Archive - Feb 16, 2011 - News

The Housing Market Remains a Buyer's Market

The housing market continues to be a buyers market.

During tough economic times, prospective home buyers tend to shy away from taking the plunge of home ownership. However, most realtors will be quick to agree that a slumping economy makes for the perfect time to purchase a home.

Green House Opens Bids For Project

Green House for Living in Sheridan President Doug Osborn

Officials with Green House Living for Sheridan opened bids for construction of their cottages and administration building Wednesday afternoon at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Wyoming Leads Nation in Smokeless Tobacco Use

Sheridan County Tobacco Prevention Specialist Shelly Araas

The 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System shows that just over 9% of Wyoming adults use smokeless tobacco. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this means that Wyoming holds the dubious distinction of leading the nation in smokeless tobacco use.

Developmental Disabilities Budget Amendment Update

These three young ladies are served through the KARES program, housed behind RENEW in Sheridan.

Earlier this week we reported that representatives from agencies around the state who work with Wyoming residents who have developmental disabilities have been in Cheyenne to try to persuade legislators to reinstate the remaining 4% of the 10% funding cuts implemented during Governor Freudenthal's t

Beat the Winter Blues this Saturday

The Dog and Cat Shelter is holding their "Beat the Winter Blues" fundraiser this Saturday.

The Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan is holding a fundraiser this Saturday that has a little something for just about everyone to enjoy. Shelter Executive Director Cel Hope explains that the “Beat the Winter Blues” event has no shortage of activities.

SCC; CWC Hopeful on Budget Amendment Request

Entrance to the ever-expanding campus at Sheridan College.

News remains hopeful for those requesting a $10 million amendment to the Wyoming Supplemental Budget from Sheridan College and Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Sheridan College President, Dr.

Representative Berger on Budget Update

Representative Rosie Berger of House District 51

Wyoming lawmakers began debate on the 2011 Supplemental Budget earlier this week, and Representative Rosie Berger says that for a conservative body, forty amendments to the $215 million Supplemental Budget came before legislators Tuesday. She says that it took 45 minutes just to debate a $20,000 amendment to a state directory.

Wyoming Water Supply Outlook

February, 2011 water levels in Wyoming's rivers.

The Wyoming Water Supply Outlook for February has been issued, and James Fahey is a Hydrologist with the Wyoming office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, or NOAA, discusses how all the state's rivers are at 80% or well above average.

City Council Changes Meeting Times After Spat

Buffalo's City Council

The Buffalo City Council passed Ordinance No. 1344 on third reading to change the time of the council meetings but only after a mild spat between council members.

New School May Be in Buffalo's Near Future

Dr. Rod Kessler

The Board of Directors for Johnson County School District No. 1 held their regular meeting Monday night, and the board was given good news from a number of sources.