Weekly Poll Question: Bill Ayers at UW

Bill Ayers now teaches Education at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Originally scheduled to speak at the University of Wyoming earlier this month, controversial figure Bill Ayers is now re-scheduled to visit Laramie April 28th, although the venue is yet to be announced, because he's been banned from speaking on the UW campus. Colorado lawyer David Lane says that that action violated Ayers 1st Amendment right to Free Speech.

Library Receives $48,000 Check

Friends of the Library President Karol Meineke (r) presenting library director Cathy Butler with a $48,000 check.

Over 100 people attended the annual Friends of the Library author reception featuring Margaret Coel, writer of the best selling Wind River Reservation Series, Friday evening.

"Clara's Visitor" Coming to WYO

Stephanie Wendt as Clara Schumann. (photo credit - Rosemary Wyman)

Sheridan resident and singer Karen Clift, along with the Witzel Family Foundation, the Wyoming Arts Council and the Sheridan Arts Council, are bringing pianist and actress Stephanie Wendt to the community for a series of free residencies and then a benefit concert at the WYO Theatre the last week of April.

Sr. Center Volunteer Appreciation Week

The Sheridan Senior Center has over 450 volunteers.

Yesterday marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week, and at the Sheridan Senior Center, the week is observed in grand style. Volunteer Coordinator for the Center, Nancy McKenzie, says they're holding a special party for volunteers on Thursday, April 22nd at 7 am.

Sheridan City Council To Address A Number Of Issues Tonight

The Sheridan City Council will meet this evening.
The Sheridan City Council will meet this evening.

The Sheridan City Council will address a wide range of topics at their meeting this evening. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has a preview.

Long Range Transportation Meeting Is Tomorrow Night

WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell
WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has released the draft Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan for public review and comment. As part of releasing the draft plan, there will be a series of public meetings around the state, including one in Sheridan Tuesday night.

Ayers Suing University of Wyoming

Ayers Suing University of Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Bill Ayers and a University of Wyoming student are suing the school after it banned the former radical from speaking on campus. Ayers was a Vietnam-era radical who now is a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Grasshoppers Galore

Giant Grasshopper Found in Sheridan

The last time we've seen as many grasshoppers as we are expected to see this summer wasn't since the mid-eighties. Though there may not be huge numbers of grasshoppers yet, Sheridan's University of Wyoming Extension Educator, Scott Hiniger, tells us now is the time to begin controlling the critters:

Meyer Backs Off National Guard Statement

Meyer Backs Off National Guard Statement

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Republican candidate for governor says she misspoke when she said at a tea party forum that the Wyoming National Guard could properly be used against the federal government.

Conservation Groups Concerned That Pocket Gopher Doesn't Make The List

Wyoming Pocket Gopher in action.
Wyoming Pocket Gopher in action.

The feds have said “no” to an endangered species listing for a tiny mammal that only lives in Sweetwater and Carbon Counties. Conservation groups petitioned three years ago to get protection for the Wyoming pocket gopher – and that brought concerns because a listing would have affected oil, gas and wind development planned for over much of the creature’s range.