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April 30th, 2012

RMI Roundup Underway And Successful Says Chamber

Widar Jensen of Norway
Rachel McCaughey and Angela Jarvis, Buffalo Chamber of Commerce

The Rocky Mountain International Roundup that began Sunday and will wrap up today in Buffalo has been a huge success, according to Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Director Angela Jarvis and Assistant Director Rachel McCaughey.

Wing, 68, Dies in Story Fire

One man died in a house fire in Story over the weekend. First responders were alerted to the residential fire at about 10:30 Friday evening and extinguished the flames to find the fire had claimed a life. Sheriff's Deputy, Cpl.

Dayton and Sheridan Search and Rescue Execute Save at Tongue River Canyon

The Tongue River Canyon turned treacherous this weekend when two hikers were caught in inclement weather. The Dayton Search and Rescue successfully extracted a stranded hiker from the canyon Saturday. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

Sheridan County Emergency Services were called to the Tongue River Canyon this weekend when some hikers ran into trouble.

April 29th

A Celebration at Ucross

Ucross Founder Raymond Plank speaks to a crowd Saturday at the Ucross Foundation.
Ucross Founder Raymond Plank speaks to a crowd Saturday at the Ucross Foundation.

The Ucross Foundation held an Arbor Day Celebration over the weekend that included an early birthday party for the founder of Ucross, and a special book signing. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

Poll Question Ponders the Spending of AML Funds

The Wyoming Legislature this past session approved the use of $10 million in Abandoned Mine Land funds to renovate the arena auditorium at the University of Wyoming. This week's Bank of Sheridan/Sheridanmedia.com Poll Question addresses that decision by legislators.

Commissioner Wildeman Recaps WCCA Meetings

Johnson County Commissioners

The Wyoming County Commissioners Association Spring Meetings were hosted by Sheridan County's Commissioners last week, April 25-27.

Auditions For Missoula Children's Theatre Monday In Buffalo

The Missoula Children's Theatre will present their adaptation of King Arthur's Quest this Saturday, but auditions for local kids will be held Monday afternoon at Meadowlark Elementary School in Buffalo.

Legislator Madden: Drug Tests for Unemployment Benefits

Earlier this year, the Wyoming legislature considered requiring drug tests for Welfare recipients in Wyoming.

Wyoming Workforce Safety Has a Long Road to Haul

The state of Wyoming has had one on-the-job fatality every 10 days for the last 20 years, and that has made Wyoming either the first or second most dangerous state for employment since 2001.

Area Districts Granted Waivers For Student/Teacher Ratios

Dr. Rod Kessler

Twenty School Districts in Wyoming, including Sheridan County District 2 and Johnson County District 1 have been granted a waiver from the 16 to 1 student to teacher ratio in grades K-3 that was implemented by the State Legislature in 2011.