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February 6th, 2013

Sewer Rate Increase Has Buffalo Council At Odds

The Buffalo City Council, on a 3-2 vote, approved on second reading Ordinance No. 1360 which will increase sewer rates 100% across the board to all users, but the issue has become dividing one among the council members.

Superintendent Cindy Hill Seeks a $6.3 Million Budget

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Superintendent Cindy Hill Seeks a $6.3 Million Budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is seeking more than $6 million for her newly reorganized office over the next 17 months.

ASAP Collecting Input on Ways to Combat Drug Use in Sheridan

ASAP Collecting Input on Ways to Combat Drug Use in Sheridan (Photo courtesy of Flickr user LeoAmadeus)

Members of the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention are asking Sheridan County residents for their input in coming up with prevention solutions in the areas of tobacco and the use of other drugs in brief online survey.

Scam Alert: National Phone Scam Has Hit Sheridan

Scam Alert: National Phone Scam Has Hit Sheridan

A national-level scam involving a purported transfer of winning earnings - ending with a wiped bank account after the victim provides the scammers with bank account information - has hit Sheridan.

Governor Addresses a Number of Issues During News Conference

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Courtesy Photo)

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead addressed a number of issues during his monthly news conference this week. Mead cited a recent report that shows Wyoming ranked number one for school financing.

February 5th

JCSD1 Gets Good News On Health Insurance Claims

A their last meeting the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees got some good news about their health insurance costs due to fewer claims and a possible continuation of a savings in premiums.

Buffalo YMCA Needs Lighting, Council Requests Bids

At their meeting Tuesday evening the Buffalo City Council got a request from Mike Quast of the Johnson County Family YMCA for just over $17,000 to replace aging lighting in the gymnasium and pool areas of the city-owned building.

Johnson County Awards Contract For Canal Road Bridge

At their meeting Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners awarded the contract to build a new bridge on Canal Road to CCG Construction for $339,903.

Gov and legislators clash on savings, agree on spending

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The Legislative Conference Room in the Wyoming State Capitol. The Joint Appropriations Committee and Gov. Matt Mead differ over how much money to save and how to save it. (Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile — click to enlarge)
By Gregory Nickerson
February 5, 2013

Sen. Burns on Imminent Budget Cuts

Sen. Burns on Imminent Budget Cuts (Courtesy photo)

Following a busy week for the Wyoming legislature, Senator Bruce Burns says the rejection of a bill to hike the fees for hunting and fishing licenses will have some definite consequences for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Senator Burns explains.