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June 6th, 2012

Buffalo Council Awards Contract For Sports Fields Complex

Zach Montgomery

At their Tuesday meeting, the Buffalo City Council awarded the contract to construct the sports fields complex to O'Dell Construction of Sheridan.

At the bid opening last week, all four bids came in substantially over the original engineer's estimate of $2 million.

West Nile Virus Cases Down

The Associated Press reports human cases of West Nile Virus are on the decline in the state of Wyoming. In 2007, there were 185 cases and 2 deaths related to the virus, which tapered off to 10 cases in 2008, 12 cases and 1 death in 2009, 6 cases in 2010, and three infections last year.

Objections To Mining Permit Filed, Public Hearing Coming

A permit to allow Croell Redi-Mix, Inc. to operate a gravel mine at a 320-acre site they call the “Shell Creek Pit,” has had objections filed against it with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Strongmen Competitors Looking for Volunteer, Sponsor

The first ever Cowboy State Strongman Classic is coming to Sheridan next month.

Johnson, Campbell Counties Agree To Juvenile Detention

Johnson County's Commissioners agreed to a contract with Campbell County to provide juvenile housing and detention services for Johnson County juvenile offenders.

Low Cost Rabies Vaccination In Full Swing At Kendrick Park

Dr. Karen Serres vaccinates a wiggly Jack Russell Terrier at the Kenrick Park band shell. Veterinarians will be at the park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Saturday to immunize cats and dogs. (Photo by Tracee Davis)
Volunteers register pets for low-cost rabies vaccinations at the Kendrick Park band shell. Veterinarians will be at the park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Saturday. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

The Cat and Dog Shelter's annual Rabies vaccination event is in full swing this week at the Kendrick Park band shell. Cats and dogs have trickled in for low-cost rabies vaccines since Tuesday, and volunteers and veterinarians will be on hand from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Fundraiser for the Sheridan Inn is Friday

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Fundraiser for the Sheridan Inn is Friday

In an effort to help raise funds to pay off a loan to avoid possible foreclosure, the Sheridan Heritage Center will be hosting a fundraiser for the Historic Sheridan Inn this Friday night.

June 5th

Ribbon Cutting and Groundbreaking

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Cutting the ribbon on the West Downtown Phase III Reconstruction Project in Sheridan.
Breaking ground on the West Downtown Phase III Reconstruction Project in Sheridan.

The ribbon was cut, the ground was broken, and construction is now officially underway on the West Downtown Phase III Reconstruction Project in Sheridan. The project fully engulfs the Sheridan County YMCA, as it consists of reconstructing Jefferson and Dow Streets.

Forest Service and Sheridan County Reach Agreement

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Forest Service and Sheridan County Reach Agreement

The USDA, Forest Service Bighorn National Forest and Sheridan County have reached a cooperative forest road agreement. The County Commissioners approved the agreement at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

New Deputy Attorney Introduced To Jo Co Commission

Deputy Johnson County Attorney Ryan Wright

At their meeting Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners were introduced to the new Deputy County and Prosecuting Attorney for Johnson County, Ryan Wright.

County Attorney Ken DeCock made the introductions.