Archive - Sep 2010 - News

September 12th

Out of the Darkness Walk

Sheridan's Suicide Prevention Coalition hosted its first “Out of the Darkness” walk on a beautiful sunny morning Saturday, September 11th. Over 100 people turned out to support the event. Many were survivors who have lost loved ones to suicide, and many were there out of concern for the crisis our state finds itself in.

September 12th

UW Professor Energy Presentation Today to U.S. Senate

University of Wyoming Professor Timothy Considine, will be one of two speakers speaking before the U.S. Senate and House Natural Gas Caucuses today. He will be presenting his research on the economic impact of the Marcellus Shale natural gas in Pennsylvania.

Bighorn Black Bear Season Now Closed

Except for hunt areas 5 and 6, black bear hunting season is closed for the entire area of the Bighorn Mountains. Warren Mischke with the Wyoming Game and Fish:

He says it is up to the hunter to confirm that the black bear hunt area he or she intends to hunt is open.

Its a Bird! Its A Plane! No!...Wait, It Really Is A Plane!?


Its a Bird! Its A Plane! No!...Wait, It Really Is A Plane!? Over fifty “flyers” and countless others came out to the annual “Flying Cowboys” get-together, outside of Sheridan.

John Steir President of Flying Cowboys RC Club tells us what the annual get-together is all about:

September 11th

Former Campbell County Principal Charged

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A former Campbell County high school principal and an aide have been charged with using a district credit card to buy more than $1,600 worth of electronics and weight equipment for personal use.

Pickup Likely Started Wyoming Wildfire

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service believes a pickup started a wildfire in Medicine Bow National Forest near the Colorado line. Fire Management Officer Vern Bentley says the Illinois Creek Fire was started by someone parking a diesel-powered pickup over dry grass. Bentley says the driver might have been unaware that the grass caught fire.

Wild Horse Roundup Protests

A wild horse gathering that is scheduled to begin in a few weeks in southwest Wyoming has stirred up protests from activists who are opposing the planned action.

Governor Dave Freudenthal responded this week, saying the horse gathers in California and Nevada that sparked the concern from activists are distinct from Wyoming's:

9-11 Ceremony: Ringing of the Bells

The firebell on firetrucks around the country rang out in the 5-Bell sequence to honor the memories of the fallen of the 9/11 attacks.

On a day not unlike September 11, 2001, a cloudless blue sky and Indian Summer sun greeted those who attended and participated in the 9th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. Part of the ceremony includes the ringing of the bell, and Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson tells us of its symbolism.

September 10th

Yellowstone Photography Contest

Now is the time to dig up your favorite photos you've taken of old faithful, a grazing buffalo, or a bubbling geyser. The eighth annual Fall Photo Festival is later this month in West Yellowstone. Rich Jehle Yellowstone Ranger who has been organizing the event:

Building A Brewery—Or A Spaceship? We'll Let You Decide

Black Tooth Brewery, which will be in the old Poll Motor building in Sheridan, is one “vat” closer to begin the brewing process as the multiple brew vats were delivered Friday. Tim Barnes, co-owner of Black Tooth Brewing Company, says of bringing the brew back to Sheridan: