Archive - Jun 2009

June 19th

Plenty of Activities Around Sheridan This Weekend

There's certainly no shortage of events this weekend in and around Sheridan. We check in with Sheridan Media's Ron Richter, who highlights a few.

Weather No Deterrent to Northern Wyoming Crops

(AP) - Despite snow, hail and cold temperatures during the spring, crops in the Big Horn Basin seem to be progressing well so far this growing season. Mike Moore of the University of Wyoming Seed Certification Service says he's heard of no reported crop damage from weather across the Big Horn Basin.

Health Director: “Budget Cuts Underscore Need for Program”

(AP) - The director of the Wyoming Department of Health says budget cuts underscore the need to pursue a pilot program to offer health insurance to people who can't afford it on the open market.

June 18th

06/19/09 Sports for Friday

The elite runners are on the course this morning as the 100 mile event of the big horn trail run got started in the tongue river canyon. Last summer course conditions were so tough organizers had to change the route of the race.

Registration and Student Housing Looks Good for College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District held their monthly board meeting Thursday. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has this report.

SHERIDAN COUNTY AIRPORT CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF AIRMAIL SERVICE SATURDAY

75 years of airmail service in Sheridan will be celebrated tomorrow at the Sheridan County Airport with a number of events. Commemorative post cards will be for sale that will be airmailed to several different locations. Bruce Garber will be piloting one of the two airplanes that will be taking flight.

CULPEPPER AND MERRIWEATHER CIRCUS IS IN TOWN FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS

The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus is in town for a handful of performances beginning tonight. The Sheridan Recreation District has made the shows possible and Director Richard Wright explains where it's going to take place.

Wright says there's something for kids' of all ages.

June 17th

06/18/09 sports for Thursday

The annual Big horn mountain wild and scenic trail run gets underway tomorrow morning at 6 o'clock with the start of the 100 mile race.

SEVERAL FUNNEL CLOUDS SPOTTED IN SHERIDAN COUNTY WEDNESDAY

Shortly after 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon there were several reports of numerous funnel clouds in Sheridan County. A call to the National Weather Service in Billings confirmed that there was indeed some weather in our area throughout the lunch hour yesterday that was more than capable of producing a tornado.

SENATOR ENZI FEELS THERE IS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT ON HEALTH CARE BILL

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, a ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee said Wednesday that he would use the committee process to highlight and correct numerous flaws in the Kennedy health care bill.