Archive - Jul 2009 - News

July 27th

Park Service Awards Japanese Internment Grants

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service has awarded nearly $1 million to increase public awareness about sites related to the detention of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

The largest of the 19 grants - $282,000 - is going to an organization that is building a museum at the former Heart Mountain Relocation Center outside Powell, in northern Wyoming.

Governor Freudenthal Urges Caution On Water Project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Dave Freudenthal says a Colorado businessman's plan to pipe water from southwest Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range must not affect any Wyoming water users or future water development in the state.

Normative Services Makes Changes To Renew Contract With DFS

Last Friday, Normative Services received confirmation from the Department of Family Services that they would once again have a contract to serve Wyoming kids.

Sheridan County Fair Runs Through The Rest Of The Week

The Sheridan County Fair began Sunday and will continue through Monday, August 3rd. Area youth competed in equine events on Monday. Fairgrounds Facilities Director Sharon Nadeau says the staff will be working long hours to make sure the community will have the best fair experience.

City Planning Commission Approves New McDonald's Location

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission made quick work of their agenda Monday night as the only item under new business dealt with the building and site design of a new McDonald's in Sheridan.

Planning Commission Chairman Alex Lee on why there was very little discussion prior to approval.

Obesity In Sheridan County Is Slightly Lower Than The State Average

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System ranked Wyoming 33rd among the country in terms of its residents being overweight and obese. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter tells us how Sheridan County stacks up.

The Debate Continues On Affordable Healthcare And Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reform has been a widely discussed topic of late and it appears the debate of how to make health insurance affordable to the 40 some million Americans without it is just heating up.

City Council Chooses New Councilor

The Sheridan City Council considered five applications to fill the vacant council seat on Monday at City Hall. Jerry Grandahl would have been the sixth candidate but he withdrew his application on Monday morning. The five remaining applicants were interviewed by the Council and asked the same series of three questions.

July 26th

Car Dealers Accused Of Altering Car's Odometers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Two car salesmen have been indicted on charges that they tampered with vehicles' odometers to falsely show lower mileage to sell the cars for a higher price.

Rawlins Man Faces Life In Prison In Bar Shooting

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - A judge ruled prosecutors can proceed with the case of a man accused of attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man nine times.

Twenty-two-year-old Timothy David Kramer faces life in prison if convicted of attempted first-degree murder in the March 4 shooting of Steven Devore. A judge ruled Friday Kramer's case can proceed in Carbon County District Court.