Archive - Sep 2009 - News

September 27th

Arnica Fire in Yellowstone Park Grows to Several Thousand Acres Since Friday

Friday we reported that the Arnica Fire, which officials believe started September 13th but wasn't reported until September 22nd in Yellowstone, was burning about 250 acres. As of Sunday, the fire grew to 8,300 acres, and is burning two miles northwest of Bridge Bay, with small spot fires within one mile of Bridge Bay.

Two Burlington Northern Train Derailments in as Many Days

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train hauling coal in Wyoming derailed Sunday morning on a side connection near Gillette. It was the second time within 24 hours that trains belonging to the railway company went of the tracks.

Will There Be A Fair Trial In The Bob Ernst Case

The Bob Ernst case has been a real emotional ride for Sheridan. People here are still shocked about the whole situation. Will the three teens involved in the case have a fair trial in Sheridan. That is a big question, considering the fact that Bob Ernst was a very popular business man here.

September 26th

Native American PowWow Dance

Native American PowWow dance had its 2nd anniversary out at Sheridan College Friday and Saturday. There were fifteen different dances. Competitors danced in handmade costumes that took months to make, and some weighed up to sixty pounds. Joe LaForge helped put the event together. LaForge said that when this event ends, they begin to prepare for next year.

Sheridan College Helps Put On College Rodeo

The annual Sheridan College Pat Hamilton Memorial Rodeo began Friday at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds and ends today. About 300 competitors from Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska are participating, and trying for the chance at winning cash prizes and belt buckles.

North Main Street Association Still Has Big Plans For That End Of Town

Gateway entrances to the community and preserving open space are two recurring themes in the plans for the north end of Sheridan. The City of Sheridan is currently in the process of approving a master plan on a portion of over 500 acres recently annexed into the City. The North Main Neighborhood Association has risen as a driving force in the area.

Beautiful Weather For Running In Wolf Creek Area

Nearly 100 people will descend on Eaton’s Ranch today to try their hand at the Wolf Creek Wrangle. The 10-mile-run or 10-kilometer-hike is bringing everyone together to help out Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns. Habitat Executive Director Jessica Lindsley says the event was conceived by chance.

September 24th

Yellowstone National Park Releases Fire Updates

Two lightning-caused fires that started this month in Yellowstone National Park continue to burn.

Campbell County Cemetery Board Member Appears in Court

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A member of the Campbell County Cemetery Board has made her initial court appearance on charges related to her conduct with cemetery and board operations.

Christina Maycock is charged with obtaining property by false pretenses, wrongful appropriation of public property, misuse of office and two count of open meetings violations.

Montana Man Lucky To Be Alive After Fiery Accident On Interstate 90

A flatbed tow truck ran off the highway and burst into flames yesterday afternoon on Interstate 90 just east of Sheridan. 28-year-old Robert Nixon from Shepherd, Montana was driving the truck westbound on the interstate. For unknown reasons the vehicle pulled to the left and ran into the guard rail at a machinery access just west of the Piney Creek Road exit.