Archive - Aug 2013 - News

August 30th

"Rapist" Written on Exonerated Cheyenne Man's Car

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Cheyenne man exonerated in a 1989 rape is facing more challenges.

A car donated to Andrew J. Johnson was found vandalized Thursday morning. The word "rapist" was written on it and holes were poked through the tires.

Gearing up For Miss America

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Miss Wyoming Rebecca Podio (Photo by Ron Richter)

Rebecca Podio from Newcastle was crowned Miss Wyoming a little over two months ago on the stage of the WYO Theater in Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter recently sat down with Podio to talk about the upcoming Miss America Competition.

Celebrating 25 Years

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It's an event that has been a staple of Labor Day weekend for over two decades and has been known as the grand finale of summer fun. We're talking about Don King Days in Big Horn.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Beefs up Staff for the Holiday

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Highway Patrol has beefed up staffing for the Labor Day weekend. The patrol is especially on the lookout for drunken drivers. It is participating in a special effort in Cheyenne to target impaired drivers.

LeAnn Rimes Cancels Tonight's Sheridan Show Due to Flu

LeAnn Rimes Cancels Tonight's Sheridan Show Due to Flu

Country music star LeAnn Rimes announced Thursday night she's cancelling her show in Sheridan due to the flu. The Trails End Concert Park is having a free concert tonight that's open to everyone featuring the bands Jagertown and Asphalt Cowby.

August 29th

35 Years and Counting

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Warren Mishcke began his time in Sheridan with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in 1995 as the Information and Education Specialist. While his time in the Sheridan region has spanned almost two decades, he's actually been with the Game in Fish since 1978. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Best of the West BBQ Competition to Hit Sheridan Next Week

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The Best of the West BBQ competition that will take place next Friday and Saturday in Sheridan is a Kansas City Barbecue Society licensed competition. One of the organizers for the event is Tye Bach, who explains that this competition is a first for Sheridan.

UW to Host Health Care Conference

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The University of Wyoming is bringing in expert speakers at a consumer issues conference that will focus on health care, in particular, changes in the health care market due to the Affordable Care Act.

August 28th

Bear Cloud Receives New Sentence

Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan was the site of a resentencing hearing Wednesday for 20-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2011 for the murder of Robert Ernst on August 26, 2009.

Kids and Alcohol: Talk Early and Often

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Is nine years of age too early for parents to talk to their children about drinking? According to community prevention specialist with the Wyoming Prevention Management Organization, Thom Gabrukiewicz, research shows that's the age when positive associations about alcohol begin to develop.