Archive - May 19, 2016

College Will Lay Off Staff in Response to Funding Drops

Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young (Photo Ron Richter ©)

The Northern Wyoming Community College District will lay off administrative staff, cut expenses and draw on reserve funds to offset a loss of $1.8 million in operating funds for the next two years.

College Board Adopts Mill Levy

Trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which operates Sheridan and Gillette colleges and an outreach center in Buffalo, voted Thursday to continue the one-mill tax levy for the next two years for college operations.

Cutting Showdown Under Way

Tracy Barton competing in the 5-6-year-old class Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The Sheridan Cutting Showdown, hosted by the Montana Cutting Horse Association, is under way at the Sheridan College AgriPark.

Habitat For Humanity's Annual Garage Sale This Weekend

The annual Habitat Garage Sale in Buffalo is their major fundraiser to help build affordable housing in Johnson County.

Habitat For Humanity of Johnson County will be having their annual Habitat Garage Sale fundraiser this weekend at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

Gatchell Has New Interim Director After Resignation

Sylvia Bruner, Interim Director of the Jim Gatchell Museum, spoke to the Johnson County Commissioners at their regular meeting this week, to update them on what has happened in the last couple of weeks at the museum.

Buffalo Council Passes Sign Ordinance On First Reading

The Buffalo City Council passed Ordinance No. 1383 on first reading but on a split 3-2 vote of the council members.

The Ordinance was introduced at the council's regular meeting Tuesday evening, and the council then took public comment before passing it on the split vote.

Fatal Stabbing in Lame Deer, Montana on Wednesday

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Wednesday morning 27-year-old Tyson Lonebear stabbed 21-year-old Shay Little in the heart with a sword in Lame Deer Montana. Little’s wound proved to be fatal. Lonebear was arrested in Hardin, Montana late Wednesday night.

Loucks-Highland Closure Set for Monday

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Due to the West Loucks Street reconstruction project in Sheridan, the intersection of Loucks and Highland Avenue will be closed beginning Monday morning. City of Sheridan Project Manager Joe Schoen explains the length of the closure.

Color Run to Benefit Miss Wyoming Scholarship Programs

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Olivia Boley Miss Wyoming Outstanding Teen 2015 and Mikaela Shaw Miss Wyoming 2015. (Courtesy Photo)

Kendrick Park in Sheridan may get a little colorful Saturday morning as the “Sash and Dash” color run is set to take place at 9am. The cost of the 5k color run is $20 a person, or $100 for a group of 6 or more, with the proceeds benefitting the Miss Wyoming Scholarship Program.

City Council Receives Budget Update From City Engineer

The 2 year Capital Improvement Plan(CIP) and a budget update for the next fiscal year were presented to the Sheridan City Council on Thursday by City Engineer Lane Thompson.