Archive - Feb 21, 2013

NWCCD Trustees Approve Campus Center Plans

At their meeting Thursday, the Board of Trustees for the Northern Wyoming Community College District approved plans to move forward with renovation and expansion of a new campus center at Sheridan College.

Giving Kids a Smile

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Thursday afternoon children from Sheridan County spent the afternoon getting their pearly whites examined free of charge thanks to the 4th annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” at Sheridan College.

Governor Mead Explains Vetoes of Portions of Budget Bill

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Thursday vetoed portions of the supplemental budget bill that lawmakers sent to his desk last week. One of the Governor's line-item vetoes allows for more money to fight wildfires this summer.

State Lottery Bill Continues to Advance in the Senate

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The State Lottery bill took another step forward Thursday, as it cleared second reading in the Senate. Those in favor of the bill point out that many Wyoming residents are spending money out of state, money that could be spent right here in Wyoming.

Sheridan College Generals Need Your Support Saturday

The Sheridan College Generals and the Lady Generals have a decisive pair of games taking place this weekend in Casper. President of Sheridan College, Paul Young, explains.

St. Lukes Annual Scandinavian Dinner Sunday In Buffalo

The annual St. Luke's Lutheran Church Scandinavian Dinner will be happening this Sunday, February 24th at the church located at 615 N. Burritt in Buffalo.

VOA Reports To Johnson County On Juvenile Justice Program

At this week's Johnson County Commissioner's meeting, Scott Duncan, Juvenile Probation Coordinator, and Todd Richins, Division Director for Volunteers of America, presented the Commissioners with their quarterly report on the juvenile justice program for the county.

Buffalo Council Approves Grant App For LiDAR Unit

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, at the Tuesday City Council meeting, requested permission from the council to apply for a grant to purchase a LiDAR unit.

The LTI TruSpeed SX LiDAR unit, or Light Detection and Ranging, will improve accuracy of officers acquiring targets for speed enforcement.

The latest in Wyoming’s long line of anti-labor legislation

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Guest column by Kerry Drake
Originally published February 19, 2013 on

Two bills passed by the Wyoming House and Senate last week are tantamount to state-sanctioned theft of workers’ wages and benefits.