Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 16th

EPA Tackles Oil and Gas Air Pollution

The E-P-A is taking a close look at what happens to air quality when oil and gas drilling operations move in. The agency is updating industry rules for monitoring and reducing pollution, which can include chemicals used in production, as well as the usual pollution culprits: ozone and particles.

One-Cent Survey Results Include “Greater Input from the Public”

The results of the 2010 “Optional One-Cent Sales Tax Community Values Survey” are out. Melissa Butcher, with PB Consulting says with this survey, they didn't ask questions about particular entities or programs, but rather what people's general values are:

Firefighters and Fido's

On a bright sunny Monday morning, six members of Sheridan Fire Rescue and several four-legged friends from the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter met up for a 20-minute jaunt around Kendrick Park. Shelter Director Cel Hope.

August 15th

Taste Testers Tickle Tummies at Taste of Sheridan

The 2nd Annual “Taste of Sheridan” was a home run as hundreds filled Thorne Rider Stadium Sunday evening. Lined up in booths along both infield base lines, 17 Sheridan area restaurants and caterers showcased their specialties, and it was all done to raise community awareness of the North Main Development and Revitalization plan.

Dirt Duathlon Makes a Dent in the Cost of Diabetes

Fifty athletes participated in the 4th Annual Dirt Duathlon held Saturday on the Forbes Ranch south of Sheridan.  A fundraiser for the Diabetes Strip Assistance Program at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, money raised helps area low-income and uninsured diabetics get the blood glucose test strips they need to monitor their blood sugar levels.

More Bears Than Usual in Yellowstone

Yellowstone has had record number of visitors this year, but inhabitant numbers are up as well:

Al Nash, Public Affairs Officer with Yellowstone, says this increase in includes some of the “big 5”:

And, he says that since there are more bears and a limited ecosystem:

Sheridan City Council Preview

Sheridan City Council President John Bigelow

The Sheridan City Council will address a wide variety of issues at their meeting tonight. One item is a public hearing and consideration of a resolution to subdivide property owned by Developer Don Roberts. Council President John Bigelow.

Another item from the agenda has to do with the optional one-cent sales tax.

Exxon, Cimarex at odds over Wyo. gas reinjection

Two energy companies are at odds over plans to pump carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide underground in western Wyoming.
The dispute between Cimarex Energy and Exxon Mobil is scheduled to go before the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday.
Cimarex Energy says it's half-finished with building a
methane-and-helium plant outside Big Piney. Cimarex is seeking

Wyoming airport buying equipment to help pilots

The Rawlins Municipal/Harvey Field Airport
will use most of a $125,000 federal grant to buy new technology to help pilots land planes.

August 14th

New Tech Program at Sheridan College

There is an anticipated 31% growth in demand for pharmacy technicians over the next few years.

That was Karen St. Clair, Director of Workforce Training and Development for Sheridan College.