Archive - Dec 11, 2012

Giovanna Completing Her Drug Free Pledge

Sheridan Junior High School 6th grade student Giovanna Vaira signs her hand print after pledging to remain free of all harmful and illegal chemical substances. Giovanna was one of 135 sixth graders, 98 seventh graders and 37 eighth graders who have decided to make the "Hands Off Drugs" pledge.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in Need of Volunteers

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The Sheridan Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign kicked off Friday, November 23rd. Captain David Leonard says that to date, this year's Red Kettle Campaign is down 14 percent in income.

SCSD One iPad Initiative is Doing Well

We first reported on the Sheridan County School District One iPad initiative in early September of this year.

State 4-H Foundation Gives $188,000 to County Programs

State 4-H Foundation Gives $188,000 to County Programs (Image courtesy of uwyo.edu)

This past year, the non-profit Wyoming State 4-H Foundation gave approximately $188,000 in benefits to local county 4-H programs. The foundation also provided more than $23,000 in awards for state-wide contests.

Johnson County Discusses Road Standards

Over the last few weeks the Johnson County Commissioners have discussed possibly revisiting road width standards for county subdivisions, after County Planner Rob Yingling brought the standards to their attention that he felt would be too much to ask developers to build and landowners to maintain.

SCJC's Third Annual Poetry Day Is Saturday at BHS

The third annual Sheridan College in Johnson County Day of Poetry will be this coming Saturday, December 15.

Ashlea Bassett, Services Specialist with SCJC, tells us more about the day and some changes happening this year.

JCSD1 Board Welcomes New Members, Elects Officers

The Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees had their December meeting Monday night and welcomed two of the three new board members and elected officers for the coming year.

WY Snowpack Down Slightly on Average

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Total snowfall in Wyoming this season is slightly below average - but the real snow picture depends where you are. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that snowfall statewide is 93 percent of the historical median.

Is There a Perfect Wyoming Christmas Gift?

Cody native Shelley Simonton, while volunteering as a Salvation Army bell ringer, makes this observation: “Those who appear to have the least, ALWAYS find spare change or a shaggy dollar to put in the bucket.”

Planning Commission Approves Final Plat for Cloud Peak Ranch

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Planning Commission Approves Final Plat for Cloud Peak Ranch (Photo by Chris Foy)

At Monday's meeting of the Sheridan Planning Commission, the commissioners voted unanimously to approve the most recent and final plat for the Cloud Peak Ranch.