Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 5th

County Clerk Candidates Discuss Position

Three of the four candidates for Sheridan County Clerk were guests on News/Talk 930 KROE'S Public Pulse program Thursday. The fourth candidate, Dave DeBolt appeared as a guest a few weeks ago, as he had a prior commitment and could not be on with the other candidates.

Hospital Foundation Elects New Chairman

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Chair Kevin Bailey
Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Chair Kevin Bailey

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Board recently held their annual meeting and elected Kevin Bailey to serve as Chairman for the upcoming fiscal year. Bailey says that he looks forward to working with the Hospital Board in the coming year.

Bear Cloud Jury Questionnaire Hearing

How to best choose a jury is at the forefront of the upcoming Ernst murder trials.

A “Hearing Regarding Juror Questionnaires” was held in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday afternoon, specifically regarding the Wyatt Bear Cloud case. Bear Cloud, along with co-defendants Dennis Poitra, Jr. and Dharminder Sen, have been charged with the August 26th, 2009 shooting death of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst.

Medical Board on Prescription Drug Policy

Kevin Bohnenblust, Executive Director of the Wyoming State Board of Medicine.

In recent months,prescription drug abuse and related crimes have been on the rise in Wyoming. On the July 29th edition of Public Pulse, Executive Director of the Wyoming State Board of Medicine, Kevin Bohnenblust (BAH-nen-bluss-t) spoke to us about his group's work on prescription policy and the challenges therein.

Safer Meds: More FDA Authority?

DC lawmakers are debating a bill that would make FDA standards higher on prescription drug safety.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – News about medication recalls have been common recently. According to the Pew Prescription Project, recalls are up 400% in a year, and at the same time, a new survey shows that nine in ten people want the FDA to have stronger authority to recall potentially unsafe or contaminated meds.

Cowgirl Up

Two generations of cowgirls get set to participate in the weekly Sheridan County Cowgirls Association events at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

It was nothing but horses and hats and saddles and spurs at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Wednesday night as contestants of all ages competed in the Sheridan Cowgirls Rodeo.  Geared for the family, even a smattering of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of everyone there.

August 4th

Decision Made About the "Next" Library Director

“Who will be the next Director?” remains an open question for the Sheridan County Public Library System. However, who will be the interim Director is not. Trustee Tony Wendtland makes the announcement at the Library Trustee meeting held Wednesday night:

Hospital Has One of the Best Years in its History Financially

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

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees received a financial year end review from Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman at their meeting Wednesday.

Homeless Veterans--”Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps" But What if You Can't See Your Bootstraps?

The VA Center-"A Place To Heal"

You can't really have a thorough conversation about homelessness without discussing Veterans. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love brings you part three on her series about local homelessness:

Bid Awarded for Hi-Tech Business Park Infrastructure

Sheridan City Council President John Bigelow
Sheridan City Council President John Bigelow

The Sheridan City Council recently awarded the bid for the Hi-Tech Business Park infrastructure project to Hot Iron Inc. out of Gillette in the amount of $1.5 million. Council President John Bigelow says that the goal of the business park is to create jobs and help diversify the local economy.