Archive - Dec 2012 - News

December 6th

CDC Forecasts Tough Flu Season

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week for the Centers for Disease Control. While Sheridan County Public Health officials pushed the flu vaccine at the start of the season, the CDC has set this week aside to emphasize the importance of vaccination for anyone older than 6 months.

SMH Cath Lab to Open Next Month

Construction is almost complete for the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Crews will soon start moving equipment into the new workspace, updating inventory, and establishing coding.

The lab is tentatively slated to open Jan. 8.

Ed Superintendent Disregards Legislators' Deadline

State lawmakers say the Wyoming Department of Education has missed a deadline to submit a written response to a report detailing numerous failures by the agency on implementing education reforms.

December 6th

Buffalo Police Begin Searching For New Dispatcher

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder asked the Buffalo City Council for permission to begin searching for a new dispatcher.

Johnson County Approves Partial Subdivision Vacation

The Johnson County Commissioners have approved a partial vacation for the Rock Creek Estates Subdivision on the recommendation of the Planning Commission.

Becker Goes On to New Adventures

Sheridan County Commissioner Mike Nickel chats with Penny Becker at a retirement party for Penny Wednesday night in Sheridan. (Photo by Ron Richter)
A retirement party was held for longtime Director of STT Penny Becker Wednesday night. (Photo by Ron Richter)
A retirement party was held for longtime Director of STT Penny Becker Wednesday night. (Photo by Ron Richter)
A retirement party was held for longtime Director of STT Penny Becker Wednesday night. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A good crowd was on hand Wednesday night at Black Tooth Brewing Company in Sheridan to celebrate the career of Penny Becker, who's now retired as Executive Director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism after almost 14 years of service.

Gov. Mead: 'Energy Strategy Will Be Ever Changing'

Gov. Mead: 'Energy Strategy Will Be Ever Changing'

We previously reported that Wyoming Governor Matt Mead was impressed with the amount and quality of ideas from the public centered on defining the state's energy strategy moving forward.

Council Work Session Focuses on Future Projects

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City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson

It was standing room only in Sheridan City Council Chambers Wednesday, as a Council work session was held that focused on a number of large infrastructure projects that the City is proposing in the future.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Unaffected by Last Week's Telecom Outage

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Unaffected by Last Week's Telecom Outage (Photo by Ron Richter)

Sheridan Memorial Hospital was unaffected by last Friday's internet and telephone outage - but it wasn't by chance or by luck. Chief Information Officer for the hospital, Nyle Morgan, explains.

Friday's Internet Outage Examined (Part One)

The Impact of Last Friday's Internet and Telephone Outage (Part One)

We reported last week that most of Sheridan and Buffalo experienced a lengthy internet and phone outage Friday after a contractor ran an auger through a significant amount of fiber optic cable owned by CenturyLink. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has an update.