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September 19th, 2010

Local Riders Benefit St. Jude's

Several of these events take place around the country; the Blue Sky Saddle Club in Sheridan is hosting a trail ride September 26th.

Sunday, September 26th, horse riding enthusiasts have an opportunity to go on a trail ride for a good cause. Members of the Blue Sky Saddle Club are organizing a St. Jude's Trail Ride, and event organizer Marty Casey tells us.

Poll Question: Tea Party Influence on Elections

Tea Party Candidate Christine O'Donnell in a Primary Election upset in Delaware earlier this month.

Last Tuesday in what many consider to be surprise upsets, several Tea Party candidates won primary elections in bids that were initially considered “shoe-ins” for the incumbents and / or challengers. In Delaware, Cynthia O'Donnell beat out incumbent Michael N. Castle; in Alaska, Joe Miller won against incumbent Lisa Murkowski.

Dog Days of September

Tut, a Sphynx cat was entered by his owner, Tristen Holwell in the ugliest pet contest.

All dogs might go to heaven, but even if they don’t, they were pretty darn close Saturday as the Dog and Cat Shelter hosted its second annual “Scratch-N-Sniff” Fun Day at Kendrick Park.

Health Fair Draws Hundreds

Dawn Sopron (in red) visits one of the forty booths at the Sheridan County Health Fair September 18th.

Finding a good baseline is the start of a good foundation, especially when it comes to health. Saturday found the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at Sheridan College filled with hundreds taking in the learning and screening booths at the Sheridan County Health Fair.

Biotech in Wyoming And “Flying Machines”

Biotech is big business these days—except, it seems, for Wyoming. Our state is ranked last or next to last in several indicators measuring the development of this industry nation-wide.

Nominations Sought For Governor's Arts Awards

Nominations are now being taken for the annual Governor's Arts Awards. Rita Basom, Manager of Wyoming Arts Council:

The award will be presented Friday, February 11th in Cheyenne:

Home Invasion of a Vehicular Kind

An accident Sunday afternoon in Sheridan resulted in an unexpected visitor. (Courtesy Photo)
An accident Sunday afternoon in Sheridan resulted in an unexpected visitor. (Courtesy Photo)

Story Courtesy of Dan Alberghetti

At approximately 2:45 pm Sunday, the Sheridan Police Department along with Sheridan Fire Rescue and Rocky Mountain Ambulance responded to an accident at the intersection of Sioux and Thurmond Streets.

Upon arrival, emergency responders found the driver of a late model Honda with Montana plates had apparently lost control as he was heading south on Thurmond, failed to make a left turn on Sioux and crashed into the side of a residence.

September 18th

University of Wyo. Extends President's Contract

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - University of Wyoming President Tom
Buchanan's contract will be extended by another two years to 2014. The Star-Tribune reports that the university trustees approved the contract extension Friday. Buchanan has been president since 2005. His annual salary is $300,000. He also receives a $42,000 yearly housing allowance and an estimated $6,000 for a vehicle and insurance.

Where Did The Grasshoppers Go?

Here is Where One Went, But Where Are the Rest?

Grasshoppers were expected to take over parts of the west, with some estimates that they would reach numbers not seen since 1985. However, although the grasshopper population certainly has reached what is considered “epidemic” levels in certain areas the overall number, at least appears to be lower than predicted.

September 17th

Building Bio-Business in Wyoming

A two-day biotechnology conference in Sheridan wrapped up Friday afternoon. Discussion ranged from University of Wyoming Molecular Biologist Randy Lewis talking about using spider silk to produce steel-strength fiber, to broader discussions about fostering a biotech-friendly environment in Wyoming.