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It’s All Out War On Bears In Story

The Wyoming Game and Fish has received over a dozen reports of bear encounters in and around the Story area. One of the things that comes with living in Story is the abundant wildlife. Wyoming Game and Fish representative Warren Mischke says the situation has changed from previous bear sightings in the community.

Former Sheridan Eye Doctor Dies in Plane Crash Saturday

A phone call Monday from Dr. Larry Lidahl, who partnered with Dr. Pat Cummings at Sheridan Eye Care for 25 years, revealed that Cummings, who had moved to Florida about six years ago, died in a plane crash over the weekend.

A St. Johns County, FL Sheriff's Office spokesman who reached the crash scene on Sunday described a scattered debris field in a heavily wooded area.

Sheridan Man Makes Initial Appearance In Court On Burglary Charges

Sheridan Police arrested 24-year-old Jacob Sears for allegedly breaking into a vehicle over the weekend. Sears made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court yesterday. Judge John Sampson set a $1,500 cash-only bond for the defendant.

HOT… HOT… HOT… Sunshine Can Turn Vehicles Into Ovens

On Monday, temperatures rose to just shy of 90 degrees in Sheridan. Our record high was 107 degrees for that date, but there were some areas of town even hotter. The interior of an automobile can reach temperatures of 150 degrees or higher in the summertime sun. Sheridan Police Department Community Service Officer S. K.

Behind The Scenes Workers Give Extra Effort For Community

Picking up after a party is never fun. But what if you had to pick up after a party of 5,000 wild and crazy people? The City of Sheridan Streets and Sanitation Departments have Sheridan WYO Rodeo clean-up down to a science. Solid Waste Division Manager Charles Martineau says cleaning up after the weekend’s downtown activities takes everyone’s help.

Several Intense Thunderstorms Occurred In Sheridan County Monday

A couple of strong thunderstorms converged on the Sheridan area yesterday, the first happened in the early morning hours, with the second occurring mid afternoon.

While storms are the norm for this time of year, the way they developed was a bit out of the ordinary, says Meteorologist Keith Meier.

Number Of Swine Flu Cases In Wyoming Reaches The Century Mark

The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu in Wyoming has broken the century mark. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the latest.

There are now 103 confirmed cases in the state, with over half of them being in Laramie County. There have been three related hospitalizations reported, yet no fatalities.

Opera To Take The Stage At The Wyo Theater This Thursday

The Rimrock Opera will be taking center stage this Thursday at the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan. Ron Krikac with the Sheridan Public Arts Council says that the opera will be a first of its kind.

Flash Flooding in Johnson County Late Sunday

Severe thunder storms moved through Johnson County and Natrona County late yesterday afternoon, producing large hail and knocking out power in some areas. A flash-flood warning went out yesterday afternoon at about 1:30.

Chuck Baker is with the National Weather Service in Riverton, and he re-caps the hardest hit region.

Shakespeare in the Parks Program Hit by Recession

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Officials with the Shakespeare in the Parks program say it is facing one of the hardest financial years in its 37-year history due to the recession.

Tea Party Draws Crowd To Kendrick Park On Saturday

On April 15th this year organizations around the country held “tea parties” to protest current governmental agendas and fiscal policies. The local event drew a large crowd to downtown Sheridan.

World Champion Crowned But Not In Rodeo Event

It was another record year for the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and many top ranked cowboys competed in this year’s event. There is one unofficial rodeo event that also seems to get more popular each year and 2009 was no exception. In fact, the 2009 Koltiska Butt Darts World Champion was crowned on Saturday night.

Street Dances Popular After-Rodeo Event

Most of last week’s events revolved around the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. One of the most popular of those is the pair of annual street dances in downtown Sheridan. Thousands of people attended the dances on Friday and Saturday nights. With that many people on Main Street, security is always an issue.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A church described as the first Lutheran church in the Wyoming territory is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
In 1884, the Rev. Frederick Andreason organized 31 people into what has become St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cheyenne.

FREE CLINIC

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - A free medical clinic in Powell for
low-income people has been in operation for a year now. The Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic opened in July 2008 and is run and staffed by doctors, nurses, receptionists, a pharmacist and other support-service representatives who volunteer their time.