Sheridan County

CHEYENNE (AP) - Wyoming students have improved their math and reading scores on a national assessment test.

Both the Johnson County Commissioners and the Buffalo City Council have agreed to lend support for an energy company to develop a coal/gas to liquids plant at Lake DeSmet, after drafting and approving a letter that will be sent to the Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition Joint Powers Board.

Reclamation work at the Kleenburn Coal Mine Site in Sheridan County recently received national recognition with the 2011 Western Regional Abandoned Land Mine Reclamation award.

Opening the doors to the former Hand in Hand Childcare Center in Sheridan moved one step closer Tuesday, as the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority approved the lease agreement with future tenants First Light Inc.

Sheridan County School District 2 schools will hold parent teacher conferences this Thursday and Friday.

Numerous roads in Sheridan County were severely damaged from springtime flooding this year. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, a component of the Department of Homeland Security have awarded a grant to Sheridan County for disaster assistance and emergency relief. Commission Chair Tom Ringley.

Two individuals were arrested on Friday who police believe to be responsible for a string of counterfeit $100 bills passed last week in Sheridan.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Sheridan and Johnson Counties in effect through all of Tuesday lasting until midnight tonight.

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