July 21st, 2011

SCSD1 Approves FY12 Budget

District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith

Sheridan County School District No. 1 approved their yearly budget during Wednesday night's board meeting, with FY12 expenditures and revenues both at $14.5 million, which are approximately $300,000 increases from last year.

Kennon Products of Sheridan Works to Land U.S. Navy Contract

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Kennon Products of Sheridan Works to Land U.S. Navy Contract

Kennon Products of Sheridan has received $5,000 from the Wyoming Business Council to help pursue a contract with the Navy to develop a system to protect tactical vehicles during aerial transport.

Lummis Votes for Cut, Cap and Balance

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted  in favor of H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act, which provides a path forward to cut current spending, cap future spending, and ensure Washington begins to live within its means by putting in place a constitutional balanced budget amendment.

Schiffer Discusses Where Wyoming Should Spend Highway Funds

During Monday's Public Pulse, State Senator John Schiffer, who is on the state Transportation Committee, discussed the state's highway funds.

Blue Star Museums adds Sheridan County Museum as 1,500th member

The Sheridan County Museum now offers free admission to active duty military members and their families during summer months, becoming a member of the National Endowment for the Arts Blue Star Museums.

Buffalo Votes to Fund Recycling Center Requests

Buffalo City Council

The Buffalo City Council, at their meeting Tuesday, voted to pay the bills from the Recycling Board for engineering and for a new heating system, but not before some heated exchanges between the council and the board.

Jo Co Addresses Erosion at Lake DeSmet

Erosion at Lake DeSmet will be fixed in the coming weeks. Photo courtesy of Connie Modzelewski. Used by Permission.

A concerned citizen brought a safety issue at Lake DeSmet to the attention of the Johnson County Commission recently.

July 20th


AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL - The Sheridan Troopers open their district tournament in Gillette today against Riverton Head coach Ben Phillips.

The Sheridan Jets open the "B" state tournament in Casper today, the Jets open with Gillette this afternoon at 100.

No matter of what happens to the Jets this week in the state tournament they will play in the "B" regional in Sheridan as the host team next week.

The American Legion "B" regional is scheduled to begin at Thorne-Rider stadium a week from today.

SCSD2 Approves Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12

SCSD2 Business Manager Roxie Taft

Sheridan County School District No. 2 approved their budget for the fiscal year 2011-2012 during Wednesday night's board meeting, 83 percent of which goes to teacher salaries and benefits.

So Long Shade Trees

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Phase I of the Wyoming/Park Area Reconstruction is underway. The contractor is removing trees throughout the project area on Burkitt St., Wyoming Ave. and Whittier St. - the trees shown here are in the 100 block of Wyoming Avenue. At present traffic is being detoured to Park and Whittier Streets to allow for the tree removal on Wyoming Avenue.