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April 2nd, 2010

Wyoming Cesarean Births High

Centers for Disease Control has issued a new report on Cesarean birth rates.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that over the last ten years, the number of cesarean deliveries has become the most common surgery in the United States. The rate in Wyoming is up almost 50%, with one of every four babies surgically delivered.

Final Group Of Troops Return

Final group of troops are back in the Cowboy State.
Final group of troops are back in the Cowboy State.

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The largest single-unit deployment in Wyoming National Guard history has ended with the return of 100 members of the 115th Fires Brigade to Cheyenne. A couple hundred people were on hand to welcome the troops home with hugs, signs and waving flags at Guard headquarters on Friday afternoon.

Freudenthal Targeted By Extremists

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal is among dozens of governors in the country to receive letters demanding they leave office or be removed. Freudenthal's Chief of Staff Chris Boswell said Friday that state police intercepted the package when it arrived earlier this week.

Cell Phones And The City

City of Sheridan may ban or limit cell phone use by their employees.
City of Sheridan may ban or limit cell phone use by their employees.

The City of Sheridan is taking a serious look at developing a policy that would restrict cell phone use for city employees and perhaps ban the use of them altogether in some cases. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey is seeking input from city department heads on any comments or suggestions they may have regarding the need for cell phones and possible ban.

Foreclosure Auction

York Place foreclosure auction at the Sheridan County Courthouse.

The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office held a public foreclosure auction Friday for one parcel of land located at 1 Wrangler Court in the Powder Horn, and the entire York Place development on east Montana Street in Sheridan. First Interstate Bank of Sheridan was the only bidder on both properties and were awarded the York Place development in the amount of $1.1 million. The Powder Horn Parcel sold for $450,000.

Dino Dee Debuts at the Tate

Its front and center for Dee the Mammoth as one walks through the door of the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College.  Standing fifteen feet tall at the shoulders, Dee was unveiled in March as part of a permanent display at the museum. Staff paleontologist J.P. Cavigelli
    

CO2 Concerns Don't Impede Wyoming Coal Mine Expansion

Antelope Mine near Gillette

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The federal government has rebuffed a new tactic by environmentalists to fight climate change by opposing the expansion of the nation's largest coal mines.

Ex-Marathon Oil worker, Contractor Plead Guilty

Department of Justice Wyoming District convicts Sheridan-area men.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A former employee and a former contractor of Marathon Oil Co. both face up to 20 years in prison over an alleged kickback scheme.

April 1st

Basin Electric Submits Annual Report To ISC

Construction continues on the Dry Fork Station near Gillette.
Construction continues on the Dry Fork Station near Gillette.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative submitted their annual report to the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council this week regarding the Dry Fork Station near Gillette. Basin Electric Spokesperson Daryl Hill explains what the annual report consists of.

Weather Shouldn't Hamper Construction Too Much

Mayor Kinskey says weather shouldn't hamper construction too much.
Mayor Kinskey says weather shouldn't hamper construction too much.

The recent winter-like weather is sure to slow down some of the various construction projects that the City of Sheridan has going on, but will it put crews behind schedule? Not necessarily, says Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey.