Archive - Feb 2011 - News

February 12th

State Legislature Turns Down $38 Million From Feds

Federal money offered to Wyoming for unemployment benefits will go to other states. The Wyoming House rejected a plan to use 38-million dollars in federal funding to extend benefits to those experiencing long-term unemployment, and to keep benefits in place for those in re-training programs.

February 11th

Senator Schiffer Bill to Help Small Business

Senator John Schiffer is working on two bills, one having to do with Veterans Tax Exemption, and one he is co-sponsoring with Representative John Botten. He describes the latter.

Sheridan College Tax Assistance Begins Today

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Business students at Sheridan College will hold the first of eight sessions today where they'll be offering free tax preparation. The tax assistance is for those with an annual income of less than $50,000 with relatively simple returns.

Auxiliary Gifts $25,000 to Hospital

During their annual meeting Friday, the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary gifted $25,000 to the Hospital. $21,000 came from the Kozy Korner Gift Shop, and the remaining $4,000 of the donation came from the annual Christmas Trees of Love program.

Three Arapaho Tribal Members Indicted for Embezzlement

In a media release from the United State's Attorney's Office, U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced that three Arapaho Tribal members from the Wind River Reservation appeared in federal court on embezzlement charges. The media release states that George Moss, Melody St.

SAGE-GROUSE GROUP MEETING FEBRUARY 23

According to a media release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the Northeast Wyoming Sage-grouse Working Group will hold a meeting Wednesday, February 23rd beginning at 9:30 am at the BLM office located at 1424 Fort St. in Buffalo.

Sickler Court Appearance Postponed

Forty-two year-old Tonya Colette Sickler was scheduled to appear in Johnson County Circuit Court on Friday, but instead filed a waiver of her right to a speedy appearance in court, and will have her appearance rescheduled to a later date.

Fair Board Approves Cell Tower Agreement

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The Sheridan County Fair Association Board of Trustees approved to move forward with an agreement with Verizon to construct a cell tower on Fairgrounds property. Facilities Director Melissa Albrecht explains the numbers of the deal that was made with Verizon.

Former Hand in Hand Employee May Be Investigated for Embezzlement

A news release issued Friday morning by Sheridan attorney Tony Wendtland indicates that an investigation could go into effect regarding a former employee of the Hand in Hand Early Childhood Education Center in Sheridan.

February 10th

John Schiffer: Great Debates in the Senate

The Wyoming State Legislature is a little over half-way through the 2011 General Session.