Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 8th

GI Bill helps Wyo. kids and spouses get education

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is helping some University of Wyoming students earn a college degree. UW sophomore John McKnight says he probably would have had to take a year off of school to work before heading to college without the benefits his father earned from the GI bill.
McKnight's is the first class to be able to take advantage of

August 7th

Grants For Physician Recruitment Currently Available

Many counties around Wyoming continue to lack sufficient health care access, and a significant part of this problem is due to a shortage of physicians. In order to increase the number of physicians in Wyoming, Kim Deti with the Wyoming Department of Health says they are offering grant monies:

August 6th

The Economics of Geyser Gazing

More people than ever before are geyser-gazing in Yellowstone.
The park continues to be a popular destination point, but now its “officially” more popular than ever.

Report on Local Dropout Rates Released

The latest report on the Wyoming's dropout rate bodes well for several of our local school districts. Both Sheridan District 3, which serves the Clearmont area, and also Bighorn District 1 each had a zero percent dropout rate. These are among seven school districts state wide that had no dropouts for that school year.

Gubernatorial Candidate Talks Wolves

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy Thursday reinstated Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in Montana and Idaho, saying the government made a political decision in removing the protection from just two of the three states where Rocky Mountain wolves are located.

Big West Arts Festival

The 5th annual Big West Arts Festival is this weekend at Sheridan College.
The 5th annual Big West Arts Festival is this weekend at Sheridan College.

The 5th annual Big West Arts Festival is set to take place on the front lawn of Sheridan College this weekend, as there will be everything from art and music, to a welding rodeo and artist quick draw. Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young says that the event just keeps getting bigger and bigger every year.

Timothy Schaffer Sentencing Continued

Timothy Paul Schaffer

After being found guilty on June 3rd of Aggravated Assault and Battery, Timothy Paul Schaeffer was initially scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning in 4th Judicial District Court.

August 5th

A Big Year for West Nile?

In 2003, there were 393 recorded cases of West Nile Virus in Wyoming. In 2004, there were 10 cases. Last year, there were only 12 recorded cases, but two years prior there were 185 cases.

The West Nile ticker is now running again, as the first case of the year was reported in Goshen County this week.

Candidate Hopefuls to Speak at Sheridan College

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidates forum this Tuesday and Wednesday at the C-tel Auditorium at Sheridan College. Sheridan Chamber Director Janelle Anderson says the forum's focus is on the contested issues in this Primary Election:

Local Doctor Expresses Frustration with County Coroner

Sheridan County Coroner Mark Ferries
Sheridan County Coroner Mark Ferries

Dr. Michael Strahan has been a physician in Sheridan County for almost three decades, and he has also served as the County Public Health Officer for 16 years. Dr. Strahan recently expressed his support for Sheridan County Coroner candidate P.J. Kane in a letter made available to the media.