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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.

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.

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.

Constitution Day Ceremony at City Hall

Constitution Day was celebrated at Sheridan City Hall Friday.
Constitution Day was celebrated at Sheridan City Hall Friday.

The Sheridan City Council convened for a special session Friday afternoon for Constitution Day as Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey proclaimed September, 17th through the 23rd as National Constitution Week. At 3 o'clock the bell in front of Sheridan City Hall rang three times to commemorate the exact time the United States Constitution was enacted 223 years ago.

Two Arraignments Held in District Court Thursday

36-year-old Sheridan resident Jason Lyles was arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Lyles is charged with two felonies; Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine; and Endangering Children.

Sheridan Travel & Tourism Entertains Europeans

Penny Becker, Director of Sheridan Travel & Tourism

It's been a busy week for Penny Becker, Director of Sheridan Travel & Tourism. She explains.

James Mack Has Initial Appearance In Circuit Court

James Mack has his initial appearence in Circuit Court on a felony cruelty to animals charge.
James Mack has his initial appearence in Circuit Court on a felony cruelty to animals charge.

64-year-old Sheridan resident James Mack had his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday on a felony Aggravated Cruelty to Animals charge. On July 26th, 2010, Mack allegedly beat a fawn to death in the front yard of his home on Thurmond Avenue in Sheridan. Mack was initially cited by the Wyoming Game and Fish and the State for two misdemeanors.

Woman Injured at Street Festival

A Sheridan man was arrested Thursday evening after running a barricade at the 3rd Thursday Street Festival, causing injury to a bystander.

45-year-old Sheridan area resident Jerry Lee Larsen was arrested after a traffic crash Thursday night. A media release from the Sheridan Police Department indicates that Larsen allegedly crashed his car into barricades at Main and Alger Streets, at approximately 7:30 pm Thursday evening.