Archive - Jan 2013 - News

January 10th

Senate File 104 Would Strip Superintendent Hill of Duties

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The Chairmen of the Legislature’s Joint Education Committee are sponsoring legislation to improve the governance of Wyoming K-12 public education system. Senator Hank Coe and Representative Matt Teeters have offered Senate File 104 to create an appointed position to administer the Department of Education. Senator Coe comments on the proposed legislation.

EPA again delays Pavillion groundwater investigation related to fracking

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By Dustin Bleizeffer

WyoFile.com

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has again delayed action in its highly controversial investigation into contaminated drinking water in Pavillion, Wyoming.

January 10th

Lawmakers to Consider Juvenile Life Sentences Bill

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are set to consider a bill that would end mandatory life sentences for juvenile killers. Authorities say changing Wyoming law is necessary because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

CASA Looking To City, County For New Home

Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, is looking to find a new home for their offices in Buffalo, and approached Johnson County's Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday to seek help.

Buffalo Council Takes Care Of 'Housekeeping'

At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council handled some “housekeeping” duties by designating their official newspaper, depositories, and voting for their WAM Voting Delegate.

Johnson County Library's Reading Program Kicks Off Soon

For those looking for something to do indoors this winter, the Johnson County Library will be having their annual Winter Reading Program, this year entitled “Books Are SNOW Wonderful,” which is set to begin January 21st and run through March 21st.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Has Goals for Urgent Care

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Has Goals for Urgent Care (Photo by Ron Richter)

At their latest meeting of Sheridan Memorial Hospital's Board of Trustees, CEO Mike McCafferty expressed interest in possibly offering urgent care services to the community. McCafferty says he's seen a need in the community for the service.

Exploring End of Life Care With Hospice of the Big Horns

Exploring End of Life Care With Hospice of the Big Horns

The Hospice of the Big Horns is hosting an upcoming workshop free to the public on a topic we tend not to hear about much - called "The Dynamics of Dying."

Common Animal Illnesses During the Winter

Common Animal Illnesses During the Winter (Photo curtesy of Mirari Erdoiza)

As a winter storm approaches, many of us are concerned about staying warm and staying safe on the roads. But what about our animals? Dr. Sarah Schreiber of the Moxey-Schreiber Veterinary Hospital says there are some common illnesses that she notices at her practice during

City of Sheridan Prepares for the Worst

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With a winter storm warning set to go into effect this evening and a storm that could produce over a foot of snow, the City of Sheridan is busy preparing for the worst case scenario. City Engineer Lane Thompson.