Archive - Aug 22, 2011

Sunset @ The Box Cross Ranch

At the west end of Box Cross Road (CR-111), where the road ends, is Box Cross Ranch where Mother Nature painted a view to behold on Monday evening as the sun was setting. No doubt Victor Slack has seen many such views over the years from his Box Cross Ranch - thanks for sharing this one with us.

County Work Session: Suicide Prevention Coalition

Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coaliton Chair Vanessa Hastings

At a work session Monday the Sheridan City Council received an update from Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition Chair Vanessa Hastings, who discussed some of the findings from a 2007 report from Mental Health America and Thompson Healthcare.

Has This Summer Been Hotter Than Last?

This latest heatwave in the Sheridan region may be one of the last of the summer as fall isn't too far off on the calender.

Council Holds Special Meeting to Make Planning Commission Appointment

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City of Sheridan Council President John Bigelow

City of Sheridan Planning Commission member Kay Pearson resigned last week, which prompted the Sheridan City Council to hold a special meeting Monday to make a temporary appointment to the commission. The Council unanimously appointed Jason Szwec to a term of no more than 60 days.

Gotta Go? Go in Style

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Just in time for the Sheridan County Rodeo the county-purchased mobile shower/restroom unit arrived and was placed into service. The $54,000 unit, purchased from Ameri-can Engineering of Indiana is a most welcomed addition to the participant area of the fairgrounds where it was first placed - adjacent to the rodeo office east of the main arena.

Changes in SCOPE, Adult Basic Education Program in Sheridan

(Courtesy Metro Creative Connection)

Young adults looking to obtain their GED and or for enrollment in the SCOPE program can now go to the same place. Following the retirement of Sheridan College's Adult Basic Education Director Robin West, her ABE position was absorbed by SCOPE Coordinator Sarah Riehn.

Poll Question: What Should the US Postal Service do to Cut Costs?

Post offices nationwide have been in the news this summer, as advances of advertising and mail service in email and the Internet are finally catching up with the United States Postal Service, causing significant financial problems.

Unique Story on How Hospital Foundation Received Grant

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Sheridan Memorial Hosptial CEO Mike McCafferty

Last week we told you about the $3 million dollar grant that the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundaiton received from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to assist in the purchase of equipment for the new Welch Cancer Center. Sheridan ER Physician Dr.

Lots of Flu Vaccines Expected this Year

Flu season is still a few weeks away, but Associated Press reports say that plenty of flu vaccine is expected to be available across the country this year. A recent AP report said that 166 million vaccines are expected compared to the 157 million supplied last year.

Construction Scheduled Soon in BHNF

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The Powder River Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest has announced plans for a construction project on Elgin Park Loop Road that will begin Tuesday. Powder River District Ranger Mark Booth explains that the work is pretty straight forward.