Archive - Nov 2009 - News

November 11th

3rd Annual Sheridan Filmmakers Festival Begins This Friday Night At the WYO Theater

The 3rd annual Sheridan Filmmakers Festival will get underway this Friday night in Sheridan at the WYO Theater. Local Filmmaker Leon Schatz explains how the Film Festival came to be.

Community Dance To Support Hospice Of The Big Horns Is This Friday Night

This Friday night the historic Sheridan Inn will be the site for the “Dance to the Fireants” community dance to support Hospice of the Big Horns at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Cindy Bake with Hospice of the Big Horns explains that the dance is intended for people of all ages.

November 10th

Smith Street Project Gets Final Touch

Smith Street was blocked one more time yesterday to celebrate the completion of the project, which spanned nearly two years. A few dozen people attended a ribbon cutting at the newly installed crosswalk in front of the Sheridan Senior Center. Senior Center Director Carmen Rideout says all the inconveniences were worth it.

Veterans Day Is Time To Celebrate All Those Who’ve Served Our Country

Sheridan has several Veterans Day events. One is the Veterans Administration Veterans Day program at 11 am in the auditorium at the VA. This year the V.A. is focusing on the story behind the uniform. Col. Kathy Wright of the Wyoming National Guard will be speaking and Ft. Mackenzie students will be reading via video essays about veterans who they interviewed.

Sheridan County Public Health Addresses H1N1 Vaccine

Shipments of the H1N1 vaccine have been slow to arrive in many communities throughout the country. Sheridan County has received 2,400 doses of the vaccine to date, with more arriving on a weekly basis. Sheridan County Public Health Nurse Katie Hiller explains the distribution process.

Governor Meets With Wyoming National Guard Troops In Middle East

Governor Dave Freudenthal met with Wyoming National Guard Troops Tuesday in Iraq as part of a trip organized by the Department of Defense.

Planning Commission Approves First Phase Of Wrench Ranch Subdivision

The wheels are in motion for the first phase of the Wrench Ranch Subdivision in north Sheridan. City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs says that phase one of the subdivision will include commercial and industrial development.

Phase one of the Wrench Ranch subdivision consists of just under 100 acres.

Discovery Wilderness Quest Program At Fort Mackenzie High

Fort MacKenzie High School students have shown increased performance in just the first two months of the school year. Fort MacKenzie Principal Laurien Rahimi credits part of that increase to the Discovery Wilderness Quest, which began the year for FMH students.

November 9th

City Council Gets Update On Utilities Department Inventories

The Sheridan City Council held a work session on Monday to receive a report on the current inventory of water and wastewater operations. The presentation was designed to give councilors a better idea of what is involved in the Utilities department operations.

School District Right On Budget After Reviewing 2009 Fiscal Year

The numbers are in from the first quarter of the 2010 fiscal year for Sheridan County School District 2. As of September 30th the District had spent nearly 13% of its budget and received 18% of the projected revenues for the year.