Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 15th

Speaker Of The House To Run For Governor

Wyoming Speaker of the House of Representatives Colin Simpson confirmed what most had suspected for some time, that he would indeed be running for governor. In a media release issued Monday afternoon, Simpson indicated that he would officially launch his campaign this Thursday with stops in Cheyenne, Casper and Cody.

The "Greening Of Yellowstone" Celebrates 15 Years This Week

For the past fifteen years Yellowstone National Park has been educating more than one million people a year on ways to reduce trash and be a good steward to the land. Yellowstone is observing its 15th year of the "Greening of Yellowstone" program this week.

Army Wives of the Powder River Cowboys, Part 1

In just a few weeks, after serving a year's deployment in Kuwait, members of the Wyoming Army National Guard's 2-300th Field Artillery Batallion, known as the Powder River Cowboys, will be returning stateside. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has part one in a series on the wives waiting on the homefront.

"U.S. Foreign Policy In The Obama Age" Lecture At Sheridan College

Some students at Sheridan College started their spring break with--you probably guessed--another lecture.

Members from the community joined them for a public discussion called "American Foreign Policy in the Obama Age" at at Sheridan College this weekend. It was led by a panel of policy experts, which included several researchers from Berlin, as well as UW International Studies Director, Jean Garrison

The Sheridan County Republican Caucus and County Convention Held This Weekend

Sheridan County Republicans held a precinct caucus and a county convention this weekend in order to elect a caucus chairman, vote on party resolutions, and elect delegates for the State Convention and adopt the county platform. Cathy Koleman, who is the Chairman of the Sheridan County Republicans, says the resolutions and platforms committees had quite a lot of work cut out for them

March 14th

32nd Annual Homebuilders Home Show Wrap-Up

80 vendors from five states and Canada welcomed visitors to the 32nd Annual Big Horn Homebuilders Home and Idea Show, held this weekend at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

Dick Caldwell is the Operations Director for the show, and he reflects on the success of this year's endeavor.

Speaker Of The House Comments On Failed Concealed Carry Bill

We wrap up our series with Wyoming Speaker of the House of Representatives Colin Simpson with a look at a failed bill that has attracted its fair share of controversy. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Sheridan City Council Will Tackle A Lengthy Agenda Tonight

The Sheridan City Council will address a number of key issues at their meeting tonight. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey gives us a rundown of a few of the items that the Council will consider.

March 13th

Jackson Man Sentenced For Entering Wrong Home

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A Jackson man who says he was intoxicated when he entered the wrong home and wrestled with the owner has been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation.
Twenty-two-year-old Douglas Currie was originally charged with felony burglary but pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal entry for going into the home on Feb. 7.

DEQ Cites 2 For UW Asbestos Incident

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has cited two men who bought five small buildings that were the source of asbestos contamination at the University of Wyoming in Laramie last year. The buildings next to the Bureau of Mines Building were removed to make way for a new building under construction that will house university botany and zoology collections.