Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 29th

Massie Meets Supporters Saturday

Democratic hopeful for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mike Massie, was in town over the weekend, hosting a BBQ at Kendrick Park.  A group of twenty-some enthusiastic supporters turned out Saturday to meet and encourage the candidate, who is  touting a message of excellence. Massie defines the virtue.

Wyoming Joins Egg Recall

Wyoming has now joined the list of states hit by the egg recall because of risks of a salmonella infection, with an announcement over the weekend. Initial investigation from the FDA has traced contaminated eggs to just a few large-scale operations in Iowa, although recalled eggs distributed in Wyoming came from Minnesota.

August 29th

Story Days a Success

There was a party in Story over the weekend and it included the whole community. It was Story Days and it was all about good times with good friends and neighbors. The three day event began Friday with a Dutch oven cook-off, silent auction and historical walking tour.

Elks Youth Rodeo has High Participation

Sometimes the best is saved for last and as the rodeo season winds down, the Elks Youth Rodeo was full steam ahead. It was all sheer grit and determination as over 150 kids, 17-years-old and under, competed in the rodeo held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds this past weekend.  And it was the prizes, mixed in with a whole lot of fun, that brought on that determination. 

Motorists: Back to School Caution

Today marks the first day of school for Sheridan County School District's One and Two, District Three began their year last week. With that in mind, Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier urges motorists to use caution now that the students are back in the classroom.

Back-to-School Tax Credits

With school now back in session, many college students will be experiencing the financial burden that ultimately comes with post secondary education. The IRS has a tax credit that may help students lessen that burden to a certain degree. IRS Media Relations Specialist Karen Connelly explains the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

Wyoming energy lease forms to get makeover

The form issued to companies when Wyoming grants a lease for state-owned oil or gas is getting its first major revision in nearly 30 years. The Office of State Land and Investments says a lot has changed since the so-called standard lease form was drafted in March 1982, including the names industry uses for its services.

August 28th

Governor Freudenthal Declines to Apply for Federal Education Jobs Funding

Governor Dave Freudenthal notified the U.S. Department of Education that he would not apply for funding under the Education Jobs Fund program. Governor Freudenthal said the most effective use of the funds would be for one-time projects:

August 27th

Final Day of Jeep Jamboree

Bear Lodge in the beautiful Big Horn Mountains has been playing host to the 2nd Annual Big Horn Mountain Jeep Jamboree since Thursday, with today capping off a series of off-road trail rides. Jeep Jamborees have been going strong since their inception in California in the 50's, with more and more events added each year.

Poitra, Jr. Motion In Limine

In Limine. Pronounced “in lim-ee-nay”, it's a Latin term which means “at the threshold,” and in legal jargon, it's a motion made before the start of a trial requesting that the judge rule that certain evidence may, or may not, be introduced to the jury in a trial. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.