Archive - Feb 2010 - News

February 22nd

No Guts ... No Glory

by Judy Hagerott

Athletes and participants alike mustered up their courage this past Saturday as they jumped into the icy waters of Lake DeSmet, all for a good cause.

The 3rd Annual Sheridan Jackalope Jump is a fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming. According to event coordinator Kerri Pilcher, the Jackalope Jump was one of seven such fundraisers being held throughout the state.

Families Pack the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Support of Dogs and Cats

by Judy Hagerott

If attendance was any indication, Saturday night's Dog and Cat Shelter's Family Fun Night should be deemed a huge success, as the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall was packed with 350 to 400 people for the event. Live music, a homemade chili feed, a bucket raffle, a live and silent auction, plus several children's games were highlights of the evening.

Calling All Entrepreneurs -- StartWest Wants YOU

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and technology workers are invited to a special presentation. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.


The "Wage Project" Workshop is Coming to Sheridan

This Saturday, women in the workforce, or those considering entering or re-entering the workforce, are invited to a workshop to learn about negotiating fair wages.

February 21st

One Week Left For Pennies For Presidents Day Fund Raiser

The challenge continues for the 7th annual Pennies for Presidents Day fund raiser that has pitted 5 local agencies against one another to see who can raise the most money throughout February for a great cause. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

SHAC To Host Open House This Week

Last week we told you about a recent $450,000 grant that was awarded to the Sheridan Housing Action Committee. SHAC will use the funding to help 25 local home buyers obtain affordable housing. Wednesday SHAC will be holding an open house.

Bill Would Distance Wyoming Sex Offenders And Schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Registered sex offenders in Wyoming
couldn't move into residences close to schools under a bill
advancing in the state House of Representatives.

In Western Wyoming, Gas Industry Faces Crossroads

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) - The future of the natural gas industry in the Pinedale area has been a lot less certain lately due to the recession and what industry officials worry will be more regulation.

Hybrid School Bus In Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming has purchased its first diesel
hybrid school bus. The state Department of Education and Department of Environmental Quality unveiled the new bus at the Capitol on Friday.

February 20th

US Highway 14 Is Now Open After Haz-Mat Spill

US Highway 14 through Shell Canyon is now reopen after being closed since Friday night. The closure was due to a tractor trailer rollover spilling an estimated 1,300 gallons of a silicon based hazardous chemical liquid.