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June 24th, 2010

North Sheridan Interchange Project

A good crowd turned out Thursday night for WYDOT's presentation on the North Sheridan Interchange Project.
A good crowd turned out Thursday night for WYDOT'S presentation on the North Sheridan Interchange Project.

Over a decade ago the Wyoming Department of Transportation began considering possible improvements to the North Sheridan Interchange. WYDOT District Engineer Mark Gillett says that in 2009, WYDOT began a study of the North Main Interchange to address deficiencies.

Part Two in our Series on Bark Beetles in the Big Horns

Fallen City west of Dayton is an area that Forest officials are keeping tabs on for bark beetle damage.
Fallen City west of Dayton is an area that Forest officials are keeping tabs on for bark beetle damage.

In the first part of our two part series on the impacts of the bark beetle in the Big Horn Mountains, we told that while there are some signs of bark beetle infestation, the problem is nowhere severe as it is in other parts of the state and country.

Naked and Nasty near Wamsutter

The first week of summer brought out the bizarre near Wamsutter on Wednesday that ended with two people taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant Stephen Townsend explains the unusual events that unfolded.

Hospital Board Trustee to Resign

Hospital Board member Randy Bomar has announced that he will resign from the Board soon.
Hospital Board member Randy Bomar has announced that he will resign from the Board soon.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees learned Wednesday that Trustee Randy Bomar will be resigning from the board soon. Bomar's resignation comes as the result of changes made by the Wyoming Board of Registration for Professional Engineers to their rules and regulations that govern engineers in the state.

Margery Voiles Receives Suspended Sentence

4th Judicial District Courtroom, Sheridan, WY

44-year-old Sheridan resident Margery Voiles received two suspended sentences in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the report.

Commissioners: Tornado-Damaged Arena Fixable

Another view of damaged Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, MT. (courtesy photo)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County commissioners say the tornado-damaged Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings appears to be structurally sound.

Commissioners Jim Reno and John Ostlund said Wednesday that engineers hired by the county's insurance company determined the 12,000 seat arena needs major repairs, but will not have to be demolished as some had feared.

June 23rd

Hospital Board Approves Budget

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved the budget for fiscal year 2010-2011.
The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved the budget for fiscal year 2010-2011.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved the budget for the upcoming fiscal year at their monthly meeting Wednesday. Hospital CFO Ed Johlman explains the numbers.

Forest Service Monitoring Bark Beetle Damage

An image of what bark beetles can do to lodgepole pine trees,
An image of what bark beetles can do to lodgepole pine trees,

The bark beetle has no doubt been reeking havoc throughout parts of Wyoming over the past few years, but for the most part, the infestation hasn't been too severe in the Big Horn Mountains. That is starting to change, however, as both the west and east slopes of the mountain are starting to show signs of damage.

False Alarm at the Sheridan County Airport

Crews from Sheridan Fire Rescue received a call to assist several other Sheridan County emergency service agencies just before noon Wednesday at the Sheridan County Airport. Sheridan Fire Rescue Captain Mike Miller explains what happened.

Roberts Sentenced for Vehicular Homicide

23-year-old Jerald Roberts was sentenced June 22nd to 2 to 4 years for Aggravated Homicide by Vehicle.

It was an emotional morning in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the report.