Johnson County

CHEYENNE (AP) - Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill and a consultant are offering differing views on whether the state's annual public school assessment exam can be used to hold educators more accountable.

Sheridan Media hosted this month's Buffalo Chamber Luncheon on Wednesday, and gave a presentation called The Theater of the Mind, which highlighted the magic of radio, and how sounds and the human voice along with imagination can paint a picture in one's mind far more vast and vivid than television

The Johnson County Commissioners and the Buffalo City Council heard final proposals from City Planner Zach Montgomery and County Planner Rob Yingling at their meetings Tuesday and both entities decided to back the hiring of a joint city/county engineer.

A letter was submitted to the Buffalo City Council requesting re-allocation of $17,000 of one-percent curb and gutter funds at their meeting Tuesday night, but the council tabled the request until they could get more information on the situation. The request was for work performed at the new Johnson County/Buffalo Recycling Center that was constructed earlier this year.

The Sheridan College theater department's "Evening of One Acts" from the No Frills theater company begins Thursday night at the Wyo Theater.

NERD Gas Company of Casper announced Wednesday that Lake DeSmet is no longer one of their options for a proposed natural gas-to-gasoline facility.

Governor Matt Mead's Business Forum started Tuesday and is continuing Wednesday in Cheyenne. Mead says he's committed to creating a better, more diversified business environment in the state.

CHEYENNE (AP) - U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has become the latest member of Congress to call on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.

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