Sheridan

CHEYENNE (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead made it plain Tuesday he won't give the head of the state education department free rein to classify positions as at-will jobs from which workers could be fired for no cause.

After a lengthy discussion at their meeting Tuesday night, the Sheridan City Council approved the KNJ Curbing and Pony Grill and Bar Fall Fest that will take place this upcoming Saturday.

City of Sheridan Treasurer Jennifer Reed reported to the City Council Tuesday night that the one cent revenue is down 12 percent from the appropriated amount for fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30.

In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the tragedy on September 11, 2001, Sheridan Media will be working with Cost Plus Furniture and Appliances of Sheridan to put on a 24-hour, three-day "Spirit of America 9/11 Food Drive" with a goal of collecting 911 pounds of non-perishable food items.

CODY - The bear hunt is over in two areas in northwestern Wyoming less than a week after it started.

Last week, the Sonoran Institute brought a presentation to Sheridan titled: the Value of Downtown. Essentially, the idea of the presentation was that building dense downtown areas will return the most tax revenue to the city.

A week promoting suicide awareness will culminate on Sunday with the 2nd annual Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide fundraiser on Sunday.

An artist reception will be held Thursday for 13-year-old Lauren Sarantopulos, recognizing her first solo art show that is on display through September at the Historic Train Depot.

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