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September 11th, 2010

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:

Dillon Sutherlin Sentenced

17-year-old Dillon Sutherlin was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court Friday afternoon. Sutherlin, along with Jesse Hamlin and JJ Hatch, robbed David Simmons at gunpoint on January 30th, 2009 at Simmons' home in Sheridan.

Governor Freudenthal on EPA Regulations and Teton Appraisal

Governor Dave Freudenthal notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday that under current statute the State of Wyoming is unable to regulate Greenhouse Gas emissions and so cannot implement EPA’s Tailoring Rule.

Rebuild of MetraPark Arena Expected to Cost $15 Million

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Architects estimate it will cost about $15 million to rebuild Billings' tornado-damaged Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark with improved sound, more bathrooms and more welcoming entrances.

State Employees Honored for Years of Service

Tuesday, seven Department of Workforce Services employees were honored for their 225 cumulative years of service to Wyoming's residents.

Governor Dave Freudenthal gave a speech, in which he highlighted the importance of dedicated employees whose longevity helps maintain excellence in the service to the state, especially during times of transitioning government officials.

September 9th

FHA Mortgage Refinancing Program

A new government program got underway this week, that could help homeowners who feel they're drowning in their mortgage to come up for air. It's called the FHA Short Refinance Option, and it allows borrowers who owe more on their home than the home is worth to refinance into a government-backed FHA Loan.

Osborne Motion Hearing Rescheduled

Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne is charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Gerald Bloom.

A scheduled motion hearing for Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne, who is charged with 1st Degree Murder for allegedly killing Gerald Bloom in January, took a strange twist Thursday morning when of all things a nose bleed put a halt to the courtroom proceedings shortly after they began.