Archive - Jun 2010 - News

June 13th

Powder River…Let ‘er Buck Ceremony

Saturday, dark skies didn’t dampen the spirits of the Powder River—Let ‘er Buck concert held in honor of our soldiers, past and present, who continue to protect our freedoms. The event, originally scheduled at Whitney Commons Park was moved to Sheridan College’s Golden Dome because of rain.

Going Green in Sheridan

Greenfest 2010

Recycle, reduce, and reuse was the theme heard throughout the afternoon at Green fest 2010 held at the Sheridan High School Saturday. It was all about green…green meaning safe and healthy communities. Renew vice president Sandy Thiel.

Sheridan College Youth Garden Program

Sheridan College Youth Gardening program begins June 21.

Sheridan College is getting ready for the third season of their Summer Youth Gardening program. Sheridan College Dean of Agriculture and Technical Careers Amy Erickson explains what the program will entail.

2010 Sheridan County Fair Books Are Out

The 2010 Sheridan County Fair is still a month and a half away; however, the Fair Book is out, and Facilities Director Sharon Nadeau explains why it's so important to publish it in advance.

Some in Wyo. community told to seek higher ground

Residents in the Wind River Indian Reservation community of Sharp Nose are being told to seek higher ground despite receding flood waters.
Fremont County officials say about 15 to 20 people are being
asked to voluntarily leave their homes out of fears that rain and snow falling in higher elevations could lead to more flooding along the Little Wind River.

Carbon County gets remote underwater vehicle tool

The Carbon County Sheriff's Office has a
new underwater remote operated vehicle capable of exploring
underwater for drowning victims or evidence.
The county paid about $59,000 using a Department of Homeland
Security grant for the unit, accessories and training.

June 12th

Enzi Wants Congress To Control Climate Policy, Not EPA

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

Following months of debate and political wrangling, a bipartisan group of senators received an up or down vote to stop overreaching actions by the Environmental Protection Agency's attempts to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. The Senate voted against a resolution disapproving the EPA's overreach by a vote of 47-53.

June 11th

Freedom Salute and Benefits Fair is Sunday

The Wyoming Army National Guard's Yellow Ribbon program are holding reintegration events and Freedom Salute Ceremonies throughout the state this month for Soldiers of the 115th Fires Brigrade who recently returned from a year-long deployment to Kuwait and Iraq.

Anxious Residents in Central Wyoming Fight High Water

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) - The cost of battling floods in central Wyoming is near $500,000 as forecasts of major snowfall in the mountains heaps more anxiety on residents who have spent the past week building sandbag dikes to protect homes along roaring rivers.

Feds Announce Extra Funding for Grasshopper Fight

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The federal government is providing emergency funding to help suppress costly grasshopper outbreaks this summer in western rangeland states like Wyoming and Montana. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday that nearly $11 million will be available through the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The department says the funding could protect up to 4 million acres of rangeland.