Archive - Feb 1, 2013 - News

Snow Route Alert in Effect Until Noon Saturday

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The City of Sheridan has announced that a snow route alert went into effect at 8 o'clock Friday evening to allow crews to clear the snow from the emergency snow routes. The snow alert will remain in effect until noon on Saturday.

SFR Receives Check to Aid Smoke Detector Program

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Wal-Mart Manager Matt Gomke presents a check for $750 to Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer. (Photo Courtesy of Sheridan Fire-Recue)

Sheridan Fire-Rescue issued a media release stating that they've been awarded a $750 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. The check was presented by Sheridan Wal-Mart manager Matt Gomke on Friday.

District Two Superintendent Explains the No Snow Day Decision

(Photo by Chris Foy)

Sheridan County School District One and Three canceled their school day Thursday due to the recent blast of winter we received. The fact that School District Two elected not to scrap the day had some parents wondering why.

Tax Report for Wyoming Inspires Proposed Gas Tax Hike

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Tax season is getting underway, and a new report lays out the percentages taxes take out of family incomes in Wyoming. The "Who Pays?" study shows taxes as a percentage of income are lowest for the richest and highest for the poorest.

Report Shows Climate Could Be Affecting Wyoming Wildlife

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The National Wildlife Federation released a report Wednesday that shows how critters in Wyoming, large and small, are being affected by the climate. The research examined how species, such as grizzly bears, sage grouse and butterflies, are being impacted by a changing climate.

Buffalo HS FFA 'Blue Jean Ball' Saturday At Fairgrounds

The Buffalo FFA Supporters will present their “Blue Jean Ball” this Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds' Community Building.

The event is a fundraiser for Buffalo FFA Students to fund scholarships, leadership camp and other FFA functions.

G&F Approves Lease at Lake DeSmet, What Next?

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, at their meetings in Cheyenne last week, approved the lease of water rights in Lake DeSmet to help protect the fishery in the lake, after months of negotiations and re-negotiations by themselves and Johnson County.

Buffalo's Cloud Peak Elementary School 'Coming Along'

Artist's concept of Cloud Peak School

At their meeting this week in Kaycee, the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees heard a construction update on the new Cloud Peak School from District Business Manager Matt Ramey.