Archive - Aug 2009 - News

August 13th

Stimulus Funds Are Helping Cure Wyoming's Health Care Woes

Expanded care, better facilities and new jobs. Those are the results of more than $2 million in Federal stimulus money that has come to Wyoming Community Health Centers. The on-the-ground health care improvements are being noted for this week’s National Health Center Week.

August 12th

Registration Response is Overwhelming for Wyoming Wind Symposium

More than 600 people have registered to attend Governor Dave Freudenthal's Wyoming Wind Symposium which begins today at the University of Wyoming's Student Union.

SHAC Executive Director To Resign At The End Of The Year

The executive director of the Sheridan Housing Action Committee has announced her plans to resign at the end of this year. Marie Lowe has been involved in the organization since it’s inception in 2003. She became the director in 2006. Lowe says she has thoroughly enjoyed working with affordable housing projects.

Sheridan Area Water Supply Board Moves Ahead With Planning Expansion To The Water Plant

The recently installed 20-inch water line completed for the Sheridan Area Water Supply system not only updated old infrastructure but increased capacity of the line. In response, the board is considering a project at the Big Goose Water Treatment Plant that would allow the plant to keep up with the larger line. SAWS Administrator Dave Engels…

SAWS Board Considers Rate Reductions

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board once again discussed water rates during their monthly meeting at the Sheridan County Courthouse. In an effort to provide relief for those SAWS customers with large tap sizes, the Board considered eliminating 5 tiers of the rate structure.

Rebuilding The North Main Interchange Is A Popular Suggestion

The Wyoming Department of Transportation met with 50 or 60 Sheridan area residents last night to get comments on the proposed North Main Interchange project they are designing. The work is not scheduled until 2015. WYDOT Spokesperson Ronda Holwell says the project is in its infancy and now is the time to get involved.

Leadership Sheridan Graduates Nearly Two Dozen

Every summer for the last 14 years, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has had a graduating class from the Leadership Sheridan County project. This year State Auditor Rita Meyer was a guest speaker for the graduation ceremony at the Chamber’s monthly luncheon.

Auditions For The 2009 WYO Theater Gala Are Next Week

The 2009 WYO Theater Gala is entitled “Singin' in the Rain”, and will be directed by Marva Craft with musical direction by Tami Davis. While the Gala may be over two months away, the auditions for it are coming up soon explains WYO Theater Marketing and Development Associate Erin Butler.

1st Annual “Share The Spirit” Festival At First Christian Church Is This Saturday

The First Christian Church in Sheridan will be the site this Saturday for the 1st annual “Share the Spirit” festival. Activities include, a bake sale, music featuring the Patchwork Singers, a silent auction, and food and games for the kids.

Wyoming Cattle Numbers Dropped in Drought Years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's cattle population dropped 21% during the drought of the past decade, but rebounded slightly last year. The numbers are in a newly released annual report by federal and state agricultural agencies.