Archive - Feb 9, 2010 - News

SAWS Board Approves Amending Rules and Regulations

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved to amend their rules and regulations at their meeting Tuesday night. SAWS Customer Aleta Dow addressed the board and raised concerns about how some of the changes would have an adverse affect on her and her family.

Monthly Chamber Luncheon Will Address Health Care In Sheridan County

This month's Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will focus on health care in Sheridan County. Chamber Executive Director Janelle Martinsen.

Janelle tells us about the lineup that will be presenting at the luncheon.

Sheridan College Students Are Offering Tax Assistance Once Again This Year

Students at Sheridan College are once again offering free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the IRS. The next session will be Thursday February 11th from 2-6 pm in room W139B of the Whitney Building. The assistance is available to those with an income less than $50,000.

Dayton Council Approves Grant Resolution For Kitchen Remodel At TRVCC

The Dayton Town Council approved a resolution Monday night that will allow the town to move forward with a grant application for the Tongue River Valley Community Center. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood explains that they are looking to remodel the kitchen at the community center.

Are You S.A.D.?

The days are getting longer, and that is good news for people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. As it is also known, S.A.D. is a form of depression that affects people in the winter, primarily because the darker and shorter winter days do not provide enough sunlight during the day for some people's bodies to quit production of melatonin, the hormone that makes us tired.

Wyoming Bill to Ban Texting While Driving Advances

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill that would ban Wyoming drivers from sending text messages has cleared two important legislative hurdles. Democratic Senator Floyd Esquibel of Cheyenne is the prime sponsor of the bill, Senate File 20. He says that banning texting while driving would improve highway safety in the state.

Sheridan School District 2 Board Passes MDU Resolution

Just as the City of Sheridan and Sheridan County have done in the past two weeks, Sheridan County School District 2 trustees passed a resolution to oppose the proposed MDU rate increase.

District 2 Trustees Approve Stimulus Money Grant Proposal

Of the agenda items on which School District 2 Trustees took action Monday night, one was approval of the stimulus fund proposal, including 11 temporary positions. The nearly $1.8 million dollars received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will go to paying for the staff, as well as purchasing state-of-the-art technology enhancements and professional development programs.

Sheridan County School District 2 Board Recognizes Two Ends of Extra-Curriculum Spectrum

At Monday night's Sheridan County School Board February meeting, members of Sheridan High School's All-State Orchestra attended. Those in the audience were treated to Wynton Grant's and Megan Jenkins' duet, which many agreed would have been preferred to continuing with regular board business.