Archive - Feb 2010 - News

February 14th

Northern Wyo Growers Begin Seeking Federal Aid

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - Growers in northern Wyoming whose crops were damaged or destroyed by a severe freeze in October are beginning the application process for federal aid.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Jan. 4 declared Park and Big Horn counties primary disaster areas because of a freeze that damaged area sugar beet, dry bean, alfalfa seed, corn and possibly other crops.

Wyo House Approves Juvenile Justice Bills

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming police could get some direction from state lawmakers on how to deal with young people who are drinking alcohol and when it's proper to take young offenders to jail.

February 13th

Citations issued in Rawlins sheep attacks

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - Citations have been issued to the owner of dogs police say were involved in a pair of attacks on sheep and goats in Rawlins.

MSHA launches new mine safety initiative

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The federal Mine Safety and Health
Administration has set a March 15 deadline to start cracking down on the most common violations cited during fatal mine accident investigations.

February 12th

Wyoming Wildlife Federation Feels Wildlife Would Benefit From Balanced Approach In Energy Development

The debate is heating up as the oil and gas trade associations and the Obama Administration continue to debate new rules to govern energy development on public lands proposed by the Department of Interior earlier this year.

Antibiotic Use Becoming A Problem On Industrial Farms

Most Americans have learned through the years that antibiotic use doesn't cure the common cold, and that misuse of the lifesaving drugs can be detrimental to fighting off bacterial infections. There is ever growing concern expressed from the American Medical Association and other health groups about the use of antibiotics on industrial farms.

House Committee Advances Wind Farm Bill

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A House committee has advanced a bill to give counties permitting authority over wind farms and set minimum development standards for wind projects. The Minerals Committee approved the measure Friday morning and sent it to the full House.

Sheridan City Council Holds Work Session on Liquor Licenses

Mayor Dave Kinskey, Councilman Steve Brantz and Councilman John Heath held a work session Friday morning in the 3rd Floor City Hall Council Chambers regarding what different kinds of liquor licenses are available in the state of Wyoming, and the rules outlined within each type of license.

Troopers Seize Cocaine & Heroin During Traffic Stop Near Buffalo

Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers in the Buffalo area have made the fourth largest seizure of heroin conducted by the Patrol in the last 10 years.

Three people remain in custody after Troopers seized cocaine, heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from their vehicle during a traffic stop on Thursday afternoon. The traffic stop on the vehicle was originally made for a speeding violation approximately 7 miles south of Buffalo on northbound Interstate 25.

Two of Three Armed Robbery Suspects Bound Over to District Court

Gerald "Jessie" Hamlin and Dillon Sutherlin each had their Preliminary Hearing in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday morning. Hamlin was charged on February 1st for Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and given a $75,000 cash-only bond. He was bound over to District Court yesterday.