Archive - Oct 2010 - News

October 3rd

Ornament Shortage Feared for Capitol Christmas Tree

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - An Engelmann spruce from Wyoming headed to Washington as the national Christmas tree needs a little help - ornaments from its home state.

Officials say they've received only about 10% of the 6,000 ornaments Wyoming needs to send to Washington for its U.S. Capitol Christmas tree and seventy-five companion trees to be displayed in federal buildings.

October 3rd

SCOPE Candidate Forum

Two candidate forums are taking place in Sheridan this week, but they are not your typical forums. SCOPE Coordinator, Sarah Reihn

Ucross Exhibit Now Open At The Nicoalysen Museum

The opening of an art exhibit featuring sort-of local artists was held this weekend. Sharon Dynak, President of the Ucross Foundation, explains:

Cynthia Lummis Discusses Tea Party's Affect On Republican Party

Wyoming's U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis was in Sheridan this weekend. Between her other commitments, she came by for an interview at Sheridan Media and discussed tax cuts, the tea party, and the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, among other issues.

Sheridan City Council to Meet Tonight

The Sheridan City Council will work with a light agenda this evening, as most of the issues fall under the consent agenda. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that while the meeting may be short, there are some important items that the Council will consider.

October 2nd

Jackson Rental Rates Down In Second Quarter

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A new state cost-of-living report says average rents in Teton County were down in the second quarter compared with a year ago, but it's still the most expensive place to live in Wyoming.
The report released this week says the average monthly rental rate for a two- or three-bedroom home in the county dropped nearly 11 percent, or $206, to $1,675.

Jackson Hole Man Stays High In The Air With Job

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A Jackson Hole man has been performing some high wire acts lately. It's part of his job.
Norm Duke splices cables and his job has included work on the
new Aerial Tram at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the

October 1st

Yellowstone's Antelope Fire Responds To Drier Weather

The largest of this year's 11 fires started in Yellowstone National Park continues to burn. Karen Tuscano Fire Information Officer tells us the Antelope Fire has now burned over 4,000 acres in the park:

The fire was started by lightening on September 14th and is located around the Washburn lookout.

Governor Freudenthal on Developing The Wyoming Future We Want

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal spoke this week about the impact of development on Wyoming citizens at a public workshop in Wheatland for the High Plains Initiative. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of locals taking action to develop a community they would want, not just for themselves, but for their children and grandchildren:

Car Accident Kills Sheridan Man

35-year-old Brett Brady of Sheridan was one of two victims in a car crash in North Dakota on Thursday. The two were driving a truck owned by a construction company out of Grassy Butte on Highway 200 towards Killdeer, North Dakota, when at about 7:38 a.m. the vehicle is reported to have veered into right shoulder of the road.