Archive - Sep 2009 - News

September 13th

Health Fair Out At Sheridan College

The annual Sheridan County Health Fair took place Saturday at the Sheridan College Golden Dome. The Health Fair has been going on for almost twenty years, providing an opportunity for residents to receive and go over the results of their blood draw done at the end of August, as well as to visit booths with health-related information on services available in Sheridan County.

Obama's Heath Care Plan

The hot topic these days seems to be President Obama's health care plan. The town hall meetings only made the debate worse. This week's Bank of Sheridan / Sheridan Media poll question is "Do you agree with President Obama's health care plan.

September 12th

Officials Urge Caution, Not Panic, Over Swine Flu

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming Department of Health Director Brent Sherard says swine flu is widespread in Wyoming and most likely is already in every school in the state. But Sherard said Friday there's no reason to panic because health officials are accustomed to dealing with the influenza virus and swine flu is not an exotic disease.

Fair Board Moving Forward With Design Work To Remedy Infield Drainage

The recently adopted Sheridan County Fairgrounds master plan called for implementation in several phases. The engineering work on the new first phase of the project has begun. Drainage problems throughout the infield and arenas can sometimes delay events several days after a storm has left the area.

Washakie County Man Dies Of West Nile Virus

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A Washakie County man has died from West Nile virus - the state's first reported fatality from the disease this year. The Wyoming Department of Health announced Friday the man had been hospitalized before he died this week. Seven cases of the virus have been reported to the health department this year.

Police: Suspect Had Racial Motive In Deputy Attack

RIVERTON, (AP) - A Riverton police detective says the suspect charged in last week's hatchet attack on an off-duty Fremont County Sheriff's deputy didn't approve of the white lawman's relationship with an American Indian woman.
Lander resident George Dewey is charged with attacking deputy Calvin Martin of Riverton on Sept. 1. The deputy was treated for gashes to his head and other injuries.

September 11th

Wyoming Arts Council Offers Travel Stipend for Arts Summit

The Wyoming Arts Council is offering travel stipends to Wyoming artists, arts organization representatives and community leaders interested in attending the Arts Summit September 24th and 25th at Little America in Cheyenne.

September 10th

Several Different Scams Try To Separate You From Your Money

Puppies aren’t the only lure scammers use to take your money. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher tells us more.

9/11 Ceremonies Remember Tragedy From 8 Years Ago

The Sheridan Fire – Rescue Department is holding a ceremony to remember their fallen comrades from the terrorist attacks in 2001. Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer says the ceremony won’t take long.

The 9-11 ceremony will take place in front of the Sheridan Fire Station.

Sheridan On Waiting List For $1.3 Million

The State of Wyoming has awarded all of the $38.7 Million it received for clean water and drinking water projects as part of the Federal Stimulus Package. However, many of the funded projects are coming in under engineering estimates. That means excess funds may be returned to the state for redistribution.