French Film Crew Tapes At Occidental This Weekend

Sophie Vernet films the local musicians at the Occidental Hotel Saturday night.

A film crew working for a French television program highlighting places to travel in the world was in Northeast Wyoming this weekend and stopped by the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo Saturday night to film the locals, some background history of the hotel and the town and some local talent as well.

JCSD1 Discusses Student-Teacher Protocol For District

At their last meeting, the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees heard a presentation from Dr. Jeanie Barent on the protocol surrounding prospective student-teachers in the district.

JCHC Looks At Next Capital Construction Project in 2016

JCHC Board of Trustees

With the Radiology department signed off by the State Department of Health, the Johnson County Healthcare Center's 2012 Construction Project is essentially complete, and their attention will now turn to the next step in their Capital Improvements Plan, the 2016 project to replace the aging Amie Holt Care Center.

Black Diamond Byway Dedicated Saturday

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One of seven signs along the Black Diamond Byway

Over 150 people attended the dedication of the new Black Diamond Byway which took place Saturday at the Kleenburn Recreation Area just north of Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott was there as another piece of history was being made.

National Drug Take Back Day Saturday

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Steve Johnson, SPD, collecting unwanted or unused meds.

Saturday, Sheridanites had the chance to safely get rid of the prescription drugs they didn't want or need. It was the semi-annual national Drug Take-Back Day.

The Thrill of Twill

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Richard Webb of Gillette basket weaving.

Art comes in a variety of forms; it's all about what you like. Saturday, close to twenty folks showed up at the Sagebrush Art Gallery to learn basket weaving from Laura Lee Zanger, an expert basket weaver specializing in Southeaster Native American Twills.

Poll Question of the Week

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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a U.S. policy that banned military personnel from discrimination against or harassing closet gays and also barred openly homosexual persons from military service, was repealed a year ago.

CFRA to Congress: We Need New Farm Bill

The Center for Rural Affairs is encouraging Wyoming citizens to urge Congress to get to work on a Farm Bill. As 2012 draws to a close, legislators have yet to draw up a new Farm Bill, which means critical funding hangs in the balance.

Week in Review

It's time to take a look back at some of the top stories from this past week. A Bond Modification Hearing was held Wednesday for Richard Cameron Wilkerson, 30, who is being held on second-degree murder charges in connection with the death of 45-year old Brian Newman last weekend in Buffalo.

Governor Mead Pleased that the State Will Take Over Wolf Management This Week

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead issued the following comment on the State taking over management of wolves beginning Monday, October 1st.