March 13th, 2013

Representative Madden Explains the Gas Tax Hike

Ronda Holwell with WYDOT, left, and State Representative Mike Madden discuss the issues. (Photo by Ron Richter)

On July 1 of this year, the state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel in Wyoming will jump from 14 cents a gallon to 24 cents. The last time the fuel tax was raised in Wyoming was 1998.

Injection well case highlights energy vs. water challenge in Wyoming

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Gov. Mead Signs Lottery Bill

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Gov. Mead Signs Lottery Bill (Photo courtesy of Flickr user David Ciani)

On Wednesday, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed into law House Bill 77, which allows the state to either enter into a multi-state lottery like Powerball - or start its own state lottery.

Weekend Preview For Johnson County HS Sports

Spring sports seasons begin this weekend with soccer and track and field events scheduled for the Buffalo High School teams.

Johnson County To Charge For GIS/Mapping Data

At their last meeting the Johnson County Commissioners approved Resolution No. 475, which will allow the county to charge for GIS/Mapping Data information when requested from commercial entities.

JCSD1 Board Approves Employment Requests

The Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees, at their meeting this week, voted to accept the employment recommendations presented by the Administration.

Buffalo Council Explains Project On High School Hill

City Engineer Wayne Hill, when updating the Buffalo City Council on projects he is working on, was asked by Councilman Russ Humphrey how many feet will be removed from the crest of High School Hill in the upcoming project.

Local Legislators Talk Session During Chamber Luncheon

Representative Rosie Berger prepares for a television interview following Wednesday's Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. (Photo by Ron Richter)

It's been a couple of weeks now since the Wyoming Legislature wrapped up their 62nd session in Cheyenne.

Iowa Company Will Search for Wyoming Education Chief

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - An Iowa-based company will lead the national search for the person who will lead Wyoming's education department. Wednesday the state education board selected Ray and Associates, Inc. of Cedar Rapids.

Holy Name School Excels at State Science Fair

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Holy Name Catholic School was well represented at the State Science Fair held in Laramie, Wyoming on March 3-5, 2013. Liam Brown, 7th grader, won a $500 scholarship from the Wyoming Mining Association. Hannah Deutscher and Liam Brown have been invited to a conservation conference in Utah in June to present their winning projects. Maggie Pierce, 7th grade, took second in Environmental Management.