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Poitra Trial: Day 2 – Morning Testimony

State vs. Dennis Poitra, Jr. began day two of testimony in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday morning.

Day two of the trial in the State vs. Dennis Poitra, Jr. got underway at 9 o'clock, with the first witness of the day being Department of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Loy Young taking the stand.

Poitra Trial: Jury Selected, First Witnesses Called

Dennis Poitra, Jr.'s trial began August 30th in 4th Judicial District Court.

Day 1 of the trial of the State vs. Dennis Poitra, Jr. saw the selection of a jury, opening statements and three witnesses called.

SEEDA Discusses Transfer Of High Tech Park, WYO Project

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority, or SEEDA, is considering the possibility of transferring ownership of the high tech park that is currently under development in Sheridan. This joint powers board—comprised of members from the City of Sheridan, Sheridan College and Sheridan's School District—discussed this proposal at their board meeting last night.

“Back To School”--Not Just For Students

It is “back to school” week again in our local communities. This includes Sheridan College, where regular classes start today. College President Dr. Paul Young:

However, Dr. Young also “attended summer school,” if you will, beginning his tenure as college president June 1st.

Prescribed Burns Planned For Bighorn National Forest Land

Bighorn National Forest Service crews conducting a prescribed burn in the fall of 2009. (Courtesy Photo)
Bighorn National Forest Service crews conducting a prescribed burn in the fall of 2009. (Courtesy Photo)

The Bighorn National Forest has announced that there will be several prescribed burns this fall. BHNF Staff Officer Bernie Bornong explains that the prescribed burns encompass a number of different areas of the forest.

Volunteers Needed for 2nd Annual Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day at the Park

Fun was had by all at last year's Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day at Kendrick Park.
Fun was had by all at last year's Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day at Kendrick Park.

The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is looking for volunteers to help with the 2nd annual Scratch-N-Sniff Fun Day that will take place Saturday, September 18th at Kendrick Park in Sheridan.

Feds Issue Fine for Radiation Levels at Power Plant Near Wheatland

The NRC has issued a fine to Basin Electric for improper radiation levels at a power plant near Wheatland, Wyoming.
The NRC has issued a fine to Basin Electric for improper radiation levels at a power plant near Wheatland, Wyoming.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says six workers at a power plant near Wheatland were exposed to improperly high levels of radiation last year. The federal agency proposes to fine Basin Electric Power Cooperative nearly $25,000 for the incident at its coal-fired Laramie River Station plant.

Massie Meets Supporters Saturday

Mike Massie speaks with supporters at a BBQ in Kendrick Park Saturday.

Democratic hopeful for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mike Massie, was in town over the weekend, hosting a BBQ at Kendrick Park.  A group of twenty-some enthusiastic supporters turned out Saturday to meet and encourage the candidate, who is  touting a message of excellence. Massie defines the virtue.

Wyoming Joins Egg Recall

Wyomingites need to check their egg sources.

Wyoming has now joined the list of states hit by the egg recall because of risks of a salmonella infection, with an announcement over the weekend. Initial investigation from the FDA has traced contaminated eggs to just a few large-scale operations in Iowa, although recalled eggs distributed in Wyoming came from Minnesota.

Story Days a Success

Seth Strahan scored a 70 holding on tight to his wild and wooley sheep for his 4 second ride.

There was a party in Story over the weekend and it included the whole community. It was Story Days and it was all about good times with good friends and neighbors. The three day event began Friday with a Dutch oven cook-off, silent auction and historical walking tour.