Archive - May 2013 - News

May 22nd

Superintendent Hill Explains 'No' Vote on Common Core Standards

Superintendent Hill Explains 'No' Vote on Common Core Standards

Alongside the Republican National Committee, state superintendent of public instruction Cindy Hill has spoken out against common core education standards in Wyoming - standards supported by the Wyoming Department of Education.

Livestock Groups, PRBRC Support Farm Bill Amendments

Livestock Groups, PRBRC Support Farm Bill Amendments (Photo courtesy of Flickr user Ryan Harvey)

Thirty-four livestock, farm and consumer groups in Wyoming from the Powder River Basin Resource Council to the National Farmers Union - recently sent a letter to the U.S. Senate to encourage their support of various amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill. That includes an amendment authored in part by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has more.

House Oversight Committee Holds IRS Political Targeting Hearing

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U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (Coutesy Photo)

Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee got their chance to question key IRS players on the political targeting of nonprofit applications. U.S.

Several Campgrounds on the National Forest to Be Open for Memorial Day Weekend

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The Bighorn National Forest has been busy gearing up for this year's camping season, which will open unofficially this weekend with a number of campgrounds opening explains BHNF Public Relations Specialist Susie Douglas.

Consultant Finishing Up Phase One of CTET Study

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The consultant that was hired by the Sheridan Economic Educational and Development Authority to work on phase one of the career and technical education training study, has been finishing up that first phase with interviews in Sheridan this week.

Buffalo Council Passes Appropriation Bill On First Read

At their meeting Tuesday, the Buffalo City Council passed their 2013-14 appropriations bill, Ordinance No. 1363, on first reading.

Mayor Randy Dyess explains more about the Ordinance.

Johnson County Appoints Lake DeSmet Advisory Board

Although no official word has been heard from the Wyoming Game and Fish on whether or not they will accept the terms of the agreement and sign the 99-year lease of water in Lake DeSmet, the Johnson County Commissioners are moving forward in case that is what happens.

Annual Lake DeSmet Fishing Derby This Weekend

The 30th annual Buffalo Lions Club Lake DeSmet Fishing Derby will be this Memorial Day Weekend at Lake DeSmet.

State is stuck with increasing number of 'orphaned' coal-bed methane wells

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By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

Story Fund Looking for Citizen Input

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(photo courtesy of www.storywyoming.org)

Advocates of the Story Community Fund have enlisted the help of the Wyoming Rural Development Council to conduct a community assessment, and they're hoping to recruit every resident of Story to share their ideas about how to make their area better.