Archive - Apr 2010 - News

April 30th

“Nuts And Bolts” Seminar Well Attended At Republican Convention

A scene from the Wyoming State Republican Convention at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
A scene from the Wyoming State Republican Convention at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

One of the highlights of day two at the Wyoming State Republican Party Convention was the “nuts and bolts” training seminar for prospective candidates and their staff. Wyoming Republican Chair Diana Vaughan says the seminar was well attended.

Wyoming Receives $700,000 Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit

Improper marketing campaign of the drug Seroquel nets the state $700k.
Improper marketing campaign of the drug Seroquel nets the state $700k.

Wyoming will receive a $703,000 Medicaid fraud settlement from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals for allegedly engaging in an off-label marketing campaign that improperly promoted its anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel. 

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates on KROE

L - R: Ron Micheli, Colin Simpson, Matt Mead, and Rita Meyer

We took advantage of Sheridan hosting the Wyoming State Republican Convention this weekend by inviting all four Republican gubernatorial candidates to be on Friday's Public Pulse program.

Sheridan Media News Director Ron Richter served as host of the program, posing questions to Rita Meyer, Colin Simpson, Matt Mead and Ron Micheli.

WYO Western Film Series

Classic westerns will be shown at the WYO Sunday evenings in May.

In the past, it wasn't a Saturday morning without a few cartoons and a wild and woolly western to start the day. Well, the WYO Theatre in Sheridan is putting a bit of a spin on that tradition, beginning Sunday evening, May 2nd. Executive Director Nick Johnson explains.

C&K Equipment Donates to Diesel Technology Program

Sheridan College Diesel Technology students Alex Varah (in cab) and Josh Pounds check out the skid steer donated to the Diesel Technology program by C&K Equipment.

In a media release from Sheridan College, we learn that C&K Equipment has donated a 2002 Bobcat 864 skid steer to the Diesel Technology Program. The compact, track loading skid steer will allow Sheridan College students to develop skills in hydraulics, electronics and heavy duty electrical systems.

April 29th

Snow, Snow...Everywhere But Here?

Snow Cloud

We haven't seen much in terms of spring snowstorms Northeast Wyoming this season, although the one currently coming through is expected to last into the weekend. Albert Richmond, who is the Lead Forecaster for National Weather Service in Billings, explains why some of the snowstorms have passed by our area, and why this one may be
different:

Day One In The Books At State GOP Convention

Wyoming Republican Party Chair Diana Vaughan
Wyoming Republican Party Chair Diana Vaughan

Day one of the Wyoming State Republican Convention consisted of the resolutions and platform committees hashing out topics that will guide the party for the next two years. Wyoming Republican Party Chair Diana Vaughan.

Senator Burns Comments On How Things Are Going At GOP Convention

Wyoming Senator Bruce Burns
Wyoming Senator Bruce Burns

Organizing and planning for the Wyoming State Republican Convention began many months ago, and all indications are that things are going pretty well early on. We caught up with State Senator Bruce Burns at the Holiday Inn to get his thoughts on the convention thus far.

Search Begins for Hand-In-Hand Center Director

Hand in Hand Early Childhood Center Executive Director Susan Brayton
Hand in Hand Early Childhood Center Executive Director Susan Brayton

The Hand In Hand Early Childhood Education Center in Sheridan has announced that they will begin the search for a new executive director immediately. Current Director Susan Brayton says it's all part of the transition process.

Hospital Board Approves Over $743,000 In Capital Equipment

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CFO Ed Johlman
Sheridan Memorial Hospital CFO Ed Johlman

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a little over $743,000 in capital equipment expenditures Wednesday. The capital equipment ranged in everything from back surgery equipment to items that will complete the renovation and remodel of OR1, which is the 4th Operating Room.