Archive - Mar 2010 - News

Library Director's Retirement Reading List

The search for a new Sheridan County Public Library Director is about to begin. The current Director, Cathy Butler, met with several Board of Trustees members last night in a Special Meeting to begin discussing the Director Search Procedure.

Holiday Inn Upgrades Underway

One of the new owners of the Sheridan Holiday Inn Aftab Khan
One of the new owners of the Sheridan Holiday Inn Aftab Khan

Its been a week since the transfer of ownership occurred at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story on what's in store for the hotel.

Digital Mammography On The Way

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Medical Imaging Manager Chris Bilyeu

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees held a special meeting Wednesday to approve the purchase of digital mammography equipment in the amount of $231,308. The Hospital Foundation began raising funds for the equipment last fall with the 1st annual Pink Link run/walk that raised over $65,000.

Residence Hall Living

Newer residence halls at Sheridan College offer a unique living and learning experience for students.
Newer residence halls at Sheridan College offer a unique living and learning experience for students.

Providing additional housing for students on campus is something that officials with Sheridan College have addressed head on over the past couple of years. The Whitney Villas and the Lofts have of course provided more available rooms on campus, but they have also provided a whole new type of atmosphere for the students as well.

March 30th

LIEAP Applications Due Today

Deadline for home heating assistance is today.
Home Heating Help

Today is the final day to submit applications for the state's home heating help program. The LIEAP (lee-ap) program helps low-income families cover the costs of heating their homes between the months of October and May for unregulated heat, and from October 15th through June 15th for regulated heat sources, such as gas and electric.

Should Dropouts Lose Their Drivers License?

Representative Rosie Berger
Representative Rosie Berger

Developing some sort of accountability for high school students that choose to drop out is the theory behind an idea that was recently raised by School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty.

Representative Rosie Berger responded to the idea during an interview Tuesday on KROE'S Public Pulse program.

Armed Forces Appreciation Day Is Saturday

Armed Forces appreciation day is this Saturday at the Fairgrounds.
Armed Forces appreciation day is this Saturday at the Fairgrounds.

The Sheridan People's Assistance Food Bank are sponsoring armed forces appreciation day this Saturday in Sheridan. Food Bank Director and Coordinator of the event Dan Lick says Saturday will be all about giving our soldiers a big welcome home.

UW Cancels Ayers Appearance

William Ayers appearance at UW has been cancelled.
William Ayers appearance at UW has been cancelled.

The University of Wyoming announced Tuesday that they have canceled the scheduled appearance of William Ayers that was to take place Monday April 5th. Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was to give a speech sponsored by the UW Social Justice Research Center, based on his article "Trudge Toward Freedom: Educational Research in the Public Interest."

State Jobless Rate Dips Slightly

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming labor officials say the state's unemployment rate has fallen for the first time since February 2008, but only slightly. The Wyoming Department of Employment said Tuesday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in February, down from 7.6 percent in January. The rate was 4.8 percent in February 2009.

March 29th

JobAssist Adds Four Communities

Sheridan, Jackson, Cody and Casper have now been included in the Department of Workforce Services Healthy Families Succeed JobAssist program. Started two years ago as a pilot project for Laramie County, it is aimed at establishing greater job skills which then lead to sustained self-sufficiency for Wyoming families already receiving two or more publicly-funded state services.