Archive - Oct 13, 2010 - News

Sheridan County P&Z Commission Approves Revisions to Rules and Regulations

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Sheridan County Planner Mark Reid
Sheridan County Planner Mark Reid

The Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission approved revisions to the Rules and Regulations that govern zoning and the division of land within Sheridan County. County Planner Mark Reid explains that while the revisions provide many changes to the rules and regulations, the number one goal is preservation.

MDU Expects Natural Gas Prices to Be Similar to Last Year

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Natural gas customers of Montana-Dakota Utilities Company can expect to spend about the same as last year to heat their homes during the upcoming heating season. MDU Spokesman Mark Hanson explains.

Hanson says that there are a number of different factors for the prices remaining the same.

Vocational Rehabilitation Receives Partner of the Year Award

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Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans
Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation Division recently received the 2010 United States Business Leadership Network Partner of the Year Award.  The award is given to a governmental organization, non-profit organization or rehabilitation provider demonstrating exemplary service in partnership with the local or state BLN.

Habitat to Hold Blitz Build

A 3-day blitz build is set for October 15th - 17th in Sheridan for a home for the David Schoenfelder family.

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Big Horns is holding a Blitz Build this weekend.

Construction Manager Eliza Evans describes what their goal is for the weekend.

Kids Reading in Technology Age

This little girl gets lost in her book.

One in four kids between the ages of six and 17 say texting with friends ‘counts’ as reading… and their parents disagree. That’s one of the findings in a new study released by Scholastic, which also details how parents see that as kids get more involved in the digital age, the time spent reading books for fun declines.