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August 11th, 2010

Bomb Scare Closes I-80 For a Short Time

WYDOT and Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers encountered an unusual circumstance on Interstate 80 Tuesday night near Rock Springs. Sergeant Stephen Townsend explains what happened.

Bear Cloud: Motion to Suppress Hearing

Wyatt Bear Cloud entering the courthouse last summer after being arrested for alleged involvement of the murder of Robert Ernst on August 26, 2009.

A lengthy “Motion to Suppress” hearing, followed by a brief Pre-Trial Conference took place in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday in the Wyatt Bear Cloud case. Bear Cloud's trial for his alleged part in the murder of Robert Ernst August 26, 2009 is currently scheduled to begin September 13th. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson with more.

August 10th

Candidate Forum: Part One

The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a primary election candidate forum that began last night. Candidates running for the offices of Sheridan County Assessor, Clerk, Commissioner and Coroner spoke on their background, as well as initiatives and platforms the candidate considers important to Sheridan County.

Hospital Officials Go on A “Field Trip”

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty.

Officials with Sheridan Memorial Hospital went on a trip to Cody Monday to tour their hospital's Urgent Care facility. Sheridan Memorial has been entertaining the idea of expanding into the Urgent Care business, and the excursion to Cody was all part of the learning process says Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty.

Aggravated Robbery Suspect Changes Plea in District Court

20-year-old Gerald Hamlin changed his plea in District Court Tuesday.
20-year-old Gerald Hamlin changed his plea in District Court Tuesday.

20-year-old Sheridan resident Gerald “Jesse” Hamlin changed his plea in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday afternoon as part of a plea agreement with the State. Hamlin pled guilty to the amended charge of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, which is a felony punishable by no more than 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, or any combination of both.

Hands Off the Yard Signs

Stealing candidate yard signs is against the law.
Stealing candidate yard signs is against the law.

With it being an election year, there are of course are no shortage of candidate signs that adorn front lawns of homeowners in Sheridan. There have been several recent reports of signs being stolen, which is against the law says Sheridan Police Lieutenant Chirs Dahmke.

Sheridan Man Faces Additional Charge in Animal Beating Death

A Sheridan man faces additional charge in animal beating death.
A Sheridan man faces additional charge in animal beating death.

64-year-old James Mack of Sheridan was arrested in late July for allegedly beating a fawn to death with a shovel in the front yard of his residence at Thurmond Avenue. Mack's Attorney, Clay Jenkins filed a written Not Guilty plea in Sheridan County Circuit Court this week. An unsecured bond of $3,500 was set by Judge John Sampson.

Agents Pursue Montana Leads for Fugitive; Suspected Accomplice

Escaped convict John McClusky, believed to be near the Canadian border as of August 10th.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities are pursuing leads in Montana in their search for an escaped killer and a woman after another fugitive was captured in Wyoming. Arizona U.S. Marshal David Gonzales says 42-year-old Tracy Province was arrested Monday with a handgun, about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park.

Captured Inmate Sang with Wyoming Choir

Tracy Province (courtesy photo)

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) - A member of a northwestern Wyoming church says an inmate who escaped from an Arizona prison attended church service and sang along with the congregation the day before his capture.

Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. Shareholders Approve Agreement to be Acquired

Pinnacle Gas Resources is headquartered in Sheridan.

SHERIDAN, Wyo., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq: PINN) has announced that a majority of its shareholders, including a majority of shareholders unaffiliated with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.P.