Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 8th

Lummis Supports Pay Cut For Congress

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis is co-sponsoring legislation that would cut salaries for senators and representatives in Congress. Lummis explains why she's behind the proposed legislation.

Representative Jack Landon Will Not Seek Re-Election

State Representative Jack Landon has announced that he will not seek re-election for the District 30 House Seat that he has held since 1999. Landon is the Chair of the Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee and is also on the Select Committee on Capital Financing and Investments, which will keep him busy for the remainder of his term.

Weekly Poll Question Addresses Failed Bill on Concealed Weapons

The Wyoming Legislature just wrapped up the 2010 Budget Session last Friday, and one of the bills that failed was the concealed weapons bill. The bill called for allowing people to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, and thousands of e-mails were sent from around the state in support of its passage. When it didn't pass, public outcry was strong.

University of Wyoming Enrollment Numbers Increase Over Last Spring

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming reports that spring enrollment increased nearly 6 percent over the same time last year to about 12,500 students. The enrollment numbers include an increase of about 500 students at the main campus in Laramie.

Recent Report Gives Lets Forest Beetles Off the Hook - Kind Of

Wyoming News Service, Casper, WY - Big wildfires in the forest backcountry through the West are often blamed on pine bark beetles, with the thought that those diseased and dead trees present a higher fire risk. The West continues to see one of the worst outbreaks of forest beetles in centuries.

Garden Gurus And Guineas At Landon's Greenhouse This Spring

"Getting fruity," and "All about Tomatoes" are just a few of the free discussions that will take place at Landon's Greenhouse in Sheridan over the next two months, as gardening season is nearly upon us. The first workshop was held this weekend. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has more

Changing Industry Standards Is Increasing Business At Workforce Centers

Sheridan Workforce Center has contracted with Sheridan College to offer free workshops twice a month. Chanda Richards, who is the Sheridan Center Supervisor for Employment Services, says people can still get assistance with these skills through the workforce, or attend the workshops

March 7th

Over $35,000 Raised for the Sheridan County Museum Education Project

The Sheridan County Historical Society has received a matching funds grant from the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation in the amount of $17,778. Contributions from various donors to match the Scott Foundation grant will pay for the Sheridan County Museum's Education Program through 2010.

Sheridan Ice To Hold Their 1st Ever Ice Show This Week

The Sheridan Ice Figure Skaters will be holding the first ever Ice Show at the Sheridan Ice Rink this Thursday. Sheridan Ice Figure Skating Coach Emily Emond says the event is a great way to wrap up the season.

The Ice Show will be this Thursday night from 6 to 7 pm at the Sheridan Ice Rink.

32nd Annual Homebuilders Home Show Begins Friday

The 2010 Big Horn Homebuilders Home and Idea show gets underway this Friday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Director of Operations for the Home Show Dick Caldwell tells us about a couple of new exhibits this year.