Archive - Feb 2011 - News

February 4th

Alcohol Retailers Perfect on Compliance

Bill Hawley, Community Resource Center of Johnson County

In just two years, those that sell alcohol in Buffalo have come a long way in reducing the number of underage people purchasing alcohol.
Two years ago, during an undercover operation, retailers had a 75 percent failure rate in selling alcohol to minors. This year that number has changed to 100 percent compliance.

Traffic Stop Results in High Speed Chase

High speed chase spans two conties and over 65 miles.

Deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office attempted a routine traffic stop Friday on Interstate 90 that resulted in a high speed chase that covered over 65 miles and lasted nearly an hour.

$38.0 Million Available through Wyoming Windfall

$38 million is available to rightful owners through the Wyoming State Treasury.

Each year the State Treasurer's Office conducts the “Wyoming Windfall,” in which several million dollars are available to rightful owners.

2009 Juvenile Detention State Compliance Report Released - Part 1 of Series

Volunteers of America has released the 2009 Juvenile Detention State Compliance Report. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

February 3rd

Pole Creek Challenge Saturday in Bighorns

The Pole Creek Challenge, a 5K or 10K cross-country ski race will be this weekend at the Pole Creek Nordic Ski Area, about 20 miles west of Buffalo on Highway 16.

JC Courthouse to Receive Video Equipment

The Johnson County Courthouse will be getting equipment from the Wyoming Supreme Court that will allow video conferencing, video court proceedings and other meetings between Buffalo and essentially the world.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Members of the Advocay and Resource Center in Sheridan were guests on Public Pulse to discuss Teen Violence Awareness month.

Representatives of the Advocacy and Resource Center in Sheridan were guests on News Talk 930 KROE'S Public Pulse program Thursday. The topic of discussion dealt with February being Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Plea Agreement Rejected; Judge Hands Down Sentence

24-year-old Lydia Morrison was sentenced to 5 to 8 years in prison for Felony Aggravated DUI Thursday.

Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court, Judge John Fenn rejected the plea agreement between the State and defendant Lydia Morrison. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

Pennies for Presidents Day is Underway

Pennies for Presidents Day fundraiser is underway in Sheridan.

The 8th annual “Pennies for Presidents Day” fundraiser is underway in Sheridan. Sheridan Senior Center Activities Director Jane Perkins says it's time to clean out the sofas and lazy-boys for a good cause.

State Supplemental Budget Released

Three weeks after the 2011 Wyoming Legislative Session began, the Joint Appropriation Committee, or JAC, has released its $667.3 million supplemental budget bill. The bill, known as HB0001 is available to read on the Wyoming Legislature's website, a link is here: