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September 2nd, 2010

Poitra Trial: Day 3, Defense 1st Witness

After the State rested Wednesday afternoon in Dennis Poitra, Jr.'s trial, the Defense called three witnesses to the stand.

Poitra Trial: Day 3, Defense Expert Witness

Dr. Trent Holmberg of Salt Lake City, UT took the stand as the Defense team's expert witness. Dr. Holmberg is Board Certified in Adult and Forensic Psychology, and has done hundreds of psych evaluations in Wyoming on inmates, as well as criminal responsibility evaluations.

Poitra Trial: Day 3, Defense 3rd Witness

The final witness for the Defense was Shawna Laffitte, the Health Information Management Specialist at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

September 1st

AT&T Service Coming To Wyoming Faster Than Expected

AT&T announced this week that it will be expanding service to Wyoming sooner than expected. Phone customers that are currently served by Alltel will be switched to AT&T, due to AT&T's purchase of Verizon assets this June. Initially, this transition was expected to occur later next year, but now, as AT&T spokeswoman Sandy Goldberg tells us,

A Five-Garden Tour and Summer Harvest "Thank You"

There was a summer garden harvest celebration last night at Sagebrush Community Garden in Sheridan. Around sixty locals feasted on toasted corn, crisp cut cucumber, fresh potato fries and other garden and non-garden treats, including elk burgers and shish kabobs. This celebration was following a multiple-garden trolley tour of several of the local community gardens.

UW Receives Largest Estate Gift In History From Local Artist

Neltje

The University of Wyoming has just received its largest estate gift in history, a gift donated by local artist and founder of the Jentel artist's residency, Neltje. Her gift is towards the University's visual and literary arts programs, and includes all her financial and land holdings, except for those going to her children and a few personal donations.

Poitra Trial: Day 3, Huntington Street Testimony

As was heard on Dennis Poitra, Jr.'s DCI confession audio, he had told agents that he, Dharminder Sen and Wyatt Bear Cloud had planned to break into houses in the area and rob them. During Wednesday's testimony, the State called several witnesses to the stand who lived in houses on Huntington Street, just off Thurmond near the Ernst residence.

No Time For Boredom at Trail End Historic Site

The No Time for Boredom Exhibit at the Trail End Historic Site will run through December 14th.
The No Time for Boredom Exhibit at the Trail End Historic Site will run through December 14th.

The current whole-house exhibit at the Trail End Historic Site in Sheridan takes us back to a much simpler time. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Muddy Moose Gets Permanent Home

Muddy Moose now has a permanent home in front of the Hand-n-Hand Early Childhood Education Center in Sheridan.
Muddy Moose now has a permanent home in front of the Hand-n-Hand Early Childhood Education Center in Sheridan.

The sculpture known simply as “Muddy Moose” now has a permanent home in front of the Hand-n-Hand Early Education Center in Sheridan. The sculpture was recently donated to the City's Public Arts program by the Whitney Benefits Foundation, and placed at its new location by City crews Wednesday.

Poitra Trial: Crime Lab Testimony

The State Crime Lab in Cheyenne.

After playing audio of Dennis Poitra, Jr.’s DCI confession, Special Agent Chad Quarterman with the Department of Criminal Investigation took the stand and testified that on August 26, 2009, he collected evidence, conducted interviews, and transported evidence to the DCI office to be kept until sent to the State Crime Lab in Cheyenne.