Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 1st

High School Principal Honored As Distinguished Alum

It’s homecoming weekend at Sheridan High School but SHS Principal Dirlene Wheeler will be conspicuously absent from many of the festivities. Wheeler has her own homecoming celebration to attend where she is the guest of honor. She is one of five graduates of Chadron State College graduates with successful careers that are being given distinguished alumni awards tomorrow.

Fire Prevention Week Starts Sunday

Next week is National Fire Prevention week and the Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department is planning events throughout the week. This is one of the times throughout the year when firefighters get to spend time with local school kids. Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer says that over 500 kids are expected to tour the Fire Station next week.

Sheridan Man Pleads Guilty To Burglary Charges

A 20-year-old Sheridan man pleaded guilty to burglary charges in 4th Judicial District Court yesterday. In early August, Kyle Giacometto broke into Big Sky Cycles on Main Street and took a Kawasaki motorcycle.

Game And Fish To Honor Former Senator Malcolm Wallop With Special Ceremony Today

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is inviting the public to a special dedication ceremony today where they will honor a former U.S. Senator from Wyoming. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke.

Hospital Auxiliary Wins Statewide Award

The Wyoming Hospital Association held its annual convention in Sheridan this week. At a banquet Wednesday night a special award was bestowed to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Hospital Community Relations Director Cecile Pattison explains.

Man Claiming to Be From Sheridan Police Department Making Fake Phone Calls to Women

Detective Sgt. Tom Henry informed us that around 7:30 Thursday morning, a man claiming to be “Officer Owens” from the Sheridan Police Department called two different Sheridan women.

Wet Weather Helping Extinguish Arnica Fire in Yellowstone

Yellowstone officials will be opening the road between Lake and West Thumb for short periods each morning beginning today to allow for public travel through the two miles of road affected by the Arnica Fire. There will be three opportunities each day: from 6 to 8 am; from noon to 1 pm; and from 6 to 8 pm.

September 30th

Barrasso Cautions Against Bill That Would Essentially Create A New Energy Tax

Recently, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that would change the tax law in our country. The Energy Tax Bill now gets to go before the Senate and they are debating the merits of the tax They are currently looking to see if the bill will have it’s desired effect and encourage developing environmentally responsible projects.

Senator Enzi Says Healthcare Reform Efforts Are Still Continuing

The debate over healthcare reform continues in the United States Senate. Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi introduced an amendment to the healthcare bill yesterday that was designed to help mitigate some of the rising costs of medical care. Part of the proposed bill would require everyone to purchase health insurance similar to laws requiring liability insurance on our vehicles.

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.