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May 1st, 2010

GOP Convention Ends in Sheridan

State Republican Convention saw one of the highest turnouts in several years.

Nearly 500 people from all over Wyoming were in Sheridan this weekend for the Wyoming State Republican Convention. It's one of the largest conventions for the party in a number of years, and Director of the state party, Ryan Taylor, attributes the turnout to what's coming out of Washington.

GOP Congressional Delegation Dinner Attracts Protesters

Protesters outside the Wyoming Rebpublican Convention Friday.
Protesters outside the Wyoming Rebpublican Convention Friday.

The Republican State Convention taking place this weekend in Sheridan had their Congressional Delegation Dinner Friday evening at the Holiday Inn. Outside the convention were a dozen or so protesters—and not the anti-war protesters or any other group who you typically see voicing their opposition to the GOP.

April 30th

Snowy Arbor Day Celebration at the VOA

Not the Best Tree-Planting Weather

The cold and windy weather did not stop the Volunteers of America crew from planting trees for Arbor Day. Around 80 volunteers, including both community members and Volunteers' clients, planted four trees on Friday and 35 throughout the week.

Hospital Experiences Rise In Bad Debt and Charity Care Expense

Hospital experiences rise in bad debt and charity Care expense.
Hospital experiences rise in bad debt and charity Care expense.

Bad debt and charity care expenses are something that nearly every hospital in the country battles with on an annual basis, and Sheridan County Memorial Hospital is no exception. Hospital Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman says they've experienced a recent spike in both areas.

“Nuts And Bolts” Seminar Well Attended At Republican Convention

A scene from the Wyoming State Republican Convention at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
A scene from the Wyoming State Republican Convention at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

One of the highlights of day two at the Wyoming State Republican Party Convention was the “nuts and bolts” training seminar for prospective candidates and their staff. Wyoming Republican Chair Diana Vaughan says the seminar was well attended.

Wyoming Receives $700,000 Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit

Improper marketing campaign of the drug Seroquel nets the state $700k.
Improper marketing campaign of the drug Seroquel nets the state $700k.

Wyoming will receive a $703,000 Medicaid fraud settlement from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals for allegedly engaging in an off-label marketing campaign that improperly promoted its anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel. 

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates on KROE

L - R: Ron Micheli, Colin Simpson, Matt Mead, and Rita Meyer

We took advantage of Sheridan hosting the Wyoming State Republican Convention this weekend by inviting all four Republican gubernatorial candidates to be on Friday's Public Pulse program.

Sheridan Media News Director Ron Richter served as host of the program, posing questions to Rita Meyer, Colin Simpson, Matt Mead and Ron Micheli.

WYO Western Film Series

Classic westerns will be shown at the WYO Sunday evenings in May.

In the past, it wasn't a Saturday morning without a few cartoons and a wild and woolly western to start the day. Well, the WYO Theatre in Sheridan is putting a bit of a spin on that tradition, beginning Sunday evening, May 2nd. Executive Director Nick Johnson explains.

C&K Equipment Donates to Diesel Technology Program

Sheridan College Diesel Technology students Alex Varah (in cab) and Josh Pounds check out the skid steer donated to the Diesel Technology program by C&K Equipment.

In a media release from Sheridan College, we learn that C&K Equipment has donated a 2002 Bobcat 864 skid steer to the Diesel Technology Program. The compact, track loading skid steer will allow Sheridan College students to develop skills in hydraulics, electronics and heavy duty electrical systems.

April 29th

Snow, Snow...Everywhere But Here?

Snow Cloud

We haven't seen much in terms of spring snowstorms Northeast Wyoming this season, although the one currently coming through is expected to last into the weekend. Albert Richmond, who is the Lead Forecaster for National Weather Service in Billings, explains why some of the snowstorms have passed by our area, and why this one may be
different: