Archive - Jun 2010

June 26th

And the Winner Is.......

The local Colgate Country Showdown competition, sponsored by KYTI 93.7 The Coyote was held Friday night at the Best Western Sheridan Center. There were nine contestants who competed to move on to the state competition. In the end the Eric May Band out of Gillette took home the top prize.

Going Toe to Toe With Cancer

Twenty teams gathered at NSI Friday night to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and raise money to fight back against the ravages of the disease. This was Sheridan’s 18th Annual Relay for Life. Ninety-seven percent of the money raised will be used to help find a cure for cancer and Relay for Life committee member Carrie Brantz says that’s a worthy goal.

June 25th

Feds Cite Company in 2008 Wyoming Crane Collapse

Crane collapse at the Black Thunder Mine near Wright in 2008
Crane collapse at the Black Thunder Mine near Wright in 2008

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal regulators have cited a Washington state company in connection with a 2008 crane collapse at a Wyoming coal mine that seriously injured three workers. Lampson International of Kennewick, Washington, owned the crane.

Official Says Tornado Damage May Not Meet Aid Threshold

The tornado that caused extensive damage in the Billings area Sunday June 20th. (Courtesy Photo)
The tornado that caused extensive damage in the Billings area Sunday June 20th. (Courtesy Photo)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County's emergency coordinator says insurance is expected to cover most or all of the rebuilding costs caused by this week's tornado. Emergency Coordinator James Kraft said Friday that uninsured damage from the disaster is unlikely to cross the $1.2 million threshold needed to qualify for federal aid.

Hands Across the Sand

Hands Across the Sand is a nationwide event in response to Gulf Coast oil spill.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – Thousands of people are expected to join hands along U.S. Coastlines today as part of “Hands Across the Sand,” to show support for coastal communities impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And even land-locked Wyomingites will participate by lining up along Ocean Lake near Riverton at noon.

Special County Commission Meeting

Sheridan County Engineer Ken Muller
Sheridan County Engineer Ken Muller

The Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting Friday to award the bid for the McCormick Road project. DCM Construction of Sheridan submitted the lowest bid and was awarded the project at just over $155,000. Sheridan County Engineer Ken Muller explains what the project to McCormick Road will consist of.

Dayton Clouds

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These were taken at the Flanagan residence in Dayton on Sunday June 20th.

Framed Poppies

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Poppies (Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere') are in abundance at the Gallatin ranch in Big Horn.

Poppies (Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere') are in abundance at the Gallatin ranch in Big Horn.

UPDATE! Suspect Charged in I-80 Rampage

Armondo Cano is charged with sixteen violations for Wednesday's I-80 incident.

In a media release issued just before noon Friday from Sgt. Townsend with the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Armondo Cano, the suspect in Wednesday evening's rampage on I-80 in Sweetwater County, has been charged with sixteen violations, including felonies and misdemeanors. Cano has been charged in Sweetwater County with the following: