Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 25th

UPDATE! Suspect Charged in I-80 Rampage

In a media release issued just before noon Friday from Sgt. Townsend with the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Armondo Cano, the suspect in Wednesday evening's rampage on I-80 in Sweetwater County, has been charged with sixteen violations, including felonies and misdemeanors. Cano has been charged in Sweetwater County with the following:

“America Speaks” Event in Casper

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Casper, WY – From the Tea Party to the Green Party, everyone is invited to participate in a national dialogue about the federal budget Saturday, June 26th, including Wyomingites. Casper is one of more than a dozen locations taking part in national town hall-style meetings on the topic, coordinated by “America Speaks.”

Death at Jackson Hole Rodeo

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A saddle bronc rider has died from injuries he suffered during competition at the Jackson Hole Rodeo. Teton County Coroner Bob Campbell says the victim of the Wednesday night accident was 20-year-old Nicolas Gillett of Cody.

Sheridan Media Wins Station of the Year

At the 2010 Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Convention last weekend, the two-day event culminated with an Awards Banquet at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Present were folks from around Wyoming representing large market and small market radio, as well as television stations.

June 24th

North Sheridan Interchange Project

A good crowd turned out Thursday night for WYDOT's presentation on the North Sheridan Interchange Project.

Over a decade ago the Wyoming Department of Transportation began considering possible improvements to the North Sheridan Interchange. WYDOT District Engineer Mark Gillett says that in 2009, WYDOT began a study of the North Main Interchange to address deficiencies.

Part Two in our Series on Bark Beetles in the Big Horns

Fallen City west of Dayton is an area that Forest officials are keeping tabs on for bark beetle damage.

In the first part of our two part series on the impacts of the bark beetle in the Big Horn Mountains, we told that while there are some signs of bark beetle infestation, the problem is nowhere severe as it is in other parts of the state and country.

Naked and Nasty near Wamsutter

The first week of summer brought out the bizarre near Wamsutter on Wednesday that ended with two people taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant Stephen Townsend explains the unusual events that unfolded.

Hospital Board Trustee to Resign

Hospital Board member Randy Bomar has announced that he will resign from the Board soon.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees learned Wednesday that Trustee Randy Bomar will be resigning from the board soon. Bomar's resignation comes as the result of changes made by the Wyoming Board of Registration for Professional Engineers to their rules and regulations that govern engineers in the state.

Margery Voiles Receives Suspended Sentence

44-year-old Sheridan resident Margery Voiles received two suspended sentences in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the report.

Commissioners: Tornado-Damaged Arena Fixable

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County commissioners say the tornado-damaged Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings appears to be structurally sound.

Commissioners Jim Reno and John Ostlund said Wednesday that engineers hired by the county's insurance company determined the 12,000 seat arena needs major repairs, but will not have to be demolished as some had feared.