February 17th, 2013

Sheridan Media Week in Review

Here's a look at the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:

February 17th

A Business Owner's Perspective on Local Government

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Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey's been conducting strategic interviews with business owners around town to learn how the role of government can be improved in order to strengthen the economy. Mayor Kinskey explains.

Senate Approves Education Reform Bill

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state Senate has passed a bill that would develop a system to measure the performance of teachers, superintendents, principals and other educators.

Senate Panel Endorses School Safety Bill

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Senate Education Committee has endorsed a bill that would seek to improve safety in Wyoming's public schools.

House Bill 230 was approved unanimously Friday by the panel. The bill likely will go next the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Mayor Kinskey Says Budget Constraints Limit Ability to Plow Every Sheridan Street

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When a storm hits in Sheridan, the City's street crews have a priority of plowing the main thoroughfares to allow emergency vehicles to operate and ensuring routes to our public schools safe for travel.

Wyoming Legislature Passes Budget Compromise

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The supplemental budget bill approved by the Wyoming Legislature this week calls on state agencies to prepare detailed plans in coming years for possible future funding cuts.

Senate Panel Endorses Biblical Study Courses

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill that would make it clear Wyoming public high schools can offer elective biblical study courses has been endorsed by a divided Senate Education Committee.

The panel voted 3-2 in favor of House Bill 130. The bill now goes to the Senate floor for consideration.

February 16th

BHS Forensics Second At Rapid City Tournament

Last weekend, February 8th and 9th, the Buffalo High School Forensics team participated in the Rapid City Tournament hosted by Stevens High School.
Many of the students did very well, and the team took the Second Place Sweepstakes Trophy in the small school division.

Larceny Trial Day Three: Estimate of Loss Disclosed

UPDATE: Jury Finds Mraz Guilty of Felony Larceny. Check Back Monday for details and a complete story.

More testimony was offered up Friday at the jury trial for Sheridan resident Miranda Mraz, who's charged with Felony Larceny for stealing money from the Eagles Club on 5th and Main in Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the latest.

Gov. Mead Signs Fuel Tax Increase Into Law

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will hike the state's fuel tax by a dime a gallon.