Archive - Dec 14, 2009 - News

New Chaps Program Helps Veterans

CHAPS stands for Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership and they've been providing equine assisted therapy in the Sheridan area for the past five years. CHAPS Executive Director Sue Suddith explains a fairly new program that assists Veterans.

To learn more about the CHAPS program, you can log on to their website at

Toys For Tots Down To Final Push For Donations

The United States Marine Corps sponsors the “Toys for Tots” program every year leading up to Christmas. The goal is to make sure that those in need can provide a Christmas toy to every child. Retired Master Sergeant Jim Craig has organized the campaign for the Marine Corps here in Sheridan for several years.

University President Visits Sheridan And Talks Tight Budgets

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan visited Sheridan on Friday. The tough economy has had very little impact on capital projects on campus. Buchanan says that most current capital projects were funded in the budget cycle prior to the recession. However, the school was able to make the cuts requested by Governor Dave Freudenthal last spring.

Local Non-Profit Gets $50,000 Donation

The spirit of the holidays certainly hit home for a local non-profit last week. Volunteers of America accepted a $50,000 grant from the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation. The money has been designated for many of the programs in the veterans services area in both Montana and Wyoming. VOA recently completed Freedom Hall here in Sheridan and has a similar project in Billings, Montana.