Archive - Oct 5, 2012 - News

Mead Applauds Wyoming Range Announcement

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead was in Jackson Friday, where he helped announce the agreement between Plains Exploration and Production Company and the Trust for Public Land to sell its oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of land in the Hoback Basin of the Wyoming Range.

Schoonmaker Changes His Mind About Write-In Candidacy

Schoonmaker Changes His Mind About Write-In Candidacy

Earlier this week, Pete Schoonmaker announced that he intended to run as a write-in candidate for the House District 30 seat.

Latest Local Football Scores!

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UPDATE 9:00PM: Sheridan beats Laramie 49 to 6.

The Newcastle Dogies defeated the Tongue River Eagles by a score of 48 to 6 as the two teams battled it out in the snow!

Big Horn beat Moorcroft for a final score of 55 to 8!

Gilead Fire Area Reopened, Restrictions Lifted

The area closure surrounding the Gilead Fire has been lifted, as have Stage I fire restrictions.

Forest supervisor Bill Bass stated, “We’d like to thank the public for their understanding and cooperation since the restrictions were imposed.”

Wyoming Atheists Organizing Lobby Efforts This Month

A nationally operating atheist group has plans to start a Wyoming chapter this month to help citizens to organize and lobby lawmakers for stronger separation of religion and legislation.

Conservationists to Buy Land to Prevent Gas Drilling

A land conservation group has reached a long-sought agreement to prevent a gas drilling project in northwest Wyoming by buying out a vast area of mineral leases inside Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Johnson County Library Receives Award For Reading Program

The Johnson County Library has been recognized for a program they began last year for elementary school kids in Johnson County.

Book Buddies is a program where adults from the community volunteer their time and read to area kids.

County Looking To Purchase Man-Lift For New Judicial Center

Johnson County Commissioners

Johnson County's Commissioners, at their meeting this week, discussed the possible purchase of a man-lift for maintenance and cleaning of the new Judicial/Justice Center complex.

Substantial Completion Signed For Jo Co Judicial Center

Johnson County Judicial Center

At their meeting this week, the Johnson County Commissioners ratified the Certificate Of Substantial Completion for the new Judicial Center building.