Archive - 2010 - News

January 19th

Wyoming Website Points Doctors to Financial Aid Options

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health has created a Web page with loan and scholarship information for students and workers in the medical field. The department created the site to help recruit and retain health care professionals in rural and underserved areas in Wyoming.

Murder Trial Gets Underway In District Court

A 46-year-old Buffalo woman appeared in 4th Judicial District Court in Johnson County Monday for her 1st Degree Murder trial. Leah Benjamin is accused of intentionally shooting her estranged husband, Donald Benjamin, in May 2009.

Upcoming State Budget Session Could Be Make Or Break For Local Non-Profit

In the last 8 months, Rehabilitation Enterprises of Northeast Wyoming, or RENEW, has laid off nearly 30% of its workforce. That’s 72 jobs that no longer exist in the organization. RENEW Chief Executive Officer Larry Samson says recent state budget cuts hit the non-profit hard, and it’s time to tap into the State’s rainy-day funds.

City Part Of High Tech Business Park Agreement With Forward Sheridan

The City of Sheridan will spend more than $8,000 toward the planning of a high-tech business park in Sheridan. The pledge was part of a planning-only grant application submitted to the Wyoming Business Council for $25,000. Forward Sheridan will administer the grant and proceed through the planning process.

Sheridan City Council Gets Financial Update

The Wyoming State Legislature will begin the 2010 budget session in a few weeks, and the City of Sheridan is looking at their financial status with possible reduction in state revenues on the horizon. City Treasurer Jennifer Reed provided the budget update at Monday night’s City Council meeting.

2010 Budget Session Is Less Than Three Weeks Away

The 2010 budget session is less than three weeks away, and it's safe to say that our state legislators have their work cut out for them when they convene in Cheyenne to craft the budget for the biennium. State Representative Mike Madden.

The 2010 budget session will get underway Monday, February 8th at the State Capitol in Cheyenne.

Numbers Are In For Last Week's Sheridan High School Blood Drive.

Last week, United Blood Services teamed up with Sheridan Media and Sheridan High School for a blood drive that produced outstanding results. United Blood Services Donor Recruitment Representative, Shadd Cullinan, says that the numbers this year were considerably higher than last year.

Identities Of Murder Suspect And Victim Released By Authorities

A 28-year-old Sheridan man is in custody at the Sheridan County Detention Center, on suspicion of murder. Shawn Osborne was arrested by Sheridan Police on Friday afternoon. The body of 42-year-old Gerald Bloom of Sheridan was discovered in a residence at 1075 Bellevue Avenue in Sheridan.

Wyoming Ranked Among Worst in Driver Safety Laws

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming is ranked the fourth worst state for driver safety laws by a national advocacy group.

The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says Wyoming gets credit for only 5.5 laws when it comes to the 15 laws the group considers essential for promoting roadway safety.

January 18th

Methane Production Takes a Dive in Campbell County

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Coal-bed methane gas production in Campbell County plummeted almost 25% in 2009.

The depressed price for natural gas has caused some major drilling companies to reduce the amount of gas they produced by not fixing broken wells, not drilling new wells and shutting in some producing wells until prices improve.