Archive - Jun 11, 2012 - News

Sheridan Search and Rescue Responds to Back-To-Back Calls

Sheridan Search and Rescue volunteers worked with county emergency responders in back-to-back incidents over the weekend.

Inmate Escapes From State Honor Camp

James Friesan escaped from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp at approximately 11:30 this morning. If sighted, please contact local authorities. (Photo Courtesy of the Wyoming Department of Corrections)

An inmate from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp is on escape status after being seen leaving the the facility without permission this morning.

FEMA to Host Open House on Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Sheridan County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger

Several years ago the City of Sheridan and Sheridan County contracted with the Army Corps of Engineers to develop a flood study on the various waterways within Sheridan County. Public Works Director for Sheridan County Rod Liesinger.

NMA Kicks-Off Economic Initiative

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The North Main Association in Sheridan will be kicking off their economic growth initiative today and tomorrow. NMA President Shelleen Smith explains that consultants will be in Sheridan the next couple of days to gather information.

JCHC 2012 Construction Project Update Positive

JCHC Administrator Sandy Ward

Johnson County Healthcare Center Adminstrator Sandy Ward gave the Board an update on the 2012 construction project at their meeting May 30, saying the project is nearing completion and still under budget.

Johnson County Commissioner Speaks On Mining

With the filing of objections to a mining permit application for a gravel pit in the Shell Creek area northwest of Buffalo, questions have been brought forward as to whether the lack of zoning in Johnson County has contributed to a perception that stands against noise and air pollution and other associated problems with industry “have no teeth.”

Buffalo Council OKs $13.9 Million Budget On Second Reading

At their meeting June 5th, the Buffalo City Council approved on second reading Ordinance No. 1357, the Annual Appropriation Bill in the amount of $13,883,607.

The appropriation is for FY 2013 from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

G&F Recruits Summer Help

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has recruited three college students for summer work at the Story fish hatchery. Information specialist with the Game and Fish, Warren Mischke, said these interns will shoulder a big responsibility.

Just A Matter of Love

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It was a balmy summer evening, just perfect for a picnic and that's what the one hundred-plus crowd did at the Sheridan Inn Friday night.

It was the first fundraiser of the summer to help with The Inn's operational costs and help stave off foreclosure of The Inn by the bank.

This Week's Poll Question

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently proposed a ban on super-sized sugary drinks to help combat obesity there.