Archive - Oct 4, 2010 - News

City Council Approves $3.5 Million Grant Application

City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson
City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson

The Sheridan City Council approved a $3.5 million grant application through the State Land and Investment Board at their meeting Monday night. The grant would help cover costs to pay for Federally mandated upgrades to both the Sheridan and Big Goose Water Treatment plants to guard against cryptosporidium and giardia.

Jeep Accident Ends Tragically

Sheridan Police Detective Sgt. Tom Henry

Tragedy came to a young married couple in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 2nd. Detective Sgt. Tom Henry with the Sheridan Police Department describes the incident.

“Step Up for Wyoming Children” Week

It's all about Wyoming's children with this organization, headquartered in Cheyenne.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Mountain View and Evanston, WY – Children take center stage for Wyoming's 3rd Annual “Step Up for Wyoming Kids” Week, held through this Saturday across the state. Carnivals, candidate forums and information fairs are on tap, focusing on how decisions made by elected leaders affect kids – whether it be in the classroom or the justice they find at the courthouse.

Poll Question: Cyber Bullying Legal Ramifications

Chart showing the differences between confrontational bullying and cyberbullying.

Two weeks ago, as the result of being “outed” via the Internet, an 18-year-old Rutgers University student killed himself by jumping off a bridge. His roommate and another student allegedly videotaped the young man in bed with another male, and then posted it on the web.

Ornament Shortage Feared for Capitol Christmas Tree

Wyoming residents! Ornaments are needed by October 15th!

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - An Engelmann spruce from Wyoming headed to Washington as the national Christmas tree needs a little help - ornaments from its home state.

Officials say they've received only about 10% of the 6,000 ornaments Wyoming needs to send to Washington for its U.S. Capitol Christmas tree and seventy-five companion trees to be displayed in federal buildings.

SCOPE Candidate Forum

Two candidate forums are taking place in Sheridan this week, but they are not your typical forums. SCOPE Coordinator, Sarah Reihn

Ucross Exhibit Now Open At The Nicoalysen Museum

The opening of an art exhibit featuring sort-of local artists was held this weekend. Sharon Dynak, President of the Ucross Foundation, explains:

Cynthia Lummis Discusses Tea Party's Affect On Republican Party

Wyoming's U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis was in Sheridan this weekend. Between her other commitments, she came by for an interview at Sheridan Media and discussed tax cuts, the tea party, and the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, among other issues.

Sheridan City Council to Meet Tonight

The Sheridan City Council will work with a light agenda this evening, as most of the issues fall under the consent agenda. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that while the meeting may be short, there are some important items that the Council will consider.