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April 18th, 2010

Grasshoppers Galore

Giant Grasshopper Found in Sheridan

The last time we've seen as many grasshoppers as we are expected to see this summer wasn't since the mid-eighties. Though there may not be huge numbers of grasshoppers yet, Sheridan's University of Wyoming Extension Educator, Scott Hiniger, tells us now is the time to begin controlling the critters:

Meyer Backs Off National Guard Statement

Meyer Backs Off National Guard Statement

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Republican candidate for governor says she misspoke when she said at a tea party forum that the Wyoming National Guard could properly be used against the federal government.

April 17th

Conservation Groups Concerned That Pocket Gopher Doesn't Make The List

Wyoming Pocket Gopher in action.
Wyoming Pocket Gopher in action.

The feds have said “no” to an endangered species listing for a tiny mammal that only lives in Sweetwater and Carbon Counties. Conservation groups petitioned three years ago to get protection for the Wyoming pocket gopher – and that brought concerns because a listing would have affected oil, gas and wind development planned for over much of the creature’s range.

Feds Charge Two Men In Connection With Teenagers Death

Feds Charge Two Men In Connection With Teenager's Death
Feds Charge Two Men In Connection With Teenagers Death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal authorities have charged two men in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found on the Wind River Indian Reservation earlier this month. U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts said in a news release Friday that 19-year-old Kyeren Tillman, of Arapahoe, has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor.

Cowboy Caviar

A Different Perspective

We are expecting the biggest population increase in decades this summer. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the story

If you thought the grasshoppers were bad last year, you will be excited to know that we are expected to have even more this summer. Scott Hinger with the UW Extension Education office in Sheridan:

April 16th

Sheridan County Circuit Court News

Varied cases heard in Circuit Court.

Several cases were heard in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Among them, 49-year-old Dennis Poitra, Sr. of Dayton made his Initial Appearance before Judge John Sampson on two charges: DUI and Driving Under Suspension. Poitra, Sr. is the father of Dennis Poitra, Jr., who is awaiting trial at the end of the summer for his alleged part in the Robert Ernst murder.

David Selig Receives Sentence

Compassion shown at Selig sentencing.

On February 3rd, 2010, Sheridan resident David Selig went to trial in Sheridan County Circuit Court on multiple charges on three different dates in 2008 and 2009 having to do with Possession of Controlled Substance - Marijuana; Driving Under the Influence; Property Destruction.

Kidnap Suspect Arrested After Chase

Troopers arrest kidnap suspect near Casper.
Troopers arrest kidnap suspect near Casper.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a high-speed car chase in Casper has resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of kidnapping a Colorado woman and two children. The patrol says the kidnap victims, including children aged 3 weeks and 8, are safe.

Freudenthal Weighs In On PAWS Assessment

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, better known as PAWS, is the assessment system developed by the Wyoming Department of Education in conjunction with NCS Pearson. PAWS assesses students from around the state in reading, writing, math, and science.

Work On The Sugarland Utilities Project Continues

The Sugarland utilities project is underway.
The Sugarland utilities project is underway.

The Sugarland utilities project is now in full swing and most of us have probably noticed the light blue piping strung out parallel to Coffeen Avenue. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that the project is something that's been needed for some time.