August 29th, 2012

Big Horn, Sheridan Counties Among Highest Unemployment In State

Wyoming's unemployment rate increased slightly in July to 5.6 percent - the second straight month the state's jobless rate has gone up.

Inaugural Sibley Lake Triathlon Solo Results 2012

1 13 Rob Forister 9:00:00 0:14:57 0:00:58 0:41:44 0:02:18 0:30:06 1:30:03
2 24 Dave Hardesty 9:00:00 0:14:08 0:01:15 0:43:38 0:00:05 0:33:22 1:32:28
3 22 Karinthia Harrison 9:00:00 0:17:15 0:02:10 0:54:50 0:00:45 0:35:32 1:50:32
4 20 Caryn Moxey 9:00:00 0:14:12 0:05:10 0:50:00 0:02:06 0:39:08 1:50:36
5 12 Paul Fleming 9:00:00 0:15:08 0:01:49 0:54:34 0:02:01 0:40:43 1:54:15
6 23 Mariann Foster 9:00:00 0:18:57 0:03:36 0:58:15 0:01:06 0:34:46 1:56:40
7 7 Les Benner 9:00:00 0:20:55 0:04:14 0:48:04 0:02:43 0:43:49 1:59:45

Student Enrollment at JCSD1 Appears Mostly Flat

JCSD1 Board of Trustees

At the Johnson County School Board meeting Monday night, the administrators from the schools reported that student enrollment looks to be very much the same as at the end of last school year, but cautioned that numbers will probably change these first few weeks of school.

Johnson County Approves MOU, Agreement, Boardmembers

At last week's meeting, the Johnson County Commissioners took care of some “housekeeping” by first approving a Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, between themselves and the University of Wyoming Extension Office in Buffalo.

August 28th


LADY BRONC VOLLEYBALL - The Sheridan Lady Bronc volleyball team dropped a conference match at home Tuesday night to Gillette the Camels took the match 3-0. Lady Broncs Head coach Wendy Ruby says they had a tough night.

And she says they have a ways to go to find that good team chemistry.

This weekend they'll get right back on the court and have several matches to play at a big invitational in Gillette.

SEEDA Extends Deadline for RFQ

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board at their July meeting agreed to issue a Request for Qualifications in hopes of finding a firm to help craft the scope of a target industries study. The board received three proposals, none of which were local.

District Two Officials Anticipate Another Good Year

Now that school has resumed in Sheridan County for another year, officials with School District Two have their sights set on another big year for students and faculty alike. District Two Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse.

UW Research Project Profiled in Documentary Film

University of Wyoming Atmospheric Science Professor Bart Geerts will be profiled in a documentary about the pioneer spirit of the American West.

Fire North of Clearmont

(Photo by Tracee Davis)
Photo by Tracee Davis

UPDATE 6:47 PM 8/28/12
More information about the grass fire burning on private land north of Clearmont has been obtained. Sheridan County Fire Warden Bill Biastoch says that crews continue to battle the blaze that is approximately 6-8 miles north of Clearmont. He indicated that a myriad of firefighters have combined to fight the fire. Those include Clearmont Fire Department, Big Horn Fire Department, Goose Valley Fire, the Bureau of Land Management, the Wyoming Forestry Division, the U.S. Forest Service and various ranchers in the area.

Weekend Results From Buffalo, Kaycee High School Teams

Last weekend, Buffalo and Kaycee high school teams had a busy, and mostly successful, weekend.

The Bison Golf team was in Rawlins, where the boys finished 10th of 13 teams, while the girls team did not finish in the top 10. No individual players finished in the top 10 at the tournament either.

The Lady Bison volleyball team was at the Douglas Invite and split their matches there, beating Powell 2-1 and dropping a match with Torrington 2-0.