Archive - Aug 2009 - News

August 23rd

Bear Lodge Resort Hosts Wyoming's First-Ever Jeep Jamboree Event

Off-road enthusiasts and Jeep lovers combined into one group over the weekend up at the Bear Lodge Resort in the Big Horn Mountains. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

August 22nd

Lawyer Says Negotiations Under Way in Eagle Case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The lawyer for a Northern Arapaho man who killed a bald eagle for use in his tribe's Sun Dance says he's working with federal prosecutors to resolve the case ahead of a scheduled October trial date.

Product Injuries from Foreign Products: What Can Consumers Do?

Much of what Wyomingites buy these days, from dry wall to jewelry to medicines, are made in other countries, where manufacturing standards are sometimes almost non-existent. And holding those foreign manufacturers responsible for defects when there are injuries is next to impossible. However, Congress is expected to take up legislation soon to change that.

Thursday Night Movies in the Park Nearing a Successful End

Vertical Church is a contemporary church that came to Sheridan earlier this year, and they're becoming known for thinking "outside the box" when it comes to reaching people with the message of God's love. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

August 21st

Local Officials Continue To Battle The Problem Of Prescription Drug Abuse

The Wyoming Department of Health released a report last week that stated that between 2005 and 2008 the number of prescription drug related fatalities in the state of Wyoming increased by more than 100%.

Sheridan Police Sergeant Tom Ringley says that just this week they've had to deal with a number of incidents involving prescription drugs.

South Dam Rehab Is Going Well At Lake DeSmet

The Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition addressed an ongoing concern during their latest meeting this week. County Commissioner and Coalition Member, Bob Rolston.

And speaking of the South Dam rehab project, Rolston says things are looking good.

Three Arraigned in Sheridan County District Court Thursday

In 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning, 20-year-old Brandon Jones went before Judge John Fenn for arraignment. Jones pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary and one count of aggravated burglary after being arrested July 27th in connection with string of burglaries in the Ranchester area.

Name of Wyoming Resident Killed By SwineFlu Has Been Released

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The young woman who this week became the first Wyoming resident to die of swine flu has been identified by her family as Irene F. Warren. The 21-year-old from Riverton died Tuesday at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Sage Grouse Lek Count Finds Slight Decline

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Indications are that sage grouse populations in Wyoming have fallen the last two years and may fall again this year. However, a state report issued last month says the birds are still better off than previous population lows recorded in the 1990s.

Montana Man Accused of Kidnapping Receives Preliminary Hearing in Sheridan Circuit Court

48-year-old Great Falls, MT resident Kevin I. Fuller had his preliminary hearing in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday, appearing before Judge John Sampson. Fuller is charged with Felony Kidnapping in an August 7th incident.