Archive - Jul 2009 - News

July 13th

Number Of Swine Flu Cases In Wyoming Reaches The Century Mark

The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu in Wyoming has broken the century mark. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the latest.

There are now 103 confirmed cases in the state, with over half of them being in Laramie County. There have been three related hospitalizations reported, yet no fatalities.

Opera To Take The Stage At The Wyo Theater This Thursday

The Rimrock Opera will be taking center stage this Thursday at the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan. Ron Krikac with the Sheridan Public Arts Council says that the opera will be a first of its kind.

Flash Flooding in Johnson County Late Sunday

Severe thunder storms moved through Johnson County and Natrona County late yesterday afternoon, producing large hail and knocking out power in some areas. A flash-flood warning went out yesterday afternoon at about 1:30.

Chuck Baker is with the National Weather Service in Riverton, and he re-caps the hardest hit region.

Shakespeare in the Parks Program Hit by Recession

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Officials with the Shakespeare in the Parks program say it is facing one of the hardest financial years in its 37-year history due to the recession.

July 12th

Tea Party Draws Crowd To Kendrick Park On Saturday

On April 15th this year organizations around the country held “tea parties” to protest current governmental agendas and fiscal policies. The local event drew a large crowd to downtown Sheridan.

World Champion Crowned But Not In Rodeo Event

It was another record year for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and many top ranked cowboys competed in this year’s event. There is one unofficial rodeo event that also seems to get more popular each year and 2009 was no exception. In fact, the 2009 Koltiska Butt Darts World Champion was crowned on Saturday night.

Street Dances Popular After-Rodeo Event

Most of last week’s events revolved around the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. One of the most popular of those is the pair of annual street dances in downtown Sheridan. Thousands of people attended the dances on Friday and Saturday nights. With that many people on Main Street, security is always an issue.

July 11th

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A church described as the first Lutheran church in the Wyoming territory is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
In 1884, the Rev. Frederick Andreason organized 31 people into what has become St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cheyenne.

FREE CLINIC

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - A free medical clinic in Powell for
low-income people has been in operation for a year now. The Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic opened in July 2008 and is run and staffed by doctors, nurses, receptionists, a pharmacist and other support-service representatives who volunteer their time.

EDUCATION SUMMIT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State education leaders say they're looking for new ways to improve Wyoming's high school graduation rate, which ranks about in the middle compared to other states.
Preventing students from dropping out will be the focus of a summit hosted by the State Board of Education and Wyoming P-16 Education Council Aug. 5-6 in Cheyenne.