July 19th, 2017

Wyoming News Update

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Latest Wyoming news, sports, business and entertainment.


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says Wyoming's budget woes aren't as bad as predicted, but he says the state still faces big challenges with funding its public K-12 school system.

Troopers Host Gillette / Jets win State Opener / Rockies Rip the Padres / NHSFR Continues in Gillette

TROOPER BASEBALL - The Sheridan Troopers host Gillette tonight at 6:00 it's Sponsor appreciation night at the ballpark as the Troopers host a free BBQ for all their sponsors and sponsor employees before the game.

The Troops close out the regular season Saturday at home against Cheyenne, the state tournament starts Wednesday Casper.

Kinner: School District 2 is 'Most Efficient' in State With Funds

Sheridan County School District 2 is the most efficient school district in Wyoming in handling the money that it receives from the state.

County Approves Mills For Special Districts

At their meeting Monday, the Johnson County Commissioners approved 12 mills for the general county budget, which included operating funds for the county library, Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, and county fair.

JCHC Board Adopts Budgets For FY2018

The board of trustees for the Johnson County Healthcare Center approved both the operational and capital budgets for the coming 2018 fiscal year at their meeting Wednesday night.

City, County Earmark Lodging Tax Funds For Event Costs

Johnson County and the City of Buffalo have each voted to use some of the lodging tax funds generated within the county to help offset the costs borne by each governmental entity associated with various events such as next month's solar eclipse and the recent Longmire Days.

A Look Back in Time: July 20, 1917

Now here's Sheridan Media's look back in time, to 100 years ago, by reporter Pat Blair as published in the Sheridan Enterprise newspaper on July 20, 1917.

College District Adopts Budget

Northern Wyoming Community College District trustees approved a budget of just over $73.8 million Wednesday night to finance operations this year at Sheridan and Gillette colleges and the Johnson County campus.

Kids Summer Art Camp

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Tuesday’s project for this week’s Summer Art Camp for kids, ages 7-12, was art journals. Held at the SAGE Community Art Center, eleven year-old Ryanne Dixon explained the process.

Antelope Butte Summer Festival Starts Friday

This weekend people will have a chance to run, bike, listen to music, do yoga, and much more as the Antelope Butte Summer Festival starts Friday.