Archive - Sep 2012 - News

September 10th

Sheridan VA Joins Effort To End Homelessness

The Sheridan Veterans Affairs Hospital has joined national VA efforts with a goal of ending veteran homelessness within the next five years.

Casper Mountain Wildfire Causes 400 to Evacuate

(Photo by Rich Kintzi)

A rapidly spreading wildfire has burned at least one structure and forced the evacuation of up to 400 people on Casper Mountain.

Authorities say as many as five structures have burned so far in the path of the Sheep Herder Hill Fire about 10 miles southeast of the Casper city limits.

Gilead Fire: 5760 Acres, 45% Contained

(Photo by Aaron Palmer)

The Gilead Fire, near Buffalo, now encompasses 5,760 acres within the Big Horn National Forest.

Ptolemy Hosts Open House For New Facility

Ptolemy Data Systems is celebrating the completed construction of their new data center by hosting an open house Wednesday.

4th Annual Alzheimer's Walk is Saturday

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The 4th annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk to raise awareness and funds that will help research through the Alzheimer's Association will take place this Saturday in Sheridan. Family Caregiver Director at the Sheridan Senior Center Stella Montano.

WGFD Contemplates Elk License Fee Increase

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is mulling a proposal to increase licensing fees for elk hunters by up to 50 percent.

Buffalo Council Disusses Raw Water Line Replacement

The City of Buffalo's raw water line, which supplies irrigation water to the golf course, parks and other areas of the city has had breaks in the line for years, but this summer has had more breaks in a different area than usual, which has prompted discussions to replace it.

Buffalo Police Chief Gives Report To City Council

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder gave his report to the city council at their meeting last week, saying the department had responded to 1,223 incidents during July. Of those, seven were child abuse or neglect cases.

Mead Considers Medicaid Expansion

Wyoming governor, Matt Mead, is still waiting on a response to questions he posed to the Secretary of Health and Human Services last July regarding the optional expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

September 9th

Nothing Like a Birthday Party

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Five year-old Molly Anderson.

What do you do with 60-70 five year-olds? You throw a party and that's exactly what Sheridan Memorial Hospital did Saturday morning.