Archive - May 29, 2009 - News

Date

WYOMING CONFIRMS 7 MORE SWINE FLU CASES, 9 TOTAL

(AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health says it has confirmed seven more swine flu infections in Laramie County, bringing the total number of Wyoming cases to nine. The department announced Friday that the seven new cases include five children and two adults.

TIMEOUT CALLED FOR WYOMING ROADLESS AREAS

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary has called for a "time out" for road less National Forest areas. The directive puts a stop to new development and logging on more than 50 million acres nationwide, and more than three million acres in Wyoming - including land in the Bighorn, Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests.

PUBLIC COMMENTS BEING SOUGHT ON ACCESS POINT NAME CHANGE

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received a proposal to rename the Monument Point Access area at Lake DeSmet in honor of Malcom Wallop.

Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke.

Mischke says that they'll be taking public comment on the name change for the next couple of weeks.

PERFECT WEATHER FOR ANNUAL SAGEBRUSH ELEMENTARY PLAY DAY FRIDAY

As has been our custom for the past several years, Sheridan Media took part in the annual end-of-school play day at Sagebrush Elementary School Friday morning. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has this report.

SHERIDAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 AWARDED GRANT FOR STUDENT ENRICHMENT PILOT PROJECT

Thirteen school districts around the state have been selected as recipients of the Student Enrichment Pilot Project grants through the Wyoming Department of Education.

Sheridan County School District One has received 36 thousand in grant funding through the program for next school year. Superintendent Sue Belish.