Week in Review

Photo by Ron Richter
Photo by Ron Richter

It's time once again to take a look back at a few of the top stories from this past week with our Sheridan Media Week in Review.

Lawyer Finds Sasol/Jo Co Agreement 'Problematic'

An attorney hired by Sheridan Media to review a proposed agreement between Sasol Synfuels International and the Johnson County Commissioners for operating Lake DeSmet concluded that two of the main points were “problematic.” Attorney Bruce T. Moats, of Cheyenne, reviewed the agreement and his opinion is the provisions that the agreement will “continue in perpetuity” and that any disagreements between the parties involved “shall be settled by private and confidential arbitration in Denver, Colorado” are cause for concern. His opinions on the agreement were broadcast in several stories this week. They are posted online on the News Page.

Local Climber Embarks on Cho Oyu Ascent

A man from Sheridan who embarked on a journey to Tibet last month to climb the Cho Oyu summit there checked in with us last week. To see the update from Darren Rogers we'll send you online to -- http://www.sheridanmedia.com/new...

Buffalo Power Outages Caused By Fallen Tree

A snowstorm knocked out power to customers in Buffalo on Thursday morning. The power was out for nearly five hours for most customers but reconnected to all customers by early evening. Rocky Mountain Spokesman Paul Murphy said a tree knocked out a main power line in the center of town. He said the line was located on a portion of Fort Street, where numerous cross streets were affected, too.

Sheridan College Opens New Campus Center

An open house for the new Thorne-Rider Campus Center at Sheridan College in Sheridan was held this week. Larissa Bonnet is the college's director of campus life and housing. She said the new space is fast becoming a spot for the entire community to gather.

She said meals will be available for purchase inside the Campus Center, served on a regular basis for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The serving times are posted with this story at sheridanmedia.com.

Fire Burns 40 Acres

Firefighters from Ranchester, Goose Valley and Big Horn battled grass fires off Interstate 90 near the Port of Entry on Sunday afternoon. Ranchester Fire Chief Donnie Dobrenz said the call came in around 1:30, and firefighters were on the scene until after 8 o'clock Sunday night. About 40 acres were burned. The fire chief called the blaze “peculiar,” because there were in fact three fires initially. He said two of the fires merged and a third fire remained separate.

Sheridan Hosts All Nations Relays

The All Nations Indian Relay Championships were held for the first time over the weekend in Sheridan. Gary Fellers is one of the directors of the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association that organized the event. He said the event would be one of he largest ever. He called the Indian relays America's oldest sport and said the competitors are highly skilled.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue Hosts 9/11 Remembrance

Sheridan Fire-Rescue held a memorial ceremony on Thursday to honor those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Firefighter Chad Brutlag said it's important to take time to remember the brave men and women who helped save lives.

The story with photos and video are posted online.

Seventh-Grader Competes to Sing at NFR

A local 12-year-old girl has been nominated to compete in the national “Oh, Say Can You Sing” contest. If she wins, Bailey Cunningham will have the opportunity to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the National Finals Rodeo in December in Las Vegas. She’s excited about the chance, so is asking everyone to log onto woobox.com to cast a vote. That’s how this contest works, she said, during an interview this week on the Public Pulse show. The audio of her singing the song is posted on the site. To learn more, go to - www.sheridanmedia.com/news/seven...

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