Archive - Jul 2010 - News

July 2nd

Sheridan Police Officer Honored

For the past seven years, Sheridan Police Officer John King has been involved with Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D., held every summer on Casper Mountain. This year, King was honored with an award, and Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

Whooping Cough Vaccinations Encouraged by Health Department

The Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging vaccinations for whooping cough.

With a sharp rise in pertussis in several states, officials with the Wyoming Department of Health are encouraging vaccination to help prevent the disease. Pertussis is better known as whooping cough. Wyoming Department of Health Director Dr. Brent Sherard.

Update on Body Found in Big Horns

A media release issued Friday morning from the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office indicates that attempts so far have been unsuccessful to determine the identity of human remains discovered in the Big Horn Mountains in April of this year.

July 1st

Update on Youngs Creek Mine

Since 2003, a process has been underway to develop a new coal mine in northern Sheridan County. Called the Youngs Creek Mine, Consol Energy and The Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining Company, along with Chevron, have been getting closer to bringing the plans to reality, and if it comes online, Youngs Creek has the potential to employ over 300 people.

No More "ROFLing" Behind The Wheel in Wyoming

Wyoming is now officially the 20th state in the Union to outlaw texting while driving. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has more

Gubernatorial Candidate Meyer Spends the Day in Sheridan

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rita Meyer.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rita Meyer spent Thursday in Sheridan, where she began the day as a guest on KROE'S Public Pulse program. With Meyer's extensive background in the military, it was only fitting that host Kim Love asked her this week's Bank of Sheridan/ poll question: “Did President Obama make the right decision when he accepted the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal?

July 4th Spectacular at the Equestrian Center

Fireworks at the Big Horn Equstrian Center light up the night sky.

The annual July 4th Spectacular Fireworks Show at the Big Horn Equestrian Center has expanded over the last few years to include live music as part of the pre-fireworks festivities. This year's show will be no exception as The Powder River Boys will be playing Sunday night from 7:30 to 9:30. Prior to their performance, Celtic Sage will kick off a night of music at 6 o'clock.

VOA Receives MLB Trust Grant

L to R: VOA National Director of Volunteer Services Tanisha Smith, VOA Wyoming/Montana Director of Programming P.J. Treide, MLB Players Trust Director Melissa Persaud.

Volunteers of America Wyoming/Montana has announced that they have been awarded $16,000 by Major League Baseball and the Baseball Players Trust. VOA Community Affairs Director Ethan Boone explains what the grant will go toward.

Rec. Board Holds Special Meeting to Discuss Salaries

Sheridan Recreation Distirict Director Richard Wright

The Sheridan Recreation District Board of Trustees held a special meeting Wednesday night that consisted of the Board holding an executive session regarding salaries and wage increases.

Recreation District Director Richard Wright says that no action was taken by the Board after coming out of executive session.

June 30th

101 (sort of) Dalmations at The WYO

The culmination of the 2010 week-long Y-ARTS Theatre Camp will be tomorrow at The WYO. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the details.