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September 15th, 2009

Ranchester Town Council Denies Fence Request And Approves A Number Of Municipal Code Book Revisions

The Ranchester Council met for their 2nd meeting of September Tuesday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there.

The Council denied a request from resident Kim Fuka to have a six foot fence on his property. Councilwoman Samantha Nixon.

Representative Madden Weighs In On Value Added Tax On Wind Generation In The State

State Representative Mike Madden was a guest on Tuesday's Public Pulse program, where he addressed a number tax related issues concerning the state of Wyoming. Madden says that the taxation of wind development in the state is an issue that needs to be addressed.

Wyoming agency Receives $9.6 million Stimulus for Efficiency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming has received $9.6 million in federal economic stimulus funding to improve the energy efficiency of buildings around the state.

The funding announced Monday comes from the Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money goes to the State Energy Office, a small agency within the Wyoming Business Council.

September 14th

Sheridan County School District 2 AP Program Is More Popular Than Ever

Sheridan High School has their highest enrollments ever in Advanced Placement courses. Nearly three hundred students have signed up to take AP courses this year. The courses not only provide more challenging coursework for students but also provide the opportunity to earn college credit. High School Principal Dirlene Wheeler.

School District 2 Holds September Board Meeting

The construction is nearly complete on the new Woodland Park Elementary School. All estimates show the building ready for a grand opening celebration on Monday, October 12th. Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty says students will attend classes in the new building the next day.

The Accountability, Change, And Education Behavioral Center Continues In School District 2

Students that misbehave in Sheridan County School District 2 and are suspended or expelled do not get to stay home, however. For the past three years those students must attend the ACE program. ACE stands for Accountability, Change and Education. District Superintendent Craig Dougherty says the program is showing very positive results.

More County Road Closures Remind Us That It’s Still Construction Season

Many of the construction projects in the Sheridan area are getting close to completion. The roadwork to prepare for a traffic light at Brundage Lane and Sugarland Drive is almost done.

Tongue River Valley Community Center Still Eying An October Move In Date At The Old Tongue River High School

Officials with the Tongue River Valley Community Center are confident that renovation work at the old Tongue River High School will be complete by the end of this month. TRVCC Director Erin Kilbride says things are a bit behind schedule, but they are hopeful that things will be
done soon.

Wyoming Arts Council Encourages Writers To Apply for Upcoming Awards

Wyoming writers are encouraged to consider applying for several upcoming writers awards being offered by the Wyoming Arts Council. Anyone wishing to apply for the Neltje, Blanchan and Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards are reminded that the postmark deadline for applications is October 30th.

Fugitive Arrested In the Big Horn Mountains Is Heading Back To Mississippi

The 63 year old fugitive arrested while tending sheep in the Big Horn Mountains will be extradited to Mississippi, where he's accused of molesting children. A judge in Casper ruled Monday that Edward Eugene Harper should be returned to face charges in DeSoto County Mississippi. Harper was a fugitive for nearly 15 years after failing to