May 29th, 2011

North Platte River Rises Near Casper

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High waterways around the region are causing residents to be on the alert.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The North Platte River near Casper rose to "action stage" Sunday morning. But forecasters say the rise is mostly caused by reservoirs upstream letting out water to make room for snowmelt.

Corps Updates Reservoir Release Forecast to Unprecedented Levels

Fort Peck Dam (photo by Donna Sexton Pace for the State of Montana)

Omaha, Neb. – Rapidly changing weather conditions in Montana, northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas have prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make adjustments to previously announced releases. Future releases will reach record levels considerably higher than those previously announced.

Eatons' Annual Horse Drive

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At 9:48 am Sunday morning and close to schedule the annual Eatons' Horse Drive of over 100 horses passed under Interstate 90 and past the "City of Sheridan - Entrance to Historic District" sign as they headed down East 5th Street into Sheridan. In 1904 the Eaton brothers moved from North Dakota to the present ranch location on Wolf Creek west of Sheridan.

Valedictorian Josephine Carpenter & Salutatorian James Dack

To the sounds of Bagpipes by Robert Wyatt 14 Fort Mackenzie High School Graduates in waiting entered Early Auditorium Saturday afternoon. After speakers Laurien Rahimi and Terry Burgess it was time for Valedictorian Josephine Carpenter and Salutatorian James Dack, shown here, to deliver their respective speeches.

Enzi: Honoring our Veterans Should be More than One Day a Year

Gene McNair of Sheridan, Wyoming (center) stops for a picture with Senator Mike Enzi (right) and Senator John Barrasso (left). McNair was in the nation’s capitol on an Honor Flight to visit to the World War II Memorial and to meet with the Wyoming congressional delegation. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., encourages all Americans to take the opportunity to honor the men and women who gave their lives in the fight for freedom and those who continue to serve and protect the country this Memorial Day, May 30th.

May 28th

Flags and Flowers are in Place for Memorial Day

The flags are flying, flowers are in place and the grass has been groomed at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day.

Because of rain, the parade was canceled. The wreath-laying was moved to the VA Medical Center Auditorium.

A free community barbecue with music will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 758 N. Broadway from 1-6 pm after the parade and ceremonies.

May 27th

Forest Visitors Face Wet, Hazardous Weekend Conditions

Pactola Visitor Center in the Black Hills National Forest

Custer, SD – With widespread flooding and other weather events dominating the news, it’s easy to miss local, hazardous weather conditions. Officials with the Black Hills Forest Service have issued a general advisory for Memorial Weekend visitors.

Memorial Day Survey: Half Say They Want to “Get Away”

Road Trippin' is a fun way to take an economical get-away.

Wyoming News Service, JACKSON, WY - Memorial Weekend marks the official kick-off to summer, generally, and according to a Deloitte consumer survey, half of the respondents want to get away, at least for an overnight trip.

Renowned Economist to Speak at Governor's Summit

Economist Harry J. Holzer to speak at Governor's Summit June 9th and 10th in Riverton.

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Workforce Development Council welcomes Harry Holzer as one of the main guest speakers at the 2011 Governor’s Summit on Workforce Solutions.  The Summit will be held in Riverton at Central Wyoming College June 9th and 10th.

Indian Health Center Update – Memorial Weekend

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Crow Northern Cheyenne IHS Hospital

The Crow Northern Cheyenne Indian Health Service Hospital ER is open for emergency cases only.