Archive - Feb 2013 - News

February 5th

JCSD1 Gets Good News On Health Insurance Claims

A their last meeting the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees got some good news about their health insurance costs due to fewer claims and a possible continuation of a savings in premiums.

Buffalo YMCA Needs Lighting, Council Requests Bids

At their meeting Tuesday evening the Buffalo City Council got a request from Mike Quast of the Johnson County Family YMCA for just over $17,000 to replace aging lighting in the gymnasium and pool areas of the city-owned building.

Johnson County Awards Contract For Canal Road Bridge

At their meeting Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners awarded the contract to build a new bridge on Canal Road to CCG Construction for $339,903.

Gov and legislators clash on savings, agree on spending

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The Legislative Conference Room in the Wyoming State Capitol. The Joint Appropriations Committee and Gov. Matt Mead differ over how much money to save and how to save it. (Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile — click to enlarge)
By Gregory Nickerson
February 5, 2013

Sen. Burns on Imminent Budget Cuts

Sen. Burns on Imminent Budget Cuts (Courtesy photo)

Following a busy week for the Wyoming legislature, Senator Bruce Burns says the rejection of a bill to hike the fees for hunting and fishing licenses will have some definite consequences for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Senator Burns explains.

Saturday University: One of Day College...Minus Homework and Stress

Saturday University: One of Day College...Minus Homework and Stress

This Saturday is your chance to relive the college experience - or try it out for a day - without the stress of homework, tests, boring lectures or the chance of being buried alive by student loan debts.

Senate to Consider Courtroom Weapons Bill

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Senator John Schiffer (Courtesy Photo)

One bill that has flown under the radar a bit during this year's legislative session is House Bill 216 that would ban weapons in the courtroom in the State. The bill was introduced in the Senate Monday and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

State Lottery Bill Continues to Move Forward

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Representative Rosie Berger (Courtesy Photo)

A state lottery is looking like it may become more than just an item of debate by legislators, as the House passed the bill on third reading Monday by a 31-28 vote. Representative Rosie Berger says that the bill now moves on to the Senate for consideration.

Sheridan County Commissioners Approve Agreements for W. 5th St. Development

Sheridan County Commissioners Approve Agreements for W. 5th St. Development (Photo by Ron Richter)

At their meeting Tuesday, the Sheridan County Commissioners approved three cooperative agreements for future development plans along West Fifth Street. Public Works Director, Rod Liesinger, explains what the first agreement entails.

Ten Years of Writing a Statewide Column

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Bill Sniffin

This statewide column-writing idea started when Wyoming Tribune Eagle Managing Editor Reed Eckhardt asked me to write a weekly commentary about the 2002 statewide political races.