Archive - Jul 30, 2010 - News

Poll Says Meyer, Mead Leading GOP Race

Poll shows Meyer, Mead out in front in the race for Wyoming Governor.
Poll shows Meyer, Mead out in front in the race for Wyoming Governor.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A poll says Wyoming Republicans Rita Meyer and Matt Mead are their party's leading gubernatorial candidates ahead of the August 17th Primary Election. Results of the poll show that 27 percent of 400 voters surveyed said they would vote for Meyer, who is State Auditor, while 24 percent said they would vote for Mead, a former U.S. Attorney for Wyoming.

Lummis Speaks Out on CLEAR Act Legislation

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis spoke out in opposition of H.R. 3534, or the CLEAR Act during a floor debate Friday. The bill includes unlimited spill liability for offshore operators, which could effectively eliminate independent producers from operating offshore if they cannot obtain insurance policies to cover their operations.

Group Sues Over Gas Pipeline

Environmental group sues over gas pipeline.
Environmental group sues over gas pipeline.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An environmental group hoping to block construction of a $3 billion gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon has filed suit. The Tucson, Arizona based Center for Biological Diversity says the Ruby Pipeline would cut across "pristine and remote lands" and harm endangered fish.

Wyoming on List of Oil/Gas Disasters

NWF releases new report on oil and gas industry accidents.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – A new report from the National Wildlife Federation catalogs oil and gas industry accidents across the country over the past ten years, including several in Wyoming.

Cherry Time at Farmer’s Market

Flathead cherries from Montana bring scores of people willing to stand in line at this Sheridan Farmer's Market vendor tent.

If variety is the spice of life, then the Farmer’s Market had to be deemed a success, because there were both variety and spice being sold Thursday night. There were lotions and potions along with homemade breads and biscotti. And of course, there were the first-of-the-season, picked-fresh-from-the-garden vegetables, all for sale.

A Taiwanese Woman Drowns in Yellowstone's Firehole River

22-year old Lin Ching-Ling from Taiwan died this week after slipping into the Firehole River near Old Faithful. Yellowstone Park Acting Public Affairs Officer,
Lindy Allen:

According to officials, Ling had been submerged for approximately 5 minutes before bystanders were able to pull her from the water.

McBride Talks Recalibration of Funding Model

Stat Superintendent Dr. Jim McBride.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jim McBride.

With the Primary Election just over two weeks away, there is no shortage of candidates making the rounds statewide and locally. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Jim McBride, is spending some time in Sheridan to meet and greet the locals, but as he explains, there's another reason he's in town.