Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 10th

Rocky Mountain region blasted by early snowstorm

Colorado and Wyoming are waking up to an icy, snowy fall morning that has closed highways and left drivers facing treacherous conditions.

Interstate 25 in parts of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming were closed Saturday morning. Interstate 70 was closed to westbound traffic at the Eisenhower Tunnel. The cities of Denver and Thornton were placed on accident alert.

October 9th

New Parking Ordinance In Dayton Will Go Into Effect November 1st

Residents of Dayton will have a new parking ordinance to abide by beginning November 1st. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood explains that the ordinance is similar to one that has been used in Jackson for over three decades.

Mayor Wood said that the Town will be sending out a newsletter to all of its residents to remind them of the upcoming change in parking.

Elks Hunts At Wyoming Refuge And Grand Teton Begin Today

JACKSON, (AP) - Today marks the opening of elk hunts in Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton is mandated by federal law to conduct an elk reduction program, when necessary, for the conservation of the elk population in Jackson Hole.

Court Says Sex Offenders Must Register

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected a convicted sex offender's argument that he didn't have to register with Wyoming authorities. Kenneth Gibson had argued it would be impossible for him to comply with the federal law that requires sex offender registration because the state hadn't fully implemented all its requirements.

Sheridan Could Break Weather Records During This Storm System

For the third time this week things are very white outside. This weekend storm system is a little different from the snow we received earlier in the week as it is bringing bitterly cold temperatures with it. Meteorologist Brian Tesar says you’d better bundle up for the next couple days.

Son of a Sheridan Couple Dies in Florida Days After a Shooting

News from Pensacola, Florida with ties to Sheridan -- an article published in the Pensacola News Journal indicates that 26-year-old Elijah Siler, the son of George and Patricia Siler of Sheridan, died of multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head, about 6:30 pm Wednesday at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola.

Laramie County Woman Dies From Swine Flu

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health says a Laramie County woman who died over the weekend has been confirmed as the state's second swine flu fatality. Health Department spokeswoman Kim Deti says the department is not identifying the 46-year-old woman.

October 8th

The State Of Wyoming Has Acquired Some Prime Real Estate In Sheridan

RockWell Petroleum built a 23,000 square foot building in Sheridan several years ago. They had planned to house their U.S. headquarters there. The recent RockWell bankruptcy has forced them to liquidate many of their assets including what is basically a brand new facility at the corner of 5th Street and Mydland Road in Sheridan.

Sheridan Is Ahead Of The Curve In Glass Recycling

The City of Cheyenne collects about 9 tons of glass each week in its recycling program. The only problem is that it’s all just getting piled in the landfill. Glass can be recycled an unlimited number of times but it’s currently cheaper to make new glass from sand. Sand is abundant and inexpensive.

Electric Heater Is The Cause Of A House Fire Earlier This Week In North Sheridan

The Sheridan Fire-Rescue Department responded house fire around 6 o’clock Tuesday morning. Firefighters entered the home with air tanks and one water line. There was a fire burning underneath the kitchen sink and it was quickly extinguished.
Sheridan Fire-Rescue Investigator Brett Smith was able to determine