Year in Review: Second Quarter of 2016

Now here's Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair with a look at the second quarter of 1916.


April brought contract negotiations between the city of Sheridan and Sheridan firefighters. The Transportation Security Administration announced a decision to reinstate federal security screening at Sheridan County Airport, and Sheridan County commissioners voted to end talks about dissolving the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board.

SAWS Attorney Tony Wendtland said if the transfer happened, the city would become the sole owner of all SAWS assets.

In May, the first-ever Sheridan Cutting Showdown was held at Sheridan College's AgriPark. But not all the news from Sheridan College was good. Dr. Paul Young, president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, announced the district would lay off administrative staff, cut expenses and draw on reserve funds to offset a loss of $1.8 million in operating funds for the next two years.

On a more positive front, the city of Sheridan and firefighters reached agreement on a one-year contract that firefighters' union President George Neeson said might result in a small increase in pay for some firefighters.

June saw the return of Sheridan resident Darren Rogers from a 41-day trip during which he conquered the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest. Rogers reported having an incredible journey, although there was tragedy as well.

Join us tomorrow as we continue our year in review with a look at the third quarter of 2016.