Archive - May 2012 - News

May 8th

Special Olympics Athletes Run Main Street

Rosalee Cortez sports her hard-earned medals on Main Street Monday Morning as she prepares for her leg of the Special Olympics Torch Run. Rosalee Competes in basketball and track. (Photo by Tracee Davis)
Kaleb Yager takes the torch for his leg of the torch run. Kaleb is one of more than 50 athletes who carried the torch to Whitney Commons. (Photo by Tracee Davis)
Rosalee Cortez takes the torch for her leg of the Special Olympics Flame of Hope torch run. Rosalee competes in basketball and track. (Photo by Tracee Davis)
Law enforcement officials and Special Olympics athletes run in loose formation Monday morning. The athletes and officers ran approximately 1.6 miles with the Flame of Hope. (Photo by Tracee Davis)
Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officials carried the Flame of Hope 1.6 miles through the middle of town in preparation for the Wyoming Special Olympic Games in Laramie May 10. More than 50 athletes carried the torch Monday morning. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

More than 50 athletes carried the Flame of Hope from the Sheriff's Office to Whitney Commons yesterday morning. Sheriff's Deputy, Boot Hill, tells how they did.

JCHC Board Gets Positive First Quarter 2012 Report

Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees heard a mostly positive quarterly report from Administrator Sandy Ward from the Performance Improvement System and Patient Safety Program.

Johnson County Approves Voting District Changes

At their last meeting, the Johnson County Commissioners received a recommendation from Clerk Vicki Edelman to approve a consolidation, or boundary change of voting districts and precincts in the county.

May 7th

Labor Department Offers $ To Boost Workers' Skills

A group of Wyoming community colleges has been awarded a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to help unemployed or underemployed adults upgrade their work skills.

Berger Announces Run For Re-election

State Legislator, Rosie Berger, announced this morning she is planning to run for re-election.

New Councilor to be Sworn in Tonight

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New Councilor to be Sworn in Tonight

The Sheridan City Council has been one member short since the end of March when Councilor John Bigelow announced his resignation. After tonight's meeting, the Council will work shorthanded no more explains Mayor Dave Kinskey.

Weekly Poll Question: Should individuals applying for unemployment be drug tested?

Weekly Poll Question: Should individuals applying for unemployment be drug tested?

This past legislative session, state lawmakers voted down proposed legislation that would have allowed for drug testing of welfare recipients. It appears legislators will consider a similar bill next year that would call for drug testing of those seeking unemployment benefits.

Johnson County Discusses Fuel Station Issues

Johnson County's soon to be built fuel station was discussed at the commission's last meeting, where it was decided that the $200,000 line item from this year's budget will have to be moved to next year's budget.

State Prevention Services Considering Consolidation

State-funded preventative programs may be restructured due to budget cuts.

Donkey Basketball Fundraiser Tonight at BHS

The Buffalo High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is having their Donkey Basketball fundraiser tonight at BHS.

The popular event is put on every two years by the Buffalo FFA as a fundraiser, according to FFA Advisor Jake Evans.