Archive - Sep 2009 - News

September 23rd

School District Two Continues To Excel In Elementary Education

Earlier this month Sagebrush Elementary School was one of two schools in the state to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School. The national award is given out annually by the U.S. Department of Education to schools that are academically superior and that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels.

Wyoming Veterans Museum Has New Permanent Hours

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum has new permanent hours of operation. The museum, located in Casper on the grounds of the Natrona County International Airport, is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. It is closed on Mondays.

Students Learn How to Think Like Millionaires ... The Right Way

Who wants to be a millionaire? Well, if Susan Beecham, CEO and Founder of Money Savvy Generation has anything to say about it, anybody can learn how to bank the bucks, but especially young people.

September 22nd

Wyoming Public Health Education Conference in Sheridan

Every fall the Wyoming Public Health Association, along with the Wyoming Environmental Health Association, holds an educational conference that helps professionals statewide with current health issues. This year’s conference is taking place this week at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

Barrasso leads senate to save nearly $3 Million

A bill before the U.S. Senate would have the National Forest Service spending $2.8 million on wildland fire management. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso opposed the measure and asked the full Senate to approve an amendment striking the expenditure. What was the reason for Barrasso’s concern?

Civic Theater Guild To Kick Off Season Next Weekend

The Sheridan Civic Theater Guild will begin its 54th season next Friday night, October 2nd with a Paul Zindel-written play entitled “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds”. The play is being directed by Malcom Wallop, who explains why they are getting a little bit later start than usual.

1st Annual Clear Creek Cannon Shoot Gets Underway This Friday

The first annual Clear Creek Cannon Shoot will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the C Bar B Ranch east of Buffalo. Fort Phil Kearney Site Superintendent Bob Wilson says there will be a number of different types of cannons at the shoot.

Grant Awarded To Create Database For The Eastern Shosone Language

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to help create a database of the Eastern Shoshone language. University of Wyoming American Indian Studies Program Director, Judy Antell, says the database will be the basis for the future development of additional Eastern Shoshone language and teaching materials.

Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. Receives Notification from NASDAQ

In a media release late Monday from Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. in Sheridan, the company announced that on September 15, 2009 it received notification from the NASDAQ Stock Market that Pinnacle is not in compliance with the minimum bid price NASDAQ requires because its stock price has been less than $1 per share for the previous 30 consecutive business days.

September 21st

City Council Approves Future Of Parks

Over the past several months, the public has been asked to provide their input on what they would like to see in some of our city parks.