Archive - Feb 2013 - News

February 27th

Burgess Junction Visitor Center Will Not Open This Year

(Photo Courtesy of the Bighorn National Forest)

Bighorn National Forest Managers have announced that the Burgess Junction Visitors Center will not open in 2013. BHNF Recreational Staff Officer Dave McKee explains why they decided to not open this summer.

Hospital Foundation Director Talks About Significance of Gifts

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The monthly meeting of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday began with Hospital Foundation Director Ada Kirven talking about the significance of gifts that the they receive for projects.

Local Girl, 8, Donates Money To Cowboy Carousel Project

Arnette Tiller accepts a donation from Madison Billings for the Cowboy Carousel project.

A love of carousels has prompted a young Buffalo girl to donate to the Cowboy Carousel Project with money she has found, collected and saved.

Missed Deadline For Funding Prompts Request To Council

The Buffalo City Council, at their last meeting, denied a request from the St. Francis Animal Shelter in Buffalo to be added to their list for consideration for funding through the one-percent committee.

Johnson County High Speed Chase Ends In Crash

Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek

A high-speed chase Wednesday morning from Buffalo southbound on Interstate 25 ended in a crash and the vehicle's occupants taken to the Johnson County Healthcare Center.

Land Trust Open House Thursday

The Sheridan Community Land Trust is hosting an open house Thursday evening from 5 to 7 o'clock at their office located at 306 North Main Street, also known as the 2nd floor of the ERA Carroll Realty building.

Sheridan Electric Prices Rise

Households in Sheridan received notice from Montana-Dakota Utilities during the last billing cycle that electrical rates went up as of Feb. 4.

Lummis: Let's Cut Federal Jobs

Wyoming House Representative, Cynthia Lummis, has introduced H.R. 824, the Federal Workforce Reduction Through Attrition Act, which she purports would save the federal government $35 billion over the course of five years without forcing current government employees out of work.

Deadline Looms Over Eminant Domain Bill

A bill that would improve landowners' bargaining position in condemnation actions is going down to the wire in the Wyoming Legislature.

Wyoming 2nd In Juvenile Imprisonment

Wyoming has the second-highest juvenile incarceration rate in the nation, according to a report released yesterday by Wyoming Kids Count. Statistically, 440 per 100,000 of Wyoming youth are in correctional custody, a number surpassed only by South Dakota.