Archive - Apr 2010 - News

April 16th

Kidnap Suspect Arrested After Chase

Troopers arrest kidnap suspect near Casper.
Troopers arrest kidnap suspect near Casper.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a high-speed car chase in Casper has resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of kidnapping a Colorado woman and two children. The patrol says the kidnap victims, including children aged 3 weeks and 8, are safe.

Freudenthal Weighs In On PAWS Assessment

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, better known as PAWS, is the assessment system developed by the Wyoming Department of Education in conjunction with NCS Pearson. PAWS assesses students from around the state in reading, writing, math, and science.

Work On The Sugarland Utilities Project Continues

The Sugarland utilities project is underway.
The Sugarland utilities project is underway.

The Sugarland utilities project is now in full swing and most of us have probably noticed the light blue piping strung out parallel to Coffeen Avenue. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that the project is something that's been needed for some time.

Lummis: Annual Budget Plan Must Be Completed

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis along with over 50 of her colleagues submitted a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week calling for a budget resolution.

Couple Make Initial Court Appearance

Sheridan County Courthouse

37-year-old Jason Bowman of Casper, and his wife, 53-year-old Jane Bowman, made their Initial Appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon before Judge John Sampson.

Ron Richter Named News Director

Sheridan Media News Director Ron Richter

Longtime Sheridan Media employee Ron Richter was named News Director last week. Ron has been with our company since August 2001, graduating from Brown College in Mendota Heights, MN, with an Associates Degree in Broadcasting.

Code RED Suspect Identified

A CodeRED alert was sent out Tuesday evening after a man entered a home.

A media release from the Sheridan Police Department Friday morning indicates that a possible suspect has been identified and cited in relation to the CODE RED phone alert from Tuesday, April 13th.

Why Are Rabies Rates On The Rise?

Rabid Skunks Still Stink

Yesterday we heard how rabies rates in Sheridan County have more than quadrupled over the last year. Today, Sheridan Media's Betsy Love continues the story, looking at why there has been such a dramatic increase recently

NWCCD Considers Preliminary Budget of Over 22 Million

Budget Time

The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees acknowledged receipt of a preliminary budget at their monthly meeting Thursday night. Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Heath explains how this year's preliminary budget accounts for revenue decreases

April 15th

4.9 Quake Shakes Utah, Wyoming and Idaho

Earthquake epicenter was just outside Randolph, UT Thursday evening.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has rattled parts of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries Thursday evening.

University of Utah officials say the quake hit just before 6 p.m. The epicenter was about five miles east-northeast of Randolph in Rich County.