Archive - Jul 30, 2010 - News

South Park Cleanup is Next Saturday

Volunteers are needed for clean up at South Park next weekend.

South Park is 38 acres of natural native riparian flood area located in south Sheridan. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that they need a few good hands to help clean up the area next Saturday.

Poll Says Meyer, Mead Leading GOP Race

Poll shows Meyer, Mead out in front in the race for Wyoming Governor.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A poll says Wyoming Republicans Rita Meyer and Matt Mead are their party's leading gubernatorial candidates ahead of the August 17th Primary Election. Results of the poll show that 27 percent of 400 voters surveyed said they would vote for Meyer, who is State Auditor, while 24 percent said they would vote for Mead, a former U.S. Attorney for Wyoming.

Lummis Speaks Out on CLEAR Act Legislation

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis spoke out in opposition of H.R. 3534, or the CLEAR Act during a floor debate Friday. The bill includes unlimited spill liability for offshore operators, which could effectively eliminate independent producers from operating offshore if they cannot obtain insurance policies to cover their operations.

Group Sues Over Gas Pipeline

Environmental group sues over gas pipeline.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An environmental group hoping to block construction of a $3 billion gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon has filed suit. The Tucson, Arizona based Center for Biological Diversity says the Ruby Pipeline would cut across "pristine and remote lands" and harm endangered fish.

Wyoming on List of Oil/Gas Disasters

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – A new report from the National Wildlife Federation catalogs oil and gas industry accidents across the country over the past ten years, including several in Wyoming.

Cherry Time at Farmer’s Market

If variety is the spice of life, then the Farmer’s Market had to be deemed a success, because there were both variety and spice being sold Thursday night. There were lotions and potions along with homemade breads and biscotti. And of course, there were the first-of-the-season, picked-fresh-from-the-garden vegetables, all for sale.

A Taiwanese Woman Drowns in Yellowstone's Firehole River

22-year old Lin Ching-Ling from Taiwan died this week after slipping into the Firehole River near Old Faithful. Yellowstone Park Acting Public Affairs Officer,
Lindy Allen:

According to officials, Ling had been submerged for approximately 5 minutes before bystanders were able to pull her from the water.