Archive - May 26, 2010 - News

Funding Concept for Cancer Center Approved

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty
Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty presented the Board of Trustees with a proposal for a funding concept for expansion of the Welch Cancer Center. McCafferty explains the proposal that was approved by the Board.

State Jobless Rate Decreases for Third Straight Month

Wyoming jobless rate decreases for third straight month.
Wyoming jobless rate decreases for third straight month.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Employment says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen for the third consecutive month. Wyoming's jobless rate for April was 7.1 percent. It has fallen steadily from January's 7.6 percent rate.

Young Wildlife Should Be Left Alone

Young ducklings like this should be left alone.
Young ducklings like this should be left alone.

Over the next few weeks, people may notice an abundance of young wildlife milling about. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that people finding young animals often assume the newborns have been abandoned, which is almost never the case.

Local Meeting About Healthcare Changes

Health Care Meeting

A meeting about the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce's health insurance program was held at Sheridan College Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss benefit changes in the Chamber plan and also how the recently-passed healthcare reform legislation will affect local businesses.

Chamber Director Janelle Anderson

Brian King Resigns From College Board

Opening At College

The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of board member Brian King this week. King, who has been on the board for a year and a half, is moving to Laramie because his wife was accepted into a PhD program at the University of Wyoming.

Red Grade Road to Partially Open

Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston
Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston

The Sheridan County Public Works Department and Sheridan County Commission have announced that Red Grade Road shall be open to the Ranger Station, effective this Friday, May 28th at 8 am. County Commissioner Bob Rolston says that people should keep in mind that the road won't be in the greatest shape when it opens.

Cassidy Quarterman Sentencing Postponed

4th Judicial District Courtroom, Sheridan WY

27-year-old Cassidy Quarterman went before Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning to be sentenced on 19 counts of forgery. Quarterman had plead guilty to the charges, which indicated that she had written checks on her grandmother's bank account totaling over $8,000, forging her grandmother's signature.

Justice for Huntley Rinck

Huntley Rinck is headed to the Wyoming State Penitentiary.

No less than 6 years and no more than 9 years in the Wyoming State Penitentiary – that was the sentence handed down to 53-year-old Huntley Rinck Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

How Much Has Sheridan County Grown?

County Growth?

There have been rumors circulating about how much the Sheridan County government has grown over the last few years.

So how much has it actually grown? Part of that depends on what aspect of growth we are talking about.

Wilderness Association Sponsoring Talk in Johnson County

Brent Eldridge

The Wyoming Wilderness Association is sponsoring a talk by longstanding Nevada rancher Brent Eldridge who will be sharing his experiences about living and ranching in and near new Wilderness Areas in Nevada.

Johnson County Outreach Organizer, Justin Gerard says the event is open to everyone interested