Archive - Sep 2009 - News

September 14th

More County Road Closures Remind Us That It’s Still Construction Season

Many of the construction projects in the Sheridan area are getting close to completion. The roadwork to prepare for a traffic light at Brundage Lane and Sugarland Drive is almost done.

Tongue River Valley Community Center Still Eying An October Move In Date At The Old Tongue River High School

Officials with the Tongue River Valley Community Center are confident that renovation work at the old Tongue River High School will be complete by the end of this month. TRVCC Director Erin Kilbride says things are a bit behind schedule, but they are hopeful that things will be
done soon.

Wyoming Arts Council Encourages Writers To Apply for Upcoming Awards

Wyoming writers are encouraged to consider applying for several upcoming writers awards being offered by the Wyoming Arts Council. Anyone wishing to apply for the Neltje, Blanchan and Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards are reminded that the postmark deadline for applications is October 30th.

Fugitive Arrested In the Big Horn Mountains Is Heading Back To Mississippi

The 63 year old fugitive arrested while tending sheep in the Big Horn Mountains will be extradited to Mississippi, where he's accused of molesting children. A judge in Casper ruled Monday that Edward Eugene Harper should be returned to face charges in DeSoto County Mississippi. Harper was a fugitive for nearly 15 years after failing to

Making the Call: Cell Phone Health Risks Debated in D.C. Today

News out of Washington today: Pensylvania Senator and brain cancer survivor Arlen Specter will hold a Senate committee hearing today on whether using your cell phone could be making you sick. And at the same time, an international conference is examining the scientific research on cancer risks linked to exposure to cell phone radiation.

University of Wyoming Trustees Extend Buchanan's Contract 1 Year

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - University of Wyoming trustees have extended President Tom Buchanan's contract by another year. It had been set to expire June 30, 2011, but trustees on Friday extended it through June 30, 2012. He will make $350,000 a year, the same amount since getting a $50,000 raise in May of 2008.

Training for Torrington Prison Starts Today

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Work on Wyoming's new medium-security prison in Torrington is wrapping up, and the first training class for officers starts today at nearby Camp Guernsey.

Colorado Utility's Rebuff of Wyoming Wind Causes Surprise

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Some in Wyoming say a Colorado utility's rejection of southeast Wyoming wind power as part of its energy supply doesn't negate the need for wind and transmission development in southeast Wyoming.

September 13th

Wyoming Health Department Prepares Schools For H1N1 Flu

The Wyoming Department of Health and the Department of Education have been working very closely for several years, and this school year is no exception. The new threat of H1N1 Influenza is not something parents need to worry about, according to Health Department Director Doctor Brent Sherard.

Sheridan Organization Works To Improve Conditions In Alaska Schools

When you hear the name Kodiak, Alaska, you don’t immediately think of a connection to us here in Sheridan. Both areas are subject to the same Federal educational regulations and Average Yearly Progress standards. Another thing we have in common is The National American Indian, Alaskan, and Hawaiian Educational Development Center that is headquartered here in Sheridan.