Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 4th

Lions and Wolves and Bears…Oh, My!

Contributed by Judy Hagerott

You run into a mountain lion while hiking and it looks like it wants you for supper…what do you do?  Last night in the C-TEL Presentation Hall at Sheridan College, 30 people heard Dave Moody with Wyoming Game and Fish from Lander present the seminar, “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country.”

March 4th

Report Shows Decline in Juvenile Detention Numbers for Wyoming

In late January, Volunteers of America released "The State of Juvenile Detention in Wyoming: 2008 Compliance Monitoring Report." Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson with more.

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Various Special Needs Agencies Participating in "Disabilities Awareness Month"

Monday we shared with you that RENEW clients and staff joined Mayor Dave Kinskey on the front steps of Sheridan City Hall for the official proclamation that March is "Disabilities Awareness Month." Other agencies in Sheridan that are observing the month include Easter Seals with their annual "Easter Seals Players" show at the WYO and People First with a St. Patrick's Day bake sale at Safeway.

Lack Of Respiratory Cases Has Negative Impact On Revenue At Sheridan Memorial

Typically this is the busiest time of the year for hospitals, as respiratory illnesses are in full swing, which leads to higher patient volume, which inevitably leads to more revenue for the hospital.

Similar to last year, however, that simply hasn't been the case, says Sheridan Memorial Hospital CFO Ed Johlman.

Sheridan High School Students Take Home Hardware At Culinary Competition

19 teams from various high schools around the state of Wyoming converged on Sheridan this week for the annual Pro Start Culinary Competition held at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Business Association Approaches Ranchester Town Council About Unique Proposal

The Tongue River Valley Business Association approached the Ranchester Town Council Tuesday night and proposed becoming a more integral part of the Town's future. The idea that was brought forth would include creating a set of by-laws for the business association and policy that would define their advisory role in the municipality.

Woodland Park 5th Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Members of the 5th Grade class at Woodland Park Elementary School held a special ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

Dinner Speaker Announced for Workforce Solutions Summit

The 2010 Governor's Summit on Workforce Solutions will be held in Casper June 17th and 18th. The dinner speaker for the event on the 17th will be Matthew B.

March 2nd

WYDOT To Begin Crack Seal Project Today

Work will begin today in Sheridan on the Wyoming Department of Transportation crack seal project. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

The contractor is scheduled to start crack sealing today on Loucks Street/Big Goose Road from the stop light at Highland and Loucks to the end of the pavement on Big Goose Road. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell says.

West Ten Sleep Trailhead Users Shouldn’t See New Fees -- Just Yet

By Judy Hagerott

Forty percent of visitors going into the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area use the West Ten Sleep Trailhead, making it one of the most popular corridors to enter the forest. But popularity does come with a price.