Archive - Feb 2010 - News

February 10th

National Conference of State Legislatures Representative Commends Sheridan/Johnson County Delegation

The 2010 Wyoming Legislative Budget Session began Monday. As we reported in January, prior to our delegation heading to Cheyenne, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce held a 2-day forum for all sorts of agencies, organizations and individuals to bring concerns before our area representatives and senators.

Big Transmission Plans to Power Through Southern Wyoming

It's big, and it's headed for Wyoming. Planning is underway to set the location for the Gateway West Transmission Line that will run from Glenrock, WY and across Idaho over a mix of public and private lands. Early input from the public has already resulted in the BLM shifting some line locations to respect historic westward trails and sites in Wyoming.

Zackery Morrison Sentencing Delayed

In Sheridan County District Court Tuesday morning, 19-year-old Zackery Morrison went before Judge John Fenn to receive sentencing on a 3rd Degree sexual abuse of a minor conviction. The court had ordered Morrison to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation, which he has not yet had because of confusion over who is going to foot the bill for counseling services.

What Do House Plants and Lassie Have in Common?

What do dragon trees, howea palms and monsteras have in common? And where does Lassie fit in? You may be surprised...Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the answer

February 9th

SAWS Board Approves Amending Rules and Regulations

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved to amend their rules and regulations at their meeting Tuesday night. SAWS Customer Aleta Dow addressed the board and raised concerns about how some of the changes would have an adverse affect on her and her family.

Monthly Chamber Luncheon Will Address Health Care In Sheridan County

This month's Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will focus on health care in Sheridan County. Chamber Executive Director Janelle Martinsen.

Janelle tells us about the lineup that will be presenting at the luncheon.

Sheridan College Students Are Offering Tax Assistance Once Again This Year

Students at Sheridan College are once again offering free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the IRS. The next session will be Thursday February 11th from 2-6 pm in room W139B of the Whitney Building. The assistance is available to those with an income less than $50,000.

Dayton Council Approves Grant Resolution For Kitchen Remodel At TRVCC

The Dayton Town Council approved a resolution Monday night that will allow the town to move forward with a grant application for the Tongue River Valley Community Center. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood explains that they are looking to remodel the kitchen at the community center.

Are You S.A.D.?

The days are getting longer, and that is good news for people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. As it is also known, S.A.D. is a form of depression that affects people in the winter, primarily because the darker and shorter winter days do not provide enough sunlight during the day for some people's bodies to quit production of melatonin, the hormone that makes us tired.

Wyoming Bill to Ban Texting While Driving Advances

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill that would ban Wyoming drivers from sending text messages has cleared two important legislative hurdles. Democratic Senator Floyd Esquibel of Cheyenne is the prime sponsor of the bill, Senate File 20. He says that banning texting while driving would improve highway safety in the state.