Archive - May 2010 - News

May 12th

Leah Benjamin Sentenced For 2nd Degree Murder Charge

46-year-old Leah Benjamin of Buffalo was sentenced to 20 to 30 years this week by 4th Judicial District Court Judge John Fenn. Benjamin was found guilty in late January for the 2nd Degree Murder of her estranged husband Donald Benjamin. The murder occurred during the early morning hours of May 3, 2009, when Leah lured Donald to her home under false pretenses and fatally shot him three times.

Economic Facts and Fiction

What is the local economic outlook for 2010? Sheridan held its first Wyoming Business Alliance Economic Outlook forum last night at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. And though this forum has been held annually in Casper since 1996, Sheridan Chamber of Commerce Director, and one of last night's moderators, Janelle Anderson, says it seemed important to have this discussion

Two Big Horn Teachers Retire

After a teaching career that began in 1967 – with a few years' pause to raise her own children – DeDee Roberts is retiring from Sheridan County School District 1.

Unexpected Announcement from Sheridan College

Some unexpected news was announced by the Sheridan College Board of Trustees late Tuesday. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the story:

Groundbreaking for Milestones Group Home

Golden shovels break ground for the new VOA Milestones Group Home.  (Photo courtesy of Ethan Boone)

With a break in the rain and wind, and the sound of bird songs rejoicing in the background, Volunteers of America celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday morning of the new Milestones Group Home. The facility will be built behind Landons Greenhouse, across from the VOA's Gathering Place.

May 11th

Councilman Webster To Seek Re-Election

Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster will seek re-election.

Longtime Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster has declared that he will indeed seek re-election to represent ward three on the Council.

Webster has been on the City Council since 1995, and he feels that his experience speaks for itself when dealing with the City's issues.

Council Budget Work Session Focuses On Public Works

City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson

City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson presented the Council with the numbers for the City's Public Works Department during a budget work session Tuesday. The Public Works budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 is $4.6 million, which is down 18% from last year. The reduced budget can be attributed for the most part to cuts in full time employees throughout the entire Public Works Department. Public Works Director Nic Bateson.

Annual Trees For Trash Is This Saturday

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This Saturday is the annual Trees for Trash in Sheridan, where residents can exchange their spring clean-up trash for a free silver maple tree. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey.

Industry Partnership Grant Available Through Workforce Council

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans.

The Wyoming Workforce Development Council has announced the release of an Industry Partnership Solutions Grant opportunity for Wyoming businesses, and will be awarding selected recipients up to $50,000 for a successful application.

Sheridan Man Pleads Not Guilty To Practicing Without A License

69-year-old Sheridan man pleads not guilty to Practicing Without a License.

69-year-old Sheridan Resident Jim Craig plead not guilty to the charge of Practicing Without a License at his initial appearance Monday in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Charging documents state that in November of 2009, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office became involved in an investigation after Craig had reportedly been legal counsel for a probationer and had been offering substance abuse counseling.