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Training for Torrington Prison Starts Today

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Work on Wyoming's new medium-security prison in Torrington is wrapping up, and the first training class for officers starts today at nearby Camp Guernsey.

Colorado Utility's Rebuff of Wyoming Wind Causes Surprise

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Some in Wyoming say a Colorado utility's rejection of southeast Wyoming wind power as part of its energy supply doesn't negate the need for wind and transmission development in southeast Wyoming.

Wyoming Health Department Prepares Schools For H1N1 Flu

The Wyoming Department of Health and the Department of Education have been working very closely for several years, and this school year is no exception. The new threat of H1N1 Influenza is not something parents need to worry about, according to Health Department Director Doctor Brent Sherard.

Sheridan Organization Works To Improve Conditions In Alaska Schools

When you hear the name Kodiak, Alaska, you don’t immediately think of a connection to us here in Sheridan. Both areas are subject to the same Federal educational regulations and Average Yearly Progress standards. Another thing we have in common is The National American Indian, Alaskan, and Hawaiian Educational Development Center that is headquartered here in Sheridan.

Health Fair Out At Sheridan College

The annual Sheridan County Health Fair took place Saturday at the Sheridan College Golden Dome. The Health Fair has been going on for almost twenty years, providing an opportunity for residents to receive and go over the results of their blood draw done at the end of August, as well as to visit booths with health-related information on services available in Sheridan County.

Obama's Heath Care Plan

The hot topic these days seems to be President Obama's health care plan. The town hall meetings only made the debate worse. This week's Bank of Sheridan / Sheridan Media poll question is "Do you agree with President Obama's health care plan.

Officials Urge Caution, Not Panic, Over Swine Flu

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming Department of Health Director Brent Sherard says swine flu is widespread in Wyoming and most likely is already in every school in the state. But Sherard said Friday there's no reason to panic because health officials are accustomed to dealing with the influenza virus and swine flu is not an exotic disease.

Fair Board Moving Forward With Design Work To Remedy Infield Drainage

The recently adopted Sheridan County Fairgrounds master plan called for implementation in several phases. The engineering work on the new first phase of the project has begun. Drainage problems throughout the infield and arenas can sometimes delay events several days after a storm has left the area.

Washakie County Man Dies Of West Nile Virus

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A Washakie County man has died from West Nile virus - the state's first reported fatality from the disease this year. The Wyoming Department of Health announced Friday the man had been hospitalized before he died this week. Seven cases of the virus have been reported to the health department this year.

Police: Suspect Had Racial Motive In Deputy Attack

RIVERTON, (AP) - A Riverton police detective says the suspect charged in last week's hatchet attack on an off-duty Fremont County Sheriff's deputy didn't approve of the white lawman's relationship with an American Indian woman.
Lander resident George Dewey is charged with attacking deputy Calvin Martin of Riverton on Sept. 1. The deputy was treated for gashes to his head and other injuries.