Archive - Feb 2010 - News

February 11th

Islam and The West Will Be Discussed at a Local Church Friday Night

A renowned speaker is visiting and will be giving a talk about a subject on almost everyone's mind now days. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the:story:

Honestly, if only everyone else in the world thought like me, everything would be great. So far, however, I've had trouble getting everyone to see how sensible that is.

Fairboard Considers Future Of Infield Restrooms

Phase one of the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Master Plan is underway and it will significantly improve drainage at the fairgrounds. Phase one calls for the removal of the restrooms in the infield area, however; County Commissioner Steve Maier stated that there wouldn't be enough funding available in the upcoming budget to cover the cost of building new restrooms at this time.

Recreation District Board Approves Contract For Design Of Spray Park

The Sheridan Recreation District Board of Trustees approved a proposal from OLC out of Denver Colorado to design a spray park in Sheridan. The spray park would be located within Thorne-Rider Park, however; the exact location will be determined in the future by OLC. Board Member Bill Mentock raised the question of affordability of the project.

Two Sheridan Women Design Award Winning Door for Sheridan VA Medical Center - Part 1 of a Series

In the ongoing effort to improve upon patient safety at the Sheridan VA Medical Center, particularly in the Psychiatric Ward, two VA employees designed an award-winning door that is taking off on a national level. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has part one of a series.

Volunteers Needed to Take Daffodil Orders

For several years now, the American Cancer Society has run a springtime campaign called Daffodil Days, raising money for cancer research, education, and patient support. The cheerful flower was chosen because daffodils are considered the Flower of Hope.

Public Service Commission Hears From Community on Proposed MDU Rate Increase

The C-Tel meeting room at Sheridan College was overflowing last night with citizens wanting to voice their concerns regarding the proposed MDU rate increase. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has more:

February 10th

City Council Nominates New Police Chief At Special Meeting

Sheridan City Council held a special meeting Wednesday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the details.

Fundraising Efforts Continue For Greenhouse Project In Sheridan

Greenhouse Living For Sheridan is busy trying to meet their fundraising goal of $891,000 by the end of March in order to secure a grant from the Wyoming Business Council to provide infrastructure for the project. Greenhouse Living for Sheridan President Doug Osborn.

Sheridan Resident Receives State Award

Matthew Hill of Sheridan received the Starfish Thrower Award at a ceremony in Cheyenne this week. The Starfish Thrower Awards are given annually by the Wyoming Department of Health’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division.

More Work Needs To Be Done Before SAWS Ownership Agreement Can Be Amended

At the January meeting of the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board, Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey requested that an analysis be performed of the cost associated with implementing Amendment #1 into the SAWS ownership agreement.