Archive - 2019 - News

September 13th

Gift of $1M Honors Retiring UW Dean, Supports Statewide Mental Health

A $1 million gift to the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing by longtime supporter the McMurry Foundation aims to boost the delivery of psychiatric mental health nursing and integrated care in Wyoming through UW’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

UW Trustees Take Steps Toward Residence Hall Construction

A multiphase project to create new, modern student housing for University of Wyoming students has taken a major step forward with action by the UW Board of Trustees Thursday.

MDU Report: Broken Power Line Causes Outage, Fire

According to a Montana-Dakota Utilities spokesperson, a broken power line caused almost 2,000 Sheridan Customers to lose power in addition to starting a small grass fire Thursday evening. The fire was extinguished before MDU crews arrived on the scene.

Expect Smoke from Prescribed Burns in the Bighorns

The Bighorn National Forest has announced that several prescribed burns will be conducted this fall. These burns are weather dependent and planned to occur over the next few months, according to a news release.

Rescheduled Lecture on Wolverines set for Wednesday

On Wednesday, Sheridan College will host a lecture that had to be rescheduled earlier in the year.

Mayor, Councilman, Weigh In on Main Street Test

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The Main Street reconfiguration test in downtown Sheridan has been well received by the public, as on online survey that was conducted recently on the test yielded an over 60 percent positive response rate on the 3-lane configuration.

Start-Up Challenge Application Deadline is Today

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The application period for the Wyoming Technology Business Center Sheridan Start-Up Challenge entrepreneurship competition ends today. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Forest Service Announces Decision on Red Grade Trails Project

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The Bighorn National Forest has approved the development of the Red Grad Trail System in partnership with Sheridan County and the Sheridan Community Land Trust.

September 12th

Campbell County district moves forward with armed policy

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Campbell County school district trustees have decided to move forward with developing a policy that will allow armed school staff for security.

Wyoming has first serious lung disease case linked to vaping

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials say a Wyoming resident has been hospitalized in the state's first case of severe lung disease related to vaping.