Archive - May 7, 2010 - News

Is WYDOT Preparing For A Move?

Possible future site of a new WYDOT facility on the corner of 5th Street and East Ridge Road.
Possible future site of a new WYDOT facility on the corner of 5th Street and East Ridge Road.

Approximately five years ago the Wyoming Department of Transportation purchased land on the corner of 5th Street and East Ridge Road in Sheridan. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell explains that excavation work has begun on the site for a possible move in the future.

Wall Street Woes Means More Dough For UW Buildings

Wall Street plunge will benefit the University of Wyoming.
Wall Street plunge will benefit the University of Wyoming.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The market plunge on Wall Street turned out to be a financial boon for the University of Wyoming. UW just happened to be offering $44.3 million in revenue bonds Thursday to pay for two building projects on campus and to refinance a previous bond issue at a better interest rate.

Rosie Berger to Run Again

Rosie Berger will run again for House District 51.

Rosie Berger has officially announced that she is running for her fifth term as Representative for House District 51 in Big Horn. Berger says that the decision came after much prayer and thought, finally determining that there is more for her to do, especially where the state budget is concerned.

Not Guilty Plea in District Court

New section of Sheridan County Courthouse

17-year-old John “JJ” Hatch was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Friday morning on two separate cases.

Wyoming Princess Applications Available

Kelly Miller-Smart

The 2010 Miss Wyoming Scholarship Pageant is coming up the first week in June, and nine contestants will be vying for the crown, currently worn by Anna Nelson of Rock Springs. For the next week, applications are being taken for the Wyoming Princess Program, and co-executive director of the Miss Wyoming Foundation, Kelly Miller-Smart, explains.

Reducing High Infant Mortality Rate

I don't text yet, myself...

With Mother's Day around the corner, new moms and mothers-to-be are being encouraged to sign up for a new free service called “text4baby.” Kim Deti, with the
Wyoming Department of Health

The type of information moms would receive, Kim says:

Motorcycle Deaths Decline in '09

Organizations like this provide valuable safety information for riders.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Transportation says 13 people died in motorcycle crashes in the state in 2009, the lowest number of motorcycle fatalities since 2001. The department said this earlier week that the motorcycle death toll dropped in 2009 and 2008 after increasing in 2007. There were 19 fatalities in 2008 and 27 in 2007.