Archive - Aug 30, 2010 - News

Prescribed Burns Planned For Bighorn National Forest Land

Bighorn National Forest Service crews conducting a prescribed burn in the fall of 2009. (Courtesy Photo)
Bighorn National Forest Service crews conducting a prescribed burn in the fall of 2009. (Courtesy Photo)

The Bighorn National Forest has announced that there will be several prescribed burns this fall. BHNF Staff Officer Bernie Bornong explains that the prescribed burns encompass a number of different areas of the forest.

Volunteers Needed for 2nd Annual Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day at the Park

Fun was had by all at last year's Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day at Kendrick Park.
Fun was had by all at last year's Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day at Kendrick Park.

The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is looking for volunteers to help with the 2nd annual Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day that will take place Saturday, September 18th at Kendrick Park in Sheridan.

Feds Issue Fine for Radiation Levels at Power Plant Near Wheatland

The NRC has issued a fine to Basin Electric for improper radiation levels at a power plant near Wheatland, Wyoming.
The NRC has issued a fine to Basin Electric for improper radiation levels at a power plant near Wheatland, Wyoming.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says six workers at a power plant near Wheatland were exposed to improperly high levels of radiation last year. The federal agency proposes to fine Basin Electric Power Cooperative nearly $25,000 for the incident at its coal-fired Laramie River Station plant.

Massie Meets Supporters Saturday

Mike Massie speaks with supporters at a BBQ in Kendrick Park Saturday.

Democratic hopeful for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mike Massie, was in town over the weekend, hosting a BBQ at Kendrick Park.  A group of twenty-some enthusiastic supporters turned out Saturday to meet and encourage the candidate, who is  touting a message of excellence. Massie defines the virtue.

Wyoming Joins Egg Recall

Wyomingites need to check their egg sources.

Wyoming has now joined the list of states hit by the egg recall because of risks of a salmonella infection, with an announcement over the weekend. Initial investigation from the FDA has traced contaminated eggs to just a few large-scale operations in Iowa, although recalled eggs distributed in Wyoming came from Minnesota.

Story Days a Success

Seth Strahan scored a 70 holding on tight to his wild and wooley sheep for his 4 second ride.

There was a party in Story over the weekend and it included the whole community. It was Story Days and it was all about good times with good friends and neighbors. The three day event began Friday with a Dutch oven cook-off, silent auction and historical walking tour.

Elks Youth Rodeo has High Participation

Senior Overall Champion Kristi Steffes, beaming next to her new truck. The horse trailer goes to Overall Youth Champion Rickie Engesser. (Photo and winner info from Deer Run Graphics)

Sometimes the best is saved for last and as the rodeo season winds down, the Elks Youth Rodeo was full steam ahead. It was all sheer grit and determination as over 150 kids, 17-years-old and under, competed in the rodeo held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds this past weekend.  And it was the prizes, mixed in with a whole lot of fun, that brought on that determination. 

Motorists: Back to School Caution

Today marks the first day of school for Sheridan County School District's One and Two, District Three began their year last week. With that in mind, Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier urges motorists to use caution now that the students are back in the classroom.

Back-to-School Tax Credits

With school now back in session, many college students will be experiencing the financial burden that ultimately comes with post secondary education. The IRS has a tax credit that may help students lessen that burden to a certain degree. IRS Media Relations Specialist Karen Connelly explains the American Opportunity Tax Credit.