Archive - Aug 11, 2016

VA Hosts Mental Health Summit

Summit attendees applaud a welcome speech by VAMC Chief of Staff William Campbell. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The VA Health Care System's Mental Health Initiative and suicide prevention were the focus of a day-long Community Mental Health Summit held Thursday at Sheridan College.

Sturgis Rally Sees Lower Numbers of Attendants Than in Most Years

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According to the Meade County Sheriff’s office, there have not been as many attendees to this year's 76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as there have been in the past. After the massive amounts of bikes that attended the 75th Sturgis Rally, a decline was expected.

Census Bureau: Back To School and Why It Is Important

Almost two full weeks into the month of August and it is prime time to start getting ready for school again. The Census Bureau estimates that a $8.8 billion will be spent on back to school shopping. Last year $17.7 million were spent to import rubber erasers from mainly china to the U.S.

Food Group Fundraiser at Black Tooth Tuesday

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This Tuesday night at Black Tooth Brewery in Sheridan will not be just like any other Tuesday night there. That is because a dollar from every pint sold will go to benefit the Food Group.

Early Morning Crash on 5th and Main in Sheridan

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Officers with the Sheridan Police Department along with Rocky Mountain Ambulance and Sheridan Fire Rescue responded to a crash on 5th and Main this morning shortly after 8 o’clock. According to Sheridan Police Officer Adam Balthazor, the crash involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle.

Wyoming Wildlife Trust Names Jill Randall “Partner of the Year”

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The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust named Jill Randall their 2016 Partner of the Year last Tuesday. The award is given annually to one group or individual for exemplary conservation work in Wyoming.

The African Children’s Choir Performing in Buffalo this September

On Friday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. the African Children’s Choir will perform at the Summit Church in Buffalo. The program will feature well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites with lively African songs and dances.

State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Resigns

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Effective August 24 Milward Simpson will step down as Director of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources and will take the job as Director of the Wyoming Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.

Thursday 08-11-16

Mayoral Candidates; Robert Webster, Jacob Martin, Karl Mattlage

Lawmakers Eye Nuke Plant, Waste

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A barrel of radioactive waste (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile) - Wyoming lawmakers may consider working with the U.S. Department of Energy in a new “consent-based” effort to establish sites for storing highly radioactive nuclear waste.