Archive - Jul 2009 - News

July 5th

TETON COUNTY HISPANICS POPULATION

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. Census Bureau figures show the Hispanic population in Teton County has more than doubled in the last eight years. The figures show the Hispanic population in the county was estimated to be 2,540 as of July 1, 2008. There was an estimated 1,185 Hispanics in the county in 2000. The figures were released Wednesday. The increase includes Jackson residents.

FUEL FROM WOOD

UPTON, Wyo. (AP) - In the tiny town of Upton, KL Energy Corp's test plant is among those at the forefront of a concerted research effort to turn trees, waste wood and other plants into automobile fuel.

GILLETTE POLICE RADIO SYSTEM

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - The Gillette City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to fund a new police radio system. City officials say Gillette's share of the $1.6-million radio system would be $925,000. The remaining $675,000 would come from federal grants. The police department wants to replace its existing portable radios with a new 800-megahertz system.

CODY CONSIDERS BAN ON FEEDING DEER

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A proposal by the Cody City Council to ban feeding deer in the city is drawing a heated response from residents on both sides of the issue. Mayor Nancy Tia Brown says the city thought the proposed ban would be innocuous. But she says the city has received a lot of responses on the proposal.

July 4th

We've Got The Latest Swine Flu Numbers From The Department of Health

The Wyoming Department of Health reports that there are now eighty-one cases of laboratory confirmed swine flu in the state of Wyoming, including one hospitalization.

The hospitalized patient, an adult female from Lincoln County has been diagnosed as having underlying conditions and has been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Gillette Population Up 32 percent Since 2000

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal census figures show Gillette's
population has grown by 32 percent in the past eight years while surrounding Campbell County has grown by 23 percent.

Estimates released this week put Gillette's population at nearly 27,000 last year, up from about 20,000 in 2000. The county's population was more than 41,000 in 2008, up from nearly 34,000 eight years ago.

Casper Could Be Wyoming's Largest City In 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Casper could overtake Cheyenne as
Wyoming's largest city in a decade. The Wyoming Economic Analysis Division says Casper has grown by about 8.7 percent since 2000, while Cheyenne has grown by about 6.7 percent.

Wenlin Liu of the state Department of Administration and

Cultural Trust Fund Announces Grant Recipients

As many as 34 Wyoming cultural and heritage projects and sponsoring organizations will benefit from more than $512,000 in grant awards from the Wyoming cultural trust fund.

The grant awards, approved by the five-member Cultural
Trust Fund board at a recent meeting in Cheyenne, came from 58 total applications representing 23 communities in 16 counties.

July 3rd

WYDOT Still Has Several Construction Projects Underway In The County

Many people will be traveling this 4th of July weekend as they get together with family and friends. Some make very detailed plans for their travels, and one thing to consider is highway construction. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has several projects underway in the area.

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During Loud Weekend

With the 4th of July holiday just about upon us, we thought we'd check in with the Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan for some tips on keeping your pets safe during a big weekend of fireworks. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.