Archive - Nov 20, 2012 - News

Tow Truck Driver Killed on I-90 While Helping Another

Tow Truck Driver Killed on I-90 While Helping Another

A 65 year-old Gillette tow truck driver was helping another driver when he became the victim of a fatal hit and run on Interstate 90 near Gillette Sunday morning. Larry G. Schofield was operating the controls of his rollback tow truck in the emergency lane, in the process of helping someone who collided with a deer, when he was struck by a pickup truck. Chris Foy has more.

Substantial Completion Achieved for Clearwell Expansion Project

SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin

The clearwell expansion project at the Big Goose Water Treatment Plant has reached substantial completion status. SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin says it's pretty much all systems go.

BHNF Officials Urge Public to Avoid Parking in Front of Forest Gates

BHNF Officials Urge Public to Avoid Parking in Front of Forest Gates

Officials with the Black Hills National Forest, which spans from northeastern Wyoming to southwestern South Dakota, are asking the public to avoid parking in front of the forest gates.

SEEDA Looking to Expand on 2007 Study

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The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority is looking to expand on a target industries study that was conducted in 2007 by consultants Wadley-Donovan. City Planning Director and SEEDA Administrator Robert Briggs.

Turkey Tips With Chef Tim Rockwell

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The kitchen will no doubt be a very busy place over the next few days, as there'll be many feasts prepared in preparation of Thanksgiving.

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Cheyenne Girl

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Amber Alert Retracted; Victim Recovered by Police(Photo courtesy of Attorney General)

UPDATE: 5:55 a.m., 11-21-12 Victim and Suspect Found in Greeley, Colorado.

UW Scientists Use Balloons to Study Particles in the Atmosphere

Faculty at the University of Wyoming have been using research balloons that are more than 30 feet tall to study the particles trapped in a layer of the Earth's atmosphere - called stratospheric aerosol. (Photo courtesy of uwyo.edu)

Faculty at the University of Wyoming have been using research balloons that are more than 30 feet tall to study the particles trapped in a layer of the Earth's atmosphere - called stratospheric aerosol.

Gov. Mead Joins Alliance with Goals of Helping More Finish College

Gov. Matt Mead announced today he joined the Complete College America Alliance of States with goals of increasing the number of students who successfully complete college.

Governor Matt Mead announced that he's joined the Complete America Alliance of States, with goals of significantly increasing the number of students who successfully finish college.

Fiscal Plateau; Lawmakers trim budget to match declining revenue

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Wyoming’s State Capitol Building in Cheyenne. Lawmakers plan to tame spending with 8 percent cuts while still rounding up money for special projects. (Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile — click to enlarge)

By Gregory Nickerson, WyoFile.com

When the Wyoming Legislature convenes this winter, look to see the government tightening its fiscal belt. After a spectacular decade of natural gas revenue growth from 1998 to 2008, and a corresponding doubling in the size of state government, the state is coming to terms with a new era of flat revenue.

Chain Law Goes Into Effect At Red Grade

Sheridan County officials have enacted a tire chain advisory for Red Grade Road, also known as County Road 26, effective immediately.