Archive - Apr 2011 - News

April 29th

Buffalo Council Approves Final Payment on Wastewater Plant

At last week's Buffalo City Council meeting, Public Works Director Les Hook asked that the Council approve the final payment to Hydro Construction and to release a half a million dollars in retainage, essentially bringing the project to a close.

April 28th

Annie the Buffalo's New Home

A new little gal has joined the existing buffalo and elk at the City Elk Pasture in Sheridan. Little Annie was released into the area Wednesday afternoon, and City Parks Manager Chuck Carbert explains how she came to be there.

First Person: Surviving Little Rock Tornado

For the past month, tornadoes have been ravaging multiple states in the Midwestern, southern and southeastern part of the country.

Setback For Cancer Center Expansion

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Wednesday were updated on a setback of sorts regarding the 15,000 square foot Cancer Center expansion. Recently, KWN Construction, who's designing the Cancer Center, informed the Hospital that a geotechnical report showed that the proposed site has some expansive and potentially unstable soils.

VOA Milestones to Plant Trees Friday

This week started with a Hawthorne tree being planted near the Elk Pasture, and Friday the work week will end with twenty trees being planted on the VOA Campus south of Sheridan.

Report: Slow Internet Cripples Rural Economies

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY - Few things can be as irritating in the world of advanced technology as slow Internet. In rural communities with reduced access to more high-tech services, irritation can be the least of one's worries.

New Temporary Home for Circuit Court

For the next 6 to 8 weeks, Sheridan County Circuit Court will be held in the Sheridan County Commissioners meeting room. This is due to the HVAC retrofit project that will upgrade and replace the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning at the Old Courthouse.

Flooding Poses Possible Health Concerns

With the likelihood of flooding in Wyoming during the coming months, the Wyoming Department of Health wanted to remind residents to be mindful of potential flood-related health concerns.

JCHC Board Gets Construction Update, Tour

Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees got a construction update and tour of the new addition from Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward. Ward said the construction project is on schedule, and he expects the addition to be ready to move into in early August.

Jo Co School Board Accepts Bids

At their meeting Monday night, Johnson County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees voted to accept two bids, one for a remodeling project at Meadowlark Elementary School and another for the lease/purchase of three school buses from the state.