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Freudenthal Speaks on Several Issues

Governor Dave Freudenthal

At his regularly scheduled news conference earlier this week, Governor Dave Freudenthal covered four specific issues. The governor's office issued the report, and Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the highlights.

NRA Annual Banquet

The Friends of the NRA hosted its annual fundraising banquet last night at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. Tim Green, Chairman of the local chapter of the “Friends of the NRA,” says “100% of the proceeds go into the hunting sports and youth education”:

Library Director Candidates Finalized

The Sheridan County Library System may have a new director by mid-October.

The Sheridan County Library Board met in executive session Thursday afternoon. Spokeman Tony Wendtland has this announcement about the Library Director search.

The five candidates, Wendtland says, all meet the criteria for the position, and represent quite a region.

RENEW 6th Annual Shootout

Photo from the 2009 RENEW Shootout (courtesy Ace Young)

Sporting clay enthusiasts are invited to RENEW's 6th Annual Shootout, to be held tomorrow morning at the Sheridan Sportsman's Club off of Soldier Creek Road west of Sheridan.

RENEW President and CEO, Larry Samson, tells us about the event, of which First Interstate Bank is the official sponsor.

Mead and Peterson on Wyoming Board of Medicine

Will the candidates appoint people to the Wyoming Board of Medicine who would take a tough stance on doctors prescribing medicine to drug abusers.

We continue our highlight from Kim Love's interview September 22nd on KROE's Public Pulse Program with Gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Leslie Peterson and Republican Matt Mead. In further asking the two about their stance on the prescription drug abuse problem in Wyoming, Love asked the two that if elected governor.

Sheridan Residents Talk Roads and Reconstruction

Around 40 people gathered at Holy Name Parish in Sheridan last night for a public “workshop.” The goal was to get more “hands-on” input from residents about the potential reconstruction of several streets in Sheridan, including Wyoming Avenue, Sheridan Avenue and Burkitt Street, as well as auxiliary roads. Small groups of neighborhood residents reviewed various reconstruction options.

UW Professor Holds Energy History Presentation at Sheridan College

Professor Emeritus of Science Education at the University of Wyoming Duane Keown
Professor Emeritus of Science Education at the University of Wyoming Duane Keown

The Powder River Basin Resource Council in conjunction with the Wyoming Wilderness Association sponsored a presentation Thursday night at the Sheridan College CTEL entitled “But This is Home: Wyoming, The Energy State.” Professor Emeritus of Science Education at the University of Wyoming Duane Keown spoke on the history of the energy industry in Wyoming and the negative impacts that coal extra

City of Sheridan Utilities Director Resigns

The City of Sheridan will most likely begin their search for a new Utilities Director now that Dan Miller has resigned.
The City of Sheridan will most likely begin their search for a new Utilities Director now that Dan Miller has resigned.

The City of Sheridan has accepted the resignation of Utilities Director Dan Miller. Miller resigned this week, and his resignation is effective immediately. Human Resources Director Heather Doke.

As far as advertising for the now vacant position?

Sheridan College Receives Grant for Nursing Simulation Center

Officials with Sheridan College received notification recently that they were awarded a $298,950 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration. The funds from this grant will provide equipment for the college to expand the simulation training currently available to nursing students and health care providers in the region. 

Preliminary Hearing For SHS Counselor Postponed

Current SHS Counselor and former Campbell County High School Principal Larry Steiger is charged with three felonies for misues of a school district credit card.
Current SHS Counselor and former Campbell County High School Principal Larry Steiger is charged with three felonies for misues of a school district credit card.

A preliminary hearing for 61-year-old Sheridan High School Counselor Larry Steiger was postponed in Campbell County Circuit Court this week. Lawyers for Steiger and Trudy Garcia asked that the hearing be continued because both had scheduling conflicts.