Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 22nd

Big Horn Woman's Club 100th Birthday

It’s still all about community service as members of the Big Horn Woman’s Club threw a party for its 100th birthday and everyone was welcome.  The woman’s club began in September 1910 with an exclusive membership of 12 carefully selected women who gathered in homes to study world affairs, geography, history, and literature.

Students Encouraged to go M.A.D. at School—To Make a Difference

If ‘A’ is for apple, ‘B’ is for boy, and ‘C’ is for cat, then what is ‘G’ for?  ‘G’ is for God, at least, that’s what Pastor Scott Lee of Bethesda Worship Center hopes students returning back to school will remember.

Faithful...But Not Old-Fashioned At Yellowstone

Old Faithful is certainly still faithful. But...well, she's undergone some changes. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the story...

She has seen some changes around her, and while still faithful as ever, you won't be able to say she's “old fashioned”:

Upland Bird and Small Game Seasons Begin Soon

Upland bird season opens soon.

Opening day is just over a week away for upland bird and small game hunting season. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke explains what's coming up on September 1st.

Mischke says that upland bird season is a good introduction to the sport for the up and coming hunters.

August 21st

Sweetwater County Lodging Tax Up For Renewal Vote

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) - Sweetwater County commissioners are
supporting an extension of the county's 2 percent lodging tax.

Ex-retirement Home Worker Sentenced To Probation

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former retirement home worker has been
sentenced to probation in the death of a woman whose wheelchair he didn't strap down in his van.
A Natrona County District Court judge sentenced 43-year-old Jeffrey Goltermann on Friday to serve one to five years of supervised probation and pay $2,500 in restitution.

Rural Health Care Reform

While there has been much debate over extending health insurance coverage to more Americans, there has been less talk about regions where insurance can almost become a moot point. That's because many rural areas, such as parts of Wyoming, have a severe shortage of health care providers.

Rec. District Participation Numbers Continue to Rise

Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright

Participation numbers continue to rise for the various programs offered by the Sheridan Recreation District. The recent Mullinax tennis tournament had 64 participants, which is the biggest turnout that they've ever had. Recreation District Director Richard Wright says that Little Guy Football is also experiencing record numbers.

August 20th

Sheridan College Funding Discussed

Yesterday we reported that with the ever-increasing enrollment numbers at Sheridan College, students have had to be put on a wait list because there just isn't “enough room at the inn” when it comes to classroom availability and smaller staffing. Part of this dilemma comes from the need for more facilities, and partly from funding issues.

And The Winner Is...Results From Sheridan Chamber Fundraiser Toyota Giveaway

This week, the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce “test drove” their new fundraiser. Ryan Franklin, sitting President for the Sheridan County Chamber of

This year's winner was Ron Moore, Ryan tells us:us: