Archive - Sep 7, 2011

Joint Appropriations Committee to Discuss Insurance, Retirement Issues

Wyoming State Representative Rosie Berger

The Wyoming State Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee is meeting in Cheyenne Thursday and Friday to discuss a number of issues that include employee group insurance and the state's retirement system. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Redistricting Public Hearing Set for Story Next Week

Wyoming State Senator Bruce Burns

The Wyoming State Legislature's Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee is in charge of coming up with the final redistricting bill that will come before the Legislature early next year.

Pavement will soon enhance this already beautiful spot

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During the Sheridan City Council meeting on Tuesday evening was approval of Resolution 41-11, an application for a clean water state revolving fund loan in the amount of $156,465 for paving of the access road and parking area at the Sam Mavrakis Fishing Pond.

Several Labor Day Weekend Campfire Citations Prompt BNF to Remind Visitors of Fire Danger

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With the fire danger at “Very High” in the Big Horn National Forest, as a result of the lack of significant moisture in recent weeks that is common in late summer months, Big Horn National Forest officials remind visitors to make sure campfires are put out completely.

Reservoir Fire Update

A small wildfire is being allowed to burn in the Big Horn Mountains near Shell Canyon close to the Shell Reservoir in Big Horn County, Wyo. Jon Warder, Big Horn National Forest Fire management officer, explains management of the Reservoir Fire.

South Park Rehabilitation Efforts Continue

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Rehabilitation efforts of South Park continue as the Sheridan City Council awarded two bids that will greatly upgrade the 38 acres of natural native riparian flood area in south Sheridan.

WOW - Working On Works

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Early Wednesday morning crews from Knife River were laying down pavement on West Works Street. One more pass down the north side will complete Works Street and then it looks like Griffith Avenue has been roto-milled and will be next inline for the pavement overlay.

Free Spear-O-Wigwam Lecture Sunday, "Birds of the Bighorns"

In a new offering at the Northern Wyoming Community College District's recently opened Spear-O-Wigwam campus, this Sunday afternoon the college will host the first of two free lectures in their fall Mountain Lecture Series.

Suicide Prevention Week: Operation SAVE Training Not Just for Health Professionals

As a part of suicide prevention week, mental health professionals from the area put on an Operation SAVE training at the YMCA Tuesday night, stressing the importance of being able to address the issue of suicide and lead a person to help if they need it.

Industry Group Appeals Oil-Gas Court Ruling

CHEYENNE (AP) - An oil and gas industry group has appealed a federal court ruling that the Interior department must abide by a 60-day deadline to issue oil and gas leases after they are sold.