Sheridan

Wednesday afternoon the Johnson County Wellness Group had their quarterly meeting, this time focusing on the Obesity Epidemic in this country and the problem with underage drinking in the State of Wyoming.

Thursday night was the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees.

The McDonald's on North Main in Sheridan did something special Thursday for kids getting ready to start another school year, as free backpacks were given out to the little ones.

Wyoming Department of Transportation officials will be hosting a public meeting on Monday, August 26 to discuss possible changes to WYDOT’s specific signing program.

On August 18, a group of shooters at the Buffalo Run recreational area in Sheridan County started a fire due to the use of exploding targets. Earlier this month the U.S. Forest Service prohibited the use of exploding targets on national forest and grasslands in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Wellness screenings offered by Sheridan Memorial Hospital to the general public are still taking place through Friday. The main test, the blood chemistry/lipid-direct LDL screen, provides information used by healthcare providers to measure a person's overall health. 

Over the summer Sheridan College Vice President of Academic Affairs Jon Connolly worked with a team of colleagues to determine a better way to gauge whether a student will be successful in college and earn their diploma.

The City of Sheridan solid waste division began a pilot program last year for a piece of equipment known as a lateral grinder, that has been used to grind construction and demolition materials since last November at the City Landfill. The City Council held a work session Wednesday to hear how the grinder pilot program has been working out. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the details.

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