Archive - Sep 2010 - News

September 8th

Surviving the Transition to College

From the last part of August through the middle of September, college campuses around the country are welcoming students to the 2010-2011 school year. For most, it's a time of excitement and adventure, but for many, especially those who are attending college classes for the first time, it can be scary.

SAWS Water Treatment Update

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board received an update on the water treatment improvement plans. Dan Miller, Utilities Director, says these upgrades are to prevent the bacteria cryptosporidium from entering our drinking water:

Dan adds that because of the location of the Big Goose plant:

Hi-Tech Groundbreaking Held Wednesday

Members of the Sheridan City Council, Forward Sheridan are joined by Neltje and Butch Jellis at the groundbreaking for the Hi-Tech Business Park in north Sheridan.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday at the future site of a Hi-Tech Business Park in north Sheridan. The City of Sheridan and Rice and Sons LLC agreed on a land swap that resulted in the City acquiring 38.5 acres to be used for the business park. The State Loan and Investment Board approved a $2.5 million grant to the City to extend infrastructure to the area.

5th Annual Harvest Celebration is This Saturday

A scene from last year's Harvest Celebration. (Courtesy Photo)

The Powder River Basin Resource Council will host the 5th annual Harvest Celebration this Saturday in Sheridan. There will be a farmers market at 4 pm followed by home grown music at 5 and dinner at 6 o'clock. Edith Heyward with the Resource Council says that dinner will be a little bit different this year.

County Attorney: Kane Not Responsible for Suicide Reporting

In a memo issued late Tuesday from Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle's office, Redle officially made a Declination of Charges in the complaint by Sheridan County Coroner Mark Ferries against Kane Funeral Home.

Potato Chips—A Vital Training Tool For Wolf Creek Wrangle?

If you haven't started training for the Habitat for Humanity/Wolf Creek Wrangle Run coming up on September 25th at Eaton's Ranch, it isn't too late. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love spoke with an experienced runner to hear about a “fast track” training program and brings us this report.

Bear Cloud Changes Plea

Wednesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court, in what was to be a status hearing for Wyatt Bear Cloud, turned into a Plea Change.

Dayton Council Amends Fire District Agreement

The Dayton Town Council clicked through their agenda in short order last night. The biggest item on the agenda, Mayor Bob Wood tells us, was reviewing and approving updates to the Dayton Fire District Agreement.

County Rec. Board to Manage Kleenburn; 3-Poles

At the Sheridan County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Commissioners officially approved handing the management of the Kleenburn Recreation Area and the 3-Poles Recreation Area over to the Sheridan County Park and Recreation Board.

The former is effective retroactive to November 17, 2009 and the latter is effective retroactive to May 5, 2009.

State Auditor on Data Center Issue

The state of Wyoming currently contracts with out-of-state firms for data storage, with the most significant data storage requirements coming from the state Auditor's office. Vicci Colgan Deputy State Auditor, says they were required to give an “intent to renew” notice to the firm by September 30th. And although they have given notice, she says.