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June 7th

Jo Co Commission Meeting Preview

Johnson County Commissioner Smokey Wildeman

The Johnson County Commissioners will have their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, and one of the main topics will be the new presentation and offer of services from Volunteers of America to continue providing juvenile detention and probation services to the county.

June 6th

Sheridan Commercial Park Agreement

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Sheridan City Council approves commercial park agreement.

The Sheridan City Council approved an agreement Monday night that is another step in facilitating economic development within the community. Attempts to bring the Sheridan Commercial Park subdivision to fruition began in the early 1970's.

Bus Carrying Wyoming Students Crashes in Iowa

A bus transporting a youth marching band from Wyoming to a national competition crashed and ended up on its side in western Iowa on Monday. (Photo Courtesy of The Des Moines Register)

MINDEN, Iowa (AP) - A bus transporting a youth marching band from Wyoming to a national competition in Indiana crashed and ended up on its side in western Iowa, leaving more than three dozen people injured.

Flood Watch for Jo Co Through Tuesday (Update)

A Flood Watch remains in effect for Johnson County Through Tuesday afternoon. Clear Creek and Middle Fork of the Powder are being watched closely.

The Johnson County Incident Command has updated the flood situation in the county as of Monday. A Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire county through Tuesday afternoon.

SEEDA to Take Public Comment on HIH Center Tuesday Night

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SEEDA will hold a work session Tuesday night to take public comment on the closing of the Hand in Hand Childcare Center.

The Sheridan Economic and Education Development Authority will be taking public comment this evening regarding the future of the now closed Hand in Hand Childcare Center in Sheridan.

Sylvan Pass Now Open; Dunraven and Beartooth Passes Soon

View through the windshield approaching Sylvan Pass from the east Friday, June 3rd. (NPS Photo by Wade Vagias)

Over the weekend, snow experts at Yellowstone National Park determined that the snow pack above Sylvan Pass has stabilized, allowing for the pass to be open as of 8 pm Sunday evening, June 5th.

Sheridan City Council to Receive Update on Cablevision FCC Filing

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Sheridan City Council to Receive Update on Cablevision FCC Filing

The Sheridan City Council tonight will receive an update on a recent filing by Cablevision with the Federal Communications Commission. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says the issue was brought forth by the sale of Bresnan Communications.

Poll Question: Taxes Subsidizing Ethanol

Wyoming has a 40-cents-per gallon tax subsidy on ethanol produced, with little benefit to the state.

Representative Mike Madden, along with Representative John Botten, were guests last week on Public Pulse. Among the topics discussed was the issue of taxes in Wyoming being used to subsidize Ethanol development.

Chris LeDoux Celebration June 18th in Kaycee

Chris LeDoux

For rodeo fans or fans of Chris LeDoux, Kaycee will be the place to be on Saturday, June 18th. Rodeo action, music, and of course, a celebration of LeDoux's life will draw hundreds of fans to the tiny southern Johnson County town.

Buffalo Chamber Warns Merchants of Possible Fraud

Angela Jarvis

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce is issuing a scam alert to their members and all merchants in the area. Fraudulent emails and calls have been targeting merchants claiming to be from NACHA, the electronic payments association, wanting information about the business.