Archive - Jan 2013 - News

January 17th

CASA Asks Buffalo Council's Help In Finding New Home

At this week's Buffalo City Council meeting, Bobbi Walseth, Director of CASA, and Patsy Jenkins, Coordinator for Johnson County, requested helpfrom the council in finding a new facility to house the Johnson County CASA program.

Johnson County Teachers Recognized For Certification

Twelve teachers in the Johnson County School District were recently announced as Nationally-Certified Teachers and nine were recognized by the District at the Board of Trustees meeting this week.

Johnson County Releases Retainage On Judicial Center

Johnson County's new Judicial Center

Johnson County's Commissioners, at their meeting Tuesday, released $400,000 in a retainage account at the request of Groathouse Construction, who built the recently-completed Judicial Center for the county.

New PRBRC Report Recommends Protecting Groundwater Resources

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New PRBRC Report Recommends Protecting Groundwater Resources

The Powder River Basin Resource Council released a report this week recommending that Wyoming legislators and industry leaders implement a series of specific actions to protect what they say are scarce and dwindling groundwater resources.

Sen. Enzi on Gun Control, Violence: "Concerned About Executive Gun Control Actions"

Sen. Enzi on Gun Control, Violence: "Every Problem Doesn't Have a Federal Solution" (Photo by Chris Foy)

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi issued a statement Wednesday in response to President Obama's proposals to make sweeping gun control legislation. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy reports.

Chief Market Strategist, VP of D.A. Davidson Will Give Free Presentation Today

Chief Market Strategist, VP of D.A. Davidson Will Give Free Presentation Thursday

Chief Market Strategist and Vice President for investment advisement company D. A. Davidson, Fred Dickson, will be making his annual market outlook presentation in Sheridan later today. His presentation will take place at the Wyo Theater with a reception at 4:30 p.m.

SAWS Board Provides Updates on Current Projects

(Photo by Ron Richter)

At their meeting Wednesday, the Sheridan Area Water Supply Board heard an update on current projects - including upgrades to the Big Goose and Sheridan Water Treatment Plants.

Dan Coughlin, project manager for the SAWS Board, explains.

Superintendent Hill: LSO Liaison Testifies the DOE Did Not Miss Deadlines

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Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill (Courtesy Photo)

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill issued a message Wednesday that included video/audio of Legislative Service Office Liaison Ruth Sommers testifying before a joint education sub-committee in December.

Representative Patton Talks Senate File 104

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Representative John Patton (Courtesy Photo)

Much of the first week of the Wyoming Legislature has centered around Senate File 104, legislation that would remove the state superintendent of public instruction as administrative head of the state Department of Education. The WDE would be run by a director appointed by Governor Matt Mead.

PLUC Updates Commissioners on 3 Poles Recreation Area

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The 3 Poles Recreation Area in Sheridan County opened to the public in 2009 and offers almost 50 acres of land for off-road enthusiasts to enjoy.