Archive - May 2010 - News

May 7th

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.

May 6th

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.

County Building Code Enforcement

County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger

Three hours into a four-hour meeting Wednesday night, the Sheridan County Planning Commission held a public hearing regarding a resolution of Sheridan County's intent to amend building standards pertaining to county-wide building code enforcement and electrical inspection as condition of procuring a permit.

Science Museum Open House

Museum of Discover Collections Manager, Bill Matteson, stands by one of their many fossil displays.

The public is invited to an open house tomorrow, May 7th at the Mohns Science Center Museum of Discovery on the Sheridan College Campus. Collections Manager for the museum, Bill Matteson, explains.

Bill tells us where they have found their fossil and dinosaur discoveries.

Senate Confirms Nancy Freudenthal

Nancy Freudenthal has received Senate confirmation on Federal Judgeship nomination.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed Wyoming First Lady Nancy Freudenthal as a federal judge for the District of Wyoming.

Governor Dave Freudenthal submitted his wife's name to President Barack Obama last year, along with two other candidates, for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. Nancy Freudenthal will replace Judge Clarence Brimmer, who's retiring.

Final Snow Pack Report

Despite the current snowstorm, numbers are still below average for snowpack.

This story is a bit ironic, given that we are looking at heavy wet snow falling in the region. That being said, however, the final snow pack report for the season just came out and shows we are still well below average for our area. Conservation Technician with the Sheridan County Conservation District, Jerry Forster, gives us the details.