Archive - 2009 - News

December 13th


JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Scientists say information from a vast
seismograph network confirms a magma plume extends at least 500 miles below Yellowstone National Park. The scientists from Utah, Massachusetts, Michigan, Norway, Taiwan and Switzerland say they used a network of 150 seismographs

3 Charged In Wyoming Bull Rider Death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Three men accused of supplying drugs that may have led to the death of a Wyoming bull rider have been charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine or heroin.

December 12th

Former Billings School Bus Driver Denies Charges

BILLINGS, (AP) - A 53-year-old Billings man accused running into a teenager in a crosswalk while driving a school bus under the influence of alcohol has pleaded not guilty. Timothy Whalen appeared in District Court on Friday by video from the county jail.

Wyoming Encourages More Natural Gas Storage

CASPER, (AP) - The Wyoming Pipeline Authority is
encouraging utilities, gas pipeline companies and gas storage companies to invest in more storage capacity. For Wyoming, more storage capacity is a vital link to expanding both its natural gas industry and the state's ambition to export more electrical power.

December 11th

Senator Enzi Continues To Speak Out Against Reid Health Care Bill

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi joined Republican leadership, the Chamber of Commerce and over 70 business leaders from across the country this week to discuss how the Reid health care bill will eliminate jobs and bury small businesses under an avalanche of new regulations.

Wyoming Kids May Be Missing Out On The Most Important Meal Of The Day

It's often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but too many Wyoming kids are missing out – according to the new School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center. Up to 14 thousand low-income children eligible for free school breakfast aren't being served. Food Share Program President Gloria McAdam.

Former Natrona County Coroner Sentenced On Drug Charge

CASPER, (AP) - The 53-year-old former chief deputy coroner in Natrona County has received 10 years of probation on drug possession charges. Gary Hazen was sentenced Friday by Laramie County Judge Peter Arnold.

December 11th

Sheridan College Prepares For Very Busy Spring

Sheridan College has definitely seen it’s share of changes over the last few months. More students than ever are living on campus, enrollments last fall were up over 20%, and now the college will lose its president before the spring semester starts. Compared to last year at this time spring enrollments are already up 14%.

County Fair Judges May Evaluate Robots In The Future

The 4-H program has traditionally been an agriculture and home economics based organization. Children ages 8 to 18 have used 4-H to learn valuable skills in a less formal educational setting. Youth Development Educator for Sheridan County Allison Flynn says now 4-H becoming more involved in high-tech vocations.

Tongue River Valley Community Center Very Popular Way To Get Out Of The Cold

“If you build it, they will come.” We don’t have any fields of dreams in northern Wyoming, but we do have the new Dayton location for the Tongue River Valley Community Center. Executive Director Erin Kilbride says the grand opening of the Center in Dayton was just the beginning.