Archive - 2013 - News

December 19th

Lost Night Service Gives Hope, Encouragement

photo credit: http://www.stlukeselca.com

During the holidays, and especially around Christmas, many people feel anything but happy and willing to celebrate.
For them pain, suffering, and all the ills of the world can take their toll making it difficult or impossible to enjoy the season.

City, County Back CASA Facility Grant Application

Child Advocacy Services Association of the Bighorns (CASA) approached both the Johnson County Commission and the Buffalo City Council at their respective meetings this week to get their backing of the organization's grant application to the Wyoming Business Council to design and construct a new facility for them in Buffalo to serve Johnson County.

Toys for Tots Giveaway Approaches

(Photo by Ron Richter)

The local Toys for Tots giveaway is set to take place this Saturday in Sheridan between 9 and 7 at Cloud Peak Initiatives, which is located at 151 West Brundage Street.

VISTA Volunteer Helps Senior Center Expand Services

VISTA volunteer Peter Clark -- Photo by Pat Blair

Sheridan's Senior Center is working on expanding its services to more residents of Sheridan County with the aid of new VISTA volunteer Peter Clark. VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America and is a federal program, founded in 1965 to fight poverty.

State Education Director Discusses Department Goals

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Wyoming Department of Education Director Richard Crandall (Photo courtesy of the Wyoming Department of Education)

In late June of this past summer, Governor Matt Mead appointed Richard Crandall to run the Wyoming Department of Education. Crandall, an Arizona Senator, recently explained what landed him in the Cowboy State.

State Legislators Gear up for Budget Session

State Representative Kathy Coleman (Photo courtesy of the Wyoming Legislative Service Office)

In less than two months, Wyoming lawmakers will convene in Cheyenne for the budget session. State Representative Kathy Coleman said that she expects the Governor's proposed pay raises to be a contentious issue during the session.

Commission Approves Flood Map

Steve Maier is the commission chairman. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

After months of public discussions, the Sheridan County Commission approved a flood plan Tuesday during a regular monthly meeting.

News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the report.

Extension Finally Moves to New Office

UW extension educator Scott Hininger carries load into new quarters. (Photo by Pat Blair)

After months of working out of boxes at the Sheridan County Courthouse, extension educator Scott Hininger and his staff are settling into their new offices in Sheridan College's Watt Regional Ag Center.

December 18th

County Road Department Takes Over Rural Addressing Effort

The road and bridge department of Johnson County has now assumed the responsibility for rural addressing, because both county fire districts decided they no longer wanted to be involved in the program.

Board Approves Home Schooling, Mileage Payment Requests

The school trustees of Johnson County School District One approved a number of requests, recently, regarding home schooling, isolation and employment.