Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 22nd

Cynthia Lummis Votes Against "Obama Care"

A media release issued by U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming indicates that Lummis "stood with the overwhelming majority of American people Sunday night by voting against final passage of the Democrats' $1 trillion job-killing government takeover of the nation’s health care system."

Poll Question Asks Your Opinion on Current Health Care Bill

The debate in Congress lasted most of Sunday over the proposed Health Care Bill. Despite all House Republicans and just over thirty Democrats voting against it late last night in Washington D.C., the bill passed the House. This week's Bank of Sheridan/ poll question is, "Do you support the Health Care Bill as currently proposed?"

March 21st

Wyoming's Very Unusual Flu Season

This has been a very unusual year in Wyoming--at least health-wise. Sheridan County Public Nurse Educator Katie Hiller.

It's been strange this year, you may have guessed, because of the H1N1 virus, also known as "swine flu." Part of what is strange, Hiller says, is how this virus has impacted regular flu rates.

Ten Inch Water Line Almost Complete In Ranchester

Construction of the ten inch water line project in Ranchester should be complete by the end of this week. Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger.

Clevenger said that once the water line is done, they'll be moving on to several other big projects in the Town.

Now Is A Good Time To Register Your Boat For Summer

While many Wyoming waters are still ice covered, the Game and Fish is encouraging boaters to register their boats now for the upcoming year. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that registration can now be done at the Sheridan Regional Office.

Wyoming jailers find possible synthetic marijuana

Authorities in Gillette say a large amount
of what appears to be synthetic marijuana has been seized from
inmates who were fighting at the Volunteers of America correctional facility, a halfway house for low-risk inmates.
Jail guards say they found 16 Ziploc bags of Spice while booking the five inmates into jail.

Sinclair agrees to pay $660,000 for refinery spill

Sinclair Oil Corp. says it has agreed to
pay a $660,000 fine to the Wyoming Department of Environmental
Quality for a spill at a refinery.
Salt Lake City-based Sinclair said in a statement Friday that it
regretted the spill at the refinery in Sinclair and is working with
the state to prevent a recurrence.
The fine will be among the biggest the department has collected

March 20th

Wyoming Arts Council Is Offering A New Grant Program

The Wyoming Arts Council is now offering a new grant program to help fund operating support of the state's established non-profit arts organizations. The funding may be used by organizations to fund any of their general operating expenses.

March 19th

Separate Case of Stealing from a Grandmother

For the second time in a week, Sheridan resident Cassidy Quarterman was in Sheridan County Circuit Court. On March 11th, she went before Magistrate John Botten on charges of using hydrocodone and other drugs not prescribed to her. She admitted to having a drug problem, and Botten had set a $5,000 cash bond on her.

John Brown Has Preliminary Hearing

John Arthur Brown had a complete change in demeanor from a week ago in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Thursday afternoon he went before Judge John Sampson for his Preliminary Hearing on the alleged 2007 theft of a 1994 Ford 3/4-ton truck and a 1997 Honda TRX 300 all-terrain vehicle.