Archive - Aug 2010 - News

Biotech Conference to be Held in Sheridan

There will be a biotech conference in Sheridan in mid September.

A recent scientific report from Battelle identified key economic characteristics about biotechnology and Wyoming. The report showed that Wyoming is one of the few states that does not have a biotech organization. Forward Sheridan is one of several organizations that are sponsoring a Biotech conference in Sheridan later this month.

VOA Recovery Picnic is This Weekend

Volunteers of America Wyoming & Montana is hosting the 3rd annual “Now More than Ever” Recovery Picnic this weekend. VOA Recovery Mentor Shanna Knuckles gives us the details of the event.

Dental Report Describes Wyoming’s “State of the Mouth”

The Wyoming Department of Health and the Wyoming Dental Association has just released the first comprehensive oral health study of Wyoming residents in more than 20 years. The Oral Health Initiative report and the accompanying 26 specific recommendations are designed to improve Wyoming’s oral and overall health. 

Poitra Trial: Day 2 – Morning Testimony

Day two of the trial in the State vs. Dennis Poitra, Jr. got underway at 9 o'clock, with the first witness of the day being Department of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Loy Young taking the stand.

Poitra Trial: Jury Selected, First Witnesses Called

Day 1 of the trial of the State vs. Dennis Poitra, Jr. saw the selection of a jury, opening statements and three witnesses called.

August 30th

SEEDA Discusses Transfer Of High Tech Park, WYO Project

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority, or SEEDA, is considering the possibility of transferring ownership of the high tech park that is currently under development in Sheridan. This joint powers board—comprised of members from the City of Sheridan, Sheridan College and Sheridan's School District—discussed this proposal at their board meeting last night.

“Back To School”--Not Just For Students

It is “back to school” week again in our local communities. This includes Sheridan College, where regular classes start today. College President Dr. Paul Young:

However, Dr. Young also “attended summer school,” if you will, beginning his tenure as college president June 1st.

Prescribed Burns Planned For Bighorn National Forest Land

Bighorn National Forest Service crews conducting a prescribed burn in the fall of 2009. (Courtesy Photo)

The Bighorn National Forest has announced that there will be several prescribed burns this fall. BHNF Staff Officer Bernie Bornong explains that the prescribed burns encompass a number of different areas of the forest.

Volunteers Needed for 2nd Annual Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day at the Park

Fun was had by all at last year's Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day at Kendrick Park.

The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is looking for volunteers to help with the 2nd annual Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day that will take place Saturday, September 18th at Kendrick Park in Sheridan.

Feds Issue Fine for Radiation Levels at Power Plant Near Wheatland

The NRC has issued a fine to Basin Electric for improper radiation levels at a power plant near Wheatland, Wyoming.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says six workers at a power plant near Wheatland were exposed to improperly high levels of radiation last year. The federal agency proposes to fine Basin Electric Power Cooperative nearly $25,000 for the incident at its coal-fired Laramie River Station plant.