Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 12th

Two Run for County Assessor

On the August 8th edition of KROE's Public Pulse program, candidates for the office of Sheridan County Assessor were the guests.

Vicki Kane, a newcomer to the County Assessor Race, says that while overall she thinks her opponent has done a good job as assessor, she sees another aspect of the position that needs improvement.

August 11th

Special SAWS Meeting About Increasing Water Supply

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a special meeting to hear a report on the Sheridan Supplemental Supply Study. Sheridan Utilities Director Dan Miller explains this study is “looking towards the future”:

Dan says the initial draft of the study is expected to come out for public comment sometime in September.

College Receives $220,000 Grant For Student Support Services

Low-income students who are the first in their family to attend college or who are disabled will now have more support if they wish to attend any of Northern Wyoming Community College District schools, including Sheridan College.

State Candidates Debate the Issues

The second of two candidate forums hosted by the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce was held Wednesday night at the Sheridan College C-TEL. The forum included candidates for Wyoming Governor, State Auditor, Superintendent of Public Instruction, U.S. Representative, and State Representative for House Districts 30, 40, and 51.

County Commissioner Candidates

There are six candidates vying for three available seats on the Sheridan County Commission.

Three of the six candidates for Sheridan County Commission appeared as guests on KROE'S Public Pulse program Wednesday, with the other three scheduled to be on the program Thursday. Current Commissioner Terry Cram says that there is some unfinished business that he'd like to take care of.

Freudenthal Discusses Immigration at News Conference

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

At his regularly scheduled news conference Wednesday, Governor Dave Freudenthal said that the federal government is offloading its responsibilities for border enforcement and immigration onto the states.

Bomb Scare Closes I-80 For a Short Time

WYDOT and Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers encountered an unusual circumstance on Interstate 80 Tuesday night near Rock Springs. Sergeant Stephen Townsend explains what happened.

Bear Cloud: Motion to Suppress Hearing

A lengthy “Motion to Suppress” hearing, followed by a brief Pre-Trial Conference took place in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday in the Wyatt Bear Cloud case. Bear Cloud's trial for his alleged part in the murder of Robert Ernst August 26, 2009 is currently scheduled to begin September 13th. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson with more.

August 10th

Candidate Forum: Part One

The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a primary election candidate forum that began last night. Candidates running for the offices of Sheridan County Assessor, Clerk, Commissioner and Coroner spoke on their background, as well as initiatives and platforms the candidate considers important to Sheridan County.

Hospital Officials Go on A “Field Trip”

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty.

Officials with Sheridan Memorial Hospital went on a trip to Cody Monday to tour their hospital's Urgent Care facility. Sheridan Memorial has been entertaining the idea of expanding into the Urgent Care business, and the excursion to Cody was all part of the learning process says Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty.