Archive - Jun 2010

June 26th

Going Toe to Toe With Cancer

Twenty teams gathered at NSI Friday night to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and raise money to fight back against the ravages of the disease. This was Sheridan’s 18th Annual Relay for Life. Ninety-seven percent of the money raised will be used to help find a cure for cancer and Relay for Life committee member Carrie Brantz says that’s a worthy goal.

June 25th

Feds Cite Company in 2008 Wyoming Crane Collapse

Crane collapse at the Black Thunder Mine near Wright in 2008

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal regulators have cited a Washington state company in connection with a 2008 crane collapse at a Wyoming coal mine that seriously injured three workers. Lampson International of Kennewick, Washington, owned the crane.

Official Says Tornado Damage May Not Meet Aid Threshold

The tornado that caused extensive damage in the Billings area Sunday June 20th. (Courtesy Photo)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County's emergency coordinator says insurance is expected to cover most or all of the rebuilding costs caused by this week's tornado. Emergency Coordinator James Kraft said Friday that uninsured damage from the disaster is unlikely to cross the $1.2 million threshold needed to qualify for federal aid.

Hands Across the Sand

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – Thousands of people are expected to join hands along U.S. Coastlines today as part of “Hands Across the Sand,” to show support for coastal communities impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And even land-locked Wyomingites will participate by lining up along Ocean Lake near Riverton at noon.

Special County Commission Meeting

Sheridan County Engineer Ken Muller

The Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting Friday to award the bid for the McCormick Road project. DCM Construction of Sheridan submitted the lowest bid and was awarded the project at just over $155,000. Sheridan County Engineer Ken Muller explains what the project to McCormick Road will consist of.

Dayton Clouds

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These were taken at the Flanagan residence in Dayton on Sunday June 20th.

Framed Poppies

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Poppies (Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere') are in abundance at the Gallatin ranch in Big Horn.

Poppies (Papaver orientale 'Beauty of Livermere') are in abundance at the Gallatin ranch in Big Horn.

UPDATE! Suspect Charged in I-80 Rampage

In a media release issued just before noon Friday from Sgt. Townsend with the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Armondo Cano, the suspect in Wednesday evening's rampage on I-80 in Sweetwater County, has been charged with sixteen violations, including felonies and misdemeanors. Cano has been charged in Sweetwater County with the following:

“America Speaks” Event in Casper

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Casper, WY – From the Tea Party to the Green Party, everyone is invited to participate in a national dialogue about the federal budget Saturday, June 26th, including Wyomingites. Casper is one of more than a dozen locations taking part in national town hall-style meetings on the topic, coordinated by “America Speaks.”