Archive - Jul 20, 2010 - News

Basketball Court and Playground to Be Replaced at Thorn-Rider

The basketball court and playground on the north end of Thorne-Rider park will be replaced soon.
The basketball court and playground on the north end of Thorne-Rider park will be replaced soon.

The basketball court and playground on the north end of Thorne-Rider Park in Sheridan will be getting a makeover soon. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright.

Former Marathon Oil Contractor Sentenced

48-year-old Sheridan resident Mark McGregor was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson for his involvement in a scheme to defraud Marathon Oil Company. McGregor received 33 months of prison time to be followed by 3 years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $2,450,000 in restitution to Marathon Oil.

Sheridan County Commissioners Vote on Building Permit Proposal

During their regular bi-monthly meeting this Tuesday, Sheridan County Commissioners voted on the proposal to require county-wide building code and electrical inspections. On a 4 to 0 vote, the Commissioners voted not to adopt any new regulations.

City Receives Encouraging Financial Update

CIty of Sheridan Treasurer Jennifer Reed
CIty of Sheridan Treasurer Jennifer Reed

The Sheridan City Council received a financial update from Treasurer Jennifer Reed at their meeting Monday night. Reed informed the Council that the sales and use tax payment has been received for July, 2010.

Military Voting Made Easier

Making voting more fair and easier for military personnel and overseas U.S. employees is being implemented for the 2010 elections.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming now has a model law to follow to make it easier for military and overseas U.S. residents to cast their vote in the 2010 Primaries and General Election. In the past, those in both categories have had challenges receiving their voting ballots early enough to get them filled out and returned in time to be counted with those stateside.

Poll Question: Micheli's Letter and Your Vote

A good idea or a bad idea?

Last week, media outlets around the state reported on a letter of character reference that Gubernatorial Republican candidate Ron Micheli wrote at the request of Ty McDowell's defense team. McDowell, who has come be known as the Craigslist Rapist, recently received a 60-year sentence for raping a Casper woman in December of 2009.

Grassroots Festival This Saturday

Fun for all ages awaits at the first-ever Grassroots Festival and Crafts Show, July 24th at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.

Always ones to be looking for innovative ways to use their facility, the Big Horn Equestrian Center invites the public to an event they'll be co-hosting with The Evening Stage. Center Executive Director Leslie Olsen tells us about the Grassroots Festival, to be held Saturday, July 24th beginning at 1 pm.

Part Two of Our Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Budget Series

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rita Meyer

Monday, we began our series on Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron Micheli's criticism of the increases in the state budget during Governor Dave Freudenthal's two terms in office. In part one of our series, Micheli defended his criticisms by pointing out that the state General Fund budget has more than tripled since 2002, and that the state needs to implement a zero-based budgeting process.