Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 28th

Mike Massie – Candidate for State Supt. Public Instruction

Mike Massie, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction (courtesy photo).

Another candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction was Kim Love's guest on KROE's Public Pulse program recently. Mike Massie, the only Democratic candidate for the position, tells us why he's entered the race.

Massie expands on the need to rid the state of PAWS.

June 27th

Buffalo City Councilman Speaks Out About Project

RDG Planning and Consulting illustration of the proposed Crazy Woman Square project in Buffalo.
RDG Planning and Consulting illustration of the proposed Crazy Woman Square project in Buffalo.

The Buffalo City Council recently approved a $50,000 allocation in their budget to help fund the Buffalo Development Association's Crazy Woman Square Project in downtown. The project consists of three phases and would cost approximately $3 million to complete.

Work Continues at TR Branch Library in Ranchester

Tongue River Branch Library Senior Circulation Clerk Samantha Nixon
Tongue River Branch Library Senior Circulation Clerk Samantha Nixon

The expansion of the Tongue River Branch Library in Ranchester is nearing completion. Senior Circulation Clerk Samantha Nixon fills us in on how things are coming along.

$3.4B Indian settlement stuck in Senate filibuster

A $3.4 billion government settlement with hundreds of thousands of American Indians has been caught in a

Child porn appeal now in the hands of high court

A Casper man serving a child pornography
sentence is waiting for word from the U.S. Supreme Court on his last-ditch hope to have his conviction overturned. Nathaniel "Ned" Solon says a computer virus infected his computer with illegal images of children. He was convicted in 2008, and the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver upheld the convictions.

June 26th

And the Winner Is.......

The local Colgate Country Showdown competition, sponsored by KYTI 93.7 The Coyote was held Friday night at the Best Western Sheridan Center. There were nine contestants who competed to move on to the state competition. In the end the Eric May Band out of Gillette took home the top prize.

Going Toe to Toe With Cancer

Twenty teams gathered at NSI Friday night to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and raise money to fight back against the ravages of the disease. This was Sheridan’s 18th Annual Relay for Life. Ninety-seven percent of the money raised will be used to help find a cure for cancer and Relay for Life committee member Carrie Brantz says that’s a worthy goal.

June 25th

Feds Cite Company in 2008 Wyoming Crane Collapse

Crane collapse at the Black Thunder Mine near Wright in 2008
Crane collapse at the Black Thunder Mine near Wright in 2008

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal regulators have cited a Washington state company in connection with a 2008 crane collapse at a Wyoming coal mine that seriously injured three workers. Lampson International of Kennewick, Washington, owned the crane.

Official Says Tornado Damage May Not Meet Aid Threshold

The tornado that caused extensive damage in the Billings area Sunday June 20th. (Courtesy Photo)
The tornado that caused extensive damage in the Billings area Sunday June 20th. (Courtesy Photo)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County's emergency coordinator says insurance is expected to cover most or all of the rebuilding costs caused by this week's tornado. Emergency Coordinator James Kraft said Friday that uninsured damage from the disaster is unlikely to cross the $1.2 million threshold needed to qualify for federal aid.

Hands Across the Sand

Hands Across the Sand is a nationwide event in response to Gulf Coast oil spill.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – Thousands of people are expected to join hands along U.S. Coastlines today as part of “Hands Across the Sand,” to show support for coastal communities impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And even land-locked Wyomingites will participate by lining up along Ocean Lake near Riverton at noon.