Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 18th

County Commissioners Receive Early Budget Picture

The Sheridan County Commissioners met with County Administrator Renee Obermueller Wednesday to get an early picture of how this year's budget is shaping up. The reality is that on top of last year's 8% reduction in revenues, the County could be facing an additional 15% reduction for the upcoming fiscal year.

Winter Weather Coming Through

A weather system is moving into the area from the Northwest. Marc Singer Science and Operations Officer at the National Weather Service in Billings, says we shouldn't expect the winter weather to stick around

Marc says this system is expected to last through midday tomorrow.

Dayton Council Sets Dates For Spring Clean-Up Days

The Dayton Town Council set the dates for their spring clean-up days at their meeting Wednesday night. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood says that May 3rd through the 9th will be a week where the Town will help residents get rid of old appliances and other miscellaneous household items.

March 17th

Sheridan Recreation District Eying Possible Budget Cuts

The Sheridan Recreation District Board of Trustees discussed possible cuts in the District's budget for the upcoming fiscal year at their meeting Wednesday night. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright says that while the exact numbers aren't in place yet, they do anticipate the budget to be cut for both parks and recreation.

School District Two Board Holds Special Meeting To Fill Vacancy

The Sheridan County School District Two Board of Trustees held a special meeting Wednesday to appoint a replacement for Mary Ann Burton who recently resigned from the board. After a brief executive session, the board announced that Hollis Hackman will fill the vacant seat. Board Chairman Bill Bradshaw.

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

A Wyoming Department of Health program is promoting colorectal cancer screening for certain Wyoming residents and providing free colonoscopies for some of them who otherwise might not be able to afford the procedure.

Senator Enzi Continues To Support Education Reform

At a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing Wednesday, Senator Mike Enzi continued championing greater flexibility for rural schools and better balancing of federal mandates with local control.

Status Hearing Held for Ernst Murder Defendants

After several delays in the past few months awaiting mental evaluations on Dennis Poitra, Jr., Dharminder Vir Sen and Wyatt Bear Cloud, the three defendants attended a Status Hearing in Sheridan County District Court Wednesday morning before Judge John Fenn to determine if the three defendants are ready to stand trial for the August 26th, 2009 murder of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst.

City Of Sheridan Announces Layoffs, We've Got An Update On The Departments Affected

The City of Sheridan has announced that they have had to lay off 8 full-time employees, 2 part-time employees and have reduced the hours of an additional two other employees. The layoffs are a direct result of the $1.3 million budget shortfall that the City has incurred.

Woman Charged with Stealing Grandmother's Credit Card

25-year-old Amanda Craig went before Judge John Sampson in Sheridan County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon. Craig was there on two separate charges. The first charge was for Unlawful Use of a Credit Card.