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June 21st, 2010

Wyoming Issues at NEA in New Orleans

Wyoming Education Association president, Kathryn Valido.

The 148th Annual Meeting and the 89th Representative Assembly of the National Education Association will be held in New Orleans beginning June 26th.

Sheridan Media had an opportunity to visit briefly with president of the Wyoming Education Association, Kathryn Valido from Cheyenne, about issues of importance both nationally and statewide this year.

Lummis on Oil Spill: Administration Could Have Done More

NASA image taken of the oil spill in late May.
NASA image taken of the oil spill in late May.

It's been over two months since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and later collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico, causing what is now being considered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. History. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter recently interviewed U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis to get her reaction on what is simply known as the BP oil spill.

Bridgecreek PUD Receives Thumbs Up From Council

Sheridan City Councilman Ryan Mulholland
Sheridan City Councilman Ryan Mulholland

The final plat for the Bridgecreek Planned Unit Development was approved unanimously by the Sheridan City Council Monday night. Throughout the approval process there have been questions raised about the density of the project, along with snow removal and access issues.

Council Approves Liquor License Fee Modifications

Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster
Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster

The Sheridan City Council removed from the table an ordinance amending restaurant liquor license fees at their meeting Monday night. The original change in fees would have lowered the restaurant liquor license fee from $1,500 a year to $600, and raised the bar and grill license fee from $1,500 to $3,000.

Bikers Against Bruises Fundraiser is This Weekend

Bikers Against Bruises fundraiser is this weekend in Sheridan.
Bikers Against Bruises fundraiser is this weekend in Sheridan.

The Advocacy and Resource Center in Sheridan is holding the 2nd annual Bikers Against Bruises motorcycle poker run this weekend to raise funds to help victims of violent crimes in Sheridan County. Advocacy and Resource Center Victim Advocate Rhonda Weber says that things will get underway Friday at 6 o'clock at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

GOP Forum Series – Leadership Style

The Sibley Room at the Sheridan Holiday Inn filled up to standing room only Saturday for the GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.

The four GOP gubernatorial candidates spoke at a forum Saturday morning, hosted by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has part two of a series.

Complaints about Email Politicking

Rev. Bob Spencer chairs the Equality State Policy Center Board.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Laramie, WY – Email is a common part of political campaigning these days, but seeing such politics on the University of Wyoming email system is uncommon – that's because it's banned.

Tennessee Man Wins AARP Spelling Bee

It took 68 rounds until someone won the 2010 AARP National Spelling Bee June 19th in Cheyenne.

A really big ocular-related word a Knoxville, TN man correctly spelled in Cheyenne over the weekend earned him the win at the 2010 AARP National Spelling Bee.

Tornado Aftermath in Billings

The damaged Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, MT after a tornado destroyed it June 20th.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena in Billings also tore apart a casino, bar and coin-operated laundry in the city's downtown area.

June 20th

Enzi Talks Healthcare at WAB Convention

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi was in Sheridan over the weekend, where he spoke at the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention. Senator Enzi says that he has some major issues with the healthcare bill passed earlier this year by Congress.