Archive - Aug 22, 2012 - News

St. Francis 4K Paws Walk/Run Raises Nearly $4K

Participants start the 4K Walk at the St. Francis Animal Shelter fundraiser Wednesday in Buffalo.

The second annual St. Francis Animal Shelter 4K Paws Walk/Run was held Wednesday night at Buffalo's Washington Park and raised nearly $4,000.

Cheyenne LEADS Presentation

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Cheyenne LEADS Economic Development Director Randy Bruns

Forward Sheridan and the City of Sheridan hosted a presentation Wednesday by Randy Bruns, Economic Development Director for Cheyenne LEADS, which is a non-profit economic development organization assisting business in other states to relocate to Wyoming.

26th Annual Story Days Begins Friday

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The 26th annual Story Days will get underway Friday at 8 am with a craft fair at the Lodore, followed by the ever popular dutch oven cook-off that will begin at noon at the Story Woman's Club.

Aberdeen Fire Nearly Contained

(Photo Courtesy of the BIA)
(Photo Courtesy of the BIA)

A media release issued by the Bureau of Indian affairs states that the Aberdeen Fire is now almost contained. Caused by a vehicle, the fire erupted shortly after noon on Tuesday near Interstate 90 and Old US Highway 87, south of the Aberdeen exit, three miles north of the Wyoming State Line.

Johnson County Votes Against Lake DeSmet Lease

During their regular meeting Wednesday, the Johnson County Commissioners hosted a public meeting to discuss the proposed lease of water in Lake DeSmet by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, which the commissioners again voted against.

Fire Inspector Offers Insight on Bus Barn Fire

Richard Embry, investigator for the State Fire Marshall Office, confirmed preliminary reports that the fire at the Sheridan County School District #1's bus barn started on the end of a building where vehicles were parked.

Voter Turnout Statewide Only 50 Percent

The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office reports that statewide voter turnout for Tuesday's Primary Election were some of the lowest numbers in the past 30 years. State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger says that the numbers should pick up come November.

Northern Cheyenne Tribal School Start Postponed One Week

A media release from the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Schools announced the first day of school has been pushed back one week due to a water leak. Gaynell Real Bird, superintendent, said school was originally scheduled to start today, but classes will now begin Monday, Aug. 27.

Federal School Lunch Regs May Leave Students Hungry

Federal school lunch regulations going into effect this fall may leave some Sheridan County School District #1 students with growling stomachs.

SCSD#1 Bus Barn Fire Likely Started By Vehicle

(Photo by Tracee Davis)

Sheridan County School District #1's business manager, Jeremy Smith, reported to the board of trustees that investigators have ruled out arson as the cause of the district's bus barn fire a few weeks ago.