Archive - Mar 16, 2010 - News

County Unveils Results Of Riparian Mapping Project

As part of the Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan, the County hired a consulting firm in the fall of 2009 to conduct a mapping project of the riparian areas of Sheridan County. The results of that study were presented to county officials at a meeting Tuesday at the Fulmer Library.

Closing Of Railroad Crossing In Ranchester Is Getting Closer

It's been a long and slow moving process since the Ranchester Town Council voted to close the railroad crossing on Coffeen Street over a year ago. However, things are starting to progress says Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger.

Sheridan County Commissioners Talk Construction, Grants and Cupcakes

The population of Clearmont nearly doubled Tuesday, as the Sheridan County Commissioners held their bi-monthly meeting in the Clearmont Town Hall. Commissioner Terry Cram

One of the first agenda items was cupcakes--specifically to approve an agreement with Cupcakes by Design to provide a snack cart in Sheridan County Airport.

French Creek Fires

Prescribed burns are currently taking place around the French Creek cow camp. Mark Booth, District Ranger for the Powder River District for the Bighorn National Forest

Mark says that although they usually give more notice to the public about these burns

Army Wives of the Powder River Cowboys, Part 2

Sometime during the first week of April, the Powder River Cowboys serving in Kuwait are coming home. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson concludes her series on what it's been like for some of their loved ones during this separation.

Johnson County 8th Grade Speller Heading for Scripps

A 13-year-old eighth grader from Clear Creek Middle School in Johnson County will represent Wyoming at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., later this year.

Crow Tribe Considers Bid for Hardin Jail

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Crow Tribe is considering buying or leasing Hardin's long-vacant Two Rivers Detention Center and turning it into a drug and alcohol treatment facility.

Keeping Wyoming Waters Zebra-Free

The Wyoming Legislature allocated $2.5 million to Game and Fish this session to keep zebra mussels out of Wyoming's waters. However, this is just the beginning of a process of figuring out a long-term solution to keep Wyoming waters zebra-free.

Today, a summit about aquatic invasive species is being held in Casper, in order to address this issue.

Sheridan Senator Bruce Burns is the Chairman of the committee that sponsored the bill on zebra mussels. He says of the recently-passed legislation

City Council Awards One Of Two Bar And Grill Licenses

The Sheridan City Council spent most of Monday night's meeting hearing from the various applicants for the two available bar and grill licenses that the City currently has. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more on what transpired.

City Council Gets Update On Voluntary Buyouts

Monday March 8th, the City of Sheridan Human Resources department sent out a letter to all city employees informing them that voluntary buyouts would be available until noon on March 15th. Human Resources Director Heather Doke updated the Council Monday night on where they are regarding the voluntary buyouts.