Johnson County Approves CMAQ Contract For 2013

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their meeting this week, approved County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer to enter into the annual CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) program contract with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

JCSD1 Planning For Summer School And Staff Training

At their last meeting the Johnson County School District one Board of Trustees were updated on administration's plans for upcoming Summer School sessions, training for staff and the district entering into agreements with other districts and the University on common core programs.

I-90 Interchange Enhancements Discussed

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Consultants with Russell Mills Studios gather feedback during stakeholder interviews in October of last year on the North Main I-90 Interchange project. (Photo by Ron Richter)

In October of last year, the Sonoran Institute of Sheridan and Russell Mills Studios out of Colorado held a three day workshop to garner public and stakeholder input on how the new North Main Interstate 90 Interchange should look.

Northern Arapaho Tribe Praises Pending Eagle Bill

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill that some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to allow falconers to capture golden eagles also apparently could help the Northern Arapaho Tribe to capture eagles for use in its annual Sun Dance. Sen. Bernadine Craft, a Democrat from Rock Springs, is sponsor of the bill.

Hearing Date Set in Superintendent Hill Lawsuit

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A judge will hear arguments on March 14 in a lawsuit filed by state Superintendent Cindy Hill that challenges a new law removing her as head of the Wyoming Department of Education. Hill is seeking a preliminary injunction from District Judge Thomas Campbell.

City's On-Line Permitting Set to Go “Live”

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City of Sheridan Building Official Kevin Bare

The City of Sheridan is getting closer to going “live” with their on-line permit program that will offer many benefits to local developers and contractors.

Lummis Comments on President's Nomination of REI CEO as Interior Secretary

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Lummis Comments on President's Nomination of REI CEO as Interior Secretary (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis issued a statement Wednesday shortly after President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell, the CEO of the outdoors products company REI, for Secretary of the Interior.

Johnson County Library Gathers Input During Open House

The library staff and representatives of the architectural design team were on hand to discuss different designs and gather the public's input. Quite a number of people showed up to the Open House to see the different designs, add their opinions and enjoy refreshments.

Johnson County May Back Industrial Bond Application

Johnson County's Commissioners, at their Tuesday meeting, heard a presentation from Dave Spencer with the Wyoming Business Council and Glen Catchpole from Uranerz Energy Corp. to ask the commission to sponsor an Industrial Revenue Bond application with the Wyoming Business Council through a Wyoming State Treasurer's program.

Sewer Rate Increase Has Buffalo Council At Odds

The Buffalo City Council, on a 3-2 vote, approved on second reading Ordinance No. 1360 which will increase sewer rates 100% across the board to all users, but the issue has become dividing one among the council members.