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Commissioners Give Floodplain Plan Update

A mallard takes a swim on Big Goose Creek, which is in the floodplain. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The floodplain management plan for Sheridan County, that must be in place by January, has undergone a few changes recently, and become confusing to some.

So, News Director Leslie Stratmoen discussed the plan in detail this week, with two of the commissioners, in hopes of gaining a better understanding.

Here's the report.

Friends Auction May Hit Million Mark

Presenter shows off one of many auction items. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The Friends of Sheridan County Public Library may have reached their goal of raising over $1 million with their auction earlier this month.

Dayton Tables Weapons Ordinance

The town council in Dayton tabled a discussion of an ordinance prohibiting discharge of weapons in city limits until a full council can be convened.

Survey: Binge Drinking Declines at State University

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Surveys by the National College Health Assessment show a decline in the percentage of University of Wyoming students who binge-drink.

The rate of binge-drinking over a two-week survey sample declined to 43 percent in 2011 from 46 percent in 2001.

Farm Bureau Sets Next Year Policy

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Cow grazes in mountain field. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has adopted policies for the coming year on various issues, including livestock trespass, taxes, wildlife damages and support of the coal industry.

The organization adopted the policies during its annual meeting this month in Laramie.

County Discusses Airport Water Line

Johnson County's Commissioners, at this week's meeting, discussed the proposed airport water line project with Jim Martin at WWC Engineering, going over preliminary costs and requirements if the county chooses to approve the project.

Moving Expenses Approved For New Buffalo Planner

Buffalo City Attorney Ben Kirven spoke to the city council at their meeting this week to ask for approval to sign and send an agreement for the city to pay for moving expenses for the new city planner.

Avalanche Class Saturday in Buffalo

Sheridan College in Johnson County will offer an avalanche awareness course this Saturday, Novemeber 23 from 9am to 3pm.

The free class will be taught by Carl Schiner, Level One Avalanche Instructor and National Ski Patrol member.

Buffalo Senior Center Plans Holiday Bazaar

This Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd, the Buffalo Senior Center will have its annual Holiday Bazaar fundraiser, featuring hand-made item perfect for holiday gifts.

Public Transit Study Results Released

A.T. Stoddard with LSC Transportation Consultants discusses public transportation at a public meeting Thursday night at the Sheridan Senior Center. (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Public Transit Initiative of Sheridan County contracted with LSC Transportation Consultants to complete a transit needs assessment and transit service plan for Sheridan County. The results of that study were presented Thursday night at the Sheridan Senior Center. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

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