming signs to receive a bonus by removing those signs.

Planning Commission Approves Application For Local Office Building

An office building that was originally supposed to house the new offices for Forward Sheridan came before the Sheridan City Planning Commission again on Monday night. The developer was asked to halt construction due to a compliance issue with plans for the building.

Gillette College Dedicates New Technology Center

The Northern Wyoming Community College District has been providing classes in Gillette for over three decades. First, as the Sheridan College – Gillette Campus, and now as Gillette College. For most of that time technology courses such as diesel mechanics and welding were taught in whatever space was available.