Archive - May 2010 - News

May 28th

Chris LeDoux Sculpture to be Unveiled

Kaycee, Wyoming has a population of 300; however, there is sure to be many more people in town than that come Father's Day weekend. Saturday, June 19 a life-and-a-half size bronze of Chris LeDoux will be unveiled in the new Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in downtown Kaycee.

Transition Home Tough on Soldiers

Powder River, Let 'Er Buck

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Memorial Day was established as a time to remember those soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. But it also can be a difficult time for veterans who have recently returned home from a deployment overseas.

May 27th

Operation C.A.R.E. in Effect

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be out in full force for the Memorial Day weekend.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be out in full force for the Memorial Day weekend.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is once again taking part in the national Operation CARE program to deter highway fatalities and accidents over the three day holiday weekend.

Enzi Speaks Against “Emergency” Appropriations

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi
Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi

As the U.S. Senate debates H.R. 4899, the Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010, many remain worried about the federal government's spending habits.

Hospital Experiences Record Month

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Controller Susan Novak
Sheridan Memorial Hospital Controller Susan Novak

April was a record breaking month at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, this following two consecutive slow months. Hospital Controller Susan Novak gives us a rundown of the numbers for April.

Junior High History Quilt

One of 60 quilt squares on Mr. Peterson's Sheridan Jr. High history classes quilt.

Students in Mr. Peterson's history classes at Sheridan Junior High School just completed their 2nd Semester research project. For twelve years in all teaching history, and for the fourth year since coming to SJHS, Mr. Peterson has had his students make a quilt. One year a quilt was made up of squares showing the history of how Sheridan's street names came to be.

Unitarians Put Down Roots

Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church plant a tree in dedication of their new building.

For the first time in thirty years, the Sheridan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship owns its own building.  Local president Victor Ashear says this is quite an accomplishment.

YMCA to Assist KARES

Tuesday afternoon the clients, parents, friends and staff at the RENEW KARES home gathered for a special announcement. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

May 26th

Funding Concept for Cancer Center Approved

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty
Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty presented the Board of Trustees with a proposal for a funding concept for expansion of the Welch Cancer Center. McCafferty explains the proposal that was approved by the Board.

State Jobless Rate Decreases for Third Straight Month

Wyoming jobless rate decreases for third straight month.
Wyoming jobless rate decreases for third straight month.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Employment says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen for the third consecutive month. Wyoming's jobless rate for April was 7.1 percent. It has fallen steadily from January's 7.6 percent rate.