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May 9th, 2010

Poll Question – Arizona's Immigration Law

Arizona State Flag

At the end of April, 70% of Arizona voters passed SB 1070, known as the Immigration Law.

The new law mirrors federal law, which already requires aliens (non-citizens) to register and carry their documents with them. The new Arizona law simply states that violating federal immigration law is now a state crime as well. Because illegal immigrants are by definition in violation of federal immigration laws, they can now be arrested by local law enforcement in Arizona.

May 9th

“Last Dance” in Big Horn

Brad Wood and Angela Loguidice were crowned Prom King & Queen in Big Horn Saturday night.

The gym was packed for the “Grand March” as proud parents and spectators turned out at  Big Horn High School to get a peek at those tuxedo clad guys and their gorgeous dates dressed in stunning gowns for prom Saturday night in Big Horn.

Juvenile Justice Office Is Seeing An Increase In Youth Drug Use

The Sheridan County Justice Office
The Sheridan County Justice Office

During their latest session, the Wyoming State Legislature passed new standards for juvenile detention facilities. Sheridan County Justice Office Administrator Neal Madson feels the new standards are a step in the right direction.

WYDOT Construction Update

Motorists will notice a major change with the North Main re-construction project in Sheridan this week. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell explains.

Holwell has this reminder regarding the businesses in the area.

Wyoming Supreme Court hears North Platte River appeal

The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to consider whether to allow continued public fishing access to a blue-ribbon stretch of the North Platte River.
The court on Tuesday will hear arguments from private landowners appealing a district judge's ruling regarding public access to Lusby Public Fishing Area, about 20 miles southwest of Casper.
Last October's ruling gave boaters, anglers and hunters

Graduation Speaker Thinks The Best Is Yet To Come For Sheridan College

Sheridan College graduates 250 students this year.

The somewhat snowy start to summer break certainly didn't seem to dampen the spirits of the nearly 250 graduating students at Sheridan College Saturday.

Former Sheridan College Graduate, Ryan Wright was the commencement speaker this year. Ryan began attending Sheridan College at the age of 14, and was also the youngest to ever graduate from there when he was only 17.

May 8th

Groups Look To Stop Adobe Town Drilling

Groups look to stop adobe town drilling.
Groups look to stop adobe town drilling.

Red Desert drilling plans are headed for the courtroom. Several conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit over the B-L-M’s recent Rawlins Resource Management Plan – which sets guidelines for how lands in the district will be used and maintained.

Two Wyoming Men Arrested In Fort Collins After Shooting

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Fort Collins police arrested two Wyoming men accused of shooting at people at an apartment complex parking lot. Police say no one was injured when people in a car driving through the apartment complex fired several shots at about 1:40 a.m. Thursday.

Ex-Wyoming Trooper Sentenced In Steroids Case

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former Wyoming state trooper serving a 15-year prison sentence for kidnapping has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sell steroids. Franklin Joseph Ryle's plea Friday in Natrona County District Court was part of a deal with prosecutors to drop another steroid possession charge.

May 7th

Is WYDOT Preparing For A Move?

Possible future site of a new WYDOT facility on the corner of 5th Street and East Ridge Road.
Possible future site of a new WYDOT facility on the corner of 5th Street and East Ridge Road.

Approximately five years ago the Wyoming Department of Transportation purchased land on the corner of 5th Street and East Ridge Road in Sheridan. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell explains that excavation work has begun on the site for a possible move in the future.