Archive - Sep 2012

September 30th

National Drug Take Back Day Saturday

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Steve Johnson, SPD, collecting unwanted or unused meds.

Saturday, Sheridanites had the chance to safely get rid of the prescription drugs they didn't want or need. It was the semi-annual national Drug Take-Back Day.

The Thrill of Twill

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Richard Webb of Gillette basket weaving.

Art comes in a variety of forms; it's all about what you like. Saturday, close to twenty folks showed up at the Sagebrush Art Gallery to learn basket weaving from Laura Lee Zanger, an expert basket weaver specializing in Southeaster Native American Twills.

Poll Question of the Week

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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a U.S. policy that banned military personnel from discrimination against or harassing closet gays and also barred openly homosexual persons from military service, was repealed a year ago.

CFRA to Congress: We Need New Farm Bill

The Center for Rural Affairs is encouraging Wyoming citizens to urge Congress to get to work on a Farm Bill. As 2012 draws to a close, legislators have yet to draw up a new Farm Bill, which means critical funding hangs in the balance.

September 29th

Week in Review

It's time to take a look back at some of the top stories from this past week. A Bond Modification Hearing was held Wednesday for Richard Cameron Wilkerson, 30, who is being held on second-degree murder charges in connection with the death of 45-year old Brian Newman last weekend in Buffalo.

Governor Mead Pleased that the State Will Take Over Wolf Management This Week

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead issued the following comment on the State taking over management of wolves beginning Monday, October 1st.

Fall Colors Big Horn Style

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The fall colors just south of Highway 335 on Creighton Street in Big Horn on Saturday during my afternoon bike ride made me glad I was packing a canon in my holster rather than a camera phone. The peek-a-boo clouds, Wyoming blue sky and fall colors mixed with summer green and newly fallen leaves on the unpaved street below made for a pleasant stop and click photo moment.

The fall colors just south of Highway 335 on Creighton Street in Big Horn on Saturday during my afternoon bike ride made me glad I was packing a canon in my holster rather than a camera phone.

#4 Broncs Fall by 3 to #2 Camels

Down by 11 to the #2 ranked Campbell County Camels the Sheridan Broncs start the 4th quarter with a quarterback keeper as Kevin Bakkehaug dives into the end zone to bring the Broncs to within 5. A two point conversion pass is hauled in by Daniel Sessions to draw the Broncs within 3 of a tie.

On third down Kevin Bakkehaug squirts into the endzone just moments into the 4th quarter to make the score 16 to 21
The Broncs go for two and Daniel Sessions pulls in the Bakkehaug pass
The two-point attempt is good and the Broncs pull within 3-points at 18 to 21
Gunnar Edeen warms up in the 4th quarter should he be needed with the Broncs down by 3
The kicking team watches from the sideline
Trae Kaufman makes a gallant effort at the 10 but cannot come up with the throw from Bakkehaug late in the game
The stage is set for a 40-yard field goal attempt that will tie the game but the snap is high as . . .
Kameron Eckard gets the ball down as Gunnar Edeen approaches the ball
The kick is about to get underway
The kick is away and is not blocked
The ball appears to be wide left and perhaps short
The game ends
Principal Wheeler delivers the traveling Energy Bowl Trophy back to Campbell County


STATE TENNIS - The Bronc and Lady Bronc tennis teams are in 3rd place heading into the final day of the state championships in Gillette. Number one singles players Julia Fenn and Reed Ritterbusch will play for their state titles today.

VOLLEYBALL - The Lady Bronc volleyball team will play at the annual "Border War" matches in Billings today.

The Big Horn Lady Rams beat Wright 3-1 Friday night they host Sundance this afternoon..

The Tongue River Lady Eagles are playing at a tournament this weekend over in the Big Horn Basin hosted by Riverside and Greybull high schools.

Rx Drug Take-Back is Today

The Sheridan Police Department will establish a prescription drug take-back station in the parking lot of Walgreens on Coffeen Avenue today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.