Archive - Aug 2011 - News

August 22nd

Changes in SCOPE, Adult Basic Education Program in Sheridan

(Courtesy Metro Creative Connection)

Young adults looking to obtain their GED and or for enrollment in the SCOPE program can now go to the same place. Following the retirement of Sheridan College's Adult Basic Education Director Robin West, her ABE position was absorbed by SCOPE Coordinator Sarah Riehn.

Poll Question: What Should the US Postal Service do to Cut Costs?

Post offices nationwide have been in the news this summer, as advances of advertising and mail service in email and the Internet are finally catching up with the United States Postal Service, causing significant financial problems.

Unique Story on How Hospital Foundation Received Grant

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Sheridan Memorial Hosptial CEO Mike McCafferty

Last week we told you about the $3 million dollar grant that the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundaiton received from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to assist in the purchase of equipment for the new Welch Cancer Center. Sheridan ER Physician Dr.

Lots of Flu Vaccines Expected this Year

Flu season is still a few weeks away, but Associated Press reports say that plenty of flu vaccine is expected to be available across the country this year. A recent AP report said that 166 million vaccines are expected compared to the 157 million supplied last year.

Construction Scheduled Soon in BHNF

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The Powder River Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest has announced plans for a construction project on Elgin Park Loop Road that will begin Tuesday. Powder River District Ranger Mark Booth explains that the work is pretty straight forward.

Clear Creek Water Storage Meeting Wednesday in Buffalo

States West Water Resources, Lake DeSMet Conservation District, and the Wyoming Water Development Office will host a Clear Creek Water Storage Study Kickoff Meeting this Wednesday in Buffalo.

Game and Fish to Host Meetings on Revised Wolf Plan

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be hosting eight public meetings around the state in the next few weeks to give the public a chance to comment on the revised Gray Wolf Management Plan.

Deadline for BCC Golf Fundraiser Approaching

The 9th Annual Buffalo Children's Center Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be next Saturday, August 27 at the Buffalo Golf Club, and the deadline to get signed up is coming fast.

August 21st

Deadline Approaching for Wyoming Tax Refund Program

The deadline is coming up to apply for the tax refund program that offers those 65 and older financial benefits as a return of several taxes collected by the state. Kim Deti, with the Wyoming Department of Health, explains where funds come from.

August 20th

Facilities Director Makes Policy Request to Fair Board; Commissioners

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Sheridan County Fairgrounds Facilities Director Melissa Albrecht

Sheridan County Fairgrounds Facilities Director Melissa Albrecht made a policy request to the Fair Board and County Commissioners that pertains to the annual Sheridan County Fair. Albrecht explains more about the proposed policy.