Archive - 2009 - News

May 29th

WYOMING CONFIRMS 7 MORE SWINE FLU CASES, 9 TOTAL

(AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health says it has confirmed seven more swine flu infections in Laramie County, bringing the total number of Wyoming cases to nine. The department announced Friday that the seven new cases include five children and two adults.

TIMEOUT CALLED FOR WYOMING ROADLESS AREAS

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary has called for a "time out" for road less National Forest areas. The directive puts a stop to new development and logging on more than 50 million acres nationwide, and more than three million acres in Wyoming - including land in the Bighorn, Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests.

PUBLIC COMMENTS BEING SOUGHT ON ACCESS POINT NAME CHANGE

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received a proposal to rename the Monument Point Access area at Lake DeSmet in honor of Malcom Wallop.

Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke.

Mischke says that they'll be taking public comment on the name change for the next couple of weeks.

PERFECT WEATHER FOR ANNUAL SAGEBRUSH ELEMENTARY PLAY DAY FRIDAY

As has been our custom for the past several years, Sheridan Media took part in the annual end-of-school play day at Sagebrush Elementary School Friday morning. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has this report.

SHERIDAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 AWARDED GRANT FOR STUDENT ENRICHMENT PILOT PROJECT

Thirteen school districts around the state have been selected as recipients of the Student Enrichment Pilot Project grants through the Wyoming Department of Education.

Sheridan County School District One has received 36 thousand in grant funding through the program for next school year. Superintendent Sue Belish.

May 28th

PUBLIC DESIGN WORKSHOP ON THORNE RIDER PARK HELD THURSDAY NIGHT

The Thorne Rider Park steering committee hosted a public design workshop last night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has more.

The workshop was the culmination of two public meetings in April where comments were taken on what improvements could be made to Thorne Rider Park.

BEAR AVOIDANCE EDUCATIONAL TRAILER TO BE IN STORY SATURDAY

Residents of Story will have a chance to learn about the dangers of bears in the outdoors during a special presentation at the Chuck Wagon Country Store Saturday. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke.

Mischke outlines some of what the display will include.

SHERIDANAIRES TO PERFORM AT THE SENIOR CENTER IN EARLY JUNE

The SheridanAires will put on their traditional June performance at the Sheridan Senior Center in a couple of weeks. Senior Center Executive Director Carmen Rideout explains.

Rideout says there'll be several performances of which to choose from.

AUTHORITIES FIND KAYAK IN TONGUE RIVER CANYON

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a kayak abandoned in Tongue River Canyon Wednesday night. Sheridan County Search and Rescue did begin a search for anyone associated with the watercraft at around 8 Wednesday evening.

“STICKS AND STONES” WILL COMMEMORATE CLASSES AT SHERIDAN COLLEGE

Sheridan College has been recognizing distinguished alumni for several years now. How fitting that one of those alums found a way to honor all students that have attended the college for the past 60 years. Maurice Campbell was a member of the first graduating class at Sheridan College in 1949.