Archive - Jul 19, 2010 - News

Part Two of Our Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Budget Series

Monday, we began our series on Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron Micheli's criticism of the increases in the state budget during Governor Dave Freudenthal's two terms in office. In part one of our series, Micheli defended his criticisms by pointing out that the state General Fund budget has more than tripled since 2002, and that the state needs to implement a zero-based budgeting process.

City Council Approves Large Annexation

City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs

The Sheridan City Council approved the Cloud Peak Ranch 3 Annexation on 1st reading Monday night. The ordinance annexes 557 acres into the City just west of Sheridan High School. City Planning Director Robert Briggs says that the 557 acres isn't one big chunk of land, as it's split between 5th Street.

Sheridan County Fair Begins This Week

The 2010 Sheridan County Fair begins this week.

On the heels of the one of the biggest Sheridan WYO Rodeo's to date, the Sheridan County Fairgrounds will continue to be a very busy place as the 2010 Sheridan County Fair gets underway this week.

Law Enforcement Re-Cap of Rodeo Weekend

The 80th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo is in the books, and it proved to be one of the biggest and best ever. As we reported last Thursday, law enforcement agencies stepped up their presence with all members of the Sheridan Police Department on duty.

CHAPS Receives WYCF Grant

Just over $103,000 in grants were awarded last week by the Wyoming Community Foundation to nonprofits across Wyoming. One nonprofit from Sheridan benefited; Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership, or CHAPS, received $6,000 for their work.

Wrapping Up the Rodeo

It was the 3 R’s of the last day of the 80th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo week…rest, relaxation, and for those that needed that little bit of extra T-L-C…recovery.  It all began with the “Boot Kickoff” and ended with a tailgate party and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Cup polo match held at the Equestrian Center Sunday afternoon.

New Library Director Chosen this Week

The new Director of the Sheridan County Library Systems will be selected this week. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love spoke with Library Trustee Tony Wendtland:

The new Director will be replacing Cathy Butler, who is retiring after serving as Library Director since 1997.

For those who wish to attend, this meeting is at the Story Branch Library.

Conservation Easement Secures Ranch in Sheridan County

Kusel Ranch west of Sheridan

Thanks to a recently closed conservation easement and bequest of a local ranch to the Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust, 1,050 acres of working ranch land in Sheridan County known as the Kusel Ranch will remain forever agriculture.

Council to Address Large Annexation Request

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey

The Sheridan City Council will address a number of different items at their meeting this evening. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has a preview.