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2011 ACT: SHS Students Show Higher College Preparedness than State

In 2008 the state of Wyoming began requiring all high school juniors to take the ACT in order to help measure college-readiness. This year Sheridan High School had 25 percent of its students "college-ready", and meeting all four subject-area benchmark scores. That's compared to 18 percent of Wyoming students overall.

New Recycling Center Power Delayed

Buffalo's new Recycling Center.

The new Buffalo/Johnson County Recycling Center will have to wait at least a few more days to get power, according to Johnson County Commissioner Smokey Wildeman, who attended an meeting Monday to update the entities involved in the project.

Johnson County Will Have White Powder Response Exercise

Johnson County Commission

Emergency Management Coordinator for Johnson County, Marilyn Connelly, put in a request to the County Commissioners at last week's meeting for them to authorize the White Powder Response Plan, and to authorize a preparedness exercise to be staged at the courthouse at a future date of her choosing.

Jo Co Commission Accepts Homeland Security Grant

The Johnson County Commissioners, at last week's meeting, voted unanimously to accept a Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant from the State of Wyoming.

Antelope Hunting Should be Great This Year

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Fall antelope season is right around the corner. Photo courtesy Warren Mischke.

This is the first in a series looking at the hunting forecast for Northeast Wyoming. Today, we'll take a look at antelope hunting.

National Watercolor Exhibition

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Elizabeth Thurow of Sheridan received an honorable mention for her watercolor called "Flower Fiesta."

The Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan is playing host for the 26th annual “Watercolor Wyoming National Exhibition,” now on display through the end of August.

County Work Session: Suicide Prevention Coalition

Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coaliton Chair Vanessa Hastings

At a work session Monday the Sheridan City Council received an update from Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition Chair Vanessa Hastings, who discussed some of the findings from a 2007 report from Mental Health America and Thompson Healthcare.

Has This Summer Been Hotter Than Last?

This latest heatwave in the Sheridan region may be one of the last of the summer as fall isn't too far off on the calender.

Council Holds Special Meeting to Make Planning Commission Appointment

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City of Sheridan Council President John Bigelow

City of Sheridan Planning Commission member Kay Pearson resigned last week, which prompted the Sheridan City Council to hold a special meeting Monday to make a temporary appointment to the commission. The Council unanimously appointed Jason Szwec to a term of no more than 60 days.

Changes in SCOPE, Adult Basic Education Program in Sheridan

(Courtesy Metro Creative Connection)

Young adults looking to obtain their GED and or for enrollment in the SCOPE program can now go to the same place. Following the retirement of Sheridan College's Adult Basic Education Director Robin West, her ABE position was absorbed by SCOPE Coordinator Sarah Riehn.