Archive - Jul 2010 - News

July 24th

Flood Damage Still Hampering Camping at Glendo State Park

Flood damage is restricting campsites at Glendo State Park.

Despite several weeks of receding water levels, Glendo State Park is still operating with half of the normal number of campsites as usual. Gary Schoene with Wyoming State Parks says that many of the Park's campgrounds are still inaccessible.

Committee Drafts Extension of Wyoming Film Incentive

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming legislative committee has proposed extending the state's Film Industry Financial Incentive Program. At a recent meeting in Sundance, the committee that deals with travel and recreation issues agreed to draft legislation that would push the program's expiration from 2011 to 2016.

Grand Teton Spent $50,000 Rescuing Climbers

Grand Teton spent $50,000 rescuing climbers.

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park spent about $50,000 rescuing 16 injured climbers and recovering the body of another after a thunderstorm on Grand Teton mountain. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said Friday the costs included two helicopters, staff time and other expenses.

The Dogs Ruled Friday Night in Dayton 

It was the “dog days” of July in Dayton as over 25 pet parade entrants strutted their stuff Friday night at the Scott Bicentennial Park during the Kid’s Pet Parade, all a part of the Dayton Days Celebration going on this weekend.

July 23rd

Bruce Brown for State Auditor

Candidate for Wyoming State Auditor Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown is running for Wyoming State Auditor this year. This is the second time Brown has put his hat in the race, losing in 2006 to Rita Meyer. Now that Meyer is running for Governor, Brown sees this as an opportunity to take what he's learned in the past four years to try again.

Comment Period For Bison Vaccination Extended

A buffalo herd in Yellowstone National Park.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park is extending the public comment period on a plan to use air rifles to vaccinate wild bison against brucellosis, a disease that ranchers fear could spread to cattle. Park spokesman Al Nash said Friday that some residents of northeastern Montana were concerned the government was going to transfer vaccinated bison to their part of the state.

Environmentalists: Don't Overlook Onshore Drilling

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Dozens of environmental groups large and small are urging congressional leaders not to overlook onshore drilling amid debate over how to prevent another oil spill like the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

Clerk Investigation Report Received; No Details Released Yet

Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle

Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle has received the investigation report from the Wyoming Department of Audit and Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation regarding the investigation of misappropriation of funds at the Sheridan County Clerk's Office. Although the report has been reviewed by Redle, no official details have been released due to pending questions that Redle has about the report.

Searchers Recover Body of Grand Teton Climber

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities plan to analyze the harness and rope used by a climber who died after falling about 2,000 feet from a cliff during a thunderstorm in Grand Teton National Park. Searchers found the body of 21-year-old Brandon Oldenkamp, of Sanborn, Iowa on Thursday. His body has been taken to the Teton County coroner.

District 2 Summer School

At the Sheridan County School District 2 July board meeting Wednesday evening, Director of District Curriculum, Scott Stults, gave a report about the Summer School programs for this year.

168 5th grade students attended summer school June 7th – July 2nd, receiving literacy instruction in the earlier morning and math instruction until noon five days each week.