Archive - Jul 2010 - News

July 11th

Not A Typical Year For Property Tax Assessment Appeals

Monday morning, the Sheridan County Commissioners will be hearing several property tax assessment appeals. Commissioner Steve Maier says although most disputes are resolved with the County Assessor earlier on, if the person is not satisfied with that result:

Struggling States Seeking More Aid From Washington

BOSTON (AP) - Governors at their summer meeting this weekend in Boston are calling on Congress to pass stalled jobs legislation that includes billions of dollars in aid to states.

Laramie County Clerk Candidate Leaving Current Job

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Laramie County's grant manager will leave his job because he is running for Laramie County clerk and the federal government says he'll be breaking the law if he does both. Tim Thorson said this week his last day as grant manager for the county will be Aug. 5. He made his decision after he received a letter from the U.S.

July 10th

President of Kennedy Center is Coming to Casper

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President Michael M. Kaiser

The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will be hosting a presentation this week by President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Michael M. Kaiser. The presentation is part of Kaiser's national tour entitled “Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative”. Prior to his presentation, Kaiser will great leaders from arts organizations from around Wyoming.

American Indians Oppose Fremont County's Voting Plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The American Indians who successfully sued Fremont County over how it elects county commissioners say they oppose the county's proposal for a new voting system. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne ruled this spring that Fremont County's at-large election system violated federal law by diluting the American Indian vote.

July 9th

Jammin' in the Bighorns

Local and national musicians are rockin' it up in Buffalo right now as the 6th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival is continuing today and running through Sunday.

Bill Bradshaw, one of the festival's several brainchildren, says that although they've made some changes to the festival over the years

Wind Energy Task Force Hears Concerns

Task Force hears Wind Energy concerns.

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) - Eminent domain, just compensation and defining collector systems are among the issues that were discussed during a wind energy conference in Saratoga. The conference was held Thursday and Friday by the Wyoming Task Force on Wind Energy.

More Delays possible From Yellowstone Road Work

Motorists can expect delays in Yellowstone due to road work.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Motorists in Yellowstone will see more delays over the next few weeks because of road work. On the east side of the park, the contractor is gearing up to start work on a one mile section of the East Entrance road through Sylvan Pass.

Land Trust Raises Funds for Matching Grant

The Sheridan Community Land Trust has announced that they've raised $60,000 to meet the two to one matching requirement for a $30,000 grant they received from the Scott Foundation in 2008. Sheridan Community Land Trust Executive Director Colin Betzler says that the funding will help with several of the projects that they are working on.

H.O.G. Heaven in Sheridan

There’s no mistaking that unique, irregular rumble that a Harley Davidson makes, but bring close to 200 of the motorcycles to town and you have a party.  The Wyoming State H.O.G. Rally – that’s Harley Owners Group – is meeting this weekend in Sheridan.