Archive - Feb 2010 - News

February 8th

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.

Governor's Healthcare Proposal Encourages Personal, Financial Responsibility

During his State of the State Address Monday, Governor Dave Freudenthal stated that a health insurance reform program he has proposed will help control costs by encouraging people to
take responsibility for their health.

Local Firefighter Makes Initial Appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court

30-year-old Andrew Joy of Sheridan made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday on the charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Joy is a firefighter/paramedic with Sheridan Fire Rescue. Circuit Court Judge John Sampson approved continuance of the $5,000 unsecured bond that was set Friday afternoon on the stipulation that Joy adhere to the bond conditions.

CHAPS To Host Benefit Community Valentines Dance Friday Night

Children, Horses, and Adults in Partnership stands for CHAPS, and they are partnering with Easter Seals for a community Valentines Dance this Friday in Sheridan to benefit the Matt Elliott Memorial Scholarship Fund. CHAPS Executive Director Sue Suddith.


There has been some talk lately in the local medical community about some abnormally high numbers we are finding in the area. Jan Ritola, who is the Director of the Family Planning of the Big Horns in Sheridan, explains

So how much higher are our numbers?

Wyoming Lawmakers Prepare to Craft Tighter Budget

It's that time again: state lawmakers are gathering in Cheyenne this week to start crafting a budget for what experts predict will be a lean next couple of years.

200-Plus Celebrate at 2010 Pink Flamingo

From Madonna to Billy Idol and everything in between, the 1980's were well represented at the 2010 Pink Flamingo. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson reports.

February 7th

Weekly Poll Question Seeks Your Opinion on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

During President Obama's State of the Union Address on January 27, 2010, he stated that he will work with Congress and the military to "finally repeal the law, known as 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are." He had made similar statements during previous speeches; however, his State of the Union speech was the first in w