Some in Wyo. community told to seek higher ground

Residents in the Wind River Indian Reservation community of Sharp Nose are being told to seek higher ground despite receding flood waters.
Fremont County officials say about 15 to 20 people are being
asked to voluntarily leave their homes out of fears that rain and snow falling in higher elevations could lead to more flooding along the Little Wind River.

Carbon County gets remote underwater vehicle tool

The Carbon County Sheriff's Office has a
new underwater remote operated vehicle capable of exploring
underwater for drowning victims or evidence.
The county paid about $59,000 using a Department of Homeland
Security grant for the unit, accessories and training.

Enzi Wants Congress To Control Climate Policy, Not EPA

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

Following months of debate and political wrangling, a bipartisan group of senators received an up or down vote to stop overreaching actions by the Environmental Protection Agency's attempts to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. The Senate voted against a resolution disapproving the EPA's overreach by a vote of 47-53.

Freedom Salute and Benefits Fair is Sunday

The Wyoming Army National Guard's Yellow Ribbon program are holding reintegration events and Freedom Salute Ceremonies throughout the state this month for Soldiers of the 115th Fires Brigrade who recently returned from a year-long deployment to Kuwait and Iraq.

Anxious Residents in Central Wyoming Fight High Water

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) - The cost of battling floods in central Wyoming is near $500,000 as forecasts of major snowfall in the mountains heaps more anxiety on residents who have spent the past week building sandbag dikes to protect homes along roaring rivers.

Feds Announce Extra Funding for Grasshopper Fight

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The federal government is providing emergency funding to help suppress costly grasshopper outbreaks this summer in western rangeland states like Wyoming and Montana. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday that nearly $11 million will be available through the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The department says the funding could protect up to 4 million acres of rangeland.

Flooding Along Big Goose

The flooding has begun throughout many parts of Sheridan County, as Big Goose Creek is running over its banks and has flooded a home on NB Avenue and several residences along Big Goose Road. Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Coleman has this advice for those who are experiencing flooding.

Fairboard Addresses Capital Improvements

5th Street entrence to Fairgrounds will get a makeover this fall.
5th Street entrence to Fairgrounds will get a makeover this fall.

The Sheridan County Fair Association Board of Trustees approved a traffic pattern and parking plan at their meeting Thursday night. Facilities Director Sharon Nadeau says the overall goal is to increase public safety.

Celebrate the Arts is Underway

The kick-off of the 9th annual Celebrate the Arts Festival began Thursday evening at the Historic Sheridan Inn with close to 150 people attending.  The night started with the introduction of the 20 new on-loan sculptures and the announcement of the four newest acquisitions for the permanent collection found around town.

State Parks Partner with State Libraries

Make a Splash - Read! is the theme for the 2010 Wyoming Summer Reading Program. (image from Reading is Fundamental)

Relaxing, reading and recreating – all great things to do during the summer months, and the Wyoming State Library and Wyoming State Parks are partnering to promote all three with their Summer Reading Program.