Over the past decade, Wyoming lawmakers have funded the majority of capital construction of K-12 schools in the state through coal lease bonuses. Those bonuses are projected to dry up with the Federal Government’s announcement and implementation of the Clean Power Plan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has more on the story.
Wyoming State Representative Mike Madden (Photo by Ron Richter)
The Joint Revenue Interim Committee of the Wyoming Legislature met Thursday and Friday in Buffalo. Representative Mike Madden of Buffalo is Co-Chair of the Committee, and says that funding for local governments was a major topic of the two-day meeting.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has temporarily closed the Amsden Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area northwest of Dayton, to facilitate post wildfire treatments following last month’s Sheep Creek Fire. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson (Photo by Ron Richter)
After several months of negotiations between the City of Sheridan and Century Link, third reading of an ordinance establishing a franchise agreement between the two was approved Tuesday night by the city council. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has more on the story.
Due to budget reductions for the current fiscal year, the Library Board of Trustees have made the decision to close the Fulmer Library in Sheridan on Sunday’s throughout the year. The information is from a news release issued by the Sheridan County Public Library System.
The Sheridan City Council at their meeting Tuesday night considered ordinances pertaining to the position of city administrator, development in south Sheridan, and a franchise agreement with Century Link. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department issued a news release Tuesday to notify black bear hunters that Black Bear Hunt Areas 1 and 2 have closed due to the female mortality limit being reached. The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains.
Wyoming Business Council CEO Shawn Reese (Courtesy photo)
The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors will hold their quarterly meeting in Sheridan today and tomorrow. Business Council CEO Shawn Reese said in a news release that “the board will get a better sense of how Sheridan is approaching economic development”.
With the recent increase in black bear activity in several locations in the Sheridan region, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Forest Service would like to advise the public of ways to avoid conflict with roaming bears.
The University of Wyoming is scheduling several events this fall to commemorate 25 years of German unification. Political Science Professor Stephanie Anderson says a wire arch representing an opening of the Iron Curtain will be set up on Prexy’s Pasture September 8 through the 12.
Bighorn National Forest and Sheridan County firefighters responded to a wildfire burning about two-miles northeast of the Big Goose Ranger Station Wednesday. According to a Forest Service news release, the Rapid Creek Fire burned about a half-acre of lodgepole pine.