Laramie Police Step Up Patrols Before Big Game

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Police in Laramie are stepping up patrols in advance of this weekend's football game between the University of Wyoming Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns.

Issue of Tort Reform Muddling Health Care Debate

Of the many threads in the health care reform debate at both state and national levels, a call for more tort reform to control medical costs has been getting louder.

Sheridan Police Chief Headed Back To California

Sheridan Police Chief Mike Card announced his resignation to the Mayor and his staff on Friday. Card will finish out the year with his last day being December 31st.

Card has accepted an offer to become the Chief Of Police in Capitola, California. He had spent over 30 years at the Capitola Police Department before retiring in 2005 to become Police Chief in Sheridan.

Large Crowds Attend Annual Don King Days

Around 1,500 people went out to the Equestrian Center over the weekend for Don King Days. Event spokesman Roger St. Clair gives us the background of how Don King Days got started.

Weekly Poll Question: What's the Community's Job Of Addressing The Needs Of The Youth

Since the murder of Bob Ernst on August 26th, allegedly at the hands of teenagers, many in Sheridan have looked at the youth differently. Many adults have raised the question if it is the City of Sheridan's responsibility or if the parents need to play a bigger role in providing healthy and safe activities for their children to take part in.

Expect To See More Of Sheridan Mayor Out And About This Month

With all of the school's in Sheridan County back in session, it's no surprise that were seeing more and more kids' out and about these days. One familiar face that Sheridan residents may see a little more frequently this month is that of Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey.

Game And Fish To Treat Cook Lake Later This Month

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will chemically treat Cook Lake the week of September 28th, 2009. The goal of this treatment is to remove white suckers, black bullhead and green sunfish from the lake in order to produce better conditions for the variety of trout species stocked in Cook Lake each year.

September is Archeology Awareness Month

The Fort Laramie National Historic Site is celebrating its 175th anniversary and it is featured on this year's “Wyoming Archeology Awareness Month” poster. Governor Dave Freudenthal recently proclaimed September as Archeology Awareness month.

Not-Guilty Plea Entered In Rodeo Beating Case

18-year-old Walker Takes Horse entered a not-guilty plea on charges of Aggravated Assault and Battery in 4th Judicial District Court on Friday.

City Council Gets Snapshot Of Current Finances

Sales tax revenues in the City of Sheridan dropped almost nine percent in fiscal 2009. A one time increase in use taxes helped total revenues remain relatively level. The Sheridan City Council received a financial outlook for the City from City Treasurer Jennifer Reed.

Forest Plan Revision Held Up In Court

The process by which the Bighorn National Forest revised its forest use plan has been vindicated in Federal Court. U.S. Wyoming District Judge Clarence Brimmer ruled that the Forest Service followed the law when they adopted the plan revision in 2005. Bighorn National Forest Service Planner Laurie Walters-Clark.

Governor Freudenthal Weighs In On Wolves

Wolf hunting season is still open in Idaho and how long that season will last is still in the hands of a Federal judge in Missoula, Montana. Earlier this week U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy heard arguments from both sides, after environmentalist groups filed a lawsuit to put wolves back on the endangered species list.

Speedy Preliminary Hearings Delayed For Murder Suspects

All three defendants in the Ernst murder case have waived their right to a speedy preliminary hearing in Sheridan County Circuit Court. 19-year-old Dennis Poitra, Jr. and 15-year-old Dharminder Vir Sen had been scheduled to appear in court on Friday afternoon. 16-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud had previously waived that right.

Special Prosecutor Needed In Municipal Judge Case

Late last Saturday night several Sheridan teens had an alleged confrontation with Sheridan Municipal Court Judge Stuart Healy. 18-year-old Lane Terzieff claims Healy punched him in the back without provocation.

Bear Hunters In Northern Bighorns Are Done For The Season

The 2009 fall black bear season for black bear hunt areas one and two in the northern Bighorn Mountains is closed. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department ended the season on Wednesday. Hunters should check black bear regulations for specific boundaries.