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.

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.

“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:

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

As part of a nationwide effort, The Department of Drug Enforcement Administration and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation are sponsoring a Prescription Drug Take Back day this Saturday in Sheridan.

City Council Adopts Funding Resolution For One-Cent Tax

Sheridan City Council President John Bigelow

The Sheridan City Council approved a funding resolution for the optional one-cent sales tax at their meeting Monday night. The total projected revenue for the tax over the next four years is $3.6 million, which is lower than what's been accustom over the past decade. Council President John Bigelow.

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