Archive - Jul 2011 - News

July 22nd

Fire Thursday Leaves Home on Highland with Minor Smoke Damage

A single family home at 1399 Highland Avenue has light smoke damage as a result of a fire on Thursday that was contained to one bedroom of the home by Sheridan Fire-Rescue. According to Fire Marshal Brian Songer there were no injuries.

Bison Pipline Explodes 20 Miles West of Gillette

GILLETTE (AP) - A newly built gas pipeline exploded in a remote area in northeastern Wyoming with enough force to be heard 10 miles away. Nobody was hurt in the blast 20 miles west of Gillette. The explosion happened around 7:30 pm Wednesday and left a 50-foot-long trench in the ground.

City Council Holds Special Meeting on Funding Requests

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The Sheridan City Council held a special meeting Thursday to address several requests for affordable housing projects in Sheridan. The City has $81,692 available for affordable housing projects as part of a rollover fund that was established several years ago during better financial times.

Enzi Commends the House on Work on Cut, Cap, and Balance Act

Tuesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, that along with a balanced budget amendment requirement, cuts government spending by $111 billion in fiscal 2012 and cap spending at 22.5% of GDP next year.

Wellness Council to hold Hyperthermia Awareness Event Saturday

Consistently hot days have hit Wyoming, and the Sheridan County Wellness Council will hold a Hyperthermia Awareness event for Safe kids Sheridan County from 10 am to 3 pm this Saturday out in front of Wal-Mart.

Jo Co Signs Ownership of Water Line to City

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their meeting Monday, signed over the water line that supplies the fairgrounds to the City of Buffalo.

Auction of Sheepwagons to Benefit Buffalo Food Pantry

Buffalo's Bread of Life Food Pantry is always in need of donations, but in these hard times they are looking for a few more resources to make sure no one goes hungry.

July 21st

Sheridan Recreation District Approves Budget

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The Sheridan Recreation District approved a $1.2 million dollar budget for fiscal year 2012, which is down approximately $100,000 from last year. Rec.

SCSD1 Approves FY12 Budget

Sheridan County School District No. 1 approved their yearly budget during Wednesday night's board meeting, with FY12 expenditures and revenues both at $14.5 million, which are approximately $300,000 increases from last year.

Kennon Products of Sheridan Works to Land U.S. Navy Contract

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Kennon Products of Sheridan has received $5,000 from the Wyoming Business Council to help pursue a contract with the Navy to develop a system to protect tactical vehicles during aerial transport.