Archive - Sep 12, 2009

Officials Urge Caution, Not Panic, Over Swine Flu

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming Department of Health Director Brent Sherard says swine flu is widespread in Wyoming and most likely is already in every school in the state. But Sherard said Friday there's no reason to panic because health officials are accustomed to dealing with the influenza virus and swine flu is not an exotic disease.

Fair Board Moving Forward With Design Work To Remedy Infield Drainage

The recently adopted Sheridan County Fairgrounds master plan called for implementation in several phases. The engineering work on the new first phase of the project has begun. Drainage problems throughout the infield and arenas can sometimes delay events several days after a storm has left the area.

Washakie County Man Dies Of West Nile Virus

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A Washakie County man has died from West Nile virus - the state's first reported fatality from the disease this year. The Wyoming Department of Health announced Friday the man had been hospitalized before he died this week. Seven cases of the virus have been reported to the health department this year.

Police: Suspect Had Racial Motive In Deputy Attack

RIVERTON, (AP) - A Riverton police detective says the suspect charged in last week's hatchet attack on an off-duty Fremont County Sheriff's deputy didn't approve of the white lawman's relationship with an American Indian woman.
Lander resident George Dewey is charged with attacking deputy Calvin Martin of Riverton on Sept. 1. The deputy was treated for gashes to his head and other injuries.

Saturday, Sept. 12th

HS FOOTBALL – The Sheridan Broncs beat #1 Green River 34-21 Friday night. The Broncs led 27-0 at halftime and stretchd the lead to 34-7 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Bronc quarterback Austin Woodward ran for 116 yards. The Broncs now are 2-1 and play on the road at Rock Springs next week.