Archive - Sep 2, 2009 - News

Governor Freudenthal Has Concerns With State Funding For Heath Care This Year

The national debate continues on the Federal Health Care Initiative that is currently being considered by Congress. Wyoming leaders are focusing their attention on paying for increasing numbers of state residents qualifying for Medicaid. Governor Dave Freudenthal says the latest figures predict the program will go over budget this year.

Community Concerns Over Recent Criminal Activity Prompt Interest In Neighborhood Watch Programs

Fear, anger, and sympathy have gripped many of us in the last week since the murder of Robert Ernst caught most of us off-guard here in Sheridan. Nearly 75 people attended a meeting this week to learn more about the Neighborhood Watch program and how we can implement the idea in our community.

Tongue River Valley Community Center Nearing Completion Of Dayton Location

The Tongue River Valley Community Center in Dayton could be open by this time next month if work is not further delayed during September. The Center has had the enormous challenge of funding the renovation of the former Tongue River High School building to serve the Dayton community. The Center won't be able to keep both locations open indefinitely without more funding for operations.

Sheridan Junior High Students To Take Rachel’s Challenge

It was over ten years ago when the nation was shocked to hear about events at Columbine High School in Colorado. 12 students and one teacher were killed that day when two students opened fire in the school.

City Of Sheridan To Talk Budget At A Special Meeting Thursday

The Sheridan City Council will hold a special meeting today to focus on the city's budget. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says the Council is taking a proactive approach.

Ranchester Council Receives Update On Subdivision

Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger along with Engineer Chris Johnson recently did a walk through of the Stonebrook Meadows Two Subdivision in Ranchester. Clevenger says that there remains several unfinished items in the subdivision.

Various Fires Continue to Burn in Crow Agency, Montana

In a report from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a firefighter received surgery on his lower leg Tuesday afternoon after cutting himself with an ax while fighting the Lone Tree Fire. The firefighter had been stripping bark from a cottonwood before felling it. Fire Management Officer Dale Glenmore said that the firefighter's chaps and personal protective equipment saved him from a worse injury.

Sheridan Man Serving Jail Time In Drug Case

Local, State, and Federal authorities had been working to stop a methamphetamine delivery ring in Sheridan since 2003. Yesterday, 50-year-old Jerry Melneck was sentenced for his part in the distribution of the drug between 2003 and 2007.

Woman Enters Plea After Embezzling From Local Parent-Teacher Organization

A woman charged with taking over $7,000 from a local parent-teacher organization was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday. 35-year-old Angela Meckle entered a guilty plea on one count of larceny by bailee. Meckle was president of the Coffeen Elementary School PTO in October 2007 and August 2008 when the crimes took place.

Some County Residents Voice Concerns About Comprehensive Plan

Residents United for Rural Areas and Lifestyles expressed their concerns with the recently adopted Sheridan County Future Land Use Plan. The group is comprised of Sheridan County residents that live south of the City of Sheridan. Their concerns are that the future transportation maps of Sheridan County show road networks that do not reflect the views of area residents.