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Neglected Animals

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office has seized four horses that investigators say were left neglected in corrals north of Rock Springs.

Whitney Ice Rink Will Get All New Surface For This Year

The Whitney Ice Rink has been under construction for the last several months. Much of the work culminated yesterday in one of the final steps of the project. Concrete workers arrived a little before 3 in the morning yesterday to begin pouring the floor of the rink. Brenden Jespersen tells us why the entire rink floor had to be completed in one shot.

State Court Rules Death Row Inmate Got Fair Trial

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A state district judge has ruled Wyoming's only death row inmate, Dale Wayne Eaton, received a fair trial before he received a death sentence in the 1988 rape and murder of a Montana woman.

Judge David B. Park of Casper released a written decision on Friday stating Eaton isn't entitled to any post-conviction relief.

Green River Man Gets 46 Months In Securities Fraud

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Green River securities agent who bilked his clients out of more than $1 million to serve 46 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer on Friday said Leo Timothy Buggy of Green River "just went nuts," when he started spending his clients' money.

State Archives Releases Wyoming Blue Books On CD

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming State Archives has released the Wyoming Blue Books on compact disc for the first time.

The Blue Books are a comprehensive guide to the state's history from pre-territorial days to 2007. The hardcopy version of the updated Blue Books were made available last year.

Montana Wolf Pack Produces Far-Flung Wanderers

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A wolf pack in Montana has produced at least two wayfaring members that roamed hundreds of miles, in one case getting as far south as Colorado.

City Hires New Utilities Director

The City of Sheridan announced that it’s new Utilities Director will begin work in just over a week. Dan Miller was hired to replace former Utilities Director Mike Cole who resigned earlier this year. City Public Works Director Nic Bateson says it was an extensive hiring process.

Bras, Bras and More Bras!

They come in all sizes, shapes, styles and patterns, and they are "connecting" for a great cause this morning in downtown Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

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Hardin Officials Claim New Interest in Empty Jail

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Officials in Hardin say they've received new interest in their empty, 464-bed jail in the wake of collapsed deal with a California company run by a man with a history of fraud.

Math Students Get Instant Feedback On Classwork

A classroom performance system used to mean the use of the teacher’s grade book decades ago. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher says it means something totally different to today’s high school students.

Sheridan County Looking Forward To Finishing Flood Study

Earlier this week the City of Sheridan revealed some preliminary flood maps prepared by the Army Corps of Engineers. Sheridan County is reviewing those maps along with the City. County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger says this project is sorely needed in the county.

Fall-A-Day Event Coming Up Next Week

The Third Thursday Street Festivals were amazingly popular this summer. The Downtown Sheridan Association Historic Downtown Retail Committee wants to capitalize on their success and has decided to host the first “Fall-A-Day” event next week in downtown Sheridan. Committee Co-chair Jeriann Jacobson explains how it works.

Sheridan College Dealing With a Good Problem ... High Enrollment Numbers

Over the last month we've reported several times on the fact that Sheridan College's enrollment numbers are at an all time high, which is typical for colleges nationwide during a recession. Sheridan College President Dr. Kevin Drumm explains what they've done to try to alleviate some of the congestion on campus.

Yellowstone Plan Sharply Curtails Snowmobiles

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The National Park Service has approved a plan to restrict snowmobile numbers in Yellowstone National Park to less than half of last winter's limit. Yellowstone announced Thursday that it will allow up to 318 snowmobiles and up to 78 snowcoaches per day in the park for the next two winter seasons.

Wyoming Reports 515 Jobs From Federal Stimulus

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming reports that state and local spending from the federal economic stimulus program has created or retained the equivalent of 515 jobs in the state since it started early this year.