Archive - Feb 2013 - News

February 1st

Prosecutors: Boy Planned 'Political' Shooting in Montana

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 14-year-old boy accused of bringing two handguns to a Montana high school told authorities he wanted to show people "you don't need an assault rifle to shoot up a school."

Bill Would Allow Schools to Try Year-Round Class

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would encourage school districts to try out year-round class schedules to see if shorter vacations improve learning.

The bill faces two more floor debates in the House.

Despite Recent Snow, Snowpack Remains Below Normal

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Snotel sites around Wyoming that gauge snowpack and precipitation.

The first Sheridan County snowpack of 2013 has been released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

BHS Forensics Fourth At Gillette Tournament

BHS Forensics top finishers at the Gillette speech tournament. L to R: Cody Giles, Kaleb Moseman, Brianna Taylor.

Buffalo High School's Forensics team traveled to Gillette last weekend to take part in the Camel Classic at Campbell County High School.
The team finished fourth in the 3A Division.

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.

January 31st

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.

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.