Archive - Feb 2011 - News

February 17th

Developmental Disabilities Amendment Fails

RENEW CEO Larry Samson (Courtesy Photo)

Wednesday a budget amendment that would have restored the remaining 4% of the 10% funding cuts to agencies around the state that work with the developmentally disabled failed in the House. The cuts were made nearly three years ago during the Freudenthal Administration.

Sheridan Recreation District 3 to 5 Year Plan

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Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright

The Sheridan Recreation District has developed a list of goals and objectives for the next 3 to 5 years. The plan highlights five different areas that will be focused on; parks, facilities, programs, community involvement and the recreation department as a whole.

District 1 Superintendent Search: Paige Fenton-Hughes

Paige Fenton-Hughes

Tuesday and Wednesday, the third candidate in the running for the position of Superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1, Paige Fenton-Hughes of Lander, met with Trustees, faculty, staff and the public.

February 16th

Birdhouse Auction for Scholarship Fund

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Two of the originally designed birdhouses to be auctioned off next week at Sheridan High School. The handpainted "bird & feathers" was done by SHS Principal Dirlene Wheeler. The "cabin" was done by Heidi Richins, Family & Consumer Sciences instructor.

The Sheridan County Education Association is holding a silent auction on one-of-a-kind works of art.

Clear Creek Watershed Study Completed

A meeting to release information to the public on the Clear Creek Watershed Study was held Tuesday night in Buffalo.

Pies, Baked Goods to be Auctioned in Buffalo

Sally Frost

The Buffalo Senior Center will host their fifth annual Pie Auction Friday, February 18 at the center located at 671 W. Fetterman in Buffalo.

Worlds of Music to Celebrate Australian Aboriginal Life

Yidumduma Bill Harney will perform this weekend for the Worlds of Music program in Buffalo

Worlds Of Music will present Yidumduma Bill Harney and Paul Taylor celebrating the traditional life and music of Australia's Wardaman People in a series of performances Friday and Saturday in Buffalo.

The Housing Market Remains a Buyer's Market

The housing market continues to be a buyers market.

During tough economic times, prospective home buyers tend to shy away from taking the plunge of home ownership. However, most realtors will be quick to agree that a slumping economy makes for the perfect time to purchase a home.

Green House Opens Bids For Project

Green House for Living in Sheridan President Doug Osborn

Officials with Green House Living for Sheridan opened bids for construction of their cottages and administration building Wednesday afternoon at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Wyoming Leads Nation in Smokeless Tobacco Use

Sheridan County Tobacco Prevention Specialist Shelly Araas

The 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System shows that just over 9% of Wyoming adults use smokeless tobacco. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this means that Wyoming holds the dubious distinction of leading the nation in smokeless tobacco use.