Archive - 2009

January 29th

SENATOR ENZI URGES CONGRESS TO RETHINK STIMULUS PACKAGE

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi urged his colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee to take strong action – not wrong action – and avoid throwing billions of dollars in borrowed money at government programs that have little hope of reviving the U.S. economy. Enzi suggested alternatives that would provide immediate tax benefits for businesses and individuals.

REAL LIFE “RAIN MAN” TALKS TO SOLD OUT CROWD AT THE WYO THEATER

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The man who inspired Dustin Hoffman’s performance in the 1988 movie “Rain Man” visited Sheridan this week. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher had a chance to visit with him.

HOSPITAL BOARD APPROVES MOVING FORWARD WITH OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees received their first glimpse of what an outpatient surgery center would look like on the hospital's west campus. Representatives from CTA Architects showed the Board preliminary schematics of the surgery center, and outlined projected costs of the endeavor.

PART TWO OF OUR GAME AND FISH ACCOMPLISHMENTS SERIES

Today we continue our series on the Sheridan Region Game and Fish Department accomplishments for the past year. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL HOLDING FOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

The Sheridan High School Student Council is sponsoring a community service event at their Court-warming game tomorrow evening, and they are asking for donations from the community. Food Drive Chairperson Jasmine Slater explains what the Student Council will be doing.

FIRST LEG OF “KRIEGIES' KIDS” FORCED MARCH COMMEMORATION COMPLETE – (Part 2 of Series)

Yesterday we began a series following the “Kriegies Kids” march reenacting the five-day journey of thousands of Stalag Luft 3 POW's which took place beginning January 27, 1945. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson continues the story.

PUBLIC MEETING ON FAIRGROUNDS MODERNIZATION PLAN DRAWS A LARGE CROWD

A public meeting was held last night to present the final draft of the proposed Sheridan County Fairgrounds Modernization Plan. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

SHERIDAN QUALITY CHILD CARE INCORPORATED REPORTS TO SEEDA THAT FUNDRAISING IS ON TRACK

The Sheridan Quality Child Care Initiative has less than two weeks to raise over $100,000 for the operations of the “Hand in Hand” Early Childhood Education Center. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher has more on the story.

SHERIDAN ECONOMIC AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY GETS UPDATES ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

The “Hand in Hand” Early Childhood Education center building is currently under construction at the corner of Custer and Brundage Streets. Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board Chairman Tom Sachse asked the City of Sheridan to itemize all the City fees that have been waived for the project.

SENATE FILE 16 “FLIES” OUT OF THE SENATE AND INTO THE HOUSE

Senate File 16, known as the “Butterfly Bill,” passed through the Senate 30-0 in its final reading on Monday. The bill was started a year ago by a Big Horn third grade class when Tanner Warder found out that Wyoming didn't have a state insect. He decided to ask the Legislature to make Sheridan's Green Hairstreak Butterfly the State Butterfly through this bill.