Archive - Apr 2010 - News

April 12th

Destination Imagination State Competition

Funky Monkeys, Fuzzy Pandas, Raging Rams, Mooing Elephants and another 53 teams converged on Casper College this past weekend for the State competition of Destination Imagination.

Pinewood Derby Rolls into Hammer's

This year's Pinewood Derby, which was held at Hammer's Chevrolet in Sheridan on Saturday, raised over $2,000 to benefit the local Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs. Before the Scouts had their round of races, local businesses competed with home-made mini-derby cars.

The Peculiarities Of The Pronghorn

They can be faster than a cheetah, prefer to crawl rather than jump, and have eyes--which are almost as big as an elephant’s—that can see movement 3 miles away. These amazing creatures also embark on the longest land migration in the lower 48--venturing right through Wyoming.

Music and Miniature Art For Earth Day

Earth day celebrations are kicking off today with the opening of the 4th annual Miniature Art Auction. Though this is the first year they are also including music in addition to miniature art with the items up for bid. Sara Domek with the Wyoming Wilderness Association, tells us about this year's art

April 11th

2010 Career Expo This Week

Sheridan County Chamber Executive Director Janelle Anderson.

The 3rd Annual Career Expo will be held Thursday, April 15th at the Sheridan College Golden Dome. Sponsored by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director Janelle Anderson explains the purpose for the event.

Sheridan Media Website Wins Award

Sheridan Media wins regional award.

Sheridan Media recently received a very prestigious award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

College District Works On Budget

College District Works On Budget

The Northern Wyoming Community College District will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, and on the agenda will be the preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Last year amidst a 10% cut to the District's budget, a four day work week was implemented through the summer months, which saved the District over $30,000.

Winter visits nearly flat at Yellowstone

Low snowfall and the recession are being blamed for modest gains this winter in visits to Yellowstone National Park.
From December to March, the park saw 93,838 visitors, an 8
percent increase from last year. Those numbers are still down from the 2007-08 season when the park saw 99,975 visitors.
Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says snowmobile and snow coach

April 10th

Bus Initiative Moves Forward

Is an additional means of public transportation needed in Sheridan.

Officials and representatives from the various transportation services in Sheridan have been meeting to determine what kind of alternative form of transportation would best suit the community. After compiling the results of a recently competed survey, Sheridan Workforce Services Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Juan Duran explains what's next.

Missing 14-Year-Old Girl Found In Colorado

Missing teen from Gillette has been found.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Officials with the Gillette Police Department say a 14-year-old girl who left home with two men she met online has been found. The girl and 22-year-old Jesse Calhoun of Qemado, New Mexico were found early Saturday at a hotel in Trinidad, Colorado.