Archive - Jan 5, 2016 - News

Commission Approves Grant, Appoints Rolston Chair, Receives Pipeline Update

Bob Rolston will serve as chairman of the Sheridan County Commission for 2016. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Local Sheridan County fire departments will receive funds to purchase WyoLink radios and the sheriff's office will be able to replace mobile computers with funds from the Homeland Security office.

Does Our State Have Universal Truths, Fundamental Values?

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The wind is our neighbor. Wind was here first. We deal with it. – Number 14 on the list of fundamental values.

When you talk about Wyoming people or think about our wonderful state, are there specific universal truths and fundamental values that come to mind?

Governor Visits Sheridan County to Honor School

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be in the local area this week to honor a local school district for its high ranking against schools throughout the nation.

Holiday Weekend Passes With No Highway Fatalities

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This year’s New Year’s holiday weekend passed by with no fatal crashes, which came as a welcomed relief to the state patrol after last year’s three crashes that left four people dead.

New UW President Takes Over in May

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The date for the newly hired president of the University of Wyoming to take the helm has been confirmed. Under the terms of a contract signed with the board of trustees, Lauri Nichols will assume the office on Monday, May 16. The news is coming straight from the university’s public relations office.

Health Officials Issue Radon Warning

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Because January is designated as National Radon Action Month, the manager of the state department of health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is encouraging state residents to test their homes for gas emissions.

City Administrator Petition Fails

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The Sheridan City Council received an update Monday night regarding a petition that would call for a vote on the position of city administrator. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Lion Dogs Are Heading Indoors

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Sheridan Public Arts Committee Chairman Kim Love (Photo Ron Richter ©)

At the December 7 meeting of the Sheridan City Council, Sheridan Public Arts Committee Chairman Kim Love requested that the two Lion Dog sculptures that sit at the entrance of Kendrick Park, be moved indoors for preservation purposes.

BBB Offers Tips to Avoid Scams

Last week we told you about the top scam for 2015 according to the Better Business Bureau. That scam involved a bogus member of the Internal Revenue Service contacting people by phone to inform them that they owed back taxes, and that they needed give the caller their bank account information in order to take care of the issue.

Today, Carrie Rossman, Director of the Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust gives us a few tips intended to keep the scamsters at bay.

Work Under Way for 2016 Elections

The 2016 primary elections won't be held until August, and general elections are nearly a year away, but election preparations have already started.