Archive - Sep 29, 2009 - News

School District One Superintendent Addresses Drug Policy For Teachers

Earlier this week, representatives from the Partnership for a Drug Free Workplace were guests on KROE'S Public Pulse program. A caller to the show wondered why teachers in Sheridan County aren't required to take random drug tests.

Nominations Are Now Open For The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. This will be the 10th year that the awards have been given out. Arch Coal Vice President Greg Schaefer says that nominating a teacher is as simple as filling out a form.

Schaefer said that nomination forms are also available online at

Story Woman's Club To Hold Annual Turkey Dinner This Coming Sunday

The 34th Annual Story Woman's Club Turkey Dinner will be this Sunday afternoon. The dinner is one of the major fundraisers of the year for the Story Woman's Club. One of the organizers of the event, Nancy Stenker, explains that there will be a lot of good food for a very low price.

Arnica Fire Now Burning 9,300 Acres; Some Road Closures in Effect in Yellowstone

About 230 fire personnel are managing the Arnica Fire in Yellowstone National Park for multiple resource objectives. They are allowing the burn to progress naturally in lodgepole forest areas where ecological benefits can be achieved, while using helicopters to cool portions of the fire perimeter nearest areas that are more at risk.

Many Cowboy State Residents May Not Follow Flu Prevention Advice

You've been hearing the warnings since the Swine Flu first hit the news a few months ago, to be more diligent in handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when sick. But while the first two precautions can be easily taken, the last one may not be for many people.

Technology May Allow People To See Developments Before They Happen

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that may be true now more than ever when it comes to planning future land use. Public planners have relied on conceptual drawings and wordy legal property descriptions when evaluating development projects in the past.

City Planning Commission Discusses Merits Of Large Acreage Annexations

Just a few months after the City of Sheridan approved one of the largest annexations ever, another large annexation request has been submitted. The City Planning Commission considered the request at their meeting last night.

County Looking For Federal Help In Upgrading Aging Facilities

Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting yesterday to discuss upcoming projects at several county facilities. The County will spend nearly $8,000 to perform an energy audit of the old portion of the courthouse in an attempt to find ways to make the building more energy efficient.

CVC To Host Study Circles Discussion This Evening

The Center for Vital Community at Sheridan College will host a wrap up tonight of their Study Circles group that met several times earlier this year. CVC Director Jenny Craft.