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Wyoming Officials Pleased With Salazar's Memo on Wild Lands Order

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

The Department of the Interior released a memo from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Wednesday which directs the Bureau of Land Management to take no action under the Wild Lands Order.

Historic Mine Byway a “Go”

The Sheridan Community Land Trust has secured the green light to develop the Northern Sheridan Historic Mine Byway through the State of Wyoming.

Earlier in May, we reported that the Sheridan Community Land Trust had applied to have established a Historic Mine Byway in northern Sheridan County.

“Buck” Shown for FFA Scholarship Fundraiser

Offical movie poster for the award-winning documentary "Buck", which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in February.

As a means to introduce the Sheridan community to an award-winning documentary about Sheridan resident Buck Brannaman while at the same time raising money for a worthy cause, the creators of “Buck” have agreed to show a special screening of the film to viewers this Saturday night, June 4th at the WYO Theatre.

Senior VP of Lowe's to Speak at Workforce Summit

Lowe's Senior VP Steve Szilagyi will speak at the Governor's Summit on Workforce Solutions.

The Wyoming Workforce Development Council has announced that one of the speakers at the upcoming Governor’s Summit on Workforce Solutions will be Lowe's Senior VP Steve Szilagyi.

JCHC Board Discusses School District Health Plan

JCHC Board

The Johnson County Healthcare Center Board of Trustees, at their meeting last week, discussed the local school district's new health plan, which is based on a tiered healthcare provider program.

PPO's Accepting Discounts Offered by JCHC

JCHC Administrator Sandy Ward

Preferred Provider Organizations, sometimes referred to as Participating Provider Organizations, or PPO's, have been accepting discounts offered by the Johnson County Healthcare Center.

Jo Co Commissioners Approve Special Prosecutor

Johnson County Commission

Avoiding conflict of interest was the reasoning behind Johnson County Attorney Ken DeCock's decision to request an agreement between his office and the Sheridan County Attorney's Office to provide special prosecutors for each other when necessary.

Kendrick Pool Opening Delayed

Kendrick Park Pool is delayed in opening for the 2011 summer season because of recalled pool drains.

The end of school usually means the beginning of swimming season at the Kendrick Pool, but there will be a delay in the arched doors opening into water fun and swim lessons.

Snowpack Continues to Increase

Snow being plowed in the Big Horn Mountains (photo courtesy of WYDOT)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's snowpack continued to climb over the past week, raising concerns about the likelihood of flooding as temperatures rise. Natural Resources Conservation Service water specialist Lee Hackleman says the water content of the snowpack across Wyoming stands at 327 percent of average, up from last week's level of 227 percent of average.

Feds Tally Montana Damage; Floods to Linger

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Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer says he won't call up the Montana National Guard to fill sandbags and do other chores that local communities should be able to do on their own.