Archive - Jul 2012 - News

July 18th

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.

Wyoming Grappling With Implementation of Affordable Care Act

Now that the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act is starting to settle in, policymakers in Wyoming are considering how they're going to integrate the bill into the existing health care system.

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.

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.

Sheridan Slated For New Low-Income Housing

Sheridan residents who are strapped for cash can look forward to a new housing option. Highland Property Management is finishing up construction on three new apartment buildings designated for low-income housing.

Enzi Endorses Bill To Implement Online Sales Tax

Wyoming senator, Mike Enzi, took the floor last week to make augments in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. According to a media release from the senator's office, the bill will enable the state to collect sales taxes on out-of-state, catalog and online sales.