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October 19th, 2011

Governor Mead Believes States Must Lead on Energy Policy

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

Governor Matt Mead and 16 other Republican governors sent a letter to President Obama Wednesday expressing concern about excessive regulation from his administration.

Senator Enzi: No Child Left Behind Reforms Not Perfect, But a Good Start

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, the ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, made the following statement Wednesday during the Committee's mark-up of the Elementary and Secondary Education Re-authorization Act of 2011.

Sheridan County Fire Ban to Be Lifted Next Monday

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Sheridan County Fire Ban to Be Lifted Next Monday

In a media release issued by Sheridan County, it states that upon recommendation of the Sheridan County Fire Warden and the Fire Chiefs of the Rural Fire Protection Districts, the Sheridan County Commissioners will lift the fire ban effective Monday, October 24th at 6 am.

Meadowlark Elementary Principal Named Among America's Top K-8 Principals

National Assocation of Elementary School Principals

Meadowlark Elementary Principal Jason Hillman has been named as one of 61 2011 National Distinguished Principals by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, according to a media release from NAESP Wednesday morning.

No ECA Increase: SCSD1 Disucsses Joint Education Committee Recomendation

Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza

SCSD1 Superintendent Marty Kobza says he's disappointed with the discussions that took place at Wyoming Legislature Joint Education Committee meetings Tuesday in Casper, where the committee made a recommendation not to increase the K-12 External Cost Adjustment for district one for the third straight year.

SCSD1 Meeting: Winkelmann Teacher of the Year

SCSD1 Board of Trustees (Sheridan Media file photo)

The Sheridan County School District No. 1 Board appointed an official School District 1 board member to the Sheridan Recreation District Board during a regular meeting Tuesday night in Ranchester.

Wyoming Education: AP Headlines Oct. 19

CHEYENNE (AP) - A new study says 56% of the new students entering Wyoming community colleges aren't prepared for college-level courses. In addition, 23% of new students entering the University of Wyoming need help with math.

25 Now Dead in Listeria Outbreak in Cantaloupe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.

Buffalo Council Honors Hepp, Declares Vacancy

Buffalo City Council Oct 2011.jpg

The Buffalo City Council honored the late councilman Bruce Hepp at their meeting Tuesday night, and declared a vacancy in the council, the first step in finding a new council member for the seat left when Hepp passed away suddenly earlier this month.

Bison Marching Band Rated 'Superior' at State

Buffalo High School Marching Band (photo courtesy of Michelle Roerig)

The Buffalo High School Marching Band was at the state competition last Saturday in Casper, and were awarded a “Superior” rating in the competition, the fifth year in a row they have achieved that mark. The band had set their goal of improving over last year's marks, which proved a tough challenge.