Archive - Feb 2010

February 23rd

Governor Freudenthal Weighs In On Wind Energy Tax Legislation

Governor Dave Freudenthal appeared as a guest on KROE'S Public Pulse program Tuesday. The Governor commented on the wind energy tax bill that was recently approved in the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate for approval.

DSA To Hold Annual Wine Festival First Friday In March

The Downtown Sheridan Association will be holding their annual wine festival fundraiser Friday, March 5th. DSA Board Member Julie Davidson says that the event has a new venue this year.

Rose E. Stone

Rose E. Stone, 82, of Sheridan, WY, died Sunday, February 21, 2010 in Sheridan Manor.

Mrs. Stone was born December 6, 1927 in Sheridan, WY to Thomas D. and Lulu (Cotton) Stroup. She grew up in Sheridan and attended Sheridan schools.

Rose married Francis W. Stone June 6, 1947.

Henry E. Sickler Sr

Henry E. Sickler Sr, 84, of Sheridan, WY, died February 16, 2010 at Sheridan Manor.

Mr. Sickler was born April 10, 1925 in Sheridan to Henry and Bessie (Ackerly) Sickler.

Henry married Patricia McKelvey December 11, 1945 in Hardin,MT.

Sheridan Resident With a Heart to Help "Grandson" Loses Thousands

It has happened again -- a victim of a phone scam, who lost a lot of money.

Monday, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Sheridan resident who was called by a young man claiming to be his grandson. Sheriff Dave Hofmeier explains what transpired.

Budget Presented in the Wyoming House Monday

Wyoming lawmakers are at the halfway point in the 2010 Budget Session, and the Budget was officially presented in the State House Monday. Representative Rosie Berger chairs the Joint Appropriations Committee, and she spent four hours yesterday going through the Budget with her fellow representatives.

Legislature Working to Improve School Facilities Commission Process

In the past few months, we've been reporting on the frustrations that Sheridan County School District 1 has had in building the new Big Horn Elementary and Jr. High / High School facility. Mid-way through the project, the School Facilities Commission changed some of the guidelines regarding square footage.

Too Hot, Then Too Cold -- When Will the Housing Market be Just Right?

A rarity just a few years ago, “for sale signs” seem to be sprouting in front of houses everywhere.  So how long will the local housing market cool? Sheridan Media’s Betsy Love asked a local real estate agent to look in his crystal ball and filed this report

Wyoming Settles Conservation Easement Suit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has succeeded in blocking the Johnson County Commission's attempt to terminate a conservation easement on a ranch east of Buffalo.

District Judge Wade Waldrip of Rawlins last week approved a settlement in a lawsuit that Attorney General Bruce Salzburg filed in 2008 against the county commission and ranch owners Fred and Linda Dowd.

February 23rd

Multiple DUI's Determine High Bond in Circuit Court

Sheridan County Magistrate Carol Doughty is presiding over Sheridan County Circuit Court for the next two weeks, filling in for Judge John Sampson.