Archive - Aug 2010 - News

August 20th

Lawyers File Petition for Wyoming Death Row Inmate

Dale Eaton, (left) is on death row for the rape and murder of Lisa Marie Kimmell. (Courtesy Photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Lawyers for Wyoming death row inmate Dale Eaton have filed a 300-page petition in federal court contending he didn't get a fair trial. Eaton was sentenced to die for the 1988 rape and murder of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, of Billings, Montana.

Montana Wolf Hunt Advocates Form Coalition

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials, ranchers, hunters and others frustrated by a federal judge's ruling that restored Endangered Species Act protections for wolves say it may be time to bypass the courts with congressional action. Members of the newly formed coalition met Friday, and said it no longer makes sense to just keeping fighting environmentalists in endless courtroom battles.

Nutrition Decoder Available for Wyomingites

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY - Every food item on the grocery store shelf has a nutrition label, but understanding what the percentages mean in trying to make healthier food choices isn't so clear. That's why the American Heart Association has a new online nutrition center for Wyomingites to help decode those labels.

Auditions Tonight for 2nd CTG Show

The Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild is gearing up to begin its 2010-2011 season, and while the first show is already cast and rehearsals soon underway, tonight folks have an opportunity to audition for the second play of the season. A spin-off of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, this show is called The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, a comedy by Mark Brown.

August 19th

Sheridan College Enrollment Up—Close To The Ceiling

With the first day of classes around the corner, the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees met for their regular monthly meeting Thursday night.

Today is the Final Day for Health Fair Blood Draws

Health Fair blood draws come to a close today.

Today is the last day for the Health Fair blood draws at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. The blood draw will be from 6 am to 10 am for those that have made an appointment. Hospital Marketing Manager Danae Brandjord says that they will be taking walk-ins at the blood draw as well.

BMX Track On the Move?

The Rec. District is looking at possible sites for a track for their BMX program.

The Sheridan City Council recently adopted a conceptual plan for Thorn-Rider Park that would do away with the BMX track that's located just adjacent to the south entrance of the park. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright says that there have been several community members that have expressed interest in keeping the program alive.

Sheridan Circuit Court News

36-year-old Sheridan Resident Jason Lyles had his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday. Lyles is charged with two felonies; Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine; and Endangering Children. Law Enforcement arrested Lyles on August, 17th at his residence in Sheridan after the completion of an almost month long investigation.

Quick Agenda for Dayton Council

Wednesday night was the second regular August meeting for the Dayton Town Council, with only two action items on the agenda. First, says Mayor Bob Wood.

The only other action was to move the first meeting of September from Monday the 6th to Tuesday the 7th because of the Labor Day holiday.

August 18th

Senior Center's Carolyn Benepe Honored

Community Nutrition Director for the Sheridan Senior Center, Carolyn Benepe, was honored by the Wyoming Dietetic Association as their Emerging Dietetic Leader for 2010. She was recently recognized at the association's annual conference in Casper, and Sheridan area dietitians presented Carolyn with a plaque acknowledging this award.