Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 9th

Authorities Capture One, Other Escapee and Accomplice Still At Large

Convicted Killer Tracy Province was arrested early Monday morning in Meeteetse, Wyoming. (Courtesy Photo)
Convicted Killer Tracy Province was arrested early Monday morning in Meeteetse, Wyoming. (Courtesy Photo)

Authorities say they have captured one of the two convicted killers who escaped from an Arizona prison on July 30th. The U.S. Marshals office says Tracy Province was arrested with a handgun early Monday in Meeteetse, Wyoming. At the time of the arrest, Province was carrying a hitchhiking sign with “Casper” written on it.

1-Cent Optional Sales Tax Survey Closes Tuesday

One day left to fill out survey on Optional 1-Cent Tax.

The Sheridan County Commissioners issued a reminder today that the 1-Cent Optional Sales Tax Surveys sent to Sheridan County residents in July must be returned no later than Tuesday, August 10. Surveys postmarked on the 10th will still be counted. The online survey will remain active until midnight on Tuesday.

Weekly Poll: Senior Citizen Driver's Licensing

Bruce Heilman will be on AM 930 KROE Public Pulse Friday, August 13th at 9:10 until 10 am.

Coming up on the Friday, August 13th edition of Public Pulse on KROE, host Kim Love will be speaking to 83-year-old Bruce Heilman. Heilman got his first motorcycle at the age of 72, driving it across the coutry at the age of 80.

Big West Arts Festival Draws Hundreds

Early birds arrive at the Big West performance stage to wait for one of the bands to begin at the 5th Annual Big West Arts Festival.

The front lawn of Sheridan College turned into a metropolis of culinary, visual, and performing art as hundreds showed up to take a look at the 42 visual artists’ booths on display.  The free event featured 20 hours of live music and entertainment, a quick draw competition, and welding rodeo, plus all sorts of activities for the kids.

The Nuts and Bolts of the Art World

Team "Sprocket Heads" work on their award-winning big WEST sculpture at the 2010 Big West Arts Festival Welding Rodeo.

From the junk heap to the auction block, Saturday five teams competed in the 4th Annual Welding Rodeo held in conjunction with the Big West Arts Festival held this past weekend.

Eat Pray Love...Write?

There is a good chance you've at least heard of Elizabeth Gilbert's international bestseller "Eat, Pray, Love," a memoir of Gilbert's meanderings in Italy, India and Indonesia. What you may not know However, is that is also a story about Wyoming. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love explains

Neighbors Competing Against Neighbors

A pretty-in-pink cowgirl ties a pink ribbon on a goat during the goat-tying event at the Sheridan County Rodeo.

It was the locals trying to outdo their neighbors at the 30th Annual Sheridan County Rodeo held this past weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.  Over 200 adults and 40-plus kids entered the family-friendly rodeo.  The only fair board member who did not compete this year, Terry Lenhart, says the rodeo is all done in the spirit of having fun.

Kendrick Day at Kendrick Park

Democrats enjoy a shady picnic at the annual Kendrick Day event Saturday in Kendrick Park.

Sheridan County Democrats gathered at Kendrick Park Saturday for free food, family fun, and a time to get to know some of the Democratic candidates running for office this year.  Acting chair of the Sheridan County Democrats, Shannon Anderson said it was a good way to get the local party folks out.

August 8th

Gubernatorial Candidate Discusses Palin; Firearm Rights

Wyoming Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead talking shop at Farmers Coop in Sheridan.
Wyoming Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead (middle) talking shop at Farmers Co-op in Sheridan.

Last Friday, while Wyoming Republican Gubernatorial candidate Matt Mead was in Sheridan to attend several events, he took some time out of his hectic schedule to speak with Sheridan Media News Director Ron Richter about some issues of relevance.

WYDOT Has a Reminder About Signage

WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell

With the Primary Election just over a week away, officials with WYDOT wanted to remind listeners what the law is regarding signs and WYDOT rights-of-way and signal poles. WYDOT Regional Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell explains.