Archive - Sep 2009 - News

September 17th

Lummis Votes To Cut Off Funding For ACORN

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted today to cut off federal funding for ACORN, which stand for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted in favor of the cut off, and she explains her reasoning for doing so.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Improves Pressure Ulcer Outcomes

Sheridan Memorial Hospital has implemented a Pressure Ulcer Prevention program that is intended to reduce the number of pressure ulcers from occurring to their patients while staying at the hospital.

September 16th

Cheyenne the Location for Veterans Job Fair Tomorrow

The Cheyenne Workforce Center in Cheyenne will be holding a job fair for veterans looking for work. The fair will be held tomorrow, and Jerry Davis, a Veterans Representative for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services tells us.

RENEW Clients Honor Direct Care Providers

The bell in front of Sheridan City Hall has been surrounded by blue pennants for a couple days and Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher tells us where they came from and why.

Governor Asks Feds To Declare Drought Emergency In Johnson County

Most areas of Wyoming received normal or above-normal levels of moisture so far this year. There are still a few places where drought is still a concern. One of those areas is in Johnson County. Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has asked the Federal government to declare Johnson County a drought disaster area.

Dayton Town Council Offers Special Recognition For Employee During Meeting

The Dayton Town Council met in regular session last night and they recognized Town Treasurer Susan McLean for her years of service to the community. McLean retired after 30 years with the town. Councilor Bob Alley says the town has lost a great asset.

Sheridan Recreation Board Approves Change To Purchase Regulations

The Sheridan Recreation District Board of Trustees amended the rules and regulations pertaining to the authority to purchase supplies and equipment. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright explains what was changed.

Enplanements Are Down At The Sheridan County Airport

Many of us have been hit hard by the current economic situation, and the Sheridan County Airport is no exception. Airport Manager John Stopka says things are a bit slower than they were last year.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi Expresses Disappointment On Health Care Bill

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi released a statement Wednesday that expressed his disappointment with the Senate Finance Committee's Health Care Reform bill.

Enzi said that he has many concerns with the current proposal.

It's Official: Sagebrush Elementary Receives National Award

Earlier this week we reported that Sagebrush Elementary could be receiving a special honor, and it is now official: Sagebrush in Sheridan and Burlington Elementary School in Burlington are the only schools in Wyoming to be named a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School for 2009 by the U.S. Department of Education.