Archive - Sep 2010 - News

September 22nd

Medical Surgical Unit At Hospital “Takes Five”

Sheridan Memorial Medical Surgical Unit Manager Becky Anthony

Close to five months ago, the Medical Surgical Unit at Sheridan Memorial Hospital started the Take Five Initiative to improve patients' experiences at the hospital.

That's Becky Anthony, who is the Medical Surgical Manager at the hospital. As far as just what the Take Five Initiative is?

Oktoberfest To Take Place Saturday in Buffalo

1st annual Oktoberfest Celebration will be this Saturday in downtown Buffalo.

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first of what they hope to be annual Oktoberfest celebrations, this Saturday, September 25th in downtown Buffalo.

One of the highlights will be a home brew contest sponsored by New Belgium Brewery. Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Angela Jarvis explains.

School Districts Statewide Need Varicella Vaccinations

The beautiful new Big Horn High School Auditorium was the location for this month's Sheridan County School District 1 Board of Trustees meeting.

Action taken at the meeting: trustees approved moving the October Board meeting to Monday, October 18th to allow people to attend the candidate forum on the 19th at Sheridan College.

September 21st

NWCCD Preparing For AQIP Accreditation “Checkup”

In 2005, Northern Wyoming Community College District became one of roughly 100 regional colleges to adopt an alternative pilot accreditation program called “Academic Quality Improvement” or AQIP. Typically, the accreditation process happens once every ten years. In contrast, colleges that have chosen to go the AQIP route have accreditation “checkups” every seven.

Freudenthal Endorses Massie For Superintendent

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has endorced candidate Mike Massie for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

At a news conference in Casper Tuesday, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal endorsed candidate Mike Massie for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Freudenthal says that he's more than comfortable that Massie can handle the day to day operations that the position requires.

Paving Set to Begin on Coffeen Street in Ranchester

Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger points to an area of Coffeen Street and Railway that will soon be paved.

Coffeen Street in Ranchester has undergone a complete makeover as the railroad crossing has been removed and the street has been dropped six feet.

Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger says that the one project has allowed other work to be done.

Sheridan Man Dies in One Vehicle Accident in Johnson County

66-year-old Sheridan resident Marvin Johnson died in a one vehicle accident last Thursday on Interstate 90 37 miles east of Buffalo in Johnson County. In a media release issued Tuesday by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, it states that Johnson was westbound in the Interstate when for unknown reasons his vehicle drifted off the roadway going into the median.

Sen Pre-Trial: Motions Denied or Continued

During Dharminder Sen's Pre-Trial Conference Tuesday morning in 4th Judicial District Court, Judge John Fenn addressed several motions. The first two were decisions he made on motions that were put before the Court earlier this summer.

Sen Pre-Trial: Toss of a Coin

A Pre-Trial Conference was held in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning in the case of The State vs. Dharminder Vir Sen. Judge John Fenn said that like the Dennis Poitra, Jr. jury pool selection, fifty jurors will be called for the morning of October 25th, and if a complete jury is not selected from those, then fifty will be called for that afternoon.

September 20th

“If You Can Build It in Budapest...Why Can't You Build It Here?”

A recent report by Battelle ranked Wyoming last in biotechnology. So what does it mean to be at the bottom of the biotech barrel? Sheridan Media's Betsy Love spoke with a local bio-entrepreneur who thinks the answer may partly depend on how we look at the barrel: