October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The month of October has been designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In an effort to show that it is possible to break the cycle of violence, the Sheridan Advocacy and Resource Center is holding their annual March Against Violence this Saturday. Rhonda Weber sees the effects of violence each day during her work at the Center.

Old Man Winter Makes His Presence Felt In Parts Of Wyoming

Winter-like weather has been converging on parts of Wyoming since Wednesday as the Big Horn Mountains and Yellowstone area are receiving significant amounts of snow. Meteorologist Matt Solum with the National Weather Service in Billings says it won't be long before another cold front moves into our area.

Mental Health And Substance Abuse Training Seminar To Take Place Next Week In Buffalo

The TA Health Education Foundation in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Health and the Prescription Drug Abuse Stakeholders Task Force will be hosting a four day Mental Health and Substance Abuse Training symposium next week in Buffalo.

Freudenthal Calls On Feds To Help Forests

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Governor Dave Freudenthal has asked the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to do more to address the damage that bark beetles are inflicting on forests in Wyoming and elsewhere in the West. Freudenthal wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week saying he's increasingly alarmed at the condition of Wyoming's forests.

Winter Like Conditions Converge On Parts Of The Cowboy State

Winter like weather has converged on parts of Wyoming as 6-8 inches of snow is being forecasted for areas of the Big Horn mountains tonight and into tomorrow. Meteorologist Matt Solum tells us what's expected for the Sheridan area.

Second Man Accused Of Battery In Rodeo Weekend Beating Enters Plea

25-year-old Leo Pinnick entered a not-guilty plea to charges of aggravated assault and battery in 4th Judicial District Court on Wednesday. He was involved in an altercation involving 4 men that took place following the Friday night street dance on rodeo weekend and ended with 2 of them in the hospital.

Wyoming Flu Activity at Peak Winter Levels

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Health officials say flu activity in Wyoming is at peak winter levels already, and all confirmed cases over the past month have been swine flu.

Wyoming Coach Laid Up with Kidney Stone

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming coach Dave Christensen missed football practice and a media conference call Tuesday while being treated for a kidney stone.

Christmas Stroll Committee Announces Stroll Button Design Winner

It’s hard to think about Christmas when it’s only September, but the Sheridan Christmas Stroll committee has been planning the annual stroll most of the year. Every spring, Sheridan area elementary students are asked to participate in an art contest to design the Stroll Buttons.

Presentations On Scenic Amenities And Development Continue In Sheridan

The things that attract many to Sheridan County are the spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains that can be seen from many of our doorsteps. Last night, nearly two dozen Sheridan area people got to meet with Bob Snieckus, who is a landscape architect for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

School District One Superintendent Addresses Drug Policy For Teachers

Earlier this week, representatives from the Partnership for a Drug Free Workplace were guests on KROE'S Public Pulse program. A caller to the show wondered why teachers in Sheridan County aren't required to take random drug tests.

Nominations Are Now Open For The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. This will be the 10th year that the awards have been given out. Arch Coal Vice President Greg Schaefer says that nominating a teacher is as simple as filling out a form.

Schaefer said that nomination forms are also available online at

Story Woman's Club To Hold Annual Turkey Dinner This Coming Sunday

The 34th Annual Story Woman's Club Turkey Dinner will be this Sunday afternoon. The dinner is one of the major fundraisers of the year for the Story Woman's Club. One of the organizers of the event, Nancy Stenker, explains that there will be a lot of good food for a very low price.

Arnica Fire Now Burning 9,300 Acres; Some Road Closures in Effect in Yellowstone

About 230 fire personnel are managing the Arnica Fire in Yellowstone National Park for multiple resource objectives. They are allowing the burn to progress naturally in lodgepole forest areas where ecological benefits can be achieved, while using helicopters to cool portions of the fire perimeter nearest areas that are more at risk.

Many Cowboy State Residents May Not Follow Flu Prevention Advice

You've been hearing the warnings since the Swine Flu first hit the news a few months ago, to be more diligent in handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when sick. But while the first two precautions can be easily taken, the last one may not be for many people.