Archive - Apr 2011

April 28th

First Person: Surviving Little Rock Tornado

This tornado hit Little Rock Arkansas on Monday, April 25th at 6 pm. It was taken from a downtown hospital. In reality, the color is an eerie army green because of the hail within the clouds.

For the past month, tornadoes have been ravaging multiple states in the Midwestern, southern and southeastern part of the country.

April 27th

Setback For Cancer Center Expansion

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Wednesday were updated on a setback of sorts regarding the 15,000 square foot Cancer Center expansion. Recently, KWN Construction, who's designing the Cancer Center, informed the Hospital that a geotechnical report showed that the proposed site has some expansive and potentially unstable soils.

VOA Milestones to Plant Trees Friday

Twenty Aspen trees will be planted Friday on the VOA's campus behind Landon's Greenhouse in Sheridan.

This week started with a Hawthorne tree being planted near the Elk Pasture, and Friday the work week will end with twenty trees being planted on the VOA Campus south of Sheridan.

New Temporary Home for Circuit Court

Circuit Court Judge John Sampson

For the next 6 to 8 weeks, Sheridan County Circuit Court will be held in the Sheridan County Commissioners meeting room. This is due to the HVAC retrofit project that will upgrade and replace the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning at the Old Courthouse.

Report: Slow Internet Cripples Rural Economies

Wyoming ranks 49th in the nation for online access speeds.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY - Few things can be as irritating in the world of advanced technology as slow Internet. In rural communities with reduced access to more high-tech services, irritation can be the least of one's worries.

Flooding Poses Possible Health Concerns

Flooding Poses Possible Health Concerns

With the likelihood of flooding in Wyoming during the coming months, the Wyoming Department of Health wanted to remind residents to be mindful of potential flood-related health concerns.

Bison Sports Teams Prepare for Busy Weekend

The Bison boys' and girls' soccer teams are still ranked #1 in this week's poll, after being idle last week, and both teams sit atop the standings in the 3A Northeast Conference.
The boys are 2-0in conference, 8-1-1 overall, while the girls are 2-0 in conference, 7-1-1 overall.

JCHC Board Gets Construction Update, Tour

JCHC Board

Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees got a construction update and tour of the new addition from Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward. Ward said the construction project is on schedule, and he expects the addition to be ready to move into in early August.

Jo Co School Board Accepts Bids

Johnson County School Board

At their meeting Monday night, Johnson County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees voted to accept two bids, one for a remodeling project at Meadowlark Elementary School and another for the lease/purchase of three school buses from the state.

UW COACHES ATTEND COWBOY JOE FUNCTION IN SHERIDAN

Wyoming Cowboys basketball coach Larry Shyatt

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING ATHLETICS - Several representatives from the University of Wyoming athletic department attended the Sheridan County Cowboy Joe membership drive kickoff function Wednesday night.

Among the coaches attending included new Cowboys basketball coach Larry Shyatt, Shyatt comments on returning to Wyoming after 13 years since leaving the program.

Shyatt won 19 games in his only season as the Pokes Head coach and he says they know going into the coming season they have a lot of work to do.