Archive - Oct 5, 2010 - News

County Commissioners Approve Closing On Incubator Building

County Commissioner Bob Rolston
County Commissioner Bob Rolston

The Sheridan County Commissioners approved the closing of the business incubator building on East Ridge Road at their meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Bob Rolston.

Rolston says that the acquisition of the property didn't cost the County a dime.

Hospital Board Approves Capital Equipment Purchase

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty
Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a CT scanner and MRI in the amount of $1 million. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty explains that the equipment isn't necessarily new.

Jennifer Edwards Sentenced in District Court

32-year-old Sheridan resident Jennifer Edwards was sentenced Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Edwards reached a plea agreement with the State in July, and plead guilty to one count of Felony Child Endangerment. District Court Judge John Fenn accepted the terms of the plea agreement and sentenced Edwards to 2 to 4 years in prison, suspended in lieu of 4 years of supervised probation.

Kennon Products Inc. Wins 20/20 Clear Vision Award

The Wyoming Workforce Development Council announced Tuesday that Kennon Products, Inc. of Sheridan is this year's recipient of the 20/20 Clear Vision Award for the Northeast Region. Kennon President Ron Kensey comments on winning the award.

BHNFS To Hold Open House on Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Bighorn National Forest is proposing to continue livestock grazing on 43 allotments, covering nearly 386,000 acres, and conduct vegetation management through prescribed burning on approximately 15,000 acres.

Taste of Home a Huge Success

It was meatballs to mousse and every kind of delectable in between at Monday night’s Taste of Home Cooking School, held in the Early Auditorium of Sheridan’s Junior High.  The hallways were crowded shoulder to shoulder as cooking enthusiasts checked out the ten vendor booths offering tasty treats and helpful information.

Laurie Graves – Wyoming Teacher of the Year

Laurie Graves (2nd from right) receives a BIG check for her selection as 2011 Wyoming Teacher of the Year. Also pictured from left - Sue Belish, Dr. Jim McBride, Representative Rosie Berger, and Principal Brent Caldwell.

In a packed Big Horn High School auditorium Tuesday morning, students from Big Horn Elementary School listened attentively as Principal Brent Caldwell, District 1 Superintendent Sue Belish, members of the District 1 School Board, members of the Sheridan Delegation to the State Legislature, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr.

Curtis Scheckla Arraigned in District Court

A 2-day trial has been scheduled for March 2nd and 3rd for Curtis Scheckla.

54-year-old Curtis Scheckla was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning on one count of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Minor.

John McTiernan Sentenced to Prison

John McTiernan, director of the "Die Hard" series, was sentenced Monday in California to 12 months in prison.

HOLLYWOOD, California - “Die Hard” director John McTiernan has been sentenced to twelve months in prison for lying during a wiretapping investigation of Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano. A federal judge also ordered McTiernan, who will be allowed to post bond pending an appeal, to pay a $100,000 fine.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Rhonda Weber with the Advocacy & Resource Center in Sheridan.

The public is invited to join the Advocacy and Resource Center Saturday morning, October 9th for the 3rd Annual March Against Family Violence. Spokesperson Rhonda Weber explains.

Weber says to come dressed in purple, as that is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.