Archive - Mar 2011 - News

March 19th

Cancer Survivor: Get Tested

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month heightens message of getting colon screenings. Early detection can save your life.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Casper, WY – The month of March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society is reporting some good news – colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates have declined significantly over the past decade, because of early detection and better treatments.

Art Express to Visit Sheridan College

Art Express to Visit Sheridan College. ( Willows on the Ditch Courtesy of Sue Sommers)

The University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition Contemporary Art in Wyoming will be on display in the Martinsen Gallery at Sheridan College beginning this Tuesday, March 22nd.

Small Business Expo Next Weekend in Buffalo

Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Director Angela Jarvis

The 8th Annual Small Business Expo will be next Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.
The expo will begin Friday at 3pm and shut down for the evening at 8pm, but a Business After Hours event will run from 5 to 8pm.
The expo will begin on Saturday at 9am and run through 3pm.

March 18th

Enzi, Barrasso Will Continue Legislative Efforts to Delist Wolves

Senators Enzi and Barrasso continue to try and get the wolf delisted in Wyoming.

The Department of Interior and a majority of environmental groups who are suing the Fish and Wildlife Service over wolf management, plan to settle ongoing litigation, which could lead to delisting wolves from the Endangered Species Act.

Benefit Set for Kelli Hoffman Johnson

The Johnson's Christmas photo, taken a few weeks before the tragic accident that claimed the life of Elise Johnson (center). Mom Kelli holds Milli; dad Chauncy holds Logan.

While Christmas Eve day can typically be a day of joyous preparation and anticipation, for a Casper family, the day will forever be scarred with a tragic memory.

Salvation Army Warns of Email Scam

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The Salvation Army warns of an email scam.

The office of the Salvation Army in Sheridan was notified Thursday of an email scam asking for help in the relief efforts in Japan. Captain David Leonard explains the scam.

"Franklin" Receives a Little Assistance

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Franklin is a bit camera shy!

Crossing paths with a 60 plus pound snapping turtle isn't something many of us do very often, if at all. Sheridan County Fairgrounds Facilities Director Melissa Albrecht says that's exactly what happened Thursday at the Fairgrounds.

Thrivent Presents Habitat for Humanity $91K

Members from the Thrivent Builds Program, Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns and soon-to-be first-time homeowner Craig Burns and his two sons celebrate receipt of a check in the amount of $91,000.

A blustery afternoon on an empty lot at 1411 South Thurmond Avenue in Sheridan Thursday didn't blow away the good cheer and upbeat spirits of a group gathered to present a sizeable check to Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Big Horns.

March 17th

Sheridan Resident Reflects on The Tragedy in Japan

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The tragedy in Japan hits close to home for Sheridan resident Iku Bennett.

It was a week ago today when the massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit Japan, causing widespread devastation. For one Sheridan resident, the effects of the tragedy were close to home. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

G&F To Host Fall Hunting Regulation Meetings Around the Region

A pronghorn stands watch in northeast Wyoming. (Photo Courtesy of Wyoming G&F)

The Wyoming Game and Fish is holding a series of information gathering meetings regarding proposals for the 2011 fall hunting season. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke tells us about several local meetings next week.