Archive - Oct 7, 2012 - News

Columbus Day Today

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Today is Columbus Day and for some, it means a three-day weekend. Declared a federal holiday in 1937, it is observed on the second Monday in October and is a celebration of Christopher Columbus's arrival to North America on October 12th, 1492.

This Week's Poll Question

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It's no news that this year is an election year and many considerate it one of the most important elections in many years. Voting gives us a voice in the process, an opportunity to be heard. A vote against something is just as important as a vote for it.

100 Years of 4-H

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This week is National 4-H Week and nine Sheridan County 4-H Clubs were out early Saturday morning in downtown Sheridan looking to decorate downtown business windows, all in support of 4-H.

4th Annual Lane Goldhammer Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

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It doesn't happen very often in Big Horn, especially on a Sunday afternoon. Both sides of its main thoroughfare, Johnson Street, was packed with parked cars, plus the side streets as well.

Fourteen Workers Have Died in Wyoming So Far This Year

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A state official says 14 workers have died in Wyoming so far this year. State workplace epidemiologist Mack Sewell says four each died in agriculture and transportation, three died in oil and gas industry-related incidents, two in construction and one in general industry.

UW Libraries Look for Membership Into Greater Western Library Alliance

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The University of Wyoming Libraries are one step closer to being accepted into the Greater Western Library Alliance. UW Dean of Libraries Maggie Farrell says Alliance officials liked what they saw during a recent visit to the university.

Sheridan Media's Week in Review

Here's a look at the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:

IPSSSDR Still On Schedule to Start in Jan.

The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is including parts of Montana, Idaho and Utah on its course this year, in addition to running through Wyoming.