Archive - Mar 11, 2013 - News

Punxsutawney Phil Was Wrong, At Least This Month

Punxsutawney Phil Was Wrong, At Least This Month (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow in early February, allegedly spelling the end of winter. The groundhog's been wrong before, so we talked with an expert.

USFWS to Decide Fate of the Gunnison Sage Grouse in April

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USFWS to Decide Fate of the Gunnison Sage Grouse in April (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the National Audubon Society, Audubon Rockies, is advocating that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as an endangered species. The USFWS has an opportunity to list the bird as endangered next month.

Johnson County Approves Budget Amendment For Grant

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their last meeting, approved Chairman Delbert Eitel to sign Resolution No. 472, approving the submission of the funds to the county budget for the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for Johnson County.

Buffalo Council Approves Change For Cable Service

At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council Discussed a pending new provider's agreement with Optimum Cable after a number of years extending an existing agreement.

JCHC Transition To EHR, New Attendance Mostly Positive

The Johnson County healthcare Center's Board of Trustees heard a report from staff and administration on the recent conversion to electronic health records (EHR) and a new computerized time/attendance system.

So far, they said, it has been a positive for the facility.

SCCD Continues to Work With City on Water Quality Improvements

During a Sheridan City Council work session Monday, Sheridan County Conservation District Manager Carrie Rogaczewski updated the Council on some of their projects, past, present and future.

City Updates Standard Specifications

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The City of Sheridan has updated their standard specifications, something that hasn't been done in a decade.

In Wake of Dual Disasters, Gulf Coast Recovering from Katrina and Oil Spill

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Bill Sniffin

It was a cold, brisk evening on Bourbon Street when we visited New Orleans March 2.  In fact, it was their chilliest night of the year.  We were bundled up like Wyoming people know how to do, while the locals were shivering and barely covered.

Sheridan Wins Soccer Cup Bid

Sheridan Travel and Tourism executive director, Shawn Buckley, traveled to Laramie over the weekend to pitch Sheridan as the ideal location for the State Soccer Cup next year.

SPD Reports Rash of Vehicle Theft, Burglary

UPDATE -The Sheridan Police Department is seeking information related to multiple vehicle thefts, burglaries and vandalism over the weekend.