Archive - Jul 2010 - News

July 27th

Jennifer Edwards Changes Plea

32-year-old Sheridan resident Jennifer Edwards changed her plea to “Guilty” in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning on one Felony Count of Child Endangerment. Per a plea agreement with the State, Edwards may face 2 to 4 years incarceration in the women's penitentiary, suspended, with four years supervised probation.

Tiny Trio Triumphs at 4-H Fair

All eyes were up front and center as Jar Jar Binks, Gizmo, and Chinvador entered the Pavilion at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Tuesday afternoon.  The tiny threesome, made up of two chinchillas and one lonely hamster, were the entire line-up for the 4-H Pocket Pet Show.

More Fires on the 90-Degrees Horizon

A 3-acre timber fire started Sunday on the Crow Reservation's Pryor Mountains is now under control according to fire officials. BIA Crow Agency Information Officer Jon Kohn says the fire is considered to be on “patrol status,” meaning they don't expect this fire to grow or stay hot.

Firefighter Combat Challenge

Firefighters ranging in age from 29 to 46 from Sheridan Fire-Rescue are gearing up for the Firefighter Combat Challenge this weekend in Casper. Sheridan Fire-Rescue Firefighter/Paramedic Seth Larson explains how the competition works.

Man Cited for Beating Fawn to Death

Sheridan Police assisted Wyoming Game and Fish Monday afternoon on a report of a male subject who killed a fawn deer with a shovel in his front yard on Thurmond Avenue.

The subject, 64-year-old James Mack of Sheridan, was cited by Game and Fish Warden Bruce Scigliano for Wanton Destruction of Wildlife. Mack must appear in Sheridan County Circuit Court on August 9th.

July 26th

Fire Restrictions Now In Place

Ironically, a wet spring can mean a fire-filled summer. Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastock says that our green spring has produced good grass that is drying rapidly, increasing the risk for wild fires:

Campaign Receipt Reports are Due Soon

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield recently issued a reminder to all non-federal candidates, candidate committees, and political action committees, regarding an upcoming deadline. State Election Director Peggy Nighswonger explains.

Council Receives Update on Suicide Prevention Coalition

Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition Chair Vanessa Hastings addresses the Sheridan City Council at a Monday work session.

The Sheridan City Council held a work session Monday, where they received an update from Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition Chair Vanessa Hastings. Hastings went over the results of the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey for Sheridan County High Schools.

SHAC/NMNA Collaborate for Grant Application

SHAC and the North Main Neighborhood Association will submit and grant application for planning only grant for a  housing study.

The Sheridan Housing Action Committee, or SHAC, has joined forces with the North Main Neighborhood Association to apply for a planning only grant through the Wyoming Business Council to conduct a housing study. SHAC Executive Director Karin Spann explains just what the grant would be used for and the collaboration with NMNA.

Library Director Finalist Rejects Job

The search for the new Executive Director of the Sheridan County Library System was just about over, but now it is about to begin again. Library Trustee Tony Wendtland:

Tony adds that the current director, Cathy Butler, had very “graciously” agreed to stay through the end of August: