Archive - Mar 2, 2010 - News

West Ten Sleep Trailhead Users Shouldn’t See New Fees -- Just Yet

By Judy Hagerott

Forty percent of visitors going into the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area use the West Ten Sleep Trailhead, making it one of the most popular corridors to enter the forest. But popularity does come with a price.

Preventive Steps Can Be Taken To Help Keep Your Animals Free Of Heartworms

Heartworms in pets are more commonly found in the southern part of the country; however, there were six confirmed cases in Sheridan last year. While that number may not be large, it does indicate that the parasite is becoming more common in our area. Dr.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Is Strategizing For 2012

The current national health care kerfuffle is affecting local discussions on the future of regional medical treatment. Sheridan Memorial Hospital is now developing its 2012 Strategic Plan. They have held multiple brainstorming sessions this week, including two on Tuesday--one at Sheridan College and one at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Sheridan County Commissioners Approve A $500,000 Loan For Airport Water Systems

Due to the ongoing construction at the Sheridan County Courthouse, the Sheridan County Commissioners held their regular meeting today at Sheridan College. The consent agenda included approval of a letter of support for the Green House Living Project for Sheridan.

Sheridan Ice Figure Skaters Had Another Good Showing In Billings Over The Weekend

Two Sheridan Ice figure skaters recently competed in Billings, Montana at the Figure Skating Club of Billings’ 17th Annual Competition, a US Figure Skating Competition. Katelyn Kayser took home four 1st place medals, one 2nd place medal, and one 3rd place. Jessie Pattison skated away with two 2nd place medals and two 3rd place.

School District 2 Anxiously Awaiting Legislators' Decision on Meadowlark Funding

During Monday night's School District 2 March board meeting, Facilities Director Julie Carroll sought Trustees' approval of a Request to Advertise the Bid for Summer Projects. It's quite a lengthy list, but a lot of the items may never get started this summer -- it depends upon some activity in the State Senate. Superintendent Craig Dougherty explains.

School District 2 Trustees Say "Good-Bye" to Longtime Board Member; Hear Presentation on Professional Learning Communities

At the March Sheridan School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting last night, trustees accepted with reluctance the resignation of longtime Trustee Mary Ann Burton. Burton is stepping down because of health issues for both her and her husband. Board Chair Scott Hininger comments on Burton's many years of service to School District 2.

Annual Sheridan High School Spring Musical Opens This Thursday Night

Audiences will be transported to the 1400's this week, as nearly 50 Sheridan High School drama and music students bring to the stage "Once Upon a Mattress." Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

Wyoming Job Creation: What's Old Can Become New Again

Wyoming News Service, Casper, WY - Job creation has been a big topic of this year's legislative budget session. Governor Freudenthal has been talking about how new construction projects could put people to work. However, another aspect of the construction field can accomplish that goal, too -- renovation of existing buildings, especially local historic structures.

City Council Approves Random Drug Testing For Police And Fire Departments

At their last meeting in February, the Sheridan City Council approved a resolution that advised the administration of the Police and Fire Departments to work with their staff on the likelihood of being included in the City's random drug testing policy.