Archive - May 2010 - News

May 3rd

Strange Bedfellows in the Tea Party

Protest

Nearly 500 people attended the Republican State Convention in Sheridan this weekend. There were also a few people who came to the convention, but didn't exactly attend—these were the protesters outside in cold and windy weather. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has more:

May 2nd

Poll Question – Was Speech a Mistake?

Ayers gave his speech at the UW after the courts ruled in his favor.

Now that the dust has settled over the protests and counter-protests on having Bill Ayers speak at the University of Wyoming, was it all, as Shakespeare would have said, much ado about nothing? A tempest in a teapot?

City Council To Get Update On Public Arts Tonight

Sheridan City Council will meet tonight.
Sheridan City Council will meet tonight.

The Sheridan City Council will meet for their first meeting of the month of May this evening. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has a preview.

Cheyenne Authorities Probe Burglaries, 2 Arrested

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Laramie County Sheriff's officials say they've recovered $16,000 in property believed to be stolen after the arrest of two Cheyenne residents. Sheriff's officials say investigators are looking at other suspects that may be connected to more than seven burglaries in

May 1st

VOA Has New Director Of Community Affairs

VOA Community Affairs Director Ethan Boone
VOA Community Affairs Director Ethan Boone

Volunteers of America Wyoming/Montana has a new Director of Community Affairs. Ethan Boone is a Sheridan native who explains a little bit about how he ended up back in Sheridan.

Boone said that one of his goals is to bring a better understanding of what VOA does for the community and continue to expand and build on the services they provide.

Concert Blessed the Halls

Kutless lead singer Jon Micah Sumrall with Kristi Hall, holding Olivia and Sophia.

Thursday night nearly 800 people of all ages filled the Sheridan Wesleyan Church to listen to the bands The Museum, Chasen and Kutless. Local promoter Dave Tarver arranged to bring them here, the only stop in Wyoming on a 25-state tour.

GOP Convention Ends in Sheridan

State Republican Convention saw one of the highest turnouts in several years.

Nearly 500 people from all over Wyoming were in Sheridan this weekend for the Wyoming State Republican Convention. It's one of the largest conventions for the party in a number of years, and Director of the state party, Ryan Taylor, attributes the turnout to what's coming out of Washington.

GOP Congressional Delegation Dinner Attracts Protesters

Protesters outside the Wyoming Rebpublican Convention Friday.
Protesters outside the Wyoming Rebpublican Convention Friday.

The Republican State Convention taking place this weekend in Sheridan had their Congressional Delegation Dinner Friday evening at the Holiday Inn. Outside the convention were a dozen or so protesters—and not the anti-war protesters or any other group who you typically see voicing their opposition to the GOP.

April 30th

Snowy Arbor Day Celebration at the VOA

Not the Best Tree-Planting Weather

The cold and windy weather did not stop the Volunteers of America crew from planting trees for Arbor Day. Around 80 volunteers, including both community members and Volunteers' clients, planted four trees on Friday and 35 throughout the week.

Hospital Experiences Rise In Bad Debt and Charity Care Expense

Hospital experiences rise in bad debt and charity Care expense.
Hospital experiences rise in bad debt and charity Care expense.

Bad debt and charity care expenses are something that nearly every hospital in the country battles with on an annual basis, and Sheridan County Memorial Hospital is no exception. Hospital Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman says they've experienced a recent spike in both areas.