Archive - Jan 2011 - News

January 22nd

Price Hike Coming to Winter Shootout in Sheridan

The Sheridan Recreation District recently released the final report on the 2010 Holiday Inn Winter Shootout Basketball Tournament that's held every September in Sheridan.

Obesity Could Play a Large Role In Cancer In Wyoming

The American Cancer Society estimates that up to a third of Wyoming's annual cancer deaths are linked to obesity, and that about one thousand die in Wyoming each year from cancer. The A-C-S also estimates that about 25% of Wyomingites are obese.

Yellowstone Bison Prove Hard to Contain

Bison in Yellowstone are proving hard to contain. (Courtesy Photo)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A group of bison allowed to migrate north of Yellowstone National Park for the first time in decades has strayed from its new grazing grounds three times since its arrival this past week.

House Panel Passes Bill Tweaking School Funding

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A legislative committee has approved a bill that would tweak Wyoming's school funding model after some members argued that the model isn't the reason the state has failing schools. The House Education Committee approved House Bill 127 Friday and sent it to the full House.

Cap On Interest on Hospital Bills Gets Initial OK

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Interest on unpaid hospital bills would be capped under a bill winning preliminary approval in the Wyoming Senate. The measure's sponsor, Democratic state Senator Chris Rothfuss of Laramie, says interest rates on unpaid hospital bills can reach 18 percent in Wyoming.

Youth Hockey Shapes Young Adults

Zane Garstad, in no hurry to let go of his grip on the Stanley Cup at the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame. (Photo Courtesy Scott Barten)

Friday we told you about three young Sheridan men who were able to play with the All-Wyoming Hockey Team at a Silver Stick Tournament in Canada. Today, Mary Jo Johnson talks with coach Zane Garstad about youth hockey in Sheridan.

January 22nd

Senator Barrasso Visits Sheridan Rotary

U.S. Senator John Barrasso

U.S. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming paid a visit to Sheridan Friday, and was the featured speaker at the Rotary luncheon. Answering a question that was on the mind of several in attendance, he addressed the shooting in Tucson January 8th.

Legislative Update

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming legislative committee is recommending a bill that would require doctors to inform women seeking an abortion that they could view an ultrasound image of the fetus.

Orders Taken for Daffodils

The 2011 American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Boyds Bear, Liv N. Hope

Although there is snow on the ground and the temps have been quite cold, it's the time of year for orders to be placed for shots of springtime. The annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days bouquets will be coming in just a few weeks, fresh-cut from Washington State.

Sheridan Youth Return from Toronto Hockey

Standing by the Stanley Cup and Canadian Mountie guards (l - r) Scott Barton, Lane Barton, Collin Eisenman, Zane Garstad, Logan Garstad (all photos courtesy Scott Barton)

Three members of the high school hockey team in Sheridan recently returned from a unique tournament in Toronto Canada. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson with the story.