Sheridan County

A fundraiser for the Wyoming State Democratic Party that will be held in Sheridan later this month will feature U.S. Senator for Montana, Jon Tester. Chairman of the Sheridan County Democrats Hollis Hackman.

Earlier this year we reported that the Padlock Ranch was the recipient of this year's Leopold Conservation Award in Wyoming. The ranch has now been named a regional finalist for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Environmental Stewardship Award.

The Wyoming Wilderness Association has been pushing for the designation for the Rock Creek Wilderness Area as protected wilderness since 2005, when the Bighorn National Forest recommended the action in its forest plan.

Wednesday's monthly luncheon of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce focused on the Sheridan College tech center expansion and renovation bond issue soon coming before the voters in a special election.

During his recent visit on Public Pulse, Sheridan College president Paul Young responded to a question about the upcoming bond issue coming before voters on August 20th. I asked if there was a guarantee that, if passed, the funding would go towards the renovation and expansion of the technical education center and not some other project.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced the 2012 Landowners of the Year, and Ryan and Teresa Fieldgrove of Buffalo were honored as the recipients for the Sheridan Region.

Trustees for Sheridan County School District #2 voted 5-1 in favor of renewing a contract for the upcoming school year with Volunteers of America for the Accountability Change in Education, or ACE program.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is seeking items from Chamber members to help ease the transition for new students starting the fall semester at Sheridan College. Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson explains.

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