Archive - May 2011

May 27th

Big Horn Valley Flooding Day 1

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Pictures sent in to us by Doug and Trudy Bahm

Governor Mead Signs Executive Order

Governor Mead gives the green light for the Army National Guard to help with flood preparation around the state.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead signed an Executive Order today directing the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and Wyoming National Guard to deploy small teams to help counties prepare for possible flooding.

Raptoround: Standing Proud

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"Raptoround: Standing Proud" by Chuck Weaver will officially be dedicated during the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Sheridan on Monday morning. The sculpture that portrays a patriotic look was purchased with funds from the Sheridan Media Benefit Golf Tournament that was held last June. It has been placed on the Coffeen & Main Street corner where it will be dedicated.

All-State Soccer Award Recipients

3-Broncs and 3-Lady Broncs earn All-State Soccer Awards. The Wyoming Coaches Association has posted the 2011 4A All-State Awards recognizing six from Sheridan: Zack Will, Hunter Reece, Gabe Dahmke, Rickie Ryan, Nicci Kassen and Steph Sessions.

Hershey Track Rescheduled

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Kids from 9 to 14 were ready for the 28th Annual Hershey's Track Meet at Scott Field in Sheridan at 4:00 pm Tuesday. Then at precisely 4:07 pm as the first boy made his standing jump into the sand and others lined up for the softball toss - guess what? Yes, the rain began to pour down and lightning strikes near the stadium forced a cancellation for the day.

May "Pops" Concert

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The Wind Ensemble from The Sheridan High School Band Department played selections from Mary Poppins and ended with "I Got Rhythm" during the May "Pops" Concert Tuesday evening in the Sue Henry Theater at Sheridan High School. The Symphonic Band and two Percussion groups also performed in addition to the presentation of year-end special recognition awards given out by Band Director Diane Knutson.

Sexting: Prevention & Diversion in Sheridan County

Sexting has both immediate and future consequences.

Dr. Amanda Turlington was host Kim Love's guest on Wednesday's Public Pulse program. The purpose of her discussion was to make parents in particular, and the community in general, aware of sexting – what it is, how present it is in Sheridan County, and preventative steps parents can take with their children.

Post Flooding Health Safety Tips

What might seem like common sense are still good reminders to stay healthy post-disaster.

When the flood waters dry up around the region, what will be left is muck and mud and debris, all of which can hold health hazards.