Archive - Jun 2012 - News

June 7th

West Nile Virus Cases Down

The Associated Press reports human cases of West Nile Virus are on the decline in the state of Wyoming. In 2007, there were 185 cases and 2 deaths related to the virus, which tapered off to 10 cases in 2008, 12 cases and 1 death in 2009, 6 cases in 2010, and three infections last year.

Buffalo Council Awards Contract For Sports Fields Complex

Zach Montgomery

At their Tuesday meeting, the Buffalo City Council awarded the contract to construct the sports fields complex to O'Dell Construction of Sheridan.

At the bid opening last week, all four bids came in substantially over the original engineer's estimate of $2 million.

Objections To Mining Permit Filed, Public Hearing Coming

A permit to allow Croell Redi-Mix, Inc. to operate a gravel mine at a 320-acre site they call the “Shell Creek Pit,” has had objections filed against it with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

June 6th

Fundraiser for the Sheridan Inn is Friday

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Fundraiser for the Sheridan Inn is Friday

In an effort to help raise funds to pay off a loan to avoid possible foreclosure, the Sheridan Heritage Center will be hosting a fundraiser for the Historic Sheridan Inn this Friday night.

Ribbon Cutting and Groundbreaking

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Cutting the ribbon on the West Downtown Phase III Reconstruction Project in Sheridan.
Breaking ground on the West Downtown Phase III Reconstruction Project in Sheridan.

The ribbon was cut, the ground was broken, and construction is now officially underway on the West Downtown Phase III Reconstruction Project in Sheridan. The project fully engulfs the Sheridan County YMCA, as it consists of reconstructing Jefferson and Dow Streets.

Forest Service and Sheridan County Reach Agreement

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Forest Service and Sheridan County Reach Agreement

The USDA, Forest Service Bighorn National Forest and Sheridan County have reached a cooperative forest road agreement. The County Commissioners approved the agreement at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

BDA's Cash Mob Today In Downtown Buffalo

Marie Verger, Buffalo Downtown Association

The Buffalo Downtown Association (BDA) is getting in on a new trend happening all over the country called a Cash Mob.

Many Opinions Given At Public Meeting On Lake DeSmet

The public information forum on Lake DeSmet organized by the Lake DeSmet Conservation District and held Tuesday night was well attended with most seats in the Buffalo High School Auditorium filled.

Movie Location Scouts Tour Sheridan

Location scouts tour the Trails End Museum Tuesday morning. Professionals from the production industry toured sites in Sheridan County for consideration of use in future productions. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

Scouts from major film companies spent a few days in Sheridan County this week, but they weren't looking for talent—they were looking for sets.

New Deputy Attorney Introduced To Jo Co Commission

Deputy Johnson County Attorney Ryan Wright

At their meeting Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners were introduced to the new Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney for Johnson County, Ryan Wright.

County Attorney Ken DeCock made the introductions.