Archive - Aug 8, 2009 - News

Sheridan Mayor Discusses The Issue of SAWS Water Rates

SAWS water rates....are they too high, not high enough? That's a question that remains unanswered as there are customers of the SAWS system that argue the cause for both cases.

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey recently aired his opinion on the matter on KROE'S Public Pulse program.

Ranchester Moves Forward With Closure of Railroad Crossing

The town of Ranchester will soon know whether they can close the railroad crossing on Coffeen street, as Mayor Cliff Clevenger is scheduled to meet in Cheyenne with WYDOT on August 20th.

Clevenger says that they've recently received some good news about the project.

UW Receives Software Donation From Oilfield Service Company

The Schlumberger oilfield service company has donated 73 million dollars in production modeling software to the University of Wyoming. UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Robert Ettema says the software will expose UW undergraduate students to advanced industry practices involving oil and gas reservoirs.

Wind Farm Development Halted Due To Sage Grouse

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Horizon Wind Energy has suspended development of the Simpson Ridge wind farm in Carbon County because of Wyoming's position on protecting key sage grouse habitat. Project manager Nate Sandvig said Friday that Houston-based Horizon is not scrapping the project, but is placing it on hold indefinitely.