Man Douses Himself With Paint To Avoid Taser

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Cheyenne man who covered himself with white latex paint in hopes of avoiding a police Taser was hit with the stun gun anyway.

Lummis Releases Statement on GOP Pledge to America

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis released a statement following the House Republicans unveiling of the Pledge to America, which is a new governing agenda with solutions that will create jobs, cut spending and reform Washington.

Prescription Drug Take Back a Success

Tens of thousands of dollars worth of unused prescription pills were turned in to law enforcement to be destroyed.

A steady flow of people took advantage of the first Prescription Drug Take Back Day, held Saturday at Walgreen's in Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

Legislative Panel Considers Health Care Legal Fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A state legislative committee is drafting a bill to set aside $2 million to pay for legal challenges to portions of the new national health care reform law. The Joint Committee on Labor, Health and Social Services agreed during a meeting this month in Buffalo to have the bill drafted. It will vote on it later.

Freudenthal Speaks on Several Issues

Governor Dave Freudenthal

At his regularly scheduled news conference earlier this week, Governor Dave Freudenthal covered four specific issues. The governor's office issued the report, and Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the highlights.

NRA Annual Banquet

The Friends of the NRA hosted its annual fundraising banquet last night at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. Tim Green, Chairman of the local chapter of the “Friends of the NRA,” says “100% of the proceeds go into the hunting sports and youth education”:

Library Director Candidates Finalized

The Sheridan County Library System may have a new director by mid-October.

The Sheridan County Library Board met in executive session Thursday afternoon. Spokeman Tony Wendtland has this announcement about the Library Director search.

The five candidates, Wendtland says, all meet the criteria for the position, and represent quite a region.

RENEW 6th Annual Shootout

Photo from the 2009 RENEW Shootout (courtesy Ace Young)

Sporting clay enthusiasts are invited to RENEW's 6th Annual Shootout, to be held tomorrow morning at the Sheridan Sportsman's Club off of Soldier Creek Road west of Sheridan.

RENEW President and CEO, Larry Samson, tells us about the event, of which First Interstate Bank is the official sponsor.

Mead and Peterson on Wyoming Board of Medicine

Will the candidates appoint people to the Wyoming Board of Medicine who would take a tough stance on doctors prescribing medicine to drug abusers.

We continue our highlight from Kim Love's interview September 22nd on KROE's Public Pulse Program with Gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Leslie Peterson and Republican Matt Mead. In further asking the two about their stance on the prescription drug abuse problem in Wyoming, Love asked the two that if elected governor.

Sheridan Residents Talk Roads and Reconstruction

Around 40 people gathered at Holy Name Parish in Sheridan last night for a public “workshop.” The goal was to get more “hands-on” input from residents about the potential reconstruction of several streets in Sheridan, including Wyoming Avenue, Sheridan Avenue and Burkitt Street, as well as auxiliary roads. Small groups of neighborhood residents reviewed various reconstruction options.