Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 12th

Wyoming Judge Rules In Favor Of Public River Access

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A district judge says a popular public fishing access site on the North Platte River will remain open. Casper-based Judge David Park on Monday ruled against area landowners who argued that a recreation easement the state purchased in the 1960s for the Lusby Public Fishing Area didn't entitle the public to reach the river.

EPA Unhappy With DEQ's Water Policy for the Cowboy State

Lander, WY (WYNS) - The Environmental Protection Agency has weighed in on state water policy regulating groundwater pumped up during coalbed methane production, and the EPA says it appears the state is not following Clean Water Act law.

Wyoming State Band to Head Back to Rose Parade

WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming High School All State Marching Band will march in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 2011. It will be the fourth appearance by the all-state band in the parade.

October 11th

California Company Run by Ex-Con Drops Montana Jail Plan

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An obscure California company run by an
ex-convict with a history of fraud has dropped its effort to take
over the beleaguered prison in Hardin, days after state officials
launched an investigation.

Services Planned for Murdered Son of Sheridan Couple

A memorial service for Elijah Siler is scheduled for 11 o'clock eastern time today at Brownsville Assembly of God, 3100 W. Desoto St. in Pensacola, FL. Elijah, or "Eli" as he was called by family and friends, was the son of Sheridan residents George and Patricia Siler. He was gunned down on a Pensacola street on October 4th, and died of his wounds last Wednesday.

Fire Station Open House A Cold Affair

Near record low temperatures Saturday morning didn't deter the Sheridan Fire-Rescue department in their annual open house to coincide with National Fire Prevention Week. Hundreds of students visited the station last week and the public was given a chance Saturday to take a tour and see what goes on behind the scenes.

State Of Wyoming And The Rockwell Building

Last Wednesday, the State of Wyoming bought 23,000 square feet of real estate in Sheridan for $5 million. The RockWell building is located past Sheridan High School on 5th Street and Mydland Road. There are no plans yet by the state as to how they are going to use the building.

The Laramie Project

The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis will take part in a worldwide reading of a new epilogue to "The Laramie Project," about the killing of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming."The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later" features new interviews with Shepard's mother, Judy, and with convicted killer Aaron McKinney.

October 10th

Weather to Get a Bit Warmer by Mid-week

It seems that for the last five days it has been all-out winter, looking more like January than the first week of October. Hopefully we will get warmer weather again before winter really arrives. A representative for the National Weather Service of Billings, Montana said this about Sheridan's forecast for the next three days.

Climate Supercomputer

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has authorized up to $750,000 to complete architectural and engineering work for the proposed climate-modeling supercomputer at Cheyenne. The Board's action on Friday allows the National Center for Atmospheric Research Facility to remain on schedule.