Archive - 2013 - News

March 14th

Kinskey Endorses Fluoridation

(photo by Ron Richter)

Sheridan Mayor, Dave Kinskey, appeared on Public Pulse on Newstalk, 930, KROE this morning and revisited the debate about whether fluoride should be added to the city water supply.

Jaycees Host Green Run

The Sheridan Jaycees are sponsoring their 8th annual Run 'Till You're Green fun run Saturday at Kendrick Park.

March 13th

Wyoming Supreme Court Upholds Life Sentence for Man Who Abused Teenage Girl

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a sentence of life without parole for a Rock Springs man convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.

District Judge Nena James sentenced Kenneth James Huckfeldt last year in Sweetwater County.

Employers Say They Need a Skilled Workforce to Fulfill High Demand

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Sheridan College sophomore, Tillie Hoefer, works on a project with a manual mill machine. She's set to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Machine Tool Technology in May. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Smith with Sheridan College)

We previously reported that Whitney Benefits is partnering with Sheridan College to create the new Jobs, Education and Technology program. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the latest.

The Nation's 'Spending Addiction'

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The Nation's 'Spending Addiction' (Courtesy photo)

The Senate Budget Committee has begun considering the first budget resolution in almost four years. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi says there needs to be some kind of recognition that out-of-control spending - not a lack of tax revenue - is America’s most significant fiscal problem.

Reservation schools’ federal aid slashed in sequestration

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Elementary school children wait on the bus outside Wyoming Indian High School for the older students to get out of school. (Ron Feemster/WyoFile — click to view)
By Ron Feemster
March 12, 2013

Three school districts on the Wind River Indian Reservation are scrambling to find ways to cut their budgets without harming student programs paid for with federal funding that sequestration cut sharply earlier this month.

WYDOT Plows Had a Busy February

(Photo Courtesy of WYDOT)

The month of February was a busy one for Wyoming Department of Transportation snowplow crews in northeast Wyoming. WYDOT District Four Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell explains.

Representative Madden Explains the Gas Tax Hike

Ronda Holwell with WYDOT, left, and State Representative Mike Madden discuss the issues. (Photo by Ron Richter)

On July 1 of this year, the state tax on gasoline and diesel fuel in Wyoming will jump from 14 cents a gallon to 24 cents. The last time the fuel tax was raised in Wyoming was 1998.

Injection well case highlights energy vs. water challenge in Wyoming

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By Dustin Bleizeffer

Gov. Mead Signs Lottery Bill

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Gov. Mead Signs Lottery Bill (Photo courtesy of Flickr user David Ciani)

On Wednesday, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed into law House Bill 77, which allows the state to either enter into a multi-state lottery like Powerball - or start its own state lottery.