Archive - Sep 10, 2010 - News

Dillon Sutherlin Sentenced

Dillon Sutherlin to receive intensive residency treatment as part of his sentence for a January 30th robbery in Sheridan.

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

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

Aerial view of the tornado-damaged RImrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, MT (courtesy photo)

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

(L-R): Governor Dave Freudenthal, Peggy Miracle, Andrea Hixon (for Joe Thomas), Angie Buchanan, Sandra Janak, Naomi Parkin, Dan Paustian, Gabriel Barajas, and Joan Evans

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.

FHA Mortgage Refinancing Program

As of September 7th, there is help for homeowners trying to avoid bankruptcy on their mortgages.

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.