Archive - May 18, 2010 - News

Work Continues on Elk Pasture

Work continues on the upgrades at the elk pasture in Sheridan.
Work continues on the upgrades at the elk pasture in Sheridan.

In an effort to address the public's concerns regarding the condition of the elk pasture in Sheridan, a task force was formed to formulate possible upgrades that would benefit the animals and the community.

City of Sheridan Parks Director Chuck Carbert explains that some of the upgrades are nearly complete, while others will still take some time.

Work Session #7-- One Cent Applicants

Council budget work session deals with one cent fund applicants.
Council budget work session deals with one cent fund applicants.

Tuesday's Sheridan City Council budget work session was an opportunity for nine different local non-profits to explain their requests for Optional One Cent funds. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that the Council has some tough decisions to make about the budget requests.

Property Tax Seminar Thursday

State Representative Mike Madden
State Representative Mike Madden

State Representative Mike Madden has announced that he'll be holding a public seminar in Buffalo this Thursday concerning state rules and statutes pertaining to property tax valuation procedures. Madden says concerns raised by Johnson County residents are what prompted the public meeting.

District 2 Salary and Benefits for 2010-2011

All trustees were present at Monday night's District 2 meeting.

After their Executive Session Monday night, District 2 trustees voted to approve the salary and benefit increases for the 2010-2011 school year for both Certified and Classified staff.

For Certified staff, the base starting salary will remain at $44,500. Both vertical and horizontal movement on the salary schedule will be allowed.

Commissioners Vote for Excel

County Commission Mike Nickel

For the first hour of Tuesday's Sheridan County Commission meeting, commissioners heard public comment on the issue of the bid for the County Road 80 project slated to begin immediately.

How To Keep Wildlife In The Wild

This is not a good sight!
This is not a good sight!

There have been three instances involving wildlife in residential areas within Sheridan County recently. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Remember--“Trees Are Not Tomatoes”

Do I Look Like A Tomato To You?

With all the tree planting this spring, Scott Hiniger with the University of Wyoming extension office in Sheridan brings us a few tips to make sure your new cottonwood, spruce or pine grows well. He says one mistake he sees often is that people confuse trees and tomatoes

The reason why this is important, he says

District 2 Prepares Interim Meadowlark Site

Meadowlark Elementary will be torn down this summer. A new Meadowlark will be built on the current site.

Sheridan School District 2 Board of Trustees met for their May meeting Monday night.

Birding Opportunity this Saturday

Bird watchers invited to free event early this Saturday morning.

Springtime means bird songs filling the air, and for folks in the Sheridan area who love all things aviary, the Sheridan Community Land Trust has an outing to offer you. Organizer Colin Betzler with the details.