Archive - May 2010 - News

May 19th

Council Work Session #8-- More One Cent Applicants

Sheridan City Council President John Bigelow

The Sheridan City Council budget work sessions continued Wednesday with another round of non-profits applying for optional one cent sales tax monies. It was a lengthy session, as 12 different local non-profit agencies gave a brief rundown of what they do and what the funds would be used for. There are over twenty non-profits applying for one cent funds this year.

Governor Comments on Several Key Issues

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

During his bi-monthly news conference Wednesday, Governor Dave Freudenthal spoke about the oil spill in the gulf and how it will impact Wyoming.

John Patton is Seeking Reelection

Sheridan County Representative John Patton is now officially in the election ring. He says there are a couple of issues in particular, which motivated him to seek reelection

Ranchester Awards Bid for Coffeen Street

Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger

The Ranchester Town Council awarded the bid to Intermountain Construction and Materials of Sheridan for the Coffeen Street reconstruction project. Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger explains what the project will entail.

Tornado; Hail in Southeast Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The National Weather Service says strong thunderstorms that passed through southeastern Wyoming spawned tornados and flash-flooding in the area and ripped the roof off a house in the town of Burns. Police say people were inside the house when it was damaged but no one was hurt.

Report: Don't Single Out BP

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne – As the cost for the cleanup effort along the Gulf Coast from the B-P oil spill continues to rise, a new report from Global Exchange, an environmental education organization, takes a look at the industry as a whole when it comes to accidents.

May 18th

Chamber Health Care News

The Sheridan Chamber of Commerce just came out with a big announcement

Chamber Director Janelle Anderson tells us the big news with the Chamber of Commerce health benefit plan

Street Festival a Month Early

The summer street festival held every third Thursday in Sheridan is starting up again this week, a month earlier than last year. Program Coordinator for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, Teresa Detimore, says that's not the only new thing in this year's festival:

Work Continues on Elk Pasture

Work continues on the upgrades at the elk pasture in Sheridan.

In an effort to address the public's concerns regarding the condition of the elk pasture in Sheridan, a task force was formed to formulate possible upgrades that would benefit the animals and the community.

City of Sheridan Parks Director Chuck Carbert explains that some of the upgrades are nearly complete, while others will still take some time.

Work Session #7-- One Cent Applicants

Council budget work session deals with one cent fund applicants.

Tuesday's Sheridan City Council budget work session was an opportunity for nine different local non-profits to explain their requests for Optional One Cent funds. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that the Council has some tough decisions to make about the budget requests.