Wyoming Guard Soldier at Fort Hood Accounted For

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A spokesman says the one Wyoming Army National Guard soldier at Fort Hood Army base in Texas is accounted for and safe after a mass shooting there. The Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage at the Texas post Thursday afternoon.

AARP Wyoming: Health Care Reform Wishes Granted

The U.S. House is getting ready to put health care reform to a vote. The Affordable Health Care for America Act is scheduled for consideration this weekend, and AARP is giving its stamp of approval.

Planning Commission Will Consider Possible Forward Sheridan Facility At Their Next Meeting

The City of Sheridan has stopped work on a construction project by Double Eagle LLC. Double Eagle owner Ron Patterson is building a facility that may house the Forward Sheridan offices and small business incubator program. Patterson was moving forward with construction because even if Forward Sheridan is unable to purchase the offices, he believes there is a market for the building.

VA Hospice Helps Patients And Families

November is National Hospice Month and the Sheridan Veterans Administration Medical Center operates an inpatient hospice program for veterans at the hospital. The hospice at the VA is a relatively recent addition in the last several years and the facility has used former medical patient rooms to serve hospice needs.

Powder Horn Incorporation Is Just A Possibility

While the Homeowners Association at the Powder Horn PUD south of Sheridan has held a couple of public meetings concerning incorporation, any action is still a long way off. Officers of the Powder Horn HOA were guests on KROE’s Public Pulse program yesterday.

Search For New Police Chief In Sheridan Continues

The search to replace Sheridan Police Chief Mike Card continues as the City has been working diligently to find the most qualified applicant. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey explains how the process is being handled.

The Mayor says that the community will have a chance to get involved in the process as well.

Sheridan County Planning Commission OK's Fee Raises

Development in Sheridan County will come at a bit steeper price now that the Planning Commission has given their approval to raising fees across the board. County Planner Mark Reid explains the fee raises.

Reid said that fees haven't been adjusted in sometime, and in one particular case, it's been over thirty years.

Hospital Foundation Receives Large Gift In Digital Mammography Campaign

Over 600 people got involved with the recent Pink Link campaign to raise funding for digital mammography equipment at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. The Hospital Foundation set a goal of $250,000 for the campaign. Thanks to one local donor, they are well on their way.

Yellowstone National Park Has Record Breaking Year

Yellowstone National Park is still setting attendance records this year. The park received nearly 3.3 Million visitors so far in 2009. That number is almost 8 percent more than at the same time last year. It’s already 100,000 more than the all-time record for a complete year set in 2007. All this despite lower October numbers than last year.

Brooks Street Project Nears Completion

For the last two summers the Brooks Street construction projects have created issues for downtown residents and businesses with constant detours and street closures. That will finally come to an end this week as the project nears substantial completion. All downtown streets are open and the contractor is working on punch list items.