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July 12th, 2012

State Legislature Considers Gas Tax

The State of Wyoming is under a budget crunch, and one of the ways to tease out funding is to implement a gas tax.

JCHC Board Reviews Plans, Projects for Upcoming Year

JCHC Board of Trustees

At their last meeting June 27th, the Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees reviewed plans and projects for the upcoming year from Hospital Adminstrator Sandy Ward.

411 On Rodeo After-Parties

Don't go home after the parade this morning because there's a lot going on around noontime to tie you over until the rodeo gets going.

Decker Coal is celebrating its 40th birthday with a barbecue on the front lawn of the Buffalo Bill Museum. It's free to the first 500 people.

BLM Grasshopper Treatment Continues Through July In Jo Co

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) announced earlier this month that chemical grasshopper treatments will continue through the end of July on approximately 34,000 acres of BLM lands in Johnson County.

New Wildfire Takes Off In Yellowstone

Firefighters are working to suppress a new 5-acre wildfire in Yellowstone National Park.

July 11th

Chair Lineup and Parade Friday

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Chair Lineup and Parade Friday

Lining up chairs along Main Street in Historic Downtown Sheridan in preparation for events Friday morning has become an annual tradition. The Sheridan Police Department reminds people that if you are going to set your chair up early, be sure it's done after 6 pm this evening.

Local Governments Give Update During Chamber Luncheon

Sheridan County Commissioner Mike Nickel and Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dixie Johnson listen attentively.
From left-to-right: Dayton Mayor Bob Wood; Ranchester Councilman Peter Clark; Sheridan County Commissioner Mike Nickel; Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dixie Johnson and Chamber President Eric Brandjord listen to Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey give an update on the City of Sheridan.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Wednesday focused on representatives from the local governments giving an update on their current economic situation.

Dust Abatement on Holloway Today

The Sheridan County Road and Bridge department will be treating Holloway Avenue between 13th and 15th Streets today for dust abatement for the second time this year.

Wyoming Wednesdays Builds Bridges Between Cultures

Small spectatiors take in some of Joseph LaForge's family heirlooms. LaForge was this week's guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce's Wyoming Wednesday lecture. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

Wyoming has some shoddy history when it comes to intercultural relations with Native Americans. Joseph LaForge, whose Crow name is Red Bear, remembers being kicked out of a resteraunt as a young boy because of his heritage. He grew up hearing stories from his grandparents about the subjugation of his family and even the massacre of their horses. While it's a sore spot for both settlers and natives here, Joseph is doing his part to leave the past in the past and bridge the gap between the two cultures.

Runway Construction Update

The Sheridan County Airport is in the middle of runway construction, but great care is being taken to prevent disruption of air traffic.