Archive - Sep 2010 - News

September 10th

Dillon Sutherlin Sentenced

Dillon Sutherlin to receive intensive residency treatment as part of his sentence for a January 30th robbery in Sheridan.

17-year-old Dillon Sutherlin was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court Friday afternoon. Sutherlin, along with Jesse Hamlin and JJ Hatch, robbed David Simmons at gunpoint on January 30th, 2009 at Simmons' home in Sheridan.

Governor Freudenthal on EPA Regulations and Teton Appraisal

Governor Dave Freudenthal

Governor Dave Freudenthal notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday that under current statute the State of Wyoming is unable to regulate Greenhouse Gas emissions and so cannot implement EPA’s Tailoring Rule.

Rebuild of MetraPark Arena Expected to Cost $15 Million

Aerial view of the tornado-damaged RImrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, MT (courtesy photo)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Architects estimate it will cost about $15 million to rebuild Billings' tornado-damaged Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark with improved sound, more bathrooms and more welcoming entrances.

State Employees Honored for Years of Service

(L-R): Governor Dave Freudenthal, Peggy Miracle, Andrea Hixon (for Joe Thomas), Angie Buchanan, Sandra Janak, Naomi Parkin, Dan Paustian, Gabriel Barajas, and Joan Evans

Tuesday, seven Department of Workforce Services employees were honored for their 225 cumulative years of service to Wyoming's residents.

Governor Dave Freudenthal gave a speech, in which he highlighted the importance of dedicated employees whose longevity helps maintain excellence in the service to the state, especially during times of transitioning government officials.

September 9th

FHA Mortgage Refinancing Program

As of September 7th, there is help for homeowners trying to avoid bankruptcy on their mortgages.

A new government program got underway this week, that could help homeowners who feel they're drowning in their mortgage to come up for air. It's called the FHA Short Refinance Option, and it allows borrowers who owe more on their home than the home is worth to refinance into a government-backed FHA Loan.

Osborne Motion Hearing Rescheduled

Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne is charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Gerald Bloom.
Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne is charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Gerald Bloom.

A scheduled motion hearing for Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne, who is charged with 1st Degree Murder for allegedly killing Gerald Bloom in January, took a strange twist Thursday morning when of all things a nose bleed put a halt to the courtroom proceedings shortly after they began.

New Traffic Pattern Through Fairgrounds is Coming Soon

Changes continue to unfold at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds as part of implementing their modernization plan. The biggest change that people will notice soon is the new traffic pattern at the Fairgrounds that will essentially do away with the straight through road that runs north and south through the Fairgrounds. Facilities Director Sharon Nadeau.

Flying Cowboys Annual Fly-In is This Weekend

Don't be surprised to see quite a few objects taking flight west of Sheridan this weekend, as the Flying Cowboys will be holding their 18th annual Fly-In Saturday and Sunday. Flying Cowboys President John Steir explains that the event is always a good example of camaraderie between fellow enthusiasts.

University of Wyoming Loses Beloved Professor

Associate Professor Adrian Bantjes died September 3rd in a car crash outside Saratoga.

LARAMIE, WY – University of Wyoming News – Just three days prior to the accident that took the life of a UW Cowboys football player, the university lost one of their professors. Adrian Bantjes, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of History, was killed in a head-on automobile crash at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Memorial Service; Texas Tribute for UW Cowboys Player

UW Cowboys to honor freshman linebacker Ruben Narcisse next Monday evening.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - A memorial service will be held next week in Laramie for 19-year-old University of Wyoming football player Ruben Narcisse, who was killed in a Labor Day car accident in Colorado. The service for the freshman linebacker is planned for 5 p.m. Monday at the UniWyo Sports Complex.