Archive - Mar 2013 - News

March 29th

BHNF Officials Announce Prescribed Burns

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Officials with the Bighorn National Forest have announced that firefighters will begin prescribed burning over the next several weeks. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Ranchers, Conservationists Praise Federal Decision to Study Coal-to-China Railroad

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Ranchers, Conservationists Praise Federal Decision to Study Coal-to-China Railroad (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Last week the Surface Transportation Board, an economic regulatory agency that Congress directed to resolve railroad rate and service disputes and review proposed railroad mergers, released its decision to study the impacts of the proposed Tongue River Railroad from the mine to the ports on the West

Buffalo Police Asking For Help In Storage Unit Thefts

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder is urging residents in and around Buffalo that have had items stolen from their storage units to contact the Police with detailed lists of items they believe have been stolen.

Sheridan County Ranks 11th for State Health

Sheridan County was recently ranked 11th out of 23 when it comes to health of its residents.

March 28th

Two More Chances to See Charlie and the Gang

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The WYO Theater and Sheridan Civic Theater Guild annual joint production will wrap up this weekend with the final two performances. Stage Manager Erin Butler says that “You're a Good Man Charlie Brown: The Musical” is just what you'd expect.

UW Nursing School Chosen for National Initiative to Transform Nursing Education

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UW Nursing School Chosen for National Initiative to Transform Nursing Education (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has been chosen to participate in a national initiative designed to transform nursing education across the country.

Cut in Social Security Would Negatively Impact Wyoming's Economy

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A new report released this week by the Main Street Alliance and Social Security Works shows that a 3 percent cut in Social Security could take as much as $35.8 million out of Wyoming's economy. A similar cut to Medicare could cost the state's economy almost $20 million.

Disability Awareness Walk Set for Saturday

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(Photo by Judy Hagerott)

RENEW of Sheridan will be holding a Disability Awareness Walk Saturday morning at the track at Sheridan Junior High School. The walk is the final event recognizing March as Disability Awareness Month. RENEW CEO Chris Ahlstrom.

Sheridan Senior Center Conducting Transportation Survey

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Sheridan Senior Center Conducting Transportation Survey

The Sheridan Senior Center has begun conducting a county-wide study on the future of public transportation within Sheridan County. Rindy West, director of development at the Senior Center, explains.

JCHC Looking To Purchase Property For 2018 Project

At their monthly meeting Wednesday night, the Johnson County healthcare Center's Board of Trustees learned that the facility may have to purchase property from adjacent entities to proceed with the 2018 building project.