Archive - Mar 2010 - News

March 28th

North Main Changes

The Wyoming Department of Transportation North Main reconstruction project continues to progress steadily. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell gives us the latest update on the construction on North Main.

Spring Turkey Season Begins This Week

The 2010 spring turkey season for Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell counties will open Thursday April 1st. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says the season will provide ample opportunity for hunters.

Old Murder Sentence

PINEDALE, (AP) - A Montana man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted in the 1984 beating and shooting death of a Wyoming woman. Forty-six-year-old Troy Dean Willoughby was sentenced Friday for the death of 25-year-old Elizabeth Miles Ehlers. Her body was found at a gravel pullout off U.S. 191 near Hoback Canyon.

Gun Show Shooting

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors will not file charges against a man who shot his childhood friend during a Colorado gun show. Adams County prosecutors said Friday they determined the shooting was an accident after a joint investigation with the sheriff's office.

$4.5 Mil In Grants Sought For Supercomputer Road

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A board is recommending $4.5 million in state grants for road and infrastructure improvements for a supercomputing facility west of Cheyenne.
The State Loan and Investment Board, which has the final say, will consider the recommendation from the Wyoming Business Council on April 8.

March 27th

New Initiative Will Target Aquatic Invaders

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced a new initiative to hit aquatic invasive species where it counts. In an effort to protect Wyoming’s valuable water resources, the state legislature allocated $1.5 million to the department to implement new programs aimed at preventing the introduction of quagga and zebra mussels to Wyoming waters.

Hallmark Building Could Be Home For Performing Arts Students

Sheridan College Board of Trustee's approved an updated master plan for the college this week. The top priority is to seek funding to expand classroom space and other student learning areas. However, the plan also emphasizes long-term general goals, such as the need to capitalize and expand certain programs, including the nursing and culinary arts programs.

Hammering Out Hope for Humanity

By Judy Hagerott

A joint project between two student organizations at Sheridan College will help a future Habitat for Humanity homeowner. The Habitat Sheridan College Campus Chapter and the college Construction Technology Class worked all day Friday to construct a storage shed to benefit an upcoming Habitat homeowner in the Poplar Grove Subdivision.

March 26th

Sheridan College Will Go "Real World" With Medical Simulation

Sheridan College is to receive money from the federal government as part of the 2009 federal stimulus bill. However, these funds, says College Interim President Jon Connolly, will be used in part to counteract state budget cuts

State Considers New Oil And Gas Rules

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming's oil and gas supervisor says he's begun reviewing more than 50 written comments on proposed changes to the agency's rules and regulations for oil and gas development, including hydraulic fracturing. Thomas Doll says he plans to incorporate substantive comments before the rules go to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission next month.