Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 24th

The Future of Old Highland Park

The Sheridan Recreation District has been utilizing the old Highland Park School since April of 2007 and the usage numbers continue to remain strong. Recreation District Director Richard Wright says their future at the facility is still uncertain.

Wyoming Legislators Call On Freudenthal To Add Wyoming To Health Care Challenge

Speaker of the House Colin Simpson, along with Senate President John Hines and legislators from both the Wyoming House and Senate, called on Governor Dave Freudenthal Wednesday to direct Attorney General Bruce Salzburg to take all necessary action to add Wyoming to the legal challenge of the recently enacted federal health reform bill.

Students Participate in Anti-Smoking Event

Today is national "Kick Butts Day," an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. Youth are sending two powerful messages on this day: they want the tobacco companies to stop targeting them with marketing for cigarettes and other tobacco products, and they want elected leaders to do more to protect them from tobacco.

March 23rd

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. Announces Pricing of IPO

It's official -- a registration statement relating to shares of Class A common stock of First Interstate has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Free Clinic of Sheridan to Celebrate 5 Years

Five years ago, a clinic opened across from Sheridan Memorial Hospital to provide uninsured and underinsured Sheridan County residents between the ages of 19 and 64 the opportunity to receive medical care at little to no cost.

Public Meeting Focuses On Supplemental Water Study

In the summer of 2009, the City of Sheridan requested that the Wyoming Water Development Commission perform a study on the need for a supplemental water supply for Sheridan. The first task of the study was to evaluate water usage and demands for the City and the SAWS system.

No Deliberation Date Set In MDU Rate Increase Proposal

Earlier this month the Office of Consumer Advocate and Montana Dakota Utilities Company reached a stipulation agreement lowing MDU's proposed rate increase to $3.2 million. The Wyoming Public Service Commission heard testimony from the OCA and MDU at a hearing Monday in Cheyenne regarding the stipulation agreement.

Wyoming Statewide Snowpack 70 Percent Of Average

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Snowpack across Wyoming stands at 70 percent of average and water managers are predicting low spring runoff. The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Casper released its weekly snowpack measurements on Monday. It's the first assessment of the water in Wyoming snowpack this spring season.

Whitney Grant Helps Greenhouse Meet Goal

Whitney Benefits has announced a $250,000 grant to support the Green House Living for Sheridan project. The Whitney grant will enable Green House to meet the March 31st deadline to raise $891,000 for a Wyoming Business Council grant that will cover infrastructure costs of the project. Green House President Doug Osborn said that the grant will support a unique partnership with Sheridan College that will give students additional educational opportunities while also leading to a new level of care for local senior citizens.

Hospital Foundation Announces Lineup For Annual Benefit

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced the lineup for this year's benefit that will take place in mid April. Hospital Foundation Executive Director Ada Kirven says that they are excited to have not one, but two local talents this year.