Department of Education Introduces Teacher Cabinet

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Last December, the Wyoming Department of Education selected a 15-person Teacher Cabinet made up of instructors throughout the state, in an effort to garner input on department initiatives. Members of the cabinet committed to an 18-month term that began in January.

Gillette Meeting to Focus on Orphan Wells Problem

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Courtesy photo)

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - An upcoming public meeting in Gillette will address the state's plans for plugging abandoned coal-bed methane wells. The meeting is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. April 2 at Gillette College.

Forestry Office Entrance Moves, Temporarily

Visitor services will continue during renovations at the Bighorn National Forest’s Tongue Ranger District office in Sheridan, but the public entrance will be temporarily relocated.

Schools Launch Classic-K Program

Superintendent Marty Kobza -- Stock Photo

Officials at Sheridan County School District 1 have announced they'll be offering classic kindergarten at both Big Horn and Tongue River elementary schools in the 2014-15 school year.

A Look Back in Time: March 22, 1914

R.E. Keenan of the Sheridan Brewing company has returned home from a two-months visit to California. He is in good health except for a slight cold. He spent most of his time in Los Angeles.

Kennon Receives Grant for Military Project

The Kennon Products company of Sheridan has received funding to help research and develop a system that would reduce injuries of military members involved in an under-body blast, rollover or crash.

Hill Says Governor Running Out Clock

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Superintendent Cindy Hill -- Courtesy Photo

The state superintendent says the governor is trying to keep her case in litigation so she'll remain out of the department head chair, right up until her term runs out. She talked about the situation this week on our news talk show, Public Pulse. Here's Leslie Stratmoen with the story.

College Retirement Benefits Changing

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VP Cheryl Heath -- Pat Blair Photo

Northern Wyoming Community College District trustees gave first-reading approval to a change in district employees' early retirement benefits on Thursday night.

Ranchester Gives Second Read to Annexation

Ranchester's town council gave conditional approval this week to the final plat of Stone Ridge Meadows.

4-H Educator Could Be on Board by Summer

Scott Hininger -- Photo by Pat Blair

A new 4-H educator could be on board in the University of Wyoming's Sheridan County extension office by the summer. That's the hope of Sheridan County University of Wyoming Extension Educator Scott Hininger, who joked about the prospect.