Archive - Oct 22, 2009 - News

Ranchester Officials Continue To Work With Fire Department On Contract

Members from Ranchester's Town Council, along with Mayor Cliff Clevenger, met this week with representatives from the Tongue River Volunteer Fire District to work on a contract between the Town and the Fire District. Ranchester Mayor Cliff Clevenger.

Kendrick Park Ice Cream Stand Was Once Again A Popular Summertime Destination

It's become a summertime tradition for locals and tourists alike, enjoying one of the many flavors of ice cream at the Kendrick Park Ice Cream Stand. The Sheridan Recreation District operates the stand during the summer months, and Recreation District Director Richard Wright explains that this past summer was a successful one.

Game And Fish Official Cited For Harvesting Moose Over-Limit

Every hunting season, the excitement of the chase fills thousands of people who flock to the Big Horn Mountains in search of that trophy deer, elk, or moose. That feeling can quickly turn to sorrow when a mistake is made. Local Wyoming Game and Fish Official Warren Mischke was hunting moose when he took aim at a nice cow moose.

Former Montana Bank Executive Sentenced for Fraud

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 50-year-old former vice president of First Interstate Bank in Hardin has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for stealing more than $1.6 million from the bank.

Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull on Wednesday also ordered Vickie D. Becker to pay back the money. Becker had pleaded guilty earlier to bank fraud and money laundering.

Big Horn County, MT Approve School Bond

HARDIN, Mont. (AP) - Voters in Big Horn County have narrowly approved a $7.5 million bond issue to expand and improve Hardin High School. The bond issue passed Tuesday on a 634-619 vote, allowing Hardin High School District 1 to issue the general-obligation bonds.

FCC Considers "Rules of the Road" for the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission today meets to map out "rules of the road" for the Internet. The commission is considering net neutrality rules that would prevent companies that operate the broadband network, such as AT & T and Comcast, from slowing or blocking content on the World Wide Web.

Wyoming Unemployment Grows Over Month; Year

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Employment reports that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 6.6% in August to 6.8% in September.

Hand In Hand Center Hosts Grand Opening

Children have been attending the Hand in Hand Early Childhood Education Center since September. For the last couple of months they’ve been working out all the kinks and settling in to the new facility constructed by the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority.