House Panel Passes Bill Tweaking School Funding

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A legislative committee has approved a bill that would tweak Wyoming's school funding model after some members argued that the model isn't the reason the state has failing schools. The House Education Committee approved House Bill 127 Friday and sent it to the full House.

Cap On Interest on Hospital Bills Gets Initial OK

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Interest on unpaid hospital bills would be capped under a bill winning preliminary approval in the Wyoming Senate. The measure's sponsor, Democratic state Senator Chris Rothfuss of Laramie, says interest rates on unpaid hospital bills can reach 18 percent in Wyoming.

Youth Hockey Shapes Young Adults

Zane Garstad, in no hurry to let go of his grip on the Stanley Cup at the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame. (Photo Courtesy Scott Barten)

Friday we told you about three young Sheridan men who were able to play with the All-Wyoming Hockey Team at a Silver Stick Tournament in Canada. Today, Mary Jo Johnson talks with coach Zane Garstad about youth hockey in Sheridan.

Senator Barrasso Visits Sheridan Rotary

U.S. Senator John Barrasso

U.S. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming paid a visit to Sheridan Friday, and was the featured speaker at the Rotary luncheon. Answering a question that was on the mind of several in attendance, he addressed the shooting in Tucson January 8th.

Legislative Update

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming legislative committee is recommending a bill that would require doctors to inform women seeking an abortion that they could view an ultrasound image of the fetus.

Orders Taken for Daffodils

The 2011 American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Boyds Bear, Liv N. Hope

Although there is snow on the ground and the temps have been quite cold, it's the time of year for orders to be placed for shots of springtime. The annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days bouquets will be coming in just a few weeks, fresh-cut from Washington State.

Sheridan Youth Return from Toronto Hockey

Standing by the Stanley Cup and Canadian Mountie guards (l - r) Scott Barton, Lane Barton, Collin Eisenman, Zane Garstad, Logan Garstad (all photos courtesy Scott Barton)

Three members of the high school hockey team in Sheridan recently returned from a unique tournament in Toronto Canada. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson with the story.

Salary Increases Topic at NWCCD Meeting

NWCCD Board of Trustees met in Buffalo Thursday

Johnson County hosted the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees meeting Thursday in Buffalo, and a major topic of discussion was the State Legislative session and the possibility of losing funding for salary increases for state employees, as well as employees at the state's community colleges and the University of Wyoming.

Residents Oppose Gravel Mine Application

At the Johnson County Commissioner's meeting Tuesday, residents near where a proposed gravel mine could be located, formally advised the commissioners of their opposition to the gravel mine.

Sheridan Police Department to Offer Citizen's Academy

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Sheridan Police Sergeant Tom Ringley

In an effort to better interact with the community they serve, the Sheridan Police Department will be conducting their first ever citizen's academy beginning March 1st. Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens explains.