Archive - Sep 2010 - News

September 30th

Putting on the Pink

The Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Foundation will be holding a special lighting ceremony Friday October 1st at 5:30 pm on Grinnell Plaza in Sheridan.
The Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Foundation will be holding a special lighting ceremony Friday October 1st at 5:30 pm on Grinnell Plaza in Sheridan.

Main Street in Downtown Sheridan is getting a temporary face lift to commemorate October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Kelly Schreibeis Memorial Foundation has added a little bit of pink to the downtown area and they invite the public to a special lighting ceremony Friday, October, 1st at 5:30 pm on Grinnell Plaza.

Sheridan and Johnson County Nonprofits Awarded Grants

In a media release issued Thursday from the Wyoming Community Foundation, nonprofits across the state of Wyoming have been awarded a total of just over $197,925 in grants. Of those, seven from Sheridan and nine from Buffalo have a few thousand dollars more for their coffers.

Bra Decorating Contest to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium is looking for a little extra “support” for breast cancer awareness as it kicks off its first Decorated Bra Event. The contest encourages participants to decorate a bra to promote breast cancer awareness.

Western Senators Propose Bill That Would Exempt Wolves From Federal Protection

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. senators from Wyoming, Idaho and Utah are proposing legislation that would strip wolves in the northern Rockies of federal endangered species protection. The legislation unveiled Thursday is the latest in a series of recent bills all generally aimed at short-circuiting legal opposition from environmental groups opposed to seeing an end to federal wolf protections.

Wind Task Force Favors Eminent Domain Limits

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A task force is recommending that Wyoming no longer allow private companies to seize land for small power lines for wind projects. The Wind Energy Task Force voted 5-4 Thursday in Casper to deny the power of eminent domain to private companies that want to string power lines from wind turbines to main transmission lines.

CTG Opens Season October 1st

Standing left to right: Steve Baskin, Caitlin Carey, Dimitra Dugal, Michael Fox, Ben Brewer, Anne Quick. Seated left to right: Carri Carey, Genie Bowers, Rhonda Bicknell, Micah Wyatt. (Photo Courtesy of Cynde Georgen for the Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild)
Standing left to right: Steve Baskin, Caitlin Carey, Dimitra Dugal, Michael Fox, Ben Brewer, Anne Quick. Seated left to right: Carri Carey, Genie Bowers, Rhonda Bicknell, Micah Wyatt. (Photo Courtesy of Cynde Georgen for the Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild)

The Sheridan Civic Theater Guild opens its 55th season Friday night with a classic Neil Simon comedy, called Plaza Suite. Director Cynde Georgen says.

Candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Superintendent of Public Instruction is one of the five elected offices in the State, along with Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer and State Auditor.

The two candidates running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction were Kim Love's guests on the September 29th edition of Public Pulse. Republican Cindy Hill and Democrat Mike Massie answered questions that both Love and guest host Sue Belish, Superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1 posed.

Photos Wanted for Museum Calendar Contest

October 16th is the deadline for the 2011 Sheridan County Museum calendar contest photos to be submitted.

For the past several years as a means to raise money for the Sheridan County Museum, Photo Imaging Center in Sheridan and Sheridan Media, along with twelve area businesses, have sponsored a Calendar Photo Contest. For the 2011 calendar, they are looking for photos, taken within a 100-mile radius of Sheridan County, that fit the theme “Sheridan County: Your Backyard & Beyond.”

September 29th

Community Assessment Wrap Up

The Community Assessment Team from the Wyoming Rural Development Council goes over the findings of the two-day assessment at Sheridan City Hall.
The Community Assessment Team from the Wyoming Rural Development Council goes over the findings of the two-day assessment at Sheridan City Hall.

Two teams from the Wyoming Rural Development Council wrapped up their two day community assessment in Sheridan with a Town Hall meeting Wednesday at Sheridan City Hall. The assessment was a five year follow up to the one that was conducted in 2004.

Sheridan Memorial Holds Disaster Drill Exercise

Staff with Sheridan Memorial Hospital took part in a disaster drill exercise Wednesday.
Staff with Sheridan Memorial Hospital took part in a disaster drill exercise Wednesday.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital conducted a couple of emergency decontamination disaster drills Wednesday. Students from Sheridan High School participated in the training exercise by posing as patients that had been contaminated by an explosion in the school's lab.