Archive - 2013 - News

October 22nd

Shelter Hosts Pet Costume Contest

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Pets of all shapes and sizes will converge on Kendrick Park in Sheridan this Saturday (Oct.26), as the 13th annual Pet-O-Ween pet costume contest will take place at the bandshell in the park. The event is a fundraiser for the Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan.

Economic Development Group Creates Plan

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board approved a resolution Tuesday to apply for a business ready community planning grant through the Wyoming Business Council.

Public Works Director Says Reservoir's Full

Buffalo's main water source, Tie Hack Reservoir, is now full, according to City Works Director Les Hook, who gave his report to the city council at their last meeting.

Hook said the reservoir started spilling the first week in October.

Board Approves Contracts, Isolation Requests

The Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees approved both the employment and isolation requests brought before them at their last board meeting.

Health Center Program Targets Obesity

Johnson County Healthcare Center, as part of the Affordable Care Act, will be required to implement a ”health improvement project” which will hopefully improve people's health through weight-management.

Sheridan Inn Owners Open Doors

Dana Townsend stands ready to welcome visitors. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Area residents will be welcomed back, formally, to the Sheridan Inn this weekend during an open house hosted by the historic hotel's new owners.

Commission Hires Out-Of-State Contractor

Work has already begun on the Sheridan airport hangar project. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

The Sheridan County Commission decided to go with an out-of-state contractor to build the new 8-unit hangar at the county-owned airport in Sheridan.

Fracking Expert Speaks To Sheridan Audience

A longtime oil and gas engineer who helped develop shale fracking techniques for the Department of Energy, will speak on the geologic risks of hydraulic fracking, at an upcoming meeting in Sheridan.

Legislators Meet With School Trustees

Sheridan County School District 2 Trustees asked for laws raising the age of public school mandatory attendance and dealing with bullying in a meeting Monday night with Sheridan County's state legislators.

State Offers Nicotine Addicts Free Help

A state health department spokeswoman says people who want to kick the tobacco habit have a much better chance of success if they plan ahead and have tools and medication at the ready.