Archive - Nov 2009 - News

November 30th

Community Holiday Dinner Is Sunday December 6th

The Community Holiday Dinner in Sheridan is a tradition that has spanned nearly two decades. When the first dinner took place in 1991, it served 385 people. Those numbers have grown substantially over the years as now the dinner averages well over a thousand.

Republican Women Of Sheridan County To Host Christmas Party For Local Military Families

The Republican Women of Sheridan County are doing something special this year for local military families, as they will be hosting a Christmas Party Saturday December 12th. Event Co-Chair Eda Thompson explains the inspiration behind the Christmas Party.

Wyoming Part Of Merrill Lynch Settlement

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office has ordered Merrill Lynch to pay a fine for allegedly misleading investors about the auction rate securities market. Secretary of State Max Maxfield said Monday that a multi-state task force negotiated a total settlement of $125 million with Merrill Lynch. Wyoming's portion is $266,255.

Missing Couple Found In Big Horn Mountains

A Buffalo couple left Friday for an outing in the Bighorn Mountains and was reported missing by family on Saturday afternoon. No one had been told where they were heading so Sheridan County Deputies had very little to go on when they began to search for Danny Cox and Amanda Galloway.

Sheridan County Jobless Rate Jumps Dramatically In October

Talk of a strengthening economy is falling on deaf ears of many in Wyoming. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Wyoming jumped from 6.8% in September to 7.4% in October. Here in Sheridan County the rate made a larger move from 6.6% to 7.3% in October. Sheridan Workforce Center Supervisor Chanda Richards says there are jobs available.

Christmas Decorations Subject Of Holiday Contest

While most people were drinking hot chocolate, eating chili and hot dogs, and shopping, a select few were taking special note of holiday decorations. The Annual Christmas Stroll Lighting and Decorating contest culminated with the stroll events Friday night.

Christmas Stroll Actually Lasts Throughout Most Of December

Over 3000 Sheridan Christmas Stroll buttons were printed this year. Most of them were already sold by Stroll, last week. While there still may be a few left, there is plenty of time left to participate in the button contest. Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Director Janelle Martinsen.

Restore or Build New? Debate Divides the Town of Recluse

Recluse, WY (Wyoming News Service) - An historic community hall in Recluse, WY, located about 40 miles east of Clearmont, is at the center of a controversy. Residents started gathering donations and grants to restore the community hall, but some abandoned the idea in favor of a new building when projected expenses rose.

Wyoming Snowmobile Trail Ranked No. 1

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) - For the third year in a row, Wyoming's Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail has been ranked the number one snowmobile trail in the west by readers of SnoWest Magazine. It also is the fourth time that this Wyoming trail has been placed #1 in the reader survey in 13 years.

National Parks Seek Share of Profitable Science

Mead Gruver, Writer for CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service is rolling out a new policy for companies and others who stand to profit from conducting scientific research in national parks. The policy is expected to go into effect early next year following more than a decade of concerns about so-called "bioprospecting" in Yellowstone National Park.