Archive - Aug 2011 - News

August 6th

State Fair Sponsorship to Help Department Promote Tobacco Program

The Wyoming State Fair kicks off next weekend in Douglas, and as part of an effort to promote the pitfalls of tobacco use, the Wyoming Department of Health has signed on as a sponsor.

UW Research: Global Warming Will Affect High Plains Grassland Species

A University of Wyoming researcher says the composition of plant species on Wyoming’s grasslands could be shifting over the next 100 years. That’s one of the results of a study that was conducted to determine how increases in carbon dioxide can affect high-plains grasslands.

Sheridan Serves as Rest Stop for Motorcyclists En Route to Sturgis

As thousands journey to and from Sturgis, S.D. this week and next for the annual biker rally, Sheridan sees plenty of bikes roll through its historic streets.

Bradford Brinton Reopens After Windstorm Knocks Down Power Line

Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum reopened at 1:30 pm today after a windstorm knocked down a power line and started a brush-fire between the main museum complex and a horse barn on Friday afternoon. Power to the museum was lost until MDU made repairs so the museum could open today.

August 5th

Private Giving to UW Last Year Breaks Record

The University of Wyoming has set a record for private donations received in a year, exceeding the $40 million mark for the first time in its history.

Sheridan County Commissioners Approve Airport Taxiway Project

The Sheridan County Commissioners approved a bid from Advance Electrical Contracting to upgrade signage and lighting regulators on the taxiway at the Sheridan County Airport.

City Officials Discuss EMS at Media Conference

Posted in

Department heads with the City of Sheridan along with representatives with Rocky Mountain Ambulance held a media conference Friday to discuss EMS in Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the details.

Scenic Character Plan Update

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission were presented with a functional draft of the Scenic Character Plan that has been in the works for approximately a year now.

Bargain School: Forbes Ranks UW as 10th Best Buy

CHEYENNE (AP) - The University of Wyoming is once again being ranked among the most affordable colleges in the nation by Forbes magazine.

August 4th

Old CMS Lot Being Used as Staging Area for Wyoming Avenue Project

The equipment and trucks gathered in the the old Central Middle School lot are a result of the lot being used as a staging area by Excel Construction while they begin work on the Wyoming-Park project.