Archive - May 19, 2010 - News

Recreation District Board Approves Promotion and New Hire

Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright
Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright

The Sheridan Recreation District Board of Trustees Wednesday night approved the promotion of Chad Aksamit to the position of Sports Specialist II. Aksamit has been with the Rec. District for the past year and a half as the Recreation Specialist.

Council Work Session #8-- More One Cent Applicants

Sheridan City Council President John Bigelow
Sheridan City Council President John Bigelow

The Sheridan City Council budget work sessions continued Wednesday with another round of non-profits applying for optional one cent sales tax monies. It was a lengthy session, as 12 different local non-profit agencies gave a brief rundown of what they do and what the funds would be used for. There are over twenty non-profits applying for one cent funds this year.

Governor Comments on Several Key Issues

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

During his bi-monthly news conference Wednesday, Governor Dave Freudenthal spoke about the oil spill in the gulf and how it will impact Wyoming.

John Patton is Seeking Reelection

John Patton

Sheridan County Representative John Patton is now officially in the election ring. He says there are a couple of issues in particular, which motivated him to seek reelection

Ranchester Awards Bid for Coffeen Street

Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger
Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger

The Ranchester Town Council awarded the bid to Intermountain Construction and Materials of Sheridan for the Coffeen Street reconstruction project. Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger explains what the project will entail.

Tornado; Hail in Southeast Wyoming

One of the tornadoes that hit in southeastern Wyoming Tuesday afternoon.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The National Weather Service says strong thunderstorms that passed through southeastern Wyoming spawned tornados and flash-flooding in the area and ripped the roof off a house in the town of Burns. Police say people were inside the house when it was damaged but no one was hurt.

Report: Don't Single Out BP

Antonia Juhasz

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne – As the cost for the cleanup effort along the Gulf Coast from the B-P oil spill continues to rise, a new report from Global Exchange, an environmental education organization, takes a look at the industry as a whole when it comes to accidents.

Chamber Health Care News

Wyoming Welfare Benefit Plan

The Sheridan Chamber of Commerce just came out with a big announcement

Chamber Director Janelle Anderson tells us the big news with the Chamber of Commerce health benefit plan

Street Festival a Month Early

3rd Thursday Street festival from September '09 in downtown Sheridan.

The summer street festival held every third Thursday in Sheridan is starting up again this week, a month earlier than last year. Program Coordinator for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, Teresa Detimore, says that's not the only new thing in this year's festival: