Archive - May 2010 - News

May 9th

Juvenile Justice Office Is Seeing An Increase In Youth Drug Use

The Sheridan County Justice Office

During their latest session, the Wyoming State Legislature passed new standards for juvenile detention facilities. Sheridan County Justice Office Administrator Neal Madson feels the new standards are a step in the right direction.

WYDOT Construction Update

Motorists will notice a major change with the North Main re-construction project in Sheridan this week. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell explains.

Holwell has this reminder regarding the businesses in the area.

Wyoming Supreme Court hears North Platte River appeal

The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to consider whether to allow continued public fishing access to a blue-ribbon stretch of the North Platte River.
The court on Tuesday will hear arguments from private landowners appealing a district judge's ruling regarding public access to Lusby Public Fishing Area, about 20 miles southwest of Casper.
Last October's ruling gave boaters, anglers and hunters

Graduation Speaker Thinks The Best Is Yet To Come For Sheridan College

The somewhat snowy start to summer break certainly didn't seem to dampen the spirits of the nearly 250 graduating students at Sheridan College Saturday.

Former Sheridan College Graduate, Ryan Wright was the commencement speaker this year. Ryan began attending Sheridan College at the age of 14, and was also the youngest to ever graduate from there when he was only 17.

May 8th

Groups Look To Stop Adobe Town Drilling

Groups look to stop adobe town drilling.

Red Desert drilling plans are headed for the courtroom. Several conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit over the B-L-M’s recent Rawlins Resource Management Plan – which sets guidelines for how lands in the district will be used and maintained.

Two Wyoming Men Arrested In Fort Collins After Shooting

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Fort Collins police arrested two Wyoming men accused of shooting at people at an apartment complex parking lot. Police say no one was injured when people in a car driving through the apartment complex fired several shots at about 1:40 a.m. Thursday.

Ex-Wyoming Trooper Sentenced In Steroids Case

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former Wyoming state trooper serving a 15-year prison sentence for kidnapping has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell steroids. Franklin Joseph Ryle's plea Friday in Natrona County District Court was part of a deal with prosecutors to drop another steroid possession charge.

May 7th

Is WYDOT Preparing For A Move?

Possible future site of a new WYDOT facility on the corner of 5th Street and East Ridge Road.

Approximately five years ago the Wyoming Department of Transportation purchased land on the corner of 5th Street and East Ridge Road in Sheridan. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell explains that excavation work has begun on the site for a possible move in the future.

Wall Street Woes Means More Dough For UW Buildings

Wall Street plunge will benefit the University of Wyoming.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The market plunge on Wall Street turned out to be a financial boon for the University of Wyoming. UW just happened to be offering $44.3 million in revenue bonds Thursday to pay for two building projects on campus and to refinance a previous bond issue at a better interest rate.

Rosie Berger to Run Again

Rosie Berger has officially announced that she is running for her fifth term as Representative for House District 51 in Big Horn. Berger says that the decision came after much prayer and thought, finally determining that there is more for her to do, especially where the state budget is concerned.