Archive - Jan 2010 - News

January 18th

Numbers Are In For Last Week's Sheridan High School Blood Drive.

Last week, United Blood Services teamed up with Sheridan Media and Sheridan High School for a blood drive that produced outstanding results. United Blood Services Donor Recruitment Representative, Shadd Cullinan, says that the numbers this year were considerably higher than last year.

Identities Of Murder Suspect And Victim Released By Authorities

A 28-year-old Sheridan man is in custody at the Sheridan County Detention Center, on suspicion of murder. Shawn Osborne was arrested by Sheridan Police on Friday afternoon. The body of 42-year-old Gerald Bloom of Sheridan was discovered in a residence at 1075 Bellevue Avenue in Sheridan.

January 17th

Wyoming Ranked Among Worst in Driver Safety Laws

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming is ranked the fourth worst state for driver safety laws by a national advocacy group.

The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says Wyoming gets credit for only 5.5 laws when it comes to the 15 laws the group considers essential for promoting roadway safety.

Methane Production Takes a Dive in Campbell County

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Coal-bed methane gas production in Campbell County plummeted almost 25% in 2009.

The depressed price for natural gas has caused some major drilling companies to reduce the amount of gas they produced by not fixing broken wells, not drilling new wells and shutting in some producing wells until prices improve.

Higher Tax For Curbside Recycling

"Would you support raising garbage rates $5 dollars per month to pay
for curbside recycling?" That is this week's Bank of poll question. Around town, people support the idea of easy recycling. Others think that they should find the funds in a less needed area. The easier it is to recycle the better.

Casper man pleads not guilty to killing son

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper man accused of suffocating one of his sons and botching an at-home circumcision on another has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental deficiency.

Former deputy charged with felony voyeurism

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former Natrona County reserve deputy who police say set up secret recording devices and videotaped couples having sex in an Evansville home has been charged with seven felonies.

January 16th

Ruling Awaited In Fremont Co. Voting Rights Case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Lawyers in a federal lawsuit in which
American Indians are challenging Fremont County's system of holding at-large elections say they're anxious for a federal judge to issue a ruling nearly three years after he held a trial on the case.

2010 Bridal Prevue Welcomes New Vendors; Sees Good Turnout

The Sheridan Holiday Inn Atrium was filled with all things wedding related Saturday afternoon, as the annual Sheridan Media Bridal Prevue took place.

About 25 vendors representing everything from catering, photography, travel, housewares, beauty products, reception locations and of course wedding attire were present for prospective couples to visit and gather information.

Senator Barrasso Speaks To Local Rotary Club

United States Senator John Barrasso was in Sheridan on Friday and presented a Washington update to the Sheridan Rotary Club. One of the largest concerns for those of us in Wyoming is the current healthcare reform bill. Barrasso spoke to those that would criticize his votes against the current bill as following party line politics.