NewsMarch 20, 2013
SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Airport staff received approval from the county commissioners Tuesday to apply for federal and state grants to help pay for a master plan study. The Federal Aviation Administration requires every airport to conduct a full master plan study every 10 years. Airport manager John Stopka said the study will include forecasts for Read More
SHERIDAN — A man prosecutors described as the embodiment of Sheridan’s underground drug culture was sentenced to between 20 and 30 years in prison Tuesday for his role in distributing methamphetamine to dozens of area residents. Brandy Lind, 54, was arrested last year and subsequently pleaded guilty to five felony charges of drug possession and Read More
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing fewer fish, fewer issues of Wyoming Wildlife magazine and fewer personnel to address increasing operation costs and an inability to raise license fees. The proposed cuts represent a 6.5 percent reduction to the fiscal year 2014 budget. The department is meeting with the Wyoming Game Read More
SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will present the sixth annual Festival of Cultures Friday in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The festival runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and highlights food from countries and regions around the world.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board received a favorable bid from Fletcher Construction, a local company, to conduct conventional upgrades to the Big Goose and Sheridan Water Treatment plants. Board members discussed the upgrades at a rescheduled, regular meeting Tuesday evening. According to Dan Roberts, public utilities director for the city Read More
SHERIDAN — Figures released this week by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services show no change in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from December 2012 to January 2013. The metric held steady at 4.9 percent during both months.
MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) — The executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections was shot and killed when he answered the front door of his house, and police are searching for the gunman. Tom Clements was shot around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Monument, north of Colorado Springs, said Lt. Jeff Kramer, of the El Paso Read More
SHERIDAN — The Downtown Sheridan Association announced this week that project manager Bonnie Gregory was elected to the Wyoming Farmers Marketing Board of Directors earlier this month. Locally, Gregory manages the DSA’s Sheridan Farmer’s Market which takes place Thursday evenings in the Whitney Commons during the summer months. This year’s season will take place between Read More
SHERIDAN — The Historic District Business Committee, a joint venture of the Downtown Sheridan Association and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, announced this week it will host its seventh monthly Cash Mob at Little Willow Traders on Thursday. The business is located at 166 N. Main St., and the event begins at 5:15 p.m.
SHERIDAN — The next Akcita Win meeting will be held April 2 at 6 p.m. at Country Kitchen.The program will be presented by Donna Shelley who will discuss how to care for patio flowers and will answer questions regarding flower gardens. For more information call 672-9159.
SHERIDAN — The Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service office, 1415 Fort St., in Buffalo. Work projects for this summer will be discussed and dates assigned.Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. For further information contact Dwight French at 674-8239.
HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds of residents in a rural community steeped in military history turned out to mourn the loss of at least seven Marines as investigators arrived at an ammunition depot to try to determine how a mortar shell exploded at the Nevada base and sent shrapnel flying into troops during a training Read More
SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention will host a strategic planning session to come up with viable programs and actions to combat issues of tobacco and other drugs in Sheridan County. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting at noon Monday at the Holiday Inn’s Sugarland Mining Company restaurant.
From staff reports SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School choirs will present their spring choir concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the SHS Sue Henry Auditorium. Choirs performing will be the Mixed Choir, Treblemakers, Spectrum and Honor Choir as well as a special guest choir from Kelly Walsh High School of Casper.
SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School senior Donovan Powers was selected to participate in the All-State Jazz Choir Music Festival held yesterday and today in Powell. Powers is one of 19 members of this choir and it is the second time he was chosen as an All-State Jazz Choir member.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Denver-based energy exploration company says it will stop drilling on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation next to Glacier National Park. Anschutz Exploration Corp. has drilled 14 exploratory wells on the western side of the reservation closest to the park, drawing protests from conservationists and concern from park officials.The company said in Read MoreMarch 19, 2013
MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s police chief said Tuesday she stands by her statement praising officers involved in the shooting massacre of 34 striking miners and insisting they were “just doing your work.” Evidence before the judicial commission questioning her Tuesday has indicated some miners were shot in the back as they tried Read More
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Banking stocks in Greece were hammered Tuesday before Cypriot lawmakers rejected a bailout plan, while government officials here urged eurozone countries to give the Mediterranean island more time to come up with a viable solution. Shares on the Athens Stock Exchange fell 3.85 percent to 923.43. Banking stocks plummeting by 9.58 Read More
CHEYENNE (AP) — An interim legislative committee is planning to study Wyoming’s beer and liquor tax.Wyoming’s 2-cents-per-gallon tax on malt beverages is the lowest in the nation. It has remained unchanged since it was first passed in 1935, about a year after Prohibition was repealed. The study is among several tax studies assigned to the Read More
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Grand Junction group considering security options for schools is rejecting arming teachers or volunteers, opting instead for panic buttons and bullet-proof windows to protect children and teachers. The District 51 School Security and Safety Work Group is making its recommendations on Tuesday. The group has never been able to Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Marines from a North Carolina unit were killed and several injured in a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada, the Marine Corps said Tuesday. The cause of the accident shortly before 10 p.m. PST, Monday is under investigation, officials said in a statement from the 2nd Marine Read More
SHERIDAN — The East Fifth Street Corridor Plan, which has been in the works since December 2011, received approval by the Sheridan City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening. A joint effort between the city, county and Wyoming Department of Transportation, the plan has been approved by the city planning commission, county commissioners Read More
SHERIDAN — City Council members answered a challenge from Whitney Benefits to help fund four new technology-based faculty positions at Sheridan College by approving allocation of Optional One-Cent Sales Tax economic development funds to the college over four years at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — If history is any judge, the U.S. government will be paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars forthe next century as service members and their families grapple with the sacrifices of combat. An Associated Press analysis of federal payment records found that the government is still making monthly payments to relatives Read More
SHERIDAN —Blending his love for young people and her passion for mentoring at-risk learners, Susan Thomas, wife of the late U.S. Sen. Craig Thomas, is now in her fifth year of operating “a mentoring program with a scholarship component,” she told community members at a lunch hosted by the Republican Women of Sheridan County Monday. Read More