Archive - Nov 2009

November 24th

Local Kids Demonstrate The Holiday Spirit Of Giving

Students at one local preschool are being taught a valuable lesson this holiday season. They are learning how to give. The Child Development Center Region 2 serves children in Sheridan and Johnson counties. Students, families and staff from the center have been collecting food for those in need during the holidays. This is the third year of the Thanks for Giving Food Drive.

Volunteers Of America Finding New Ways To Cope With Poor Economy

At a time when many businesses and non-profit organizations are tightening their belts, one local non-profit is expanding. Volunteers of America Wyoming and Montana will open it’s Catering for a Cause program next Tuesday. Community Affairs Director PJ Treide (TRY-dee) says clients across several programs may benefit from the new venture.

State Legislature Will Address Invasive Species Issue In Upcoming Budget Session

State Senator Bruce Burns is the Chairman of the legislature's Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee. Burns explains that one of the more important issues that the committee has been discussing lately has to do with prevention of what could be a major problem.

Wyoming's Juvenile Detention Facilities, Or Lack Thereof, Continue to Draw Scrutiny

Wyoming's Juvenile Justice Program is the only program in the country that is not in compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, which means the state is does not have full control of how federal money can be spent throughout Wyoming.

Wyoming Won't Try And Block Yellowstone Snowmobile Plan

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming won't seek an injunction against a new rule limiting the number of snowmobiles entering Yellowstone National Park this winter and next to less than half what had allowed in recent years.

Public Pulse - Tuesday 11/24/09

Senator Bruce Burns and Representative Jack Landon

Tuesday, November 24th

LIONS CLUB BASKETBALL - The Sheridan Lions Club will host their annual basketball tournament at the Hoffman Dome this Friday and Saturday. The Sheridan College Generals and Lady Generals are the host teams, and games will be played at 1, 3, 5 and 7 pm both days. The Lady Generals will play at 5:00 and the Generals at 7:00.

November 23rd

Sheridan Student Athletes Excel Academically

The fall sports season in Sheridan County School District 2 is coming to an end and winter sports are beginning. The Sheridan High School football team excelled on the field, losing only one game all season, and Activities Director Don Julian says they are starting to get the grade reports for the students.

School District 1 Looking To Receive Stimulus Funding

Some Federal stimulus funds will be used in Sheridan County School District 1. The funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act will be distributed through the Title 1 program in the state. However, to qualify for those funds, schools must have a certain ratio of students receiving free or reduced lunches.

Sheridan Mother Charged With Felony In Domestic Dispute

An altercation on Sunday night led to a Sheridan woman being arrested for allegedly attacking her 20-year-old son with a knife. 51-year-old Barbara Barnett made her initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court yesterday on charges of aggravated assault and battery.