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October 3rd, 2011

Wyo. Seeks Info on No Child Left Behind Waivers

President George W. Bush discusses the No Child Left Behind law in 2006 in Washington D.C. (photo from U.S. executive office, wikicommons)

CHEYENNE (AP) - Wyoming education officials say they want more information on the option to opt out of parts of the No Child Left Behind law before deciding whether to apply for waivers like other states.

iPads Seeing Variety of Uses Across SCSD2

iPad2 (wikimeda commons photo)

Studies have shown that students who read out loud and then listen back to what they have read improve things like reading and speaking skills and even reading comprehension.

Poll Question: Do You Agree With Term Limits?

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield filed a lawsuit as a private citizen last week in Cheyenne to consider a ruling on term limits for the state's executive office.

Gatchell, BLM Team For Educational Program

Jennifer Romanoski, Educator at the Jim Gatchell Museum

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum and the Bureau of Land Management's Buffalo Office have teamed to bring a natural history educational program to the kids in Buffalo.

Jo Co Officials Attend Meetings in Jackson

Johnson County Commissioner Smokey Wildeman

Johnson County's Commissioners and a number of other elected officials were in Jackson September 20-22 for meetings with the Wyoming County Commissioners' Association (WCCA) and the Wyoming Association of County Officers (WACO).

October 2nd

Vacutech Officials Remain Optimistic Despite Being Behind Schedule

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The Vacutech building in north Sheridan is nearly complete.

The 40,000 square foot Vacutech Building being constructed in the Hi-Tech Business Park in north Sheridan is several months behind schedule due to the wet spring we experienced earlier this year.

Sheridan City Council to Consider Bid for Clear Well Project

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Sheridan City Council to Consider Bid Aware for Clear Well Project

The Sheridan City Council has an unusually light agenda for their first meeting of October tonight as there are only a handful of items up for consideration.

Pumpkin Pickin' Time

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Three year-old Mavrick Sandborn from Gillette totes his pumpkin from the Koltiska Pumpkin Patch.

It was an Indian Summer kind of weekend that brought in the month of October. October brings reminders of Halloween and no Halloween is complete without a pumpkin. Where else to get your pumpkin than a trip out to the Koltiska “Pumpkin Patch,” east of Sheridan.

Bike-tober Fest

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Ninety degree temperatures would make anyone thirsty, but riding thirteen miles on a bike in those temps, well...some said it was the bike ride from hell. But it was all done in fun and to introduce folks to the Sheridan Community Land Trust's plan for a new bike trail in Sheridan.

The Blessing of the Animals

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Father Jim from Holy Name blesses the community animals.

Sunday, on the front steps of Holy Name Catholic Church, close to fifty pet owners gathered as Father Jim Heiser blessed the animals. On October 4th, Catholics celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and Father Jim explains.