Archive - Nov 16, 2012 - News

Suspect in Cody Abduction Waives Preliminary Hearing

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl from Cody, Wyo., has waived a preliminary hearing. Jesse P. Speer is being held on a $2 million bond on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and using a gun in the commission of a felony.

Mead Blasts Feds for Ducking Health Questions

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Courtesy Photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead says he's concerned that the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has declined to answer his repeated letters asking for information about how the state is supposed to implement the federal health care reform law.

Decker Coal Announces Mass Layoff

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The Decker Coal Company has announced that they'll conduct a mass layoff at the Decker Coal Mine beginning early next year. Between January 16th and March 15th of 2013, 75 employees will be laid off permanently.

International Survivors of Suicide Day is Saturday

The Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting a broadcast in observance of International Survivors of Suicide Day Saturday at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library.

Committee Votes To Raise Hunting License Fees

A legislative committee has voted to sponsor legislation that would raise fees for dozens of hunting and fishing licenses for both residents and non-residents.

JCSD1 'Financially Sound, Very Clean' Says Auditor

At their regular meeting this week, the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees got the audit report from Roxy Skogen with Lovelett, Skogen and Associates CPAs from Casper.

Current Events Discussion at the Senior Center

The Sheridan Senior Center will host a current events discussion this afternoon where anyone from the public can discuss global and national issues. State Representative John Patton will moderate the discussion.

NWCCD Sees Rise in Graduation Rate at Sheridan College

Members of the board of trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District discuss items on the agenda at Thursday's meeting. (Photo by Chris Foy)

The board of trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District heard reports Thursday night about how Sheridan College has seen a rise in the graduation rate of its students - to 31%.