Archive - Jul 2012 - News

July 18th

JCHC Board Hears Updates On Current, Proposed Projects

The Johnson County Healthcare Center Board of Trustees received updates on the current and proposed 2016 building projects during their last meeting June 27th.

First Farmers' Market of the Year Is Thursday

The first Farmer's Market of the year will be Thursday at Whitney Commons, across from the library. Local growers will be showing off and selling their harvest.

Johnson County Library To Host Another Longmire Event

Another event tied to this Saturday's “Longmire Day” in Buffalo will be “Longmire At The Library” at the Johnson County Library that evening at 7pm.

Buffalo City Council Passes Alley Vacation On First Reading

At their meeting Tuesday evening the Buffalo City Council Passed on first reading Ordinance No. 1358 which will partially vacate an alleyway in the city.

July 17th

Sheridan County Approves Budget

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Sheridan County Approves Budget

The process of crafting a budget for Sheridan County began back in February. The County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday night, where there was no public comment taken and ultimately approved a $15.9 general fund budget Tuesday morning at their regular meeting.

Decker Coal Sues Ambre Energy Over Mine Agreement

Cloud Peak Energy has filed a law suit against its business partner, Ambre Energy Ltd., regarding a dispute on the future use of the Decker Coal Mine 20 miles north of Sheridan. Ambre Energy bought a 50 percent interest in the mine in November of last year.

Council Tables Rezone Request

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Mr. Hart is looking to rezone his property on KROE Lane from B-Business to M-1 Industrial.

A petition to rezone 2.6 acres of land at 600 KROE Lane was tabled by the Sheridan City Council Monday night. The owner of the property, Mr. Hart, is seeking to rezone the property from B-1 Business to M-1 Industrial to make the property more marketable.

Substitute UPN Agreement Approved

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Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson

It's taken some time, as the Sheridan City Council has tabled the item twice, but Monday night the agreement with UPN to provide fiber optics to the City was unanimously approved.

Johnson County Commissioners Approve $42 Million Budget

Johnson County's Commissioners held their regular meeting Monday instead of Tuesday and worked through a short agenda, mainly concerning the budget for FY 2012-2013.

Sheridan VA Launches Pilot Foster Program

The Veterans Affairs Hospital in Sheridan is starting a new initiative place adult veterans in foster care in lieu of nursing homes and hospitals. Public Affairs director at the VA, Jackie VanMark, explains what kind of person might benefit from the program.