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August 6th, 2010

Timothy Schaffer Sentencing Continued

Timothy Paul Schaffer

After being found guilty on June 3rd of Aggravated Assault and Battery, Timothy Paul Schaeffer was initially scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning in 4th Judicial District Court.

August 5th

A Big Year for West Nile?

In 2003, there were 393 recorded cases of West Nile Virus in Wyoming. In 2004, there were 10 cases. Last year, there were only 12 recorded cases, but two years prior there were 185 cases.

The West Nile ticker is now running again, as the first case of the year was reported in Goshen County this week.

Candidate Hopefuls to Speak at Sheridan College

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidates forum this Tuesday and Wednesday at the C-tel Auditorium at Sheridan College. Sheridan Chamber Director Janelle Anderson says the forum's focus is on the contested issues in this Primary Election:

Local Doctor Expresses Frustration with County Coroner

Sheridan County Coroner Mark Ferries
Sheridan County Coroner Mark Ferries

Dr. Michael Strahan has been a physician in Sheridan County for almost three decades, and he has also served as the County Public Health Officer for 16 years. Dr. Strahan recently expressed his support for Sheridan County Coroner candidate P.J. Kane in a letter made available to the media.

County Clerk Candidates Discuss Position

Three of the four candidates for Sheridan County Clerk were guests on News/Talk 930 KROE'S Public Pulse program Thursday. The fourth candidate, Dave DeBolt appeared as a guest a few weeks ago, as he had a prior commitment and could not be on with the other candidates.

Hospital Foundation Elects New Chairman

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Chair Kevin Bailey
Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Board Chair Kevin Bailey

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation Board recently held their annual meeting and elected Kevin Bailey to serve as Chairman for the upcoming fiscal year. Bailey says that he looks forward to working with the Hospital Board in the coming year.

Bear Cloud Jury Questionnaire Hearing

How to best choose a jury is at the forefront of the upcoming Ernst murder trials.

A “Hearing Regarding Juror Questionnaires” was held in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday afternoon, specifically regarding the Wyatt Bear Cloud case. Bear Cloud, along with co-defendants Dennis Poitra, Jr. and Dharminder Sen, have been charged with the August 26th, 2009 shooting death of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst.

Medical Board on Prescription Drug Policy

Kevin Bohnenblust, Executive Director of the Wyoming State Board of Medicine.

In recent months,prescription drug abuse and related crimes have been on the rise in Wyoming. On the July 29th edition of Public Pulse, Executive Director of the Wyoming State Board of Medicine, Kevin Bohnenblust (BAH-nen-bluss-t) spoke to us about his group's work on prescription policy and the challenges therein.

Safer Meds: More FDA Authority?

DC lawmakers are debating a bill that would make FDA standards higher on prescription drug safety.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – News about medication recalls have been common recently. According to the Pew Prescription Project, recalls are up 400% in a year, and at the same time, a new survey shows that nine in ten people want the FDA to have stronger authority to recall potentially unsafe or contaminated meds.

Cowgirl Up

Two generations of cowgirls get set to participate in the weekly Sheridan County Cowgirls Association events at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

It was nothing but horses and hats and saddles and spurs at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Wednesday night as contestants of all ages competed in the Sheridan Cowgirls Rodeo.  Geared for the family, even a smattering of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of everyone there.