Archive - 2010 - News

January 18th

Methane Production Takes a Dive in Campbell County

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Coal-bed methane gas production in Campbell County plummeted almost 25% in 2009.

The depressed price for natural gas has caused some major drilling companies to reduce the amount of gas they produced by not fixing broken wells, not drilling new wells and shutting in some producing wells until prices improve.

Higher Tax For Curbside Recycling

"Would you support raising garbage rates $5 dollars per month to pay
for curbside recycling?" That is this week's Bank of poll question. Around town, people support the idea of easy recycling. Others think that they should find the funds in a less needed area. The easier it is to recycle the better.

Casper man pleads not guilty to killing son

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper man accused of suffocating one of his sons and botching an at-home circumcision on another has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental deficiency.

Former deputy charged with felony voyeurism

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former Natrona County reserve deputy who police say set up secret recording devices and videotaped couples having sex in an Evansville home has been charged with seven felonies.

Ruling Awaited In Fremont Co. Voting Rights Case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Lawyers in a federal lawsuit in which
American Indians are challenging Fremont County's system of holding at-large elections say they're anxious for a federal judge to issue a ruling nearly three years after he held a trial on the case.

January 16th

2010 Bridal Prevue Welcomes New Vendors; Sees Good Turnout

The Sheridan Holiday Inn Atrium was filled with all things wedding related Saturday afternoon, as the annual Sheridan Media Bridal Prevue took place.

About 25 vendors representing everything from catering, photography, travel, housewares, beauty products, reception locations and of course wedding attire were present for prospective couples to visit and gather information.

Senator Barrasso Speaks To Local Rotary Club

United States Senator John Barrasso was in Sheridan on Friday and presented a Washington update to the Sheridan Rotary Club. One of the largest concerns for those of us in Wyoming is the current healthcare reform bill. Barrasso spoke to those that would criticize his votes against the current bill as following party line politics.

Wyoming Disputes Lack Of Good Faith Over Wolves

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming is disputing federal claims that the state's plans for managing wolves wouldn't ensure a viable minimum population of the animals. The state on Friday filed what could be its last brief in a lawsuit over wolves before the case goes before U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson in Cheyenne January 29th.

Freudenthal Doesn't Want To Tap Into Rainy Day Fund

CASPER, (AP) - Governor Dave Freudenthal says the future economic climate is too uncertain to justify spending money from the state's rainy-day fund. But Freudenthal is also putting a positive spin on the state's post-energy boom financial situation, comparing funding levels to those of 2003 and 2004.

January 15th

Sheridan Police Have Murder Suspect In Custody

Sheridan Police officers responded to a call reporting a possible homicide in Sheridan sometime before 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Special Response Team was called in to secure the area around 1075 Bellevue Avenue.