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August 21st, 2010

Rural Health Care Reform

While there has been much debate over extending health insurance coverage to more Americans, there has been less talk about regions where insurance can almost become a moot point. That's because many rural areas, such as parts of Wyoming, have a severe shortage of health care providers.

Rec. District Participation Numbers Continue to Rise

Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright
Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright

Participation numbers continue to rise for the various programs offered by the Sheridan Recreation District. The recent Mullinax tennis tournament had 64 participants, which is the biggest turnout that they've ever had. Recreation District Director Richard Wright says that Little Guy Football is also experiencing record numbers.

August 20th

Sheridan College Funding Discussed

Sheridan College President, Dr. Paul Young

Yesterday we reported that with the ever-increasing enrollment numbers at Sheridan College, students have had to be put on a wait list because there just isn't “enough room at the inn” when it comes to classroom availability and smaller staffing. Part of this dilemma comes from the need for more facilities, and partly from funding issues.

And The Winner Is...Results From Sheridan Chamber Fundraiser Toyota Giveaway

This week, the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce “test drove” their new fundraiser. Ryan Franklin, sitting President for the Sheridan County Chamber of
Commerce:

This year's winner was Ron Moore, Ryan tells us:us:

Lawyers File Petition for Wyoming Death Row Inmate

Dale Eaton, (left) is on death row for the rape and murder of Lisa Marie Kimmell. (Courtesy Photo)
Dale Eaton, (left) is on death row for the rape and murder of Lisa Marie Kimmell. (Courtesy Photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Lawyers for Wyoming death row inmate Dale Eaton have filed a 300-page petition in federal court contending he didn't get a fair trial. Eaton was sentenced to die for the 1988 rape and murder of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, of Billings, Montana.

Montana Wolf Hunt Advocates Form Coalition

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials, ranchers, hunters and others frustrated by a federal judge's ruling that restored Endangered Species Act protections for wolves say it may be time to bypass the courts with congressional action. Members of the newly formed coalition met Friday, and said it no longer makes sense to just keeping fighting environmentalists in endless courtroom battles.

Nutrition Decoder Available for Wyomingites

Visit heart.org for more heart health information.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY - Every food item on the grocery store shelf has a nutrition label, but understanding what the percentages mean in trying to make healthier food choices isn't so clear. That's why the American Heart Association has a new online nutrition center for Wyomingites to help decode those labels.

Auditions Tonight for 2nd CTG Show

The Carriage House, home to the Sheridan Civic Theater Guild.

The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild is gearing up to begin its 2010-2011 season, and while the first show is already cast and rehearsals soon underway, tonight folks have an opportunity to audition for the second play of the season. A spin-off of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, this show is called The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, a comedy by Mark Brown.

August 19th

Sheridan College Enrollment Up—Close To The Ceiling

With the first day of classes around the corner, the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees met for their regular monthly meeting Thursday night.

Today is the Final Day for Health Fair Blood Draws

Health Fair blood draws come to a close today.
Health Fair blood draws come to a close today.

Today is the last day for the Health Fair blood draws at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. The blood draw will be from 6 am to 10 am for those that have made an appointment. Hospital Marketing Manager Danae Brandjord says that they will be taking walk-ins at the blood draw as well.