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September 27th

Gray Matters: Training the Grownup Brain

Rita VanNorman with Northern Wyoming Mental Health speaks at the Gray Matters workshop Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
Rita VanNorman with Northern Wyoming Mental Health speaks at the Gray Matters workshop Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

AARP Wyoming and Wyoming Retired Education Personnel hosted a four hour workshop Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn entitled “Gray Matters: Training the Grownup Brain”. The workshop focused on how food, fitness and fun can impact the mind as it ages.

JCHC 2012 Construction Project Essentially Complete

The Johnson County Healthcare Center Board of Trustees held their September meeting Wednesday night and heard an update on the 2012 Capital Construction Project which is essentially complete, according to Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward.

Friday is Rabies Awareness Day

Friday is Rabies Day around the world. Toby Granger, registered nurse at the Sheridan County Public Health Clinic, said the medical industry has set the day aside to raise awareness and promote resources to prevent the disease.

Pumpkin Patch Open for Romping

Next week marks the beginning of October, and with it comes the implication of long-awaited seasonal change. The first necessary décor for the upcoming fall celebrations is a home-grown pumpkin.

Veterinary Practice Brings Acupuncture to Pets

Dr. Candice Carden, pictured here with her daugher, Kamryn, and her horse, Tuscon, have established a new veterinary practice in Sheridan over the past several months. Carden offers the community unique credentials as an animal acupuncturist. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

Last month, Sheridan Media News reported on a new veterinary practice that has set down roots in the Sheridan Area. Dr. Candice Carden of Powder River Veterinary Hospital and Supply brings a new skill set and service capability to community, which includes some therapeutic options that are sometimes overlooked.

Substance Abuse Prevention Group Discusses Recent Events

Bill Hawley

Wednesday, the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition had their monthly meeting and the discussion centered around the recent death of a man at a local bar and the ways that, as a community, these types of tragedies can be prevented in the future.

Johnson County's New Judicial Center Open House Today

Artist's drawing of the new Johnson County judicial center.

The new Johnson County Judicial Center will officially open today with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony from 3 to 7pm.

Johnson County Commission Chair Smokey Wildeman tells us more about the festivities and why the new facility was needed.

September 26th

Bringing Down the Tree

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Kay Schmitz stands by a 85 foot cottonwood tree that came down shortly after this picture was taken. (Photo by Ron Richter)

One aspect of the Wyoming-Park reconstruction project in Sheridan is the removal of trees, some of which have been around for many moons. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

UW Researcher Helps With Groundbreaking Discovery

(Photo Courtesy of the University of Wyoming)

A University of Wyoming scientist was recently part of a research team that discovered the first documented case of a mammal regenerating tissue after shedding its skin.

Flesh Eating Bacteria Claims One Victim in Wyoming

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - An infectious disease specialist at Campbell County Memorial Hospital says one of the three people treated there for Group A Streptococcal infections has died.