Archive - Aug 20, 2013 - News

Voters Say No to College Bond Issue

(Photo by Ron Richter)

Tuesday was judgment day for the Sheridan College bond issue, as over 5,400 voters cast ballots in the special election. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

A Day for Bernice

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Bernice Marshall, left, recieves a plaque from Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey proclaiming August 20th as Bernice Marshall Day. (Photo by Ron Richter)

Council Chambers at Sheridan City Hall was the site Tuesday afternoon for a special ceremony proclaiming August, 20th as Bernice Marshall Day.

Rep. Madden on Decline in Standardized Test Scores Across Wyo.

Rep. Madden on Decline in Standardized Test Scores Across Wyo.

The Casper Star-Tribune recently reported on a statewide decline in standardized test scores across Wyoming. Based on 2012 figures released by the Wyoming Department of Education this month, scores on the Performance Assessment for Wyoming Students declined in every subject for elementary and middle school students compared to 2011.

Commissioners Reject Airport Construction Bids

Commissioners Reject Airport Construction Bids (Photo by Tracee Davis)

At their meeting Tuesday, the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners rejected a series of bid packages for construction at the Sheridan County Airport. Three separate packages were introduced by airport manager, John Stopka, who recommended the commissioners not accept the bids.

Commissioners Say 'Nay' to Riparian Amendments

Commissioners Say 'Nay' to Riparian Amendments (Photos by Chris Foy)

After two hours of public comment at their Tuesday meeting, the Sheridan County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 against the controversial riparian management amendments. Commissioner Terry Cram was the lone vote in favor of the proposed regulations, which would have established a buffer zone on certain areas of private property adjacent to a stream or river.

Park Land and Open Space Irrigation Water Rates

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At the request of a local Homeowners Association, the City of Sheridan will begin offering a reduced water usage charge to Homeowner Associations and non-profit entities responsible for maintaining major subdivisions and planned unit developments.

Rope For Knowledge Raises $4,700 For Jo Co Scholarships

Rope For Knowledge 2013. Photo courtesy of Sheridan College in Johnson County.

Sheridan College in Johnson County's Fifth Annual Rope For Knowledge was last Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo, and was another successful scholarship roping for the college.

Johnson County Youth Show Well At State Fair Sheep Shows

Johnson County's sheep youth have every reason to feel proud after a great showing at the State Fair in Douglas this past week.

County Briefs From Recent Meetings

The Johnson County Commissioners, at recent meetings, discussed and/or acted on a number of smaller issues ranging from the appointment of deputy county coroners to a possible agreement for an indoor shooting range.