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Montana Man Lucky To Be Alive After Fiery Accident On Interstate 90

A flatbed tow truck ran off the highway and burst into flames yesterday afternoon on Interstate 90 just east of Sheridan. 28-year-old Robert Nixon from Shepherd, Montana was driving the truck westbound on the interstate. For unknown reasons the vehicle pulled to the left and ran into the guard rail at a machinery access just west of the Piney Creek Road exit.

Commissioners To Hold Special Meeting On Monday

Sheridan County Commissioners will have a relatively short agenda for a special meeting to be held on Monday. All 5 of the items for consideration involve some type of construction project. Two separate issues will allow work to begin at the Sheridan County Community Health Building.

Sheridan College Rodeo Team Hosts Event This Weekend

Most students attending Sheridan College complete their studies in two years. That means athletic teams rarely have the same rosters from one year to the next. This is also true of the Sheridan College Rodeo Team. This year they have a new instructor, as well. Marc Gilkerson will host his first Sheridan College Rodeo as Head Coach this weekend.

Public Health Keeping Tabs On H1N1 In The Schools And In The Community

Sheridan County Public Health has received numerous reports of confirmed and unconfirmed cases of the H1N1 influenza virus recently. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Sheridan Senior Center Will Be The Site Of Flu Clinic In Early October

Sheridan County Public Health is gearing up for another busy flu season, as the first round of flu clinics begin Tuesday October 6th at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Flu shots will be available at the Sheridan Senior Center that week as well. Director of Family Caregiver Services at the Senior Center, Stella Montano.

Montana, Wyoming Wind Power Sought for $3B Lines

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Canadian company is seeking wind power developers to move electricity along a pair of $3 billion transmission lines in Montana and Wyoming, potentially spurring a major increase in renewable power exported from the Rockies to the Southwest.

Wyoming lost 2,200 Jobs from July to August

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's unemployment rate edged up to 6.6% in August, as the state lost 2,200 jobs.

The Wyoming Department of Employment reported Wednesday that August's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was up from 6.5% in July. The month-to-month increase is not considered statistically significant.

Habitat For Humanity Is Racing Against The Clock To Finish Projects

The fall weather has been pretty warm so far this year. But in Wyoming there’s no telling how long that will last. Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will try to take advantage of any nice weather this fall to finish two projects they have underway. Every Friday and Saturday in October will be community build days on the homes.

Sheridan To Showcase Fairgrounds For Statewide Conference

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds will host representatives from fairgrounds throughout the state this weekend. Starting tonight, the Wyoming Association of Fairs Conference will bring in representatives from almost every one of Wyoming’s 23 counties.

Wells Fargo Donates To Local Non-Profits

Five local non-profit agencies got a boost Wednesday morning thanks to Sheridan’s Wells Fargo Bank. The Bank solicited applications from several smaller non-profit agencies in the community and gave a total of $4,000 to the five that were chosen. Wells Fargo President Anthony Spiegelberg.

Hospital Board Hears Results From Patient Needs Assessment

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees met for their monthly meeting Wednesday. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the details.

Sheridan Memorial Has An Unusually Busy Summer

Typically, the summer months for hospitals are slower than usual. That wasn't the case at Sheridan Memorial Hospital as Chief Financial Officer Ed Johlman points out.

Johlman said that most hospitals see a downturn during the summer due to vacations and people putting off procedures until the fall and winter months.

School District Two Continues To Excel In Elementary Education

Earlier this month Sagebrush Elementary School was one of two schools in the state to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School. The national award is given out annually by the U.S. Department of Education to schools that are academically superior and that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels.

Wyoming Veterans Museum Has New Permanent Hours

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum has new permanent hours of operation. The museum, located in Casper on the grounds of the Natrona County International Airport, is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. It is closed on Mondays.

Students Learn How to Think Like Millionaires ... The Right Way

Who wants to be a millionaire? Well, if Susan Beecham, CEO and Founder of Money Savvy Generation has anything to say about it, anybody can learn how to bank the bucks, but especially young people.