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Submitted by Newsroom on May 31, 2011 – 8:00 amNo Comment

 Latest Wyoming news, business and entertainment –

 

     
     SHERIDAN OFFICIAL CITED
     Sheridan official cited for urinating in public
     SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP)
– Sheridan’s public works director has paid
a $70 fine for a “befouling” citation.
The citation issued in the early hours of May 14 alleges an officer caught

 Nic Bateson urinating in an entryway on Main Street.
     Bateson said there’s no excuse for his actions,
apologized to the community and says he has learned from his
mistakes.
     According to written case report, Bateson asked the officer if
he knew who he worked for. On police video, Bateson tells officer

Jerome Smith that he works for city and asked Smith not to write a ticket.
Smith replied that he also works for the city but he doesn’t “go around peeing
on the street.”
     City officials declined to comment.
    
     COAL BED METHANE-STUDY
     Wyoming partners with company to study CBM
     CASPER, Wyo. (AP)
– Wyoming state officials along with a private
company will test new technology to examine how much marketable
coal bed methane remains in some Powder River Basin wells.
     Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Wyoming State
Geological Survey and Laramie-based WellDog will examine wells
owned by Galaxy Energy, a subsidiary of Dolphin Energy.
      Galaxy Energy is in bankruptcy and tests will be conducted at the

company’s wells before they are capped by the state as part of a pilot project.
     Commission superintendent Tom Doll says the hope is that well
operators eventually will be able to use the technology to tap gas
in wells that otherwise might be plugged or capped.
    
     BIRD RADAR
     Wyo. wind farm to use radar to track birds
     RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP)
– A wind farm slated for southern Wyoming
will use military technology to track birds and bats.
     A radar system coming to the wind project just south of Rawlins
will help developer Power Co. of Wyoming LLC collect data about the
habitat and migration patterns of golden eagles, bald eagles, hawks
and other bird species and bats at the proposed 1,000-turbine wind
energy project.
      The information will be used in a management plan for birds and

bats on the company’s Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project.
     The radar monitoring system joins the wind energy project’s sage
grouse monitoring program launched last year. Fifty female grouse
were tagged with GPS tracking devices, and a male grouse study in
the ranch area is being conducted.
    
     CATTLE CONVENTION
     Wyo. cattle convention this week in Laramie
     LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP)
– This year’s Wyoming Cattle Industry
Convention and Trade Show will be held this week in Laramie.
     The convention hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association
is scheduled to run Wednesday through Saturday morning. People who
aren’t members of the association are welcome to attend.
     The theme for this year’s convention is “Opportunity for
Growth” and will include presentations and discussions on issues
facing the cattle industry.
     Members of Wyoming’s congressional delegation and Gov. Matt Mead
have been invited to speak.
 
     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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