Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 26th

Grand Teton National Park Poacher Sentenced

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A Rawlins man has had his hunting privileges revoked for a year, been put on one year of unsupervised probation and fined $1,025 for attempting to kill a large bull elk in Grand Teton National Park.

October 25th

Mourners Praise Hansen's Personal, Political Merit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Family, friends and admirers say goodbye to former Wyoming governor and U.S. Sen. Clifford Hansen by reflecting on his personal and political achievements.

Memorial services for the 26th governor of the State of Wyoming were held Saturday in the state Capitol rotunda and at the Cheyenne
Civic Center. Hansen died Tuesday in Jackson at age 97.

The 1st Annual Pink Link Surpasses Organizers' Expectations

A blustery morning Saturday greeted the organizers, runners and walkers of the 1st Annual Pink Link at the Whitney Commons. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

"Sheridan is such a giving community!" That statement best sums up how the planners of the 1st Annual Pink Link feel about the fruits of their efforts.

The City Of Sheridan And The Capital Facilities Tax

Should the City of Sheridan and Sheridan County defer Capital Facilities Tax payments to the smaller towns for 2 to 3 months? That is this weeks Bank of Sheridan-Sheridan Media Poll question. Towns like Dayton and Ranchester can get a good start up. If this would be approved by the Sheridan City Council, the smaller towns could receive the tax first.

October 24th

Lander Man Enters Plea In Hatchet Attack

LANDER, (AP) - A Lander man accused of attacking a police officer with a hatchet has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency. George A. Dewey Jr. also entered a not guilty plea to various charges that include attempted first-degree murder during his arraignment Thursday in Lander.

Wyoming Mom Accused Of Killing Baby Pleads Not Guilty

LANDER, (AP) - A Riverton mother accused of strangling her newborn has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency. Lorene Quist Gines is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly strangling her baby with a string shortly after giving birth Sept. 8. Gines entered her plea in Ninth District Court in Lander on Thursday.

Wyoming Lawmakers Hosting Neighbors For Western States Energy Symposium

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Lawmakers in the Cowboy State have invited their neighbors to parley on energy issues, and they're putting up more than $400,000 to pick up the tab. Lawmakers from around the West are set to gather in the resort town of Jackson for the three-day Western States Energy and Environment Symposium starting Sunday.

October 23rd

New Event Added To Sheridan WYO Rodeo For 2010

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo board announced yesterday, they will be adding a new event to the Rodeo Week celebration next year. The 4th annual Chris LeDoux Spurs and Spikes Memorial Golf Tournament will take place July 9th and 10th at the Powder Horn.

October 22nd

Governor Gives Preview Of State Budget

Recently the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 10,000 for the first time in nearly two years. Many are taking this as a sign that the economy is starting to rebound. Here in Wyoming revenue projections are still bleak. In fact, Wyoming state income may drop close to $400 million.

First Fall-A-Day Event A Success For Downtown Sheridan

Halloween is just around the corner and after that it’s Thanksgiving and Christmas. Downtown Sheridan businesses celebrated the “Fall-a-day” spirit with special sales and promotions. Julie Davidson owns Big Horn Mountain Sports and she says traffic was light.