Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 7th


Sheridan College Generals advance after defeating Western Nebraska.

UW Enrollment Numbers Increase Over Last Spring

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming reports that
spring enrollment increased nearly 6 percent over the same time last year to about 12,500 students.
The enrollment numbers include an increase of about 500 students at the main campus in Laramie.

There Are Upcoming Free Workshops On Writing Resumes And More At Sheridan College

Sheridan Workforce Center has a lot more people requesting services these days. Because of this increased demand, they are sponsoring some free workshops at Sheridan College.
The next workshops will take place March 12th.
Chanda Richards, who is the Sheridan Center Supervisor for Employment Services

March 6th

Green House Living For Sheridan Continues Fundraising Campaign

Fundraiding efforts continue for Green House Living for Sheridan project, which will provide seniors an alternative to the traditional nursing home care. Green House President Doug Osborn comments on how the home like atmosphere benefits everyone involved.

Wyoming Lawmakers Say They're Pleased With Session

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers have wrapped up the
legislative session. Lawmakers say they were successful in crafting a responsible state budget. The $2.9 billion budget goes into effect in July and will last for two years.

PAWS Glitch To Delay Testing In Some Wyoming Schools

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Education says some school districts plan to delay administration of the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students because of computer problems.

March 5th

Rosie Berger Goes to Washington

One would think that with the 2010 Budget Session coming to an end in Cheyenne that lawmakers would return home, kick back and relax. Not so with Wyoming's "short rep," Representative Rosie Berger. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

Governor unsurprised by sage grouse decision, vows to press on with state’s efforts

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday that they have listed the greater sage grouse as a candidate species under the Endangered Species Act, saying the bird warranted protection under the Act, but was precluded by higher-priority species. Governor Dave Freudenthal says he accepts the ruling even though he may not agree with it.

For The Love Of Music

By Judy Hagerott
The Wyoming Girls School received a special visit Friday from some very talented musicians. A string quartet from the Powder River Symphony in Gillette played for the students as part of an education grant they received to give in-school type performances.

Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking Shows Efforts Working Around the State

At Sheridan City Hall last night, about 30 people came to hear a presentation on how prevention efforts have been taking place in the past few years around the state of Wyoming regarding underage drinking. Mike Vercauteren is the Service Director for the Wyoming Prevention Technical Assistance Consortium. He explains the purpose of the gathering.