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September 14th, 2011

Local Delegation Sides With Option “A Improved” on Redistricting Plan

Senators Bruce Burns and John Schiffer

The local delegation representing Johnson and Sheridan County met Wednesday to determine the redistricting option that will be submitted to the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee next week.

Former Wyo. US Sen. Malcolm Wallops dies at age 78

Former U.S. Senator Malcom Wallop has passed away at the age of 78. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Senate Historical Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Malcolm Wallop has died at age 78. The Republican who served in the Senate from 1977 to 1995 fought for "Star Wars" space defense and for a tough anti-communist policy in Central America.

Discovery Channel Filming in Sheridan Next Week

Tom Balding

The Discovery Channel will be in Sheridan next week to film Tom Balding while he makes a custom hand-crafted bit, spurs and buckles.

Eleutian Technologies Closes Sheridan Office, Employees Will Work from Home

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Suite B at 1981 Double Eagle Drive, formerly occupied by Eleutian technologies, employees of the Ten Sleep-based company that teaches English to Asian students will now do thier work from home. (photo Brad Estes)

Ten Sleep-based Eleutian technologies announced the closure of their office in Sheridan Wednesday, citing that the office that housed their teaching center was no longer being used by employees.

Reservoir Fire: Precip Calms Blaze, Closures Still in Place

After significant growth on Sunday September 11, and another surge on Monday, according to a release from the Forest Service Wednesday morning, the reservoir fire has grown to 1,243 acres in size burning northwest of Shell Reservoir in the Cloud Peak Wilderness.

Jo Co School District Posts Info On New School Project,

Johnson County School Board

Planning for the new elementary school in Buffalo that will begin construction in 2012 has already begun, and the first of a number of open houses designed to take public input on the design of the new school has been scheduled for next week.

Buffalo Adopts new Ordinances for Zoning, Subdivisions

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery

The Buffalo City Council has approved on first reading two Ordinances dealing with zoning and subdivisions.

Final Third Thursday Festival of 2011 is this week

The final Third Thursday Street Festival of the year will take place this week from 5 to 9 pm in downtown Sheridan.

Jo Co School Enrollment Up Over Last Year

Dr. Rod Kessler

Enrollment at Johnson County Schools, as we reported earlier this week, is at 1,303 students overall, up 61 students district-wide over the end of the school year in June of 2011.

September 13th

Highland Park Elementary, 'Teaching Expected Behaviors'

Highland Park Elementary Principal Brent Leibach presented his school's PAWS scores from last year along with school goals for the upcoming year at District 2's board meeting Monday.