Archive - Oct 13, 2009 - News

Personal Electronic Devices Discouraged For Younger Students

It seems personal electronics are used by younger people every day. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher found out they can be very distracting for elementary students.

Big Game Hunting Season For Much Of The Region Starts Tomorrow

Big game hunting season got underway October 1st for much of the area east of Interstate 90. Tomorrow more big game hunting will open in our area. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Can You Make Your Fuel-Efficient Transportation Street Legal?

Gasoline prices have stabilized this year around $2.60-a-gallon in Wyoming. This is a far cry from the $4.00-a-gallon seen just over a year ago but it’s still high enough to make us keep looking for alternate transportation. Several automakers are developing electrically powered vehicles. In some areas consumers are taking steps to move away from gasoline dependence on their own.

Local Legislator Talks About The Upcoming Budget Session

The state legislature will have their work cut out for them when they convene in February for the budget session. State Representative John Patton appeared on KROE'S Public Pulse program Tuesday and he addressed the topic of preparing for a tough budget session in 2010.

The state budget session will convene in Cheyenne February 8th 2010.

Sheridan County Sheriff Canceling Wednesday's Fingerprinting / ID Service

Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier would like the public to know that his office will not be conducting fingerprinting and Identification production tomorrow, October 14th, as some of his staff will be out. The office will be back to providing that service on Friday, October 16th.

Danger Low in First Wyoming Avalanche Report

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center posted its first advisory of the season for northwest Wyoming last weekend after a trio of storms dumped up to 3 feet of snow on the high peaks in the area.

21st Century Technology Helps Sheridan Students

One of the advantages of building a brand new school is being able to integrate new technologies from the ground up. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher tells us more about hi-tech in education.

Elementary Students Start In Brand New School

Many of us had Columbus Day off and used the long weekend to relax. That was not true of the employees of Woodland Park Elementary School. They worked through the break to make sure everything was moved from the old school to the brand new facility.

With Winter Making Its Presence Felt, Drivers Should Be Cautious

Winter has come early to the Sheridan area, and we’ve seen the coldest start to October on record. Drivers need to take extra caution when on the roads and remember some basic traffic rules that make it safer for everyone.