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College District Works On Budget

College District Works On Budget
College District Works On Budget

The Northern Wyoming Community College District will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, and on the agenda will be the preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Last year amidst a 10% cut to the District's budget, a four day work week was implemented through the summer months, which saved the District over $30,000.

Winter visits nearly flat at Yellowstone

Low snowfall and the recession are being blamed for modest gains this winter in visits to Yellowstone National Park.
From December to March, the park saw 93,838 visitors, an 8
percent increase from last year. Those numbers are still down from the 2007-08 season when the park saw 99,975 visitors.
Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says snowmobile and snow coach

Bus Initiative Moves Forward

Is an additional means of public transportation needed in Sheridan.
Is an additional means of public transportation needed in Sheridan.

Officials and representatives from the various transportation services in Sheridan have been meeting to determine what kind of alternative form of transportation would best suit the community. After compiling the results of a recently competed survey, Sheridan Workforce Services Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Juan Duran explains what's next.

Missing 14-Year-Old Girl Found In Colorado

Missing teen from Gillette has been found.
Missing teen from Gillette has been found.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Officials with the Gillette Police Department say a 14-year-old girl who left home with two men she met online has been found. The girl and 22-year-old Jesse Calhoun of Qemado, New Mexico were found early Saturday at a hotel in Trinidad, Colorado.

Foreign Fusion Fills The Golden Dome

Nearly 400 plates of baklava, spring rolls, naan, flautas, and more were served Friday night at Sheridan College in the Golden Dome.

G&F To Inspect Watercraft This Summer

Wyoming G&F to inspect boats for aquatic invasive species this year.
Wyoming G&F to inspect boats for aquatic invasive species this year.

Visitors to Wyoming’s State Park lakes and reservoirs this summer can expect some short delays as members of the Game and Fish Department will be inspecting various watercraft for possible contamination by invasive species, specifically quagga and zebra mussels.

Gillette Man To Try For Piercing Record

Gillette man to go for piercing record this weekend.
Gillette man to go for piercing record this weekend.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Gillette man says he will attempt to break the world record for the most body piercings in one session. Ed Bruns already has 15 piercings, but on Sunday will try for 2,000 piercings in two hours. He's trying to break a record of 1,197 piercings in a single five-hour session.

Sheridan College Nixes Speech And Debate Team

Sheridan College V.P. of Enrollment Services Mark Englert
Sheridan College V.P. of Enrollment Services Mark Englert

The recent decision to eliminate the Speech and Debate program at Sheridan College was made jointly by faculty and administration. Sheridan College Vice President of Enrollment Services Mark Englert says that the decision was a tough one, but that it will actually help strengthen another program.

McBride Expresses Concerns About PAWS

Wyoming Superintendent Jim McBride

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jim McBride released a letter Friday that he sent to the U.S. Department of Education that outlines his concerns with the current PAWS testing, as well as testimonial from Wyoming school districts.

Autopsy Results May Take Weeks

13-year-old Marisa Spoonhunter was found dead four days after she'd gone missing. (courtesy photo)

By LESLIE STRATMOEN Special to the Star-Tribune with wire reports |

RIVERTON -- Federal and local authorities are investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found along a roadside on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Marisa Spoonhunter's body was found off Givens Road, just east of Ethete. She had been missing for four days.