Archive - Aug 2009

August 23rd

Weekly Poll Question - Health Care Sold Across State Lines?

It seems that talk about health care is everywhere nowadays. A lot of people have different ideas on how to handle the issue. Most do agree that insurance should be sold across State lines and on a national level, but would that make insurance cheaper or worse.

Wyoming Dems Explain Health Insurance Reform Benefits for the Cowboy State

The Wyoming Democratic Party held a media conference in Casper Friday, stressing the urgency and real need for health care reform in Wyoming.

Among those speaking was Leslie Petersen, Wyoming State Democratic Party Chairwoman.

Rain Does Not Stop the Polo Game

It was raining yesterday out at the Big Horn Equestrian Center, but the rain did not stop the Polo players from enjoying the Sunday afternoon chuckers.

Bear Lodge Resort Hosts Wyoming's First-Ever Jeep Jamboree Event

Off-road enthusiasts and Jeep lovers combined into one group over the weekend up at the Bear Lodge Resort in the Big Horn Mountains. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

August 22nd

Product Injuries from Foreign Products: What Can Consumers Do?

Much of what Wyomingites buy these days, from dry wall to jewelry to medicines, are made in other countries, where manufacturing standards are sometimes almost non-existent. And holding those foreign manufacturers responsible for defects when there are injuries is next to impossible. However, Congress is expected to take up legislation soon to change that.

Lawyer Says Negotiations Under Way in Eagle Case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The lawyer for a Northern Arapaho man who killed a bald eagle for use in his tribe's Sun Dance says he's working with federal prosecutors to resolve the case ahead of a scheduled October trial date.

Thursday Night Movies in the Park Nearing a Successful End

Vertical Church is a contemporary church that came to Sheridan earlier this year, and they're becoming known for thinking "outside the box" when it comes to reaching people with the message of God's love. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

08/22/09 sports for Saturday

HS GOLF - The first competition of the fall sports season is in the books, as the Sheridan Bronc golfers blew the field away, winning the Sheridan Invitational at Kendrick Golf Course. Five Broncs placed in the Top 10 with a total of 593 strokes. Gillette was 2nd, 49 shots behind the Broncs.

August 21st

Local Officials Continue To Battle The Problem Of Prescription Drug Abuse

The Wyoming Department of Health released a report last week that stated that between 2005 and 2008 the number of prescription drug related fatalities in the state of Wyoming increased by more than 100%.

Sheridan Police Sergeant Tom Ringley says that just this week they've had to deal with a number of incidents involving prescription drugs.

South Dam Rehab Is Going Well At Lake DeSmet

The Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition addressed an ongoing concern during their latest meeting this week. County Commissioner and Coalition Member, Bob Rolston.

And speaking of the South Dam rehab project, Rolston says things are looking good.