March 24th, 2010

Health Care Reform and Sheridan Memorial

At their monthly meeting Wednesday, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees briefly discussed the ramifications of the health care reform bill that was passed and signed into law earlier this week. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Hospital Projects in Design Phase

Sheridan Memorial Hospital will move forward with re-addressing the design plans of a 12-to-15 thousand square foot cancer center that would be located on the west campus of the hospital property. Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty.

The Future of Old Highland Park

The Sheridan Recreation District has been utilizing the old Highland Park School since April of 2007 and the usage numbers continue to remain strong. Recreation District Director Richard Wright says their future at the facility is still uncertain.

Wyoming Legislators Call On Freudenthal To Add Wyoming To Health Care Challenge

Speaker of the House Colin Simpson, along with Senate President John Hines and legislators from both the Wyoming House and Senate, called on Governor Dave Freudenthal Wednesday to direct Attorney General Bruce Salzburg to take all necessary action to add Wyoming to the legal challenge of the recently enacted federal health reform bill.

Public Pulse - Wednesday 03/24/10

Civic Theater Guild "Over the River and Through the Woods" w/ Gene Davis / Welcome Home Soldiers with Dan Lick

Students Participate in Anti-Smoking Event

Today is national "Kick Butts Day," an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. Youth are sending two powerful messages on this day: they want the tobacco companies to stop targeting them with marketing for cigarettes and other tobacco products, and they want elected leaders to do more to protect them from tobacco.

March 23rd

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. Announces Pricing of IPO

It's official -- a registration statement relating to shares of Class A common stock of First Interstate has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Free Clinic of Sheridan to Celebrate 5 Years

Five years ago, a clinic opened across from Sheridan Memorial Hospital to provide uninsured and underinsured Sheridan County residents between the ages of 19 and 64 the opportunity to receive medical care at little to no cost.

Public Meeting Focuses On Supplemental Water Study

In the summer of 2009, the City of Sheridan requested that the Wyoming Water Development Commission perform a study on the need for a supplemental water supply for Sheridan. The first task of the study was to evaluate water usage and demands for the City and the SAWS system.

No Deliberation Date Set In MDU Rate Increase Proposal

Earlier this month the Office of Consumer Advocate and Montana Dakota Utilities Company reached a stipulation agreement lowing MDU's proposed rate increase to $3.2 million. The Wyoming Public Service Commission heard testimony from the OCA and MDU at a hearing Monday in Cheyenne regarding the stipulation agreement.