Archive - Sep 20, 2010 - News

City Council Adopts Funding Resolution For One-Cent Tax

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

The Sheridan City Council approved a funding resolution for the optional one-cent sales tax at their meeting Monday night. The total projected revenue for the tax over the next four years is $3.6 million, which is lower than what's been accustom over the past decade. Council President John Bigelow.

City Continues to Work On Traffic Management Plan

City of Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens
City of Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens

City of Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens has been working with Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey for the past six weeks on the development of a Traffic Management plan for the City. Police Chief Richard Adriaens says that they aren't reinventing the wheel with this new plan.

Tragedy on Big Goose Road

Elizabeth Reynolds Kincaid

Just after midnight Friday night into Saturday morning this past weekend, an horrific accident involving two young people in a PT Cruiser and a loose horse on the highway happened in front of the home of one of our Sheridan Media employees. Mary Jo Johnson has this exclusive interview with Elizabeth Reynolds Kincaid.

Local Riders Benefit St. Jude's

Several of these events take place around the country; the Blue Sky Saddle Club in Sheridan is hosting a trail ride September 26th.

Sunday, September 26th, horse riding enthusiasts have an opportunity to go on a trail ride for a good cause. Members of the Blue Sky Saddle Club are organizing a St. Jude's Trail Ride, and event organizer Marty Casey tells us.

Poll Question: Tea Party Influence on Elections

Tea Party Candidate Christine O'Donnell in a Primary Election upset in Delaware earlier this month.

Last Tuesday in what many consider to be surprise upsets, several Tea Party candidates won primary elections in bids that were initially considered “shoe-ins” for the incumbents and / or challengers. In Delaware, Cynthia O'Donnell beat out incumbent Michael N. Castle; in Alaska, Joe Miller won against incumbent Lisa Murkowski.

Dog Days of September

Tut, a Sphynx cat was entered by his owner, Tristen Holwell in the ugliest pet contest.

All dogs might go to heaven, but even if they don’t, they were pretty darn close Saturday as the Dog and Cat Shelter hosted its second annual “Scratch-N-Sniff” Fun Day at Kendrick Park.

Health Fair Draws Hundreds

Dawn Sopron (in red) visits one of the forty booths at the Sheridan County Health Fair September 18th.

Finding a good baseline is the start of a good foundation, especially when it comes to health. Saturday found the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at Sheridan College filled with hundreds taking in the learning and screening booths at the Sheridan County Health Fair.

Biotech in Wyoming And “Flying Machines”

Biotech is big business these days—except, it seems, for Wyoming. Our state is ranked last or next to last in several indicators measuring the development of this industry nation-wide.

Nominations Sought For Governor's Arts Awards

Nominations are now being taken for the annual Governor's Arts Awards. Rita Basom, Manager of Wyoming Arts Council:

The award will be presented Friday, February 11th in Cheyenne: