Archive - May 2011 - News

May 27th

Community Rallies to Donate

An astonished Bob Green with Cloud Peak Energy's corporate headquarters in Gillette stands in front of about 1/8 of the supplies donated for flood relief on the Crow Indian Reservation.

When Cloud Peak Energy / Spring Creek Coal put out the call that they would like to bring relief supplies to those affected by flooding on the Crow Reservation, little did they realize how Sheridan County steps up.

Governor Mead Signs Executive Order

Governor Mead gives the green light for the Army National Guard to help with flood preparation around the state.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead signed an Executive Order today directing the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and Wyoming National Guard to deploy small teams to help counties prepare for possible flooding.

Sexting: Prevention & Diversion in Sheridan County

Sexting has both immediate and future consequences.

Dr. Amanda Turlington was host Kim Love's guest on Wednesday's Public Pulse program. The purpose of her discussion was to make parents in particular, and the community in general, aware of sexting – what it is, how present it is in Sheridan County, and preventative steps parents can take with their children.

Post Flooding Health Safety Tips

What might seem like common sense are still good reminders to stay healthy post-disaster.

When the flood waters dry up around the region, what will be left is muck and mud and debris, all of which can hold health hazards.

JCHC Board Receives Construction Update

JCHC Administrator Sandy Ward

The Johnson County Healthcare Center Board of Trustees, at their meeting Wednesday night, got an update on the construction at the hospital from Administrator Sandy Ward.

Lions Club Fishing Derby This Weekend at Lake DeSmet

HOOKED! On the Lake DeSmet Fishing Derby this weekend.

The Buffalo Lion's Club Fishing Derby, the 28th annual, will be happening at Lake DeSmet this Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

May 26th

Community Comes Together to Discuss Hand in Hand Closure

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The Hand in Hand Childcare Center in Sheridan will close Friday, June 3rd.

The announcement earlier this week that the Hand in Hand Early Childhood Education Center would be closing in a matter of days was a shock to say the least to the parents of the over 140 children who attend the childcare center.

WYO Performing Arts Center Grants Approved

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WYO Performing Arts Center grants approved by Business Council.

The Wyoming Business Council Thursday recommended approval of two $1 million grants that will greatly benefit and expand the performing arts in Sheridan.

Fuel Tank Floats Into Yard

Sheridan Fire-Rescue/EMT Larry Grooms looks at the fuel tank next to a home in the 2000 block of Dana Avenue. (Courtesy Photo)

Sheridan Fire Marshall Brian Songer issued a media release indicating that Sheridan Fire-Rescue {SFR} responded with the Hazardous Material Response Vehicle, Haz-Mat 1, to the 2000 block of Dana Avenue Wednesday morning for mutual aid at the request of the Goose Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

Hospital Foundation Announces Gifts of $2.4 Million For Cancer Center

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees took no action Wednesday on awarding the bid for the new Welch Cancer Center project.

Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty explains that there needs to be more discussion on the bid that was submitted.