Archive - Dec 14, 2012 - News

Friday's Emergency Drill at Sheridan College: "Practicing is Important"

Friday's Emergency Drill at Sheridan College: "Practicing is Important" (Stock photo)

Local city and county law enforcement held an emergency management drill Friday morning at Sheridan College. Northern Wyoming Community College District Police Chief, Jason Vela, says the drill focused on a scenario involving a barricaded suspect - all to test procedures and response times to this type of crisis.

Superintendent Cindy Hill Responds to Connecticut Massacre

Superintendent Cindy Hill Responds to Connecticut Massacre (Stock photo)

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Cindy Hill, spoke in Cheyenne Friday about the shooting tragedy in Connecticut that has claimed 26 victims, 20 of them schoolchildren.

Conservation Easement Secured for HF Bar Ranch

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Nature Conservancy in Wyoming have partnered to protect the HF Bar Ranch with two conservation easements totaling 2,166 acres. Leah Burgess Lands Program Manager for the Wyoming Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Budget Panel Grills State Schools Superintendent

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the Wyoming Education Department continues to draw scrutiny from members of a legislative budget panel.

Flipping the Switch on West Downtown Phase III Project

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The decorative lights shine bright along Jefferson Street in Sheridan. (Photo by Ron Richter)

Officials with the City of Sheridan flipped the switch on the decorative lighting along Dow and Jefferson Streets, signifying the completion of the West Downtown Phase III project. The project encompassed much of the area near the Sheridan County YMCA and Heritage Towers.

Alpha Wolf's Killing Incites Policy Woes in Wyoming

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The alpha female of the Lamar Canyon wolf pack in Yellowstone was killed by a hunter last week when she strayed outside the park boundaries. The wolf, known as 832F, had been studied by scientists for years, but was only fitted with a radio collar in February of this year.

Santa Reads for Human Habitat

A media release from the North Pole has confirmed a special guest will appear at Sheridan Stationary Saturday at 10 a.m. to read a story to the girls and boys of Sheridan.

Advance Tickets For Big Horn Mountain Fest Available Now

Advance tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Big Horn Mountain Festival, which is scheduled for July 12, 13 and 14 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo.

Caring And Sharing Program Kicked Off In Buffalo

Rachel McCaughey with the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, helps fill bags for the Johnson County Caring and Sharing Program.
More volunteers.
All the goodies.

Thursday morning more than a dozen volunteers descended on the Buffalo Senior Center to begin packaging donations to Caring and Sharing, Toys For Tots, and the many other programs that help those in need during the Holiday Season.

Annual Vespers Program Sunday At BHS

The Bells of St. Luke's Lutheran Church perform at last year's Vesper's Service.

The annual Vespers Christmas Celebration, a popular tradition in Buffalo, will be this Sunday at Buffalo High School.

Local church choirs, bell choirs, soloists, and school and community vocal and instrumental groups will be celebrating Christmas through their musical performances.