Volume 44 | January 23 rd , 2020
Top News Stories

5 Down, 2 Remain

Local Mountain Climber Darren Rogers has now completed his 5th assent out of the 7 Summits, the highest peaks on each continent. The latest adventure for Rogers was Mt. Vinson in Antarctica where he spent the first part of the new decade. One of the first things he mentioned experiencing during his trip was the sudden weather changes brought about by wind gusts that made it difficult to maintain a comfortable body temperature. He referred to the area as the driest, coldest, windiest, most desolate and inhospitable continent.

Before enduring a several day weather delay, Rogers team took 5 grueling days to reach the summit of Vinson where he described the conditions as windy and between -15 to -20 degrees. With 5 mountains conquered, including Mt. Everest in Asia, the only two climbs standing in the way of Rogers completing the 7 summits are Denali in North America and Carstensz Pyramid in Australia. Be sure to tune into news talk 930AM KROE or 103.9FM for Public Pulse on Thursday January 30 to hear more about his adventures.
Wyoming, Montana Ask Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Washington’s Denial of Coal Terminal Permit
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon held a news conference Tuesday, where he announced that Wyoming and Montana have jointly asked the United States Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Washington State’s denial of the proposed Millennium Bulk coal terminal in Longview, Washington.

Governor Gordon said that specifically, the two states seek to invoke the U.S. Supreme Court's original jurisdiction, which allows for disputes between states to bypass lower courts and proceed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gordon added that in this case, Wyoming and Montana argue that Washington's discriminatory denial of a Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the coal terminal violates both the Dormant Commerce Clause and the Foreign Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. The Commerce Clause to the U.S. Constitution authorizes the federal government — not states — to regulate interstate commerce. Gordon said that he did not make this decision rashly or lightly, but Wyoming’s ability to export one of our greatest natural resources is being blocked unlawfully.
Body of Hardin Teen Found Near Rest Stop Where She Went Missing

According to  https://www.ktvq.com/ , Big Horn County Sheriff Lawerence Big Hair confirmed late Monday afternoon that the body of 16-year-old Selena Not Afraid of Hardin was found Monday morning about three quarters of a mile from the rest stop on Interstate 90 where she went missing.

Big Hair said that the cause of death is being investigated. Searchers have been looking for Not Afraid since New Year’s Day, when she was last seen leaving a vehicle near the rest stop after returning home from a party in Billings.
Community Events

  • Wyoming State Junior High Cross Country Ski Race - Saturday, January 25th, All Day - Antelope Butte, WY.

  • 5th Annual National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet - Saturday, January 25th, 5:00PM-7:00PM - Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. Sheridan, WY.

  • Eggs & Issues: Pre-Session Breakfast with Our Legislative Delegation - Wednesday, January 29th, 7:30AM-8:30AM - Holiday Inn, 1809 Sugarland Dr. Sheridan, WY.
Sports Calendar
  • Bronc & Lady Bronc Basketball vs. Thunder Basin - Friday, January 24th, 5:30PM & 7:00PM - 1410AM, 106.9FM KWYO, sheridanmedia.com.

  • Big Horn Rams & Lady Rams Basketball vs. Moorcroft - Friday, January 24th, 5:30PM & 7:00PM - Big Horn High School, 333 WY-335, Sheridan, WY.

  • Sheridan College Generals & Lady Generals Basketball vs. Central Wyoming - Saturday, January 25th, 2:00PM & 4:00PM - Hoffman Golden Dome, Sheridan, WY.
Weather This Week
Upcoming Movies
WYO Theater Events
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Video of the Week
Sheridan Stationery Award Winners & Best of 2019
The Nickel Boys
by  Colson Whitehad
Winner of The Kirkus Prize - Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year and Longlisted for The National Book Award
Colson Whitehead continues to make a classic American genre his own   .  . . . The narration is disciplined and the sentences plain and sturdy, oars cutting into water. Every chapter hits its marks. . . . Whitehead comports himself with gravity and care, the steward of painful, suppressed histories; his choices on the page can feel as much ethical as aesthetic. The ordinary language, the clear pane of his prose, lets the stories speak for themselves. . . . Whitehead has written novels of horror and apocalypse; nothing touches the grimness of the real stories he conveys here" --  The New York Times
Fun Facts

  • Around 10% of us have a chili recipe, but we're unwilling to share it.

  • Ohio is the only state that doesn't share any letters in its name with the word "mackerel."

  • 65% of women calm their nerves before a date by singing.

  • A survey reveals that 60% of women in a relationship say they don't initially believe their man when he tells her he is sick.

  • According to a survey, going dancing is the last thing a guy wants to do on a first date.

  • The average American eats 30 pounds french fries each year.

  • 89% of people have never used frequent flyer miles.

  • 3% of women have used the excuse of an upset stomach to end a bad date.
Sheridan... 100 Years Ago

A Look Back in Time: Jan. 23 rd , 1920

Enumeration of the census in Sheridan closed last night after an extension of time had been granted to allow for the listing of any families that had been overlooked. No information on the population can be secured at this time.

Bert Bateman, a mine run switch operator, is confined to his home at 38 West Fifth street after being injured in a fall from the top of a boxcar at Dietz No. 8 Tuesday. His injuries are reportedly not serious.

One lot of ladies’ and misses’ tailored and smartly trimmed hats, values up to $7.95, are just $1 at Sheridan’s Golden Rule store.
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