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September 23rd, 2010

2010 CROP Hunger Walk October 3rd

This year, over 2,000 faith communities around the country will be participating in a CROP Hunger Walk event, and Sheridan will be hosting one on Sunday, October 3rd.

Mead and Peterson on Prescription Drug Abuse

Both Wyoming Gubernatorial candidates agree more needs to be done to combat prescription drug abuse in the state.

As we reported earlier this week, Sheridan Media and Sheridan area law enforcement are sponsoring a Prescription Drug Take-Back event at Walgreens in Sheridan.

September 22nd

NWCCD Prepares For Accreditation Visit--Part 2

Yesterday, we discussed Northern Wyoming Community College District's preparation for their accreditation “checkup” visit, which will be in late November.

Physician Recruitment Continues at Sheridan Memorial

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty

Sheridan Memorial Hospital continues the recruitment process for an Internal Medicine physician to join Big Horn Mountain Medicine, which is the Hospital's Primary Care Practice.

There are currently two doctors on staff; a third will join the team in early 2011. The goal is to have four full-time physicians on staff in the not-too-distant future.

Medical Surgical Unit At Hospital “Takes Five”

Sheridan Memorial Medical Surgical Unit Manager Becky Anthony
Sheridan Memorial Medical Surgical Unit Manager Becky Anthony

Close to five months ago, the Medical Surgical Unit at Sheridan Memorial Hospital started the Take Five Initiative to improve patients' experiences at the hospital.

That's Becky Anthony, who is the Medical Surgical Manager at the hospital. As far as just what the Take Five Initiative is?

Oktoberfest To Take Place Saturday in Buffalo

1st annual Oktoberfest Celebration will be this Saturday in downtown Buffalo.
1st annual Oktoberfest Celebration will be this Saturday in downtown Buffalo.

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first of what they hope to be annual Oktoberfest celebrations, this Saturday, September 25th in downtown Buffalo.

One of the highlights will be a home brew contest sponsored by New Belgium Brewery. Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Angela Jarvis explains.

School Districts Statewide Need Varicella Vaccinations

District 1 Superintendent Sue Belish

The beautiful new Big Horn High School Auditorium was the location for this month's Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees meeting.

Action taken at the meeting: trustees approved moving the October Board meeting to Monday, October 18th to allow people to attend the candidate forum on the 19th at Sheridan College.

September 21st

NWCCD Preparing For AQIP Accreditation “Checkup”

In 2005, Northern Wyoming Community College District became one of roughly 100 regional colleges to adopt an alternative pilot accreditation program called “Academic Quality Improvement” or AQIP. Typically, the accreditation process happens once every ten years. In contrast, colleges that have chosen to go the AQIP route have accreditation “checkups” every seven.

Freudenthal Endorses Massie For Superintendent

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has endorced candidate Mike Massie for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has endorced candidate Mike Massie for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

At a news conference in Casper Tuesday, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal endorsed candidate Mike Massie for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Freudenthal says that he's more than comfortable that Massie can handle the day to day operations that the position requires.

Paving Set to Begin on Coffeen Street in Ranchester

Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger points to an area of Coffeen Street and Railway that will soon be paved.
Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger points to an area of Coffeen Street and Railway that will soon be paved.

Coffeen Street in Ranchester has undergone a complete makeover as the railroad crossing has been removed and the street has been dropped six feet.

Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger says that the one project has allowed other work to be done.