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August 25th, 2011

'Don't Close My Post Office'

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Wyarno's Post Office is one of 44 offices in Wyoming that the United States Post Office has put under review for closure as a strategy to cut costs. The USPS has experienced prolonged financial difficulties because of the advances of internet advertising and mail services transferred to email.

Other area offices include Recluse, Parkman, Arvada, Clearmont, and Leiter.

photos by Brad Estes

Wyarno Residents Mull Options In Case of Post Office Closure

The Post Office of Wyarno, that shares a building with the town's restaurant and bar. It's one of 44 under review for closure by the United States Postal Service. (photo by Brad Estes)

Through the door there's a 3-foot by 10-foot or so walk-in area, complete with about 50 mailboxes on a wall that has a small service window. To the left there's a closet-sized corner for boxes and postage.

Looking at All Factors in State Graduation Rates

Sue Belish, State Board of Education

Wyoming statewide graduation rates traditionally hover right around 80 percent – the most recent State Board of Education report for the class of 2010 was 80.4 percent. Rates at Sheridan county schools have recently been in the mid-to-upper 80s.

Horsin' Around the Historic Sheridan Inn

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Six year old "Manifest Destiny" was seen Wednesday bathing in the morning sunlight on the porch of the Sheridan Inn. "Manifest Destiny" was painted in 2005 by Upton, Wyoming artist Karen Barton for a Gillette Easter Seals fund raising auction.

Public Pulse - Thursday 08/25/11

Senior Center / PRBRC Harvest Celebration

Clear Creek Water Storage Study Enters Level II

Clear Creek at Buffalo.

The Study for the feasibility of a storage project within the Clear Creek drainage has officially entered Level II, now that the entities involved have hosted a meeting to inform the public of where the study is at and where it will be going.

Revenue Committee Meets in Buffalo Thursday, Friday

Sand Creek Ranch's John Jenkins

The Wyoming State Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee will be meeting in Buffalo over the next two days to discuss a number of issues, from wind taxation to taxation of agricultural lands and subdivisions.

City of Buffalo Hires New Building Inspector

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery

The City of Buffalo has been searching for a building inspector for a number of weeks, and at last week's city council meeting, City Planner Zach Montgomery requested the council's approval to hire one of the applicants.

Lady Bison Swimmers Young But Experienced

The Lady Bison Swim team may be young and might be lacking senior leadership, but Coach Ed Von Holst has seen these kids come up the ranks from USA Swimming into middle school and now high school, so they have experience in competition, he said.
He tells us more about the team.
Von Holst said the team has traditionally had good swimmers and he expects many to qualify for State.