Archive - Feb 22, 2010

Public Could Lose Access To Popular Johnson County Fishery

Healy Reservoir in Johnson County is a private reservoir located east of Buffalo on Highway 16 and is open for public use through a contract with the landowner and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. There have been several recent incidents, however, that may jeopardize public access to the area.

Sheridan City Council Holds Special Meeting On Grant Application for High-Tech Park

The Sheridan City Council held a special session Monday, where they approved a resolution to move forward with a grant application through the Wyoming Business Council to provide infrastructure for the proposed High-Tech Business Park in north Sheridan. Forward Sheridan and City staff have been working on the grant application, that must be submitted to the Business Council by March 1st.

Sheridan County Historical Society Monthly Meeting Will Focus On The Story Fish Hatchery

The Sheridan County Historical Society will be holding their monthly dinner and program this Thursday night at 6 o'clock at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The program will take a look at the long history of the Story Fish Hatchery. Mary Ellen McWilliams with the Sheridan County Historical Society explains.

Jean L. Toller-McDonald

Jean L. Toller-McDonald, 66, of Sheridan passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan on February 21, 2010.

Services are pending at this time.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Local Filmmaker Leon Schatz Will Use His "Superpowers" On An Upcoming Warner Brothers Production

Soon to be the latest in the big screen comic book craze is The Green Lantern, which will be filmed in New Orleans. This upcoming Warner Brothers production is directed by Martin Campbell and starring Ryan Reynolds...and also starring local filmmaker Leon Schatz. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the story

ESA Decision on Sage Grouse Expected This Week

Wyoming News Service, Casper, WY - Once there were more than 2 million sage grouse throughout the West. Now, best estimates show there are somewhere between 200 and 300,000 of the birds left -- mostly in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and Idaho.

No Guts ... No Glory

by Judy Hagerott

Athletes and participants alike mustered up their courage this past Saturday as they jumped into the icy waters of Lake DeSmet, all for a good cause.

The 3rd Annual Sheridan Jackalope Jump is a fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming. According to event coordinator Kerri Pilcher, the Jackalope Jump was one of seven such fundraisers being held throughout the state.

Families Pack the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Support of Dogs and Cats

by Judy Hagerott

If attendance was any indication, Saturday night's Dog and Cat Shelter's Family Fun Night should be deemed a huge success, as the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall was packed with 350 to 400 people for the event. Live music, a homemade chili feed, a bucket raffle, a live and silent auction, plus several children's games were highlights of the evening.

Calling All Entrepreneurs -- StartWest Wants YOU

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and technology workers are invited to a special presentation. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

The "Wage Project" Workshop is Coming to Sheridan

This Saturday, women in the workforce, or those considering entering or re-entering the workforce, are invited to a workshop to learn about negotiating fair wages.