Archive - Jul 2010

July 10th

American Indians Oppose Fremont County's Voting Plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The American Indians who successfully sued Fremont County over how it elects county commissioners say they oppose the county's proposal for a new voting system. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne ruled this spring that Fremont County's at-large election system violated federal law by diluting the American Indian vote.

July 9th

Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week is Underway

Sheridan WYO Rodeo week is underway.

SHERIDAN WYO RODEO- A record number of contestants have entered this year's 80th Wyo rodeo which will feature four night's of top PRCA action beginning Wednesday night at 7:00. They will also have slack performances in the morning at 7:00 AM starting Tuesday with a full day of Steer roping. Rodney Atkins and Jake Owen perform tonight with the "Boot Kickoff" at the fairgrounds.

Jammin' in the Bighorns

Local and national musicians are rockin' it up in Buffalo right now as the 6th annual Big Horn Mountain Festival is continuing today and running through Sunday.

Bill Bradshaw, one of the festival's several brainchildren, says that although they've made some changes to the festival over the years

Wind Energy Task Force Hears Concerns

Task Force hears Wind Energy concerns.

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) - Eminent domain, just compensation and defining collector systems are among the issues that were discussed during a wind energy conference in Saratoga. The conference was held Thursday and Friday by the Wyoming Task Force on Wind Energy.

More Delays possible From Yellowstone Road Work

Motorists can expect delays in Yellowstone due to road work.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Motorists in Yellowstone will see more delays over the next few weeks because of road work. On the east side of the park, the contractor is gearing up to start work on a one mile section of the East Entrance road through Sylvan Pass.

Land Trust Raises Funds for Matching Grant

The Sheridan Community Land Trust has announced that they've raised $60,000 to meet the two to one matching requirement for a $30,000 grant they received from the Scott Foundation in 2008. Sheridan Community Land Trust Executive Director Colin Betzler says that the funding will help with several of the projects that they are working on.

Blue Flax under Blue Skies

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Blue Flax under Blue Skies

Motorists can see lots of Blue Flax near Big Horn on both sides of Highway 335

July 8th

H.O.G. Heaven in Sheridan

There’s no mistaking that unique, irregular rumble that a Harley Davidson makes, but bring close to 200 of the motorcycles to town and you have a party.  The Wyoming State H.O.G. Rally – that’s Harley Owners Group – is meeting this weekend in Sheridan.