Archive - Jun 2013 - News

June 28th

Conant Avoids Possible Death Sentence in Plea Deal

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty against the Wheatland man who pleaded no contest this week to killing his three sons and his brother in 2011. Everett Conant III entered the pleas Wednesday at a hearing in Evanston, home of the Wyoming State Hospital.

Governor Mead to Talk Energy Strategy at Chamber Luncheon

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Courtesy Photo)

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon for July will feature Governor Matt Mead, who'll be discussing his newly released Energy Strategy for the State of Wyoming, a strategy comprised of 47 initiatives designed to better equip industry, conservation groups and others with the tools

June 27th

JCHC Coping With Reduced Volume, Revenue for FY2014

At their Wednesday meeting, the Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees got an unfavorable report concerning reduced volume, revenue and how that will affect the upcoming budget for Fiscal Year 2014.

Johnson County's Zoning Regulations Nearly Complete

At their meeting this week, the Johnson County Commissioners got an update from County Planner Rob Yingling on the status of the Zoning Regulations Project, which he said is “wrapping up their final changes.”

Johnson County Fire Warden Officially Takes Over July 1

Applications for the position of Johnson County Fire Warden were accepted by the Johnson County Commission up to their meeting June 18th and the commissioners then appointed Rick Farris as the new Fire Warden for the county.

Sens. Barrasso, Enzi: Immigration Bill Doesn't Fix the Problem

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Sens. Barrasso, Enzi: Immigration Bill Doesn't Fix the Problem (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill for the first time in quite a while - a sweeping immigration bill - in a vote of 68 to 32. Wyoming senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi were two of the "nay" votes and following the vote they issued a joint statement explaining why.

Cindy Hill Writes to Speaker Lubnau Asking for 'Due Process'

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Cindy Hill Writes to Speaker Lubnau Asking for 'Due Process'

Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the latest from state superintendent Cindy Hill, who sent a letter to Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau and requested due process.

Legislative Management Council to Meet In July

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Wyoming Speaker of the House of Representatives Tom Lubnau has requested to legislative leadership that that an investigatory committee be formed to further examine the MacPherson investigative report of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Sheridan County Looking for Individuals to Serve on Planning Commission

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(Photo by Ron Richter)

Beginning July 1, there will be two open positions on the Sheridan County Planning and Zoning Commission, which is a volunteer board that serves as an advisory role to the County Commissioners. Sheridan County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger.

Woman Gets Prison in Casper Spice Case

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A 59-year-old woman will spend four years in prison for distributing a form of synthetic marijuana that damaged the kidneys of a Casper teenager.