Archive - 2009 - News

December 6th

Governor's father, Adam Schweitzer, dies at 89

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Adam Schweitzer, the father of Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, has died. He was 89. A lifelong farmer and rancher who kept working into his 80s, Adam Schweitzer died in Helena of natural causes. He was born May 15, 1920 in Goldstone, the sixth of nine children by Ukrainian natives Michael and Francisca Schweitzer, who came to Montana as homesteaders in 1909.

Blackfeet Tribe approves law enforcement plan

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) - The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has approved a resolution to take over its own law enforcement responsibilities.

Cheyenne Bull Rider Dies

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming cowboy who earlier this year was ranked among the top bull riders in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has died.
Bryan Guthrie of Cheyenne died Wednesday at age 21. His father, Rod Guthrie, says his son didn't wake up in the morning and the cause of death hasn't been determined.

December 5th

1 dead, scores injured in Wyoming bus crash

CASPER, Wyo. — A bus driver was killed and about 40 passengers injured Saturday morning when the bus crashed into an overturned tractor-trailer blocking Interstate 25 in central Wyoming.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend said the crash involving the Arrow Stage Lines bus going from Denver to Billings, Mont., occurred about 1:40 a.m. Saturday.

December 4th

Coroner: Wyoming Skull Could Be That Of Teen Pioneer

GLENROCK, (AP) - The Natrona County coroner says a piece of a human skull found east of Evansville this week could belong to a young pioneer who died while traveling the Oregon Trail. A Glenrock plumbing contractor digging a hole to work on a water line found the bone Tuesday.

WBC Board Recommends Approval Of $18.9 Million for 32 Communities

The Wyoming Business Council's Board of Director's met in Cheyenne and recommended approval of 40 projects, impacting 32 communities with an estimated $18.9 million in state and federal funding and $5.3 million invested by communities as a match. Business Council Co-Chair Clarene Law comments on the recent meeting.

White House Taps Wyoming First Lady For Judgeship

CHEYENNE, (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated Wyoming first lady Nancy Freudenthal to fill an open federal judgeship in the state. The White House announced the President's nomination of Nancy Freudenthal on Friday. She's a partner with the Davis and Cannon law firm in Cheyenne.

McBride Will Run For 2nd Full Term As State Superintendent

CHEYENNE, (AP) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride says he's running for a second full term. McBride made the announcement Friday through his campaign committee. The 61-year-old McBride is a Republican. He says on his Web site that his vision is for the Wyoming Department of Education to be recognized as one of the best education systems in the nation.

Rocky Mountain ADA Center Provides ADA Training For Wyoming Businesses

The Department of Workforce Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation Division has announced an opportunity for Wyoming businesses to learn about the American with Disabilities Act. The Rocky Mountain ADA Center can provide ADA training to businesses throughout Wyoming.

December 3rd

Sheridan College Board Starting To Accept Applications For Interim President

The Northern Wyoming Community College District is starting an internal search for an interim president. Board Chairman Bruce Hoffman says the only requirement is that interested staff members must have a doctorate degree.