DAILY NEWS/Ryan Collins
Tanner Macie, a fourth grader at Ralph Witters Elementary in Thermopolis, receives an Eastern Red Cedar from Linda Barret from the Hot Springs County Conservation District Wednesday.
Conservation, fourth graders
join forces in planting trees
Weather halted youth camp project
By Ryan Collins
THERMOPOLIS — Toby Emery’s fourth grade class at Ralph Witters
Elementary in Thermopolis had plans to plant a variety of trees at
the Grass Creek Youth Camp on Tuesday, May 19. Inclement weather
never allowed the kids to make the trip up to the Grass Creek
Youth Camp, so instead the students received sapling Eastern Red
Cedars to plant at home, or wherever they choose.
The trees were handed out to the students by Linda Barret, a member of the Hot Springs County Conservation District. “It’s really a good program for the kids and the community. We try to do it annually for the fourth graders. We’re just try to promote conservation,” said Barret.
The students were given detailed planting guides, and Emery informed the students, “We will be going over planting directions in class.”
The saplings are purchased from Colorado State University in bulk, and are handed out in boxes of 30. Saplings can also be purchased directly from the Hot Springs Conservation district to provide wind blocks, or serve as an affordable shade tree alternative.
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G&F to host ‘Fishing for Facts with a Biologist’
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites the public to “Fishing for Facts with a Biologist”, an open forum to share thoughts, ideas or questions related to fisheries Thursday, May 28, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Outdoorsman (632 Big Horn Ave.) in Worland.
Lander Fisheries Biologist Joe Deromedi and Cody Fisheries Biologist Sam Hochhalter will host the open platform and be available to answer questions and engage in discussion on a variety of fisheries related topics. “The program will provide the public with a forum where there are no specific agendas or expectations, just an opportunity to talk about fish and fisheries managed by Game and Fish in the Lander and Cody regions,” said Deromedi. “We encourage those interested to attend.”
For more information, contact Joe at 307-332-2688, Sam at 307-527-7125, or Ken or Melanie, at the Outdoorsman 307-347-2891.
Agencies fight weeds to help sage grouse
LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — State and federal land management agencies are teaming up with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and others to keep invasive plants out of sage grouse habitat.
The Wind River/Sweetwater River Sage Grouse Working Group this month awarded a $31,000 grant to Fremont County Weed and Pest.
The money will go toward a large-scale, three-year noxious weed inventory and treatment effort that the county weed district began last year in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
The local working group is one of eight established throughout Wyoming to conserve sage grouse. The conservation effort comes in response to concerns the federal government could declare the birds an endangered species, a move that could hurt the state’s energy industry.
Shooter in Sheridan killing faces 35 years in prison
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A Sheridan judge has sentenced a man convicted of killing a local homeowner to serve at least 35 years before he would be eligible for parole.
The Sheridan Press reports that District Judge John Fenn on Thursday resentenced Dharminder Vir Sen.
Sen was convicted in the 2009 home-invasion killing of Robert Ernst of Sheridan.
Sen was 15 at the time of the killing and originally received life without parole. The Wyoming Supreme ordered him resentenced because of federal court rulings affecting life sentences for juvenile offenders.
Fenn on Thursday sentenced Sen to life in prison for murder and 20 to 25 years for conspiracy to be served concurrently. He also sentenced Sen to an additional 10-25 years for aggravated burglary. He would be eligible for parole after 35 years.
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