Archive - Oct 15, 2009

Sheridan College Dealing With a Good Problem ... High Enrollment Numbers

Over the last month we've reported several times on the fact that Sheridan College's enrollment numbers are at an all time high, which is typical for colleges nationwide during a recession. Sheridan College President Dr. Kevin Drumm explains what they've done to try to alleviate some of the congestion on campus.

Yellowstone Plan Sharply Curtails Snowmobiles

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The National Park Service has approved a plan to restrict snowmobile numbers in Yellowstone National Park to less than half of last winter's limit. Yellowstone announced Thursday that it will allow up to 318 snowmobiles and up to 78 snowcoaches per day in the park for the next two winter seasons.

Wyoming Reports 515 Jobs From Federal Stimulus

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming reports that state and local spending from the federal economic stimulus program has created or retained the equivalent of 515 jobs in the state since it started early this year.

Public Pulse - Thursday 10/15/09

Sheridan College / Business Leadership Network w/Gergia Huckaby and Lynn Kirkbride

Governor Freudenthal Cautious About Lower State Revenues as He Crafts State Budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Dave Freudenthal said he will be conservative when he looks at the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group’s report, due later this week, as he drafts the 2011-2012 State Budget.

The governor's comments came during a media conference he held in Cheyenne Wednesday.

Thursday, October 15th

SHS CROSS-COUNTRY - The 2009 season for the Sheridan High School cross-country runners has been a huge success. Now they switch gears as the post-season begins tomorrow with the North 4-A Regional Meet. Racing begins at 2 o'clock tomorrow; the course is on the grounds of the Sheridan VA Hospital. The All-Class State Championships will be held on the same course next Saturday.

National Guard Shows Support For Families Of Wyoming Troops

Major General Ed Wright is the adjutant general of the Wyoming Army National Guard. He was in town yesterday to update the public on the status of Wyoming troops currently deployed in the Middle East. Wright says the Guard will support families left behind by the deployed servicemen.

Plane Crash In Southern Montana Kills Two Men

Yellowstone County officials say two men were killed when their small plane crashed about 30 miles southeast of Billings. Debbie Alke is with the Montana Aeronautics Division.

The Cessna 182 left Sheridan about 11 a.m. Tuesday and was reported overdue by a family member Tuesday afternoon. The plane was registered to Montana rancher Fred Wallis.

Some Concerns Raised Over Latest Technology For High School Students

Students use of personal technology is just beginning in elementary school but high school students have been using it for years. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher learned about the reasons for limiting use at school.

City Receives Updated Flood Plain Maps

The City of Sheridan presented the updated draft flood plain maps during a City Council work session on Wednesday. Updates to flood plain maps usually takes some time but the process was extended in the Sheridan area due to the amount of updated contour information submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers.