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Faithful...But Not Old-Fashioned At Yellowstone

Old Faithful is certainly still faithful. But...well, she's undergone some changes. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the story...

She has seen some changes around her, and while still faithful as ever, you won't be able to say she's “old fashioned”:

Upland Bird and Small Game Seasons Begin Soon

Upland bird season opens soon.
Upland bird season opens soon.

Opening day is just over a week away for upland bird and small game hunting season. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke explains what's coming up on September 1st.

Mischke says that upland bird season is a good introduction to the sport for the up and coming hunters.

Sweetwater County Lodging Tax Up For Renewal Vote

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) - Sweetwater County commissioners are
supporting an extension of the county's 2 percent lodging tax.

Ex-retirement Home Worker Sentenced To Probation

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former retirement home worker has been
sentenced to probation in the death of a woman whose wheelchair he didn't strap down in his van.
A Natrona County District Court judge sentenced 43-year-old Jeffrey Goltermann on Friday to serve one to five years of supervised probation and pay $2,500 in restitution.

Rural Health Care Reform

While there has been much debate over extending health insurance coverage to more Americans, there has been less talk about regions where insurance can almost become a moot point. That's because many rural areas, such as parts of Wyoming, have a severe shortage of health care providers.

Rec. District Participation Numbers Continue to Rise

Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright
Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright

Participation numbers continue to rise for the various programs offered by the Sheridan Recreation District. The recent Mullinax tennis tournament had 64 participants, which is the biggest turnout that they've ever had. Recreation District Director Richard Wright says that Little Guy Football is also experiencing record numbers.

Sheridan College Funding Discussed

Sheridan College President, Dr. Paul Young

Yesterday we reported that with the ever-increasing enrollment numbers at Sheridan College, students have had to be put on a wait list because there just isn't “enough room at the inn” when it comes to classroom availability and smaller staffing. Part of this dilemma comes from the need for more facilities, and partly from funding issues.

And The Winner Is...Results From Sheridan Chamber Fundraiser Toyota Giveaway

This week, the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce “test drove” their new fundraiser. Ryan Franklin, sitting President for the Sheridan County Chamber of
Commerce:

This year's winner was Ron Moore, Ryan tells us:us:

Lawyers File Petition for Wyoming Death Row Inmate

Dale Eaton, (left) is on death row for the rape and murder of Lisa Marie Kimmell. (Courtesy Photo)
Dale Eaton, (left) is on death row for the rape and murder of Lisa Marie Kimmell. (Courtesy Photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Lawyers for Wyoming death row inmate Dale Eaton have filed a 300-page petition in federal court contending he didn't get a fair trial. Eaton was sentenced to die for the 1988 rape and murder of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, of Billings, Montana.

Montana Wolf Hunt Advocates Form Coalition

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials, ranchers, hunters and others frustrated by a federal judge's ruling that restored Endangered Species Act protections for wolves say it may be time to bypass the courts with congressional action. Members of the newly formed coalition met Friday, and said it no longer makes sense to just keeping fighting environmentalists in endless courtroom battles.