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May 16th, 2010

City Council Has Light Agenda Tonight

Sheridan City Council will address liquor licenses at their meeting tonight.
Sheridan City Council will address liquor licenses at their meeting tonight.

The Sheridan City Council will be working with a light agenda this evening. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has a preview.

Free Sales Tax-Related Seminars

Department of Revenue to host two free seminars in Sheridan this week.
Department of Revenue to host two free seminars in Sheridan this week.

The Wyoming Department of Revenue will be holding two free seminars in Sheridan this week.

The first one will be Tuesday, May 18th, and it will focus on sales/use tax for the CBM, oil and conventional natural gas industries. The second seminar will be Wednesday, May 19th and will deal with sales/use tax related to the lodging industry.

Wyoming nervous as demand grows on Colorado River

Proposals to draw water from the Green
River in Wyoming to supply Colorado's Front Range are prompting concern among local government officials in southwestern Wyoming.
Pipeline proponents say their projects would use water that the state of Colorado has a right to draw from the Colorado River system. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing an

Rail line re-opens after Wind River Canyon crash

Trains are once again traveling through
Wind River Canyon near Thermopolis.
Burlington Northern-Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the line reopened about 10 p.m. Saturday after crews rebuilt about 300 feet of track that was torn up during a derailment.
Four freight cars and two locomotives derailed Wednesday, and

Environmental Health Risks—Not Just Cancer

A report delivered to President Obama this week by a special panel appointed by President Bush warned that the risk of cancer from environmental toxins is “grossly under-estimated.” But making the situation even worse, say many health professionals, are the other ill effects of such pollutants. Dr. Kristen Welker-Hood is with Physicians for Social Responsibility.

May 15th

National EMS Week Is Underway

National EMS week is underway.
National EMS week is underway.

Emergency Medical Services week is being celebrated May 16-22 with the nationwide theme of "Anytime, Anywhere, We'll Be There." Wyoming Department of Health Director Dr. Brent Sherard says that we should all be grateful of those that work and volunteer their time to keep us safe.

May 14th

Kane to Run for Coroner

PJ Kane
PJ Kane

Sheridan mortician PJ Kane issued a media release late Friday afternoon announcing his intention to run for Sheridan County Coroner. Kane indicates that his primary objective is to investigate all unattended deaths in Sheridan County according to the standards set forth by the Wyoming Board of Coroners.

First Boat Inspection Occurs Friday In Sheridan

Zebra mussels are not wanted in Wyoming waters.

The first ever boat inspection in the Sheridan region for aquatic invasive species took place Friday morning at the Sheridan Regional Game and Fish Office. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that a Bighorn resident voluntarily hauled his boat in for inspection.

Wind River Train Wreck Drops 6,800 Gallons Of Fuel

Wednesday's train derailment in the Wind River Canyon spills 6,800 gallons of fuel into the Big Horn River.
Wednesday's train derailment in the Wind River Canyon spills 6,800 gallons of fuel into the Big Horn River.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A spokesman for Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Corporation says up to 6,800 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from two locomotives that crashed in the Big Horn River and along its bank this week. Two locomotives and four freight cars derailed Wednesday when a southbound train hit a boulder on the track about five miles south of Thermopolis.

PSC Approves Utility Rate Hikes

PSC approves utility rate increases.
PSC approves utility rate increases.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Public Service Commission has approved rate hikes for two utilities with customers in the state. The commission on Friday approved Rocky Mountain Power's proposal to increase overall rates by 5.1 percent in July and 1.9 percent in February to generate another $35.5 million per year.