Archive - Mar 4, 2010 - News

School District 1 Superintendent Announces Retirement

Sheridan County School District One is in the process of developing a strategic plan for the future, and in the midst of that process Sheridan Media has learned that Superintendent Sue Belish has announced her retirement.

Raise In Medicare Rates Has Helped Sheridan Memorial Out Of A Couple Of Slow Months

In July of 2009, Sheridan Memorial Hospital received a raise in Medicare rates from the U.S. Government. Officials with the Hospital waited several months to make sure that what the Government said was going to happen, did indeed happen, and what impact it would have on the hospital.

Latest Snowpack Levels Portend A Dryer-Than-Normal Summer

Right now, it is normal to be abnormal in Wyoming. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the story

Governor Signs Juvenile Detention Bill

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Governor Dave Freudenthal has signed into law
a measure establishing standards for when police should take detained juveniles to jail. The Legislature's Joint Judiciary Interim Committee sponsored House Bill 12, which Freudenthal signed Thursday.

Clearmont Student Wins Writing Award

An Arvada/Clearmont High School senior, Judah Lovato, son of Mike and Linda Lovato, won the state competition for Poetry Outloud this past weekend, and will now be traveling to Washington DC to represent Wyoming in the national competition at the end of April. 

Governor Freudenthal Not Seeking Re-election

Governor Dave Freudenthal issued the following statement this morning at a news conference, after announcing he will not seek a third term. Furthermore, the Governor says that he looks forward to what's to come and had nothing but good things to say about his colleagues through the years.Governor added.

Wyoming Governor Signs Law Adopting Cowboy Ethics

The principles of "cowboy ethics" are now part of Wyoming law, as yesterday, Governor Freudenthal signed legislation adopting an official Wyoming state code.

The symbolic measure spells out ten ethics derived from a "Code of the West," outlined in a book by author and retired Wall Street investor James Owen.

Lions and Wolves and Bears…Oh, My!

Contributed by Judy Hagerott

You run into a mountain lion while hiking and it looks like it wants you for supper…what do you do?  Last night in the C-TEL Presentation Hall at Sheridan College, 30 people heard Dave Moody with Wyoming Game and Fish from Lander present the seminar, “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country.”

Report Shows Decline in Juvenile Detention Numbers for Wyoming

In late January, Volunteers of America released "The State of Juvenile Detention in Wyoming: 2008 Compliance Monitoring Report." Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson with more.


Various Special Needs Agencies Participating in "Disabilities Awareness Month"

Monday we shared with you that RENEW clients and staff joined Mayor Dave Kinskey on the front steps of Sheridan City Hall for the official proclamation that March is "Disabilities Awareness Month." Other agencies in Sheridan that are observing the month include Easter Seals with their annual "Easter Seals Players" show at the WYO and People First with a St. Patrick's Day bake sale at Safeway.