Archive - Aug 2010

August 30th

Wyoming Joins Egg Recall

Wyomingites need to check their egg sources.

Wyoming has now joined the list of states hit by the egg recall because of risks of a salmonella infection, with an announcement over the weekend. Initial investigation from the FDA has traced contaminated eggs to just a few large-scale operations in Iowa, although recalled eggs distributed in Wyoming came from Minnesota.

Story Days a Success

Seth Strahan scored a 70 holding on tight to his wild and wooley sheep for his 4 second ride.

There was a party in Story over the weekend and it included the whole community. It was Story Days and it was all about good times with good friends and neighbors. The three day event began Friday with a Dutch oven cook-off, silent auction and historical walking tour.

Elks Youth Rodeo has High Participation

Senior Overall Champion Kristi Steffes, beaming next to her new truck. The horse trailer goes to Overall Youth Champion Rickie Engesser. (Photo and winner info from Deer Run Graphics)

Sometimes the best is saved for last and as the rodeo season winds down, the Elks Youth Rodeo was full steam ahead. It was all sheer grit and determination as over 150 kids, 17-years-old and under, competed in the rodeo held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds this past weekend.  And it was the prizes, mixed in with a whole lot of fun, that brought on that determination. 

August 29th

Motorists: Back to School Caution

Today marks the first day of school for Sheridan County School District's One and Two, District Three began their year last week. With that in mind, Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier urges motorists to use caution now that the students are back in the classroom.

Back-to-School Tax Credits

With school now back in session, many college students will be experiencing the financial burden that ultimately comes with post secondary education. The IRS has a tax credit that may help students lessen that burden to a certain degree. IRS Media Relations Specialist Karen Connelly explains the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

LOTS OF LOCAL ACTION AS THE 2010 FALL SPORTS SEASON BEGINS

Zack Will Takes the opening kickoff back 95 yards for a score

BRONC FOOTBALL - The Sheridan Broncs opened the 2010 football season with a 35-0 shut out of Casper Kelly Walsh Friday night.

Zack Will got the 2010 season started taking the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and the Broncs were off and running. Senior quarterback Dan Zemski ran for a touchdown and threw for one in his first ever start and says the kickoff return really helped get him and the team going.

Justise does justice to the Barrels

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Justise does justice to the Barrels

Junior Barrel Race Justise Crombez rounds the barrels in 18.506 to finish in first place

Wyoming energy lease forms to get makeover

The form issued to companies when Wyoming grants a lease for state-owned oil or gas is getting its first major revision in nearly 30 years. The Office of State Land and Investments says a lot has changed since the so-called standard lease form was drafted in March 1982, including the names industry uses for its services.

August 28th

Governor Freudenthal Declines to Apply for Federal Education Jobs Funding

Governor Dave Freudenthal notified the U.S. Department of Education that he would not apply for funding under the Education Jobs Fund program. Governor Freudenthal said the most effective use of the funds would be for one-time projects:

Sheridan Bronc Football Team Open Season With Convincing Win

Dawson Osborn and Seth Carrel celebrate after a TD.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL-The Sheridan Bronc Football team opened their season on the road Friday night in Casper with a 35-0 win over Kelly Walsh. Sheridan Media Sports Trevor Jackson has a recap of the game.
Other scores from Friday:
Casper Natrona 31, Cheyenne Central 9
Cheyenne East 33, Green River 30
Evanston 44, Campbell County 21
Rock Springs 47, Laramie 28

GOLF- The Sheridan Bronc High School Golf team started the season off on the right foot as they won the Sheridan Invitational handily Friday. The Broncs won the tournament by 53 strokes and Kamrin Allen was the individual winner of the two day tournament with a 9-under-par, 135.