Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 21st

Tornado Aftermath in Billings

The damaged Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, MT after a tornado destroyed it June 20th.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena in Billings also tore apart a casino, bar and coin-operated laundry in the city's downtown area.

June 20th

Enzi Talks Healthcare at WAB Convention

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi was in Sheridan over the weekend, where he spoke at the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention. Senator Enzi says that he has some major issues with the healthcare bill passed earlier this year by Congress.

Unfinished Business for City Council

The Sheridan City Council will meet tonight.
The Sheridan City Council will meet tonight.

The Sheridan City Council will address some unfinished business at their regularly scheduled meeting tonight. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has a preview of what's to come.

College District Readies for Quality Checkup

The Northern Wyoming Community College District is preparing for a visit later this year from a Quality Checkup Team from the Higher Learning Commission. Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young.

Young elaborates on what the Quality Checkup Team will be looking for.

Grizzly bear that mauled man shot and killed

A grizzly bear linked by DNA to the killing of
a Wyoming man outside Yellowstone National Park has been tracked down by helicopter and shot dead.
Chris Servheen of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the bear was found Saturday by trackers following a signal from a radio collar that had been placed around the bear's neck just a few hours before the attack

Workforce Training through Sheridan College

The Sheridan College workforce training office's services help traditional and non-traditional students to "never stop learning."

For the past several years, in an effort to enhance the existing workforce and to assist those coming back into the workforce, Sheridan College has been one of the community colleges in the state to provide classes. Director of Workforce Training and Development, Karen St. Clair explains.

June 19th

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum – Part 1 in a Series

Kim Love moderates a public Q & A forum June 19th at the Sheridan Holiday Inn with the four GOP gubernatorial candidates.

The Sibley Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn was full-to-brimming for the public GOP gubernatorial forum, hosted Saturday morning by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters.

June 18th

LeDoux Memorial Dedication is This Weekend

Sculpture of Chris LeDoux that will reside in the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee.
Sculpture of Chris LeDoux that will reside in the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee.

The Chris LeDoux Memorial Park Dedication will take place this afternoon in Kaycee, Wyoming. The dedication of the park will include the unveiling of a life-and-a-half size bronze of LeDoux's legendary ride from 1976 where he won the Professional Rodeo World Championship in bareback riding in Oklahoma City. The sculpture was done over a four year period by artist D. Michael Thomas of Buffalo.

Hands on History Week

The Trail End State Historic Site
The Trail End State Historic Site

Hands on History Week is a new program at the Trail End State Historic Site that was open to Junior High students in the Sheridan area. Trail End Curator and Assistant Superintendent Sharie Prout says that eight local students took part in the program that is now complete.

Grizzly Kills Man Near Yellowstone

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A grizzly bear killed a man just outside Yellowstone National Park, apparently just hours after researchers had trapped and tranquilized the animal. The Park County Sheriff's Office says the attack happened Thursday after members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team finished examining a large adult male grizzly.