Former Campbell County Principal Charged

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A former Campbell County high school principal and an aide have been charged with using a district credit card to buy more than $1,600 worth of electronics and weight equipment for personal use.

Pickup Likely Started Wyoming Wildfire

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service believes a pickup started a wildfire in Medicine Bow National Forest near the Colorado line. Fire Management Officer Vern Bentley says the Illinois Creek Fire was started by someone parking a diesel-powered pickup over dry grass. Bentley says the driver might have been unaware that the grass caught fire.

Wild Horse Roundup Protests

A wild horse gathering that is scheduled to begin in a few weeks in southwest Wyoming has stirred up protests from activists who are opposing the planned action.

Governor Dave Freudenthal responded this week, saying the horse gathers in California and Nevada that sparked the concern from activists are distinct from Wyoming's:

9-11 Ceremony: Ringing of the Bells

The firebell on firetrucks around the country rang out in the 5-Bell sequence to honor the memories of the fallen of the 9/11 attacks.

On a day not unlike September 11, 2001, a cloudless blue sky and Indian Summer sun greeted those who attended and participated in the 9th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. Part of the ceremony includes the ringing of the bell, and Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson tells us of its symbolism.

Yellowstone Photography Contest

Now is the time to dig up your favorite photos you've taken of old faithful, a grazing buffalo, or a bubbling geyser. The eighth annual Fall Photo Festival is later this month in West Yellowstone. Rich Jehle Yellowstone Ranger who has been organizing the event:

Building A Brewery—Or A Spaceship? We'll Let You Decide

"Brew Vat"

Black Tooth Brewery, which will be in the old Poll Motor building in Sheridan, is one “vat” closer to begin the brewing process as the multiple brew vats were delivered Friday. Tim Barnes, co-owner of Black Tooth Brewing Company, says of bringing the brew back to Sheridan:

Dillon Sutherlin Sentenced

Dillon Sutherlin to receive intensive residency treatment as part of his sentence for a January 30th robbery in Sheridan.

17-year-old Dillon Sutherlin was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court Friday afternoon. Sutherlin, along with Jesse Hamlin and JJ Hatch, robbed David Simmons at gunpoint on January 30th, 2009 at Simmons' home in Sheridan.

Governor Freudenthal on EPA Regulations and Teton Appraisal

Governor Dave Freudenthal

Governor Dave Freudenthal notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday that under current statute the State of Wyoming is unable to regulate Greenhouse Gas emissions and so cannot implement EPA’s Tailoring Rule.

Rebuild of MetraPark Arena Expected to Cost $15 Million

Aerial view of the tornado-damaged RImrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, MT (courtesy photo)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Architects estimate it will cost about $15 million to rebuild Billings' tornado-damaged Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark with improved sound, more bathrooms and more welcoming entrances.

State Employees Honored for Years of Service

(L-R): Governor Dave Freudenthal, Peggy Miracle, Andrea Hixon (for Joe Thomas), Angie Buchanan, Sandra Janak, Naomi Parkin, Dan Paustian, Gabriel Barajas, and Joan Evans

Tuesday, seven Department of Workforce Services employees were honored for their 225 cumulative years of service to Wyoming's residents.

Governor Dave Freudenthal gave a speech, in which he highlighted the importance of dedicated employees whose longevity helps maintain excellence in the service to the state, especially during times of transitioning government officials.