Archive - Jul 2010 - News

July 17th

Cookies and Candy Seized By Highway Patrol

Cookies and candy were seized by the Wyoming Highway patrol near Evanston this week. Sergeant Stephen Townsend:

July 16th

One Little Ducky Went to Billings, One Little Ducky Went to a rock, One Went...um...?

Kiwanis Ducks After Long Year of Training

The Kiwanis Club Fundraising Duck Race results are in. The race was down the Big Goose River, with the finish line in Sheridan Kendrick Park. “Head Duck” Les Anderson spoke with Sheridan Media's Betsy Love:

And so what exactly is it that makes a winning "duck”?

And The Winner Is....

Who is in Control?

The results from the 80th annual WYO Rodeo Parade are in. Mike Mellgren, Rotary Club member and this year's head of the judging committee with the
announcement:

Mike says the committee considers several criteria when deciding the
winner:

Beds Along the Big Horns

While the Beds Along the Big Horns Bed race may have been light on contestants this year, it sure wasn't short on excitement. The final came down to the team from NX Bar Ranch and the Kendrick Park Pool Lifeguards, with the NX Bar Ranch bed taking home 1st place.

It Was a Great Turnout for the Sneakers and Spurs Run

Hundreds of runners and walkers gathered Friday morning in Downtown Sheridan for the annual “Sneakers and Spurs” run. Laine Parish from Cheyenne was the overall winner, finishing the 5k run in just over 16 minutes. Laine explains that it was more than rodeo that brought him to Sheridan.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Was a Perfect Start to Rodeo Friday

What better way to begin Rodeo Friday then with a hearty pancake breakfast provided by the local Kiwanis Club. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter had a chance to speak with one very busy Kiwanian, Mandy Madry.

July 15th

Mother Nature Smiled Down Thursday Night

Call it third time's a charm, but last night's 3rd Thursday Street Festival exceeded everyone's expectations. Hundred's filled Grinnell Plaza, where the smell of cooking food tempted the palate. Main Street, all the way from the Flagstone Cafe to the Rainbow Bar, was overflowing with a variety of vendors, to shoppers, to just those “lookie-loos” taking everything in.

Freudenthal Hopeful Coal Leasing and Grand Teton State Land Issues Will be Resolved

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

At his bi-monthly media conference Thursday, Governor Dave Freudenthal said his discussions with Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey were positive and should help to move two important issues forward: coal leasing and state lands in Grand Teton National Park. The Governor and Director Abbey toured a coal mine in Campbell County and oil & gas operations in Carbon County Wednesday.

Bond is Set for Woman Accused of Four Counts of Child Abuse

A $5,000 cash bond was set by Judge John Sampson in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday for 27-year-old Patricia McMillan, who is charged with four felony counts of child abuse. McMillan was arrested for the alleged crimes Wednesday by a deputy with the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office.

Fatal Accident in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A motorcyclist from Minnesota was killed when he crashed head-on with a motor home at Yellowstone National Park.

Park officials say 42-year-old Dale Payne, Jr., of Burtrum, Minn., was killed instantly Wednesday afternoon when his Harley-Davidson crossed the centerline and hit the oncoming vehicle.