Archive - Sep 8, 2011

JAC to Receive Retirement System Update Today

JAC to Receive Retirement System Update Today

The State Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee has been meeting in Cheyenne to discuss issues that will be addressed during the next legislative session in early 2012. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter takes a look at the Wyoming Retirement System, which will be the topic of the day today at the JAC meeting.

BOA Approves Special Exemption for Cell Tower

Kevin Howell with Verizon Wireless addresses the Board of Adjustments about a proposed cell tower at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

The City of Sheridan Board of Adjustments approved a special exemption for the construction of a 60' monopole cell phone tower at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

Window is Filling with Food!

As darkness is upon us, the window is continuing to fill up at Cost Plus, corner of Main and Brundage Streets in Sheridan with A LOT of non-perishable food items and sundries, which will be divided between the People's Assistance Food Bank and the Salvation Army Food Pantry!

More Broadband Internet Access for Wyoming Students

CenturyLink (formely Qwest) workers work at a terminal box outside Woodland Park elementary Thursday. (Photo by Stan Woinoski)

Two-thirds of Wyoming's 88,165 students will soon have Ethernet broadband access, thanks to an agreement between the State of Wyoming and CenturyLink, according to a release from the governor's office Thursday.

SEEDA and First Light Discuss Maintenance Fund and Lease Agreement

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Sheridan College President and SEEDA Chairman Dr. Paul Young

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority held a special meeting Thursday to discuss details of a draft lease and a long term maintenance fund with representatives of First Light Inc.

Study: Warming Climate Could Cut Trout Habitats, Could Help Some in High Elevations of Bighorns

Cutthroat Trout in Yellowstone National Park. (Photo courtesy of National Parks Service)

A report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that was released in mid-August said that cutthroat trout may be one species of trout that are particularly susceptible to a warming climate.

The Spirit of America Food Drive is Underway

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In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Sheridan Media and Cost Plus Furniture & Appliances have teamed up to put on a 24-hour, three-day "Spirit of America 9/11 Food Drive." Drop by and keep Ben Chalker awake and drop off your goods - in the store from 9 am to 5 pm Thursday and Friday and from 9-4 on Saturday.

Ethernet Coming To More Wyoming Students

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Governor Matt Mead's office on Thursday released information about the State of Wyoming and CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) agreement on a contract that will result in two-thirds of Wyoming's 88,165 students having access to Ethernet broadband at their schools before the end of 2011.

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Restocked into Little Tongue River

Andrew Nikirk, Sheridan Fish Biologist, Restocks the Little Tongue River with Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout on Monday August 29. (photo courtesy WGFD)

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Big Horn National Forest have restocked the Little Tongue River with 10,000, eight-to 10-inch Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, completing a four-year project.

The Spirit of America Food Drive

In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the tragedy on September 11, 2001, Sheridan Media will be working with Cost Plus Furniture and Appliances of Sheridan to put on a 24-hour, three-day "Spirit of America 9/11 Food Drive" with a goal of collecting 911 pounds of non-perishable food items.

Sheridan Media's Ben Chalker tells us more.