Archive - Nov 28, 2012 - News

Festival of Trees Benefits Special Olympics Athletes

The 20th annual Festival of Trees dinner and silent auction to benefit Sheridan's Special Olympics athletes kicks off at 5:30 Thursday night. $25 at the door buys a seat for dinner at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

BLM Offers Tree Permits

Permits are now available for people to cut down Christmas trees on approved areas of U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in Wyoming.

Permits are available in any BLM field office in Wyoming. The BLM says prices generally range from $5 to $10 per tree depending on the tree's size and location.

Shoshone Vote In Delayed Election

Eastern Shoshone tribal members have cast ballots in a delayed primary election.

Members voted for business council and entertainment committee members in Fort Washakie and Crowheart in Tuesday's primary. The results weren't immediately known.

Contractor Sentenced for Construction Rip-Offs

A builder accused of taking $165,000 from his clients without finishing or even starting construction projects is going to prison.

A judge on Tuesday sentenced Greg Jarrard to between seven and 10 years in prison, the maximum allowed under a plea deal.

Maxfield Checks on Sheridan SLIB Projects

Wyoming Secretary of State, Max Maxfield, made a stop in Sheridan today to visit with county officials regarding local State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) projects.

Lawmakers in the Classroom: The Battle for Wyoming’s Schools

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Lawmakers in the Classroom: The Battle for Wyoming’s Schools

By Geoffrey O’Gara , WyoFile.com

“There’s a disconnect between the education community and the general public,” said Bill Schilling, chair of a legislative advisory committee on education meeting in October at the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission building in Casper.

2013 Preview: Fuel Tax Hike?

Kathy Coleman, the newly elected representative for the Wyoming State Legislature House District 30, will hit the ground running when legislative sessions kick off next month. One of the items that will be first out of the gate January 8 is the consideration of a possible fuel tax.

Buffalo Resident Discovers Human Skull While Installing Post

Buffalo resident Randy Moses was just digging a hole to install a mailbox post when he made an interesting discovery in his yard. He found a human skull in the hole he was digging, according to his wife, Heather Moses.