Archive - Jan 11, 2016

Jean Gandy

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Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Gandy, 88 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Sunday evening at the Poplar Living Center in Casper, will be celebrated Saturday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Arch Coal Files Bankruptcy

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The second largest coal mining company in the United States filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. Arch Coal Inc. CFO John Drexler said in the bankruptcy filing with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis, that “over the past several years, a confluence of economic challenges and regulatory hurdles has hobbled the coal industry”.

Truck Fire Cause Remains Under Investigation

Photo Submitted by Highway Patrol

Update: The Wyoming Highway Patrol has identified the driver as 52-year-old Michael Robeson of Las Vegas, Nevada. According to the patrol report, he was driving a 2001 Freightliner commercial truck pulling a trailer westbound on I-90 when a passing motorist motioned to him that some of the tires on the trailer had caught fire. After pulling over, Robeson and responding Troopers were able to dampen the fire with extinguishers but were unsuccessful in fully putting the fire out.

Monday 01-11-16

Chamber of Commerce / Brown Bag Series, Lynn Gordon

Build Me a Wyoming Rancher

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For some reason, small town newspaper publisher-types get called upon often to speak at funerals. I have done it many times.

Fuller Talks About the Tea at the Downton Party

Judy Fuller presented the program for the tea party. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

A tea party held over the weekend in Sheridan commemorated the start of the last season of a popular televisions series that takes place in England’s Edwardian period. Leslie Stratmoen stopped by to bring us the report.

Governor Says Education Key to Fulfilling Dreams

Education is the key to fulfilling dreams. This was the message passed on by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, recently, to the students, parents and staff of Big Horn High School, in celebration of the school’s national recognition.

Man Gets Life for VOA Detox Center Shooting

A judge has sentenced a Riverton man to life in prison for the shootings last summer of two American Indian men at a detox center in Riverton that’s operated by Sheridan’s Volunteers of America Northern Rockies organization.

Weekend local sports wrap up

BRONC / LADY BRONC BASKETBALL - The Bronc and Lady Bronc basketball teams both went 1-2 in Cheyenne last week dropping games with Natrona county and Rock Springs and picking up victories against Green River.

Broncs Head coach Gale Smith said the Broncs were up and down over the three days.

And he says they have a lot of work to do to get ready for the conference season. The underclassmen just need more game time.

Wyoming News

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