Wyoming

A new publication from the University of Wyoming Extension office reviews how new farm safety net programs work and the possible benefits to producers.

Sheridan County’s District 1 high school in Big Horn has been ranked the top high school in the state by Niche.

The Associated Press has confirmed that Liz Cheney has filed to run for the U.S. House seat soon to be vacated by Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming. The elder daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney is ready to announce her run for the congressional seat on Monday.

Plumes of smoke may be seen over the Big Horns in coming weeks. Forest firefighters will be burning slash piles in areas around Red Grade Road. The piles scheduled for burning are located at Swamp Creek, Big Goose Ranger Station, Spear-O-Wigwam, Coffeen Park, and along the road into Dome Lake.

The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee recently completed their “markup” of the governor’s proposed budget for the biennium. The JAC elected to cut $45 million from K-12 education funding over the next two years.

The U.S. Forest service is now hiring temporary workers for the spring and summer season in the local area. Susie Douglas made the announcement.

Dentist Dr. Brian Cotant recently gave his report to the Johnson County Board of Health, saying they will continue to perform fluoride treatments in schools.

Director Beth Holsinger of the Downtown Sheridan Association told legislators the organization was celebrating 30 years in existence, during this week’s legislative forum in Sheridan.

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