Archive - Oct 2009 - News

October 18th

YMCA Celebrates Youth Camp In Bighorn Mountains

When you think of resident youth camping, snow and October seldom come to mind. However, the public was invited for an open house for the YMCA of the Bighorns youth camping facility over the weekend. YMCA Executive Director Jay McGinnis says the open house was the kick off event for a fundraising campaign for the youth camp.

Burlington Northern’s First Female Engineer Retires After 30 Years On The Job

2009 was the end of a 30-year run for a Sheridan woman who spent most of her working life with the railroad. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher talked with her about her life on the rails.

Controlled Archery In City Limits

Should archery hunters be able to hunt in city limits. One argument is that Archery is safer than guns but it is still a weapon. Hunters think it is a great idea while others think it is to risky. Most do agree that there is a lot of deer around town but do not want them shot around their house.

The Little Shell Tribe

Members of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians are caught up in political infighting as a federal decision on whether to recognize the tribe approaches, but both sides say they don't expect it to change the outcome.

Neglected Animals

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office has seized four horses that investigators say were left neglected in corrals north of Rock Springs.

Whitney Ice Rink Will Get All New Surface For This Year

The Whitney Ice Rink has been under construction for the last several months. Much of the work culminated yesterday in one of the final steps of the project. Concrete workers arrived a little before 3 in the morning yesterday to begin pouring the floor of the rink. Brenden Jespersen tells us why the entire rink floor had to be completed in one shot.

October 16th

State Court Rules Death Row Inmate Got Fair Trial

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A state district judge has ruled Wyoming's only death row inmate, Dale Wayne Eaton, received a fair trial before he received a death sentence in the 1988 rape and murder of a Montana woman.

Judge David B. Park of Casper released a written decision on Friday stating Eaton isn't entitled to any post-conviction relief.

Green River Man Gets 46 Months In Securities Fraud

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Green River securities agent who bilked his clients out of more than $1 million to serve 46 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer on Friday said Leo Timothy Buggy of Green River "just went nuts," when he started spending his clients' money.

State Archives Releases Wyoming Blue Books On CD

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming State Archives has released the Wyoming Blue Books on compact disc for the first time.

The Blue Books are a comprehensive guide to the state's history from pre-territorial days to 2007. The hardcopy version of the updated Blue Books were made available last year.

Montana Wolf Pack Produces Far-Flung Wanderers

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A wolf pack in Montana has produced at least two wayfaring members that roamed hundreds of miles, in one case getting as far south as Colorado.