Archive - Oct 2011 - News

October 19th

Senator Enzi: No Child Left Behind Reforms Not Perfect, But a Good Start

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, the ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, made the following statement Wednesday during the Committee's mark-up of the Elementary and Secondary Education Re-authorization Act of 2011.

Sheridan County Fire Ban to Be Lifted Next Monday

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In a media release issued by Sheridan County, it states that upon recommendation of the Sheridan County Fire Warden and the Fire Chiefs of the Rural Fire Protection Districts, the Sheridan County Commissioners will lift the fire ban effective Monday, October 24th at 6 am.

Meadowlark Elementary Principal Named Among America's Top K-8 Principals

Meadowlark Elementary Principal Jason Hillman has been named as one of 61 2011 National Distinguished Principals by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, according to a media release from NAESP Wednesday morning.

No ECA Increase: SCSD1 Disucsses Joint Education Committee Recomendation

SCSD1 Superintendent Marty Kobza says he's disappointed with the discussions that took place at Wyoming Legislature Joint Education Committee meetings Tuesday in Casper, where the committee made a recommendation not to increase the K-12 External Cost Adjustment for district one for the third straight year.

SCSD1 Meeting: Winkelmann Teacher of the Year

The Sheridan County School District No. 1 Board appointed an official School District 1 board member to the Sheridan Recreation District Board during a regular meeting Tuesday night in Ranchester.

Wyoming Education: AP Headlines Oct. 19

CHEYENNE (AP) - A new study says 56% of the new students entering Wyoming community colleges aren't prepared for college-level courses. In addition, 23% of new students entering the University of Wyoming need help with math.

25 Now Dead in Listeria Outbreak in Cantaloupe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.

Bison Marching Band Rated 'Superior' at State

The Buffalo High School Marching Band was at the state competition last Saturday in Casper, and were awarded a “Superior” rating in the competition, the fifth year in a row they have achieved that mark. The band had set their goal of improving over last year's marks, which proved a tough challenge.

Kaycee Wants Their Own Solid Waste District

Representatives from the Town of Kaycee approached the Johnson County Commission at their meeting Tuesday to ask for the commission to back their request to the state to form their own solid waste district in southern Johnson County.

Buffalo Council Honors Hepp, Declares Vacancy

The Buffalo City Council honored the late councilman Bruce Hepp at their meeting Tuesday night, and declared a vacancy in the council, the first step in finding a new council member for the seat left when Hepp passed away suddenly earlier this month.