Archive - May 14, 2010 - News

First Boat Inspection Occurs Friday In Sheridan

Zebra mussels are not wanted in Wyoming waters.

The first ever boat inspection in the Sheridan region for aquatic invasive species took place Friday morning at the Sheridan Regional Game and Fish Office. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that a Bighorn resident voluntarily hauled his boat in for inspection.

Wind River Train Wreck Drops 6,800 Gallons Of Fuel

Wednesday's train derailment in the Wind River Canyon spills 6,800 gallons of fuel into the Big Horn River.
Wednesday's train derailment in the Wind River Canyon spills 6,800 gallons of fuel into the Big Horn River.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A spokesman for Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Corporation says up to 6,800 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from two locomotives that crashed in the Big Horn River and along its bank this week. Two locomotives and four freight cars derailed Wednesday when a southbound train hit a boulder on the track about five miles south of Thermopolis.

PSC Approves Utility Rate Hikes

PSC approves utility rate increases.
PSC approves utility rate increases.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Public Service Commission has approved rate hikes for two utilities with customers in the state. The commission on Friday approved Rocky Mountain Power's proposal to increase overall rates by 5.1 percent in July and 1.9 percent in February to generate another $35.5 million per year.

Jackson Hole Gets New Fire Chief

Jackson Hole has a new fire chief.
Jackson Hole has a new fire chief.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Jackson Hole Fire is swearing in a 33-year veteran of the department as its new fire chief. The Teton County Board of Commissioners announced the appointment of Willy Watsabaugh Thursday afternoon. He had been serving as interim fire chief but was sworn in to his new permanent post Friday morning.

#5 – Capital Improvements & Fleet Management

Sheridan from the air - photo by Entech Engineers, who are assisting the City with the Capital Improvement Plan

Public Works wrapped up their portion of the City of Sheridan Budget Work Sessions Friday afternoon, covering the topics of Capital Improvement Projects and Fleet Management.

Lane Thompson is an engineer with the City, and he tells us where we sit compared to last year on Capital Improvement Projects.

SHS Students Receive Big Bucks

Brenda White presenting a Chadron State scholarship worth over $17,000 to Ashley Daniels.

Thursday night at the Sue Henry Auditorium at Sheridan High School, proud parents and students filled the room for the annual Academic Awards Ceremony.

Wyoming Democrats Have Convention, Few Candidates

State Dems have few candidates as they begin their convention in Casper today.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Democratic State Convention kicking off in Casper promises to be a relatively somber affair. Few Democrats are running for statewide office and even some of the longtime party faithful say they're puzzled about why.

District Court Arraignments

4th Judicial District Courtroom, Sheridan

41-year-old Joanne Isom was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. The college graduate with a BA in Business Administration is charged with Felony Domestic Battery for allegedly hitting her boyfriend, Fred Kinter, over the head with a glass vase and a chair in an incident that took place April 10th, 2010.

Fairboard Discusses Road Reconstruction and Cat Experts

Trust Me...I look better when this is all done

The Sheridan County Fair Board decided to deviate from the path outlined by the master reconstruction plan, by voting during their regular meeting Thursday night to approve a temporary road redesign. Board Director Sharon Nadeau