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September 7th, 2011

Open House for Buffalo/Jo Co CJC Thursday

The Johnson County Commissioners, Johnson County Sheriff's Office and the Buffalo Police Department will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 8 to showcase the new criminal justice center.

Joint Appropriations Committee to Discuss Insurance, Retirement Issues

Wyoming State Representative Rosie Berger

The Wyoming State Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee is meeting in Cheyenne Thursday and Friday to discuss a number of issues that include employee group insurance and the state's retirement system. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Redistricting Public Hearing Set for Story Next Week

Wyoming State Senator Bruce Burns

The Wyoming State Legislature's Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee is in charge of coming up with the final redistricting bill that will come before the Legislature early next year.

Several Labor Day Weekend Campfire Citations Prompt BNF to Remind Visitors of Fire Danger

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With the fire danger at “Very High” in the Big Horn National Forest, as a result of the lack of significant moisture in recent weeks that is common in late summer months, Big Horn National Forest officials remind visitors to make sure campfires are put out completely.

Reservoir Fire Update

A small wildfire is being allowed to burn in the Big Horn Mountains near Shell Canyon close to the Shell Reservoir in Big Horn County, Wyo. Jon Warder, Big Horn National Forest Fire management officer, explains management of the Reservoir Fire.

South Park Rehabilitation Efforts Continue

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Rehabilitation efforts of South Park continue as the Sheridan City Council awarded two bids that will greatly upgrade the 38 acres of natural native riparian flood area in south Sheridan.

Free Spear-O-Wigwam Lecture Sunday, "Birds of the Bighorns"

In a new offering at the Northern Wyoming Community College District's recently opened Spear-O-Wigwam campus, this Sunday afternoon the college will host the first of two free lectures in their fall Mountain Lecture Series.

Suicide Prevention Week: Operation SAVE Training Not Just for Health Professionals

As a part of suicide prevention week, mental health professionals from the area put on an Operation SAVE training at the YMCA Tuesday night, stressing the importance of being able to address the issue of suicide and lead a person to help if they need it.

Industry Group Appeals Oil-Gas Court Ruling

CHEYENNE (AP) - An oil and gas industry group has appealed a federal court ruling that the Interior department must abide by a 60-day deadline to issue oil and gas leases after they are sold.

Mead's Decision Won't Give Hill Free Rein on Ed. Jobs

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

CHEYENNE (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead made it plain Tuesday he won't give the head of the state education department free rein to classify positions as at-will jobs from which workers could be fired for no cause.