Archive - May 2010 - News

Memorial Day Observance Held

The laying of the wreaths took place Monday morning at the Sheridan County Courthouse.
The laying of the wreaths took place Monday morning at the Sheridan County Courthouse.

Very accommodating weather made for a beautiful Memorial Day in Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

May 30th

Confusion, mistrust remains in Indian land redress

Shirley Butterfly DeVolve remembers from a
very young age a plaintive question asked by her father: "Where's our money?" That question went to the heart of a massive class-action lawsuit against the federal government that dragged on for 14 years, resulting in a $3.4 billion settlement that the U.S. House of Representatives approved Friday.

110,000 Wyomingites Denied Health Coverage

A report released Thursday by the health reform advocacy group Families USA shows nearly 110,000 Wyomingites under the age of 65 have a diagnosed pre-existing condition.

May 29th

Wind Energy Task Force Looks At Eminent Domain

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The legislative Task Force on Wind Energy has begun the task of considering potential changes to Wyoming's eminent domain law in dealing with so-called collector systems. Those are the power lines required to connect wind farms to larger transmission lines that connect Wyoming-generated electricity to the western grid. The task force met in Casper on Thursday.

Memorial Day Observance At State Vets' Cemetery

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery

May 28th

All Roads Inside Yellowstone are Open

All roads within Yellowstone are open for the holiday weekend.
All roads within Yellowstone are open for the holiday weekend.

All roads within Yellowstone National Park are open for visitors for the holiday weekend, and most of the Park's facilities are open as well. Park Spokesperson Al Nash has this advice for those heading to Yellowstone for Memorial Day.

Election Filing Deadline Has Past

Sheridan County Election Supervisor Brenda Miech
Sheridan County Election Supervisor Brenda Miech

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the primary election this August. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Blankenship to Run for Superintendent

Trent Blankenship will run for a familiar position.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Former Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Trent Blankenship has filed to run again for the office. Blankenship resigned as superintendent in June 2005, citing time away from his family and political fights with Governor Dave Freudenthal.

July is Now the Target For Ruby Pipeline Approval

July is Now the Target For Ruby Pipeline Approval
July is Now the Target For Ruby Pipeline Approval

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Construction of a $3 billion gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon has been pushed back amid work to protect cultural sites and endangered species. The 42-inch Ruby Pipeline will run 675 miles from Opal in western Wyoming to Malin, Oregon, crossing Utah and Nevada along the way.

“Don't Fry Day” Friday

The American Cancer Society's summer kick-off campaign begins the Friday of Memorial Weekend.

Even though the weather forecast for our area is not boding well for sunshine, the American Cancer Society is running a nationwide campaign today to kick off the holiday weekend, dubbing it “Don't Fry Day” Friday.