Archive - Feb 2013 - News

February 8th

House Advances Measures on UW Trustees

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state House of Representatives has given initial approval to proposals that would allow up to two nonresidents on the University of Wyoming governing board.

Early Snowmelt Forecast 80 Percent of Average

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(Photo by Ron Richter)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Preliminary forecasts for this year's snowmelt in Wyoming are predicting a runoff of about 80 percent of normal. Wyoming's winter mountain snowpack melts off from April to September.

February 7th

GOP Writes the President: 'Don't Cave to Union Pressure'

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GOP Writes the President: 'Don't Cave to Union Pressure'

On Thursday, 31 Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama not to cave in to union pressure to expand access to the federal subsidies for health care premiums that were included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

UW Receives $2.5 Million Donation from ExxonMobil

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UW Receives $2.5 Million Donation from ExxonMobil

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced Thursday that ExxonMobil has donated $2.5 million to the University of Wyoming. These funds will support science and technology education programs at the university, including research into technologies that improve the production of oil and gas.

Sheridan County Planning Commission Discusses Fifth St Development

Sheridan County Planning Commission Discusses Fifth St Development (Photo by Ron Richter)

At Thursday's meeting of the Sheridan County Planning Commission, one of the main topics of discussion was the Fifth Street Corridor Plan. Some members of the Sheridan City Planning Commission were present, but not in sufficient enough numbers to constitute a quorum.

Buffalo Council Approves Purchase of Fire Truck

The Buffalo City Council, at this week's meeting, approved the purchase of a fire truck by the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department and approved an amendment to the budget to allow the purchase.

Johnson County Approves CMAQ Contract For 2013

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their meeting this week, approved County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer to enter into the annual CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) program contract with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

JCSD1 Planning For Summer School And Staff Training

At their last meeting the Johnson County School District one Board of Trustees were updated on administration's plans for upcoming Summer School sessions, training for staff and the district entering into agreements with other districts and the University on common core programs.

I-90 Interchange Enhancements Discussed

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Consultants with Russell Mills Studios gather feedback during stakeholder interviews in October of last year on the North Main I-90 Interchange project. (Photo by Ron Richter)

In October of last year, the Sonoran Institute of Sheridan and Russell Mills Studios out of Colorado held a three day workshop to garner public and stakeholder input on how the new North Main Interstate 90 Interchange should look.

Northern Arapaho Tribe Praises Pending Eagle Bill

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill that some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to allow falconers to capture golden eagles also apparently could help the Northern Arapaho Tribe to capture eagles for use in its annual Sun Dance. Sen. Bernadine Craft, a Democrat from Rock Springs, is sponsor of the bill.