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September 27th, 2010

Holy Name Hosts Carnival and Chili Supper

7 year-old Christina Collins, daughter of Korley and Carol Collins, participates in the horse racing event at Holy Name's carnival and chili dinner.

It was the 75th Annual Holy Name Chili Supper and Carnival held Saturday night in Sheridan. Close to 300 people showed up for some family fun and of course, lots of chili.

Event coordinator Michele Greer says there was plenty to do for all ages.

50th Year of Sheridan College Rodeo

Zach Scofield of Faith, SD on his 82-point long round bull ride. Scofield was the All Around Champion of this rodeo.

“It’s boots and chaps; it’s cowboy hats; its spurs and latigo; it’s the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain and they call the thing rodeo...” It was the 50th annual Sheridan College rodeo held this past weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

Poll Question: State Funding of Cities and Counties

Wyoming Counties

Gubernatorial candidates Matt Mead and Leslie Peterson addressed the Wyoming County Commissioners' Association in Laramie last week. In the September 23rd edition of the Casper Star-Tribune, an article on the gathering indicated that latest estimates call for the State to have just more than $712 million in the Legislative Stabilization Reserve Account in June 2012.

Mead & Peterson on Wolf Management

Gubernatorial candidates differ in their views of the state's wolf management plan.

On the September 23rd broadcast of KROE's Public Pulse program, host Kim Love spoke with Republican Candidate for governor, Matt Mead, and his Democratic opponent, Leslie Peterson. One issue on which the two have differing opinions is that of wolf management in the state.

September 26th

Wyoming Health Information Exchange Conference Planned

Ptolemy Data Systems, the information technology company based out of Sheridan, is sponsoring a conference to discuss the status of establishing a state-wide Health Information Exchange Network. Jesus Rios, Executive Vice President of Ptolemy Data, says Wyoming is currently only one of two states without a state-wide HIE network:

Man Douses Himself With Paint To Avoid Taser

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Cheyenne man who covered himself with white latex paint in hopes of avoiding a police Taser was hit with the stun gun anyway.

September 25th

Lummis Releases Statement on GOP Pledge to America

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis released a statement following the House Republicans unveiling of the Pledge to America, which is a new governing agenda with solutions that will create jobs, cut spending and reform Washington.

Prescription Drug Take Back a Success

Tens of thousands of dollars worth of unused prescription pills were turned in to law enforcement to be destroyed.

A steady flow of people took advantage of the first Prescription Drug Take Back Day, held Saturday at Walgreen's in Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

Legislative Panel Considers Health Care Legal Fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A state legislative committee is drafting a bill to set aside $2 million to pay for legal challenges to portions of the new national health care reform law. The Joint Committee on Labor, Health and Social Services agreed during a meeting this month in Buffalo to have the bill drafted. It will vote on it later.

Freudenthal Speaks on Several Issues

Governor Dave Freudenthal

At his regularly scheduled news conference earlier this week, Governor Dave Freudenthal covered four specific issues. The governor's office issued the report, and Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the highlights.