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September 13th, 2012

SCSD3 Discusses Personnel Policy On Half-Days

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At their meeting Wednesday night, the Sheridan County School District No. 3 Board of Trustees discussed Personnel Policy concerning personal leave for teachers and staff.

Air Service Task Force Seeking Buffalo's Help Too

Angela Jarvis

An Ad Hoc Air Service Task Force working to “assure and improve air service” to Sheridan's Airport is also seeking the help of Buffalo and Johnson County businesses and concerned citizens to help secure the airport and the sourrounding area's economies.

Hikers, Fishers Expect Small Detour To Tongue River Canyon

Photo by Tracee Davis

The town of Dayton is doing some road work to keep seasonal flooding in check. This means locals and visitors to the Tongue River Canyon will experience a temporary detour on their way to the canyon. Dayton Mayor, Bob Wood.

Sheridan County Moving Forward on DeSmet Deal Alone

The Sheridan County Commissioners announced today they are planning to make a 99-year lease agreement with the Game and Fish Department concerning water in Lake DeSmet without Johnson County. Sheridan County Commissioner, Bob Rolston, explains.

SFR Grant Helps Launch New Fire Safety Initiative

Chad Brutlag (left) , of Sheridan Fire Rescue, demonstrates how to use a fire extinguisher, with Larry Grooms . Practical application will be an integral part of a new fire awareness training program targeted toward young adults. (Photo by Tracee Davis)
John King, Senior Engineering Specialist with FM Global Insurance, presents Sheridan Fire Rescue Fire Marshall Brian Songer with a donation for a new fire training initiative geared toward young adults. A handful of community businesses donated to the department to make the program possible. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

Sheridan Fire-Rescue is launching a new fire prevention and education program, thanks to financial help from a handful of businesses within the community.

WWA Hits the Road To Educate About Wilderness Designation

The Wyoming Wilderness Association is hosting a conference today in Casper to kick off a statewide educational campaign surrounding wilderness area designations.

Today's Gilead Fire Stats

(photo by Michelle Jensen)

The Gilead wildfire is now 6140 acres and 50 percent contained. Assets assigned to the fire today include one helicopter with a 12 person rappel crew, two engines, and the Incident Command  Team for approximately 30 personnel.  The cost to date is $2.2 million.

Two Illegal Campfires In BHNF Started Wildfires

The Paintrock Lakes Fire was started by an illegal campfire Sept. 2. (Photo courtesy of BHNF)
The Twin Buttes Fire burned burned seven acres. (Photo courtesy of BHNF)

Two illegal campfires in the Big Horn National Forest have been attributed to starting wildfires.

September 12th

Optimum Discussing Greenleaf Service With Buffalo Council

Optimum Cable Service has the latest Franchise Agreement from the City of Buffalo, and City Attorney Ben Kirven said they will be looking the agreement over and giving the city a decision soon.

VOA Report To Jo Co: Everything is Going Well

At their meeting last week, the Johnson County Commissioners heard an update from Volunteers of America personnel Scott Duncan and Terry Wall, who recapped the last year of services they provided the county, saying everything so far is “going great.”