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February 1st, 2013

SFR Receives Check to Aid Smoke Detector Program

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Sheridan Fire-Rescue issued a media release stating that they've been awarded a $750 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. The check was presented by Sheridan Wal-Mart manager Matt Gomke on Friday.

District Two Superintendent Explains the No Snow Day Decision

Sheridan County School District One and Three canceled their school day Thursday due to the recent blast of winter we received. The fact that School District Two elected not to scrap the day had some parents wondering why.

Tax Report for Wyoming Inspires Proposed Gas Tax Hike

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Tax season is getting underway, and a new report lays out the percentages taxes take out of family incomes in Wyoming. The "Who Pays?" study shows taxes as a percentage of income are lowest for the richest and highest for the poorest.

Report Shows Climate Could Be Affecting Wyoming Wildlife

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The National Wildlife Federation released a report Wednesday that shows how critters in Wyoming, large and small, are being affected by the climate. The research examined how species, such as grizzly bears, sage grouse and butterflies, are being impacted by a changing climate.

February 1st

Buffalo's Cloud Peak Elementary School 'Coming Along'

At their meeting this week in Kaycee, the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees heard a construction update on the new Cloud Peak School from District Business Manager Matt Ramey.

Buffalo HS FFA 'Blue Jean Ball' Saturday At Fairgrounds

The Buffalo FFA Supporters will present their “Blue Jean Ball” this Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds' Community Building.

The event is a fundraiser for Buffalo FFA Students to fund scholarships, leadership camp and other FFA functions.

G&F Approves Lease at Lake DeSmet, What Next?

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, at their meetings in Cheyenne last week, approved the lease of water rights in Lake DeSmet to help protect the fishery in the lake, after months of negotiations and re-negotiations by themselves and Johnson County.

Sen. Enzi: 'Illegally Appointed Labor Board Members Should Resign'

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi called for the resignation for members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) who were appointed directly by President Obama. In a media release, Sen. Enzi called the appointments "illegal." But Enzi is not alone in his sentiments.

Sen. Barrasso: Obama Care Hurts Veterans, Small Business

U.S. Senator John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, spoke on the Senate floor Thursday to concerns he's heard from veterans about President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Senator Barrasso says it hurts small businesses and average citizens.

Details on Thursday's Closure of Westbound I-90 Near Rock Creek

For most of the day Thursday, the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near the Rock Creek exit were closed due to an accident involving two semi-trucks and multiple passenger vehicles.