NewsApril 6, 2013
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 At 6:30 a.m. on Easter our church gathered at the Sheridan Information Center to greet the sunrise and to celebrate the dawn of Easter. While the temperature was cold the view of the sun coming over the hills Read More
SHERIDAN — May celebrates older Americans through the 2013 theme: Unleash the Power of Age.To celebrate the power of older Americans in our community, the Sheridan Recreation District. Carriage House, Sheridan YMCA and the Sheridan Senior Center have teamed up to offer a series of camps for campers age 55 years and older. The camps Read More
SHERIDAN — It’s countdown time to the 2013 Keystone Awards event. From meals to facilities to entertainment to ticket sales, volunteers have been working for eight months toward the 2013 Awards tribute evening scheduled on April 25.
My granddad staked my dad to a new D7 Caterpillar with a cable operated dozer in 1937. Under President Roosevelt’s program the Agricultural Adjustment Act the ranchers were were paid 15 cents a yard to build reservoirs on their property. My dad charged the rancher 12 cents a yard and the rancher got to keep Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking an elusive middle ground, President Barack Obama is proposing a 2014 budget that embraces tax increases abhorred by Republicans as well as reductions, loathed by liberals, in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs. The plan, if ever enacted, could touch almost all Americans. The rich would see tax Read More
Help is on the way to consumers confused by the jumble of sun protection numbers, symbols and other claims on sunscreens. Starting this summer, consumers can start looking for SPF 15 bottles with the label “broad spectrum” and feel confident they’re being protected from an increased risk of cancer. Currently, standards of protection apply only Read More
Early springtime is a good time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials in Wyoming. Trees, shrubs, and perennials need time to recover from transplant shock before hot weather sets in and to establish new roots before next winter. Because this time of the year is cooler and wetter there is less stress on plants and Read More
Seventy-three percent is the amount of energy saved by upgrading to a new energy-efficient gas-powered lawn mower. Newer mowers also emit fewer pollutants. More ways of being eco-friendly at home in honor of Earth Day, April 22.April 5, 2013
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A construction magnate’s preppy son is forced to drive one of Mexico City’s battered green buses, while his spoiled sister waits tables at a cantina in a miniskirt and non-designer shoes. Their credit cards have been canceled, their BMWs and mansion seized. OMG!
BEIJING (AP) — Several prominent lawyers in China have signed a letter urging a court to explain its detention of a rights lawyer after he defended a practitioner of the banned Falun Gong movement.Wang Quanzhang was detained Wednesday at the end of a trial at Jinjiang People’s Court in eastern Jiangsu province. According to other Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration said it needs more time to deal with legal challenges to the closures.Also, about 50 airport authorities and other Read More
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — New questions confronted the University of Colorado, Denver on Friday amid disclosures that a psychiatrist who treated theater shooting suspect James Holmes had warned campus police a month before the deadly assault that Holmes was dangerous and had homicidal thoughts. Court documents made public Thursday revealed Dr. Lynne Fenton also told Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan College President Paul Young announced today that he may ask the school’s board of trustees to consider a special election as early as August to fund the renovation and expansion of the current Technical Education Center on the college’s main campus. Young said it has been 36 years since the college asked Read More
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted against the Big Horn Community Center and tennis facility proposed at its regular meeting Thursday evening. The decision came on the heels of more than 90 minutes of staff presentation, public comment and discussion amongst planning commission members. Nearly 20 community members spoke at the Read More
SHERIDAN — Following a month in which payments of federal mineral royalties and coal lease bonuses to Wyoming were suddenly slashed by more than $10 million, state officials are scrambling to determine how best to adapt to the new reality of life in the age of the sequester. Late last month, the Wyoming Treasurer’s Office Read More
DAYTON — The Tongue River High School drama department will present the play “Lord of the Ringlets- Kicking the Hahbit” April 12 and 13.The play is a comic spoof of “Lord of the Rings” in which Bumbo Braggins the Hahbit is taken on a marvelous adventure by Randalf and a band of silly dwarves. Production Read More
SHERIDAN — The First People’s Center for Education announced this week that Rod Trahan has been hired as the organization’s first development director. “I am excited to apply my business experience to helping this organization increase its impact and expand its potential throughout the United States and Canada,” Trahan said in a media release. “No Read More
SHERIDAN — It may only be April, but the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the organization’s Christmas Stroll Committee has launched its annual competition for this year’s Christmas Stroll button design. The group has already distributed the entry forms to each elementary school in Sheridan County.
CASPER (AP) — Genesis Oil is seeking permission to build a facility near Douglas so that oil can be shipped by train. A company representative told Converse County commissioners Wednesday that the company has applied to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for permission to build a potential crude-oil rail-loading facility near Douglas.
SHERIDAN — A proposed rezone of scattered acreages of urban residential land surrounding Ranchester did not receive approval at the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Thursday night. Although the rezone from urban residential to agricultural was initiated by the commission, all five members voted against it after hearing nine affected landowners speak out Read More
CHEYENNE (AP) — Three defendants are set to stand trial in June on federal charges that they defrauded investors of more than $4 million by promoting non-existent wind farms projects in Wyoming and South Dakota. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl of Casper has set aside three weeks for a trial starting June 3. The U.S. Read More
CHEYENNE (AP) — A legal settlement between ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would reduce wild horse numbers by about half on more than 4,300 square miles of sagebrush country in the Red Desert of southwest Wyoming. Under the agreement, the BLM would allow no more than 1,050 wild horses in four herd Read More
LARAMIE (AP) — The driver’s door to the white Albany County Sheriff’s Office SUV is marked “Luger,” and when it opens, out bounds the passenger. The 3-year-old German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia is black, tan and sturdy.He is 85 pounds of fur and friendliness. He’s tethered by a thick black leash to his handler, roommate and Read More
CHEYENNE (AP) — An aerial survey shows that the mountain pine beetle epidemic declined across Wyoming’s forests last year except for the Black Hills area in the northeast part of the state. The U.S. Forest Service and Wyoming State Forestry Division announced the results of the survey this week.April 4, 2013
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is looking at ways to provide an alternative urgent care option for patients who come to the emergency room with less critical issues that don’t necessarily need emergency treatment. Dr. John Addlesperger presented information to the hospital board of trustees at their regular meeting Wednesday about the possible ways to Read More