Archive - Apr 2010 - News

April 24th

Workforce Services Launches Wyoming’s Career Toolkit

Workforce Services launches Wyoming’s Career Toolkit
Workforce Services launches Wyoming’s Career Toolkit

The Department of Workforce Services has teamed up with Kuder Journey to offer job seekers an additional tool to assess their career path outlook…Wyoming’s Career Toolkit. The online program can assist a job seeker in finding a more defined pathway to success by evaluating their career interests.

S.C.O.P.E. Graduation Ceremony at Sheridan College

S.C.O.P.E. Graduates

There are thirteen new graduates of the Sheridan/Johnson County Opportunity Project for Education program, S.C.O.P.E for short. S.C.O.P.E. is a federally funded employment training program that works with 16 to 21-year-olds who dropped out of high school.

April 23rd

John Brown Escorted from Court

Outburst ends an otherwise civil arraignment in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday.

What began as a calm, respectful, rational arraignment Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court ended with the defendant shouting obscenities at the Court and threatening Judge John Fenn.

CASA Honors Tom Racette

CASA honored Tom Racette as a Champion for Children.
CASA honored Tom Racette as a Champion for Children.

Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns held their 2nd annual Light of Hope Breakfast Friday morning at the Historic Sheridan Inn. CASA honored Tom Racette as their 2010 Champion For Children. Racette comments on being this year's recipient.

Recreation District Eyes Move To Woodland Park

Sheridan Recreation District will be moving out of the old Highland Park school soon.
Sheridan Recreation District will be moving out of the old Highland Park school soon.

The Sheridan Recreation District has been utilizing and occupying the old Highland Park School for a little over three years now. That will soon change however, as plans are to build the new Meadowlark Elementary School on the current site, meaning students at Meadowlark will relocate this fall to the old Highland Park facility.

Classical Guitar, Soprano Voice and Flute

Classical guitarist Kevin Garry will give a free recital this evening in the Sheridan College C-Tel at 7.

Fans of classical guitar will enjoy a free presentation tonight at the Sheridan College C-Tel. Classical guitarist Kevin Garry will present a recital of lyrical 20th Century works, and joining him on four Spanish- and Portuguese-influenced songs will be Soprano Karen Clift. Clift tells us how this came to be.

Earth Day's 40th Anniversary Celebrations

People of all ages enjoyed the Earth Day celebration in Kendrick Park on April 22nd.

Despite some ominous looking clouds, Mother Earth cooperated for the Earth Day celebrations held in Sheridan's Kendrick Park yesterday afternoon. An estimated 400 people attended the Earth Day gathering. Some came for the "recycle run," some to check out the over 20 green exhibits, while others came for some good ol' fashioned tree planting.

April 22nd

Cause Of West Loucks Street Fire Determined

Smoking and concentrated oxygen are not a good mix.
Smoking and concentrated oxygen are not a good mix.

The cause of the fire at 910 West Loucks Street Wednesday night has been determined to be from smoking while using concentrated oxygen. This is the second time since November 2009 that a fire has been caused by the use of concentrated oxygen while smoking. Fire Marshal Brian Songer.

McBride claims Monetary Damages From PAWS Snafu

Wyoming Superintendent Jim McBride
Wyoming Superintendent Jim McBride

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride says Wyoming sustained about $9.5 million in damages because of problems with the administration of the state's student assessment this spring. McBride made the claim in a letter Thursday to NCS Pearson Inc.

Three Arrested As A Result Of High Speed Chase

High Speed chase through Sheridan County results in three arrests.
High Speed chase through Sheridan County results in three arrests.

The high speed chase that took place Wednesday morning in Sheridan County that ended in a one-vehicle crash in Shell Canyon in Big Horn County now has some closure. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.