Archive - Feb 2011 - News

February 18th

Local Auto Dealer Honored With Award

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Valley Motor Honda GM Dick Weber with the Time Quality Dealer of the Year Award for Wyoming.

Valley Motor Honda of Sheridan General Manager Dick Weber was recently nominated as the Time Quality Dealer of the Year for Wyoming.

New District 1 Superintendent Selected

Marty Kobza of Thermopolis will be the new superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1. He begins July 1st.

It's official. The School District 1 Board of Trustees have selected their new Superintendent, after conducting intensive two-day interviews, tours and Q & A Sessions for three finalists. Suzie Dow makes the announcement.

TRHS to Conduct Suicide Prevention Events

Josie Crackenberger and Henry Rawlings with the Tongue River High School FCCLA, along with Taylor Matthews (not pictured) have planned four days of Suicide Prevention activites beginning February 21st.

Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson brings us this story about a special week coming up for Tongue River High School.

Valentine's Day Baby at Sheridan Memorial

Jessica Nixon holds her new-born daughter Khloe Jean who was presented with a new infant child safety seat and other safety devices because she was the first baby born after Valentines Day at Sheridan Memorial Hospital this year. Also in the picture is a Valentine quilt made by hospital volunteer Mary Edwards.

You know that Sheridan Memorial has typically honored the birth of the first baby born in a new year, but this year, they've added Valentine's Day to the list.

Bruce Burns' Legislative Update

Senator Bruce Burns

Amidst an extremely busy day in the State Legislative Session, Senator Bruce Burns checked in with Sheridan Media Thursday afternoon with a couple updates. Regarding the vote on funding for capital improvement funding for Sheridan College, he says.

JoCo Commission Addresses Bad Blood

The Johnson County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday, held an elected officials meeting to discuss various issues within the courthouse offices.

Cities, Counties to Receive More Money From State

State Representative Mike Madden

The City of Buffalo and Johnson County, along with cities and counties throughout Wyoming will be getting more money from the state after the Wyoming Senate passed a bill aimed at distributing more than $10 million in additional funding to local entities.

February 17th

Sheridan College Receives $100k For Project Development

NWCCD VIce President for Development Susan Bigelow

Most of the news this week coming out of Sheridan College was the $7.5 million that was approved by the Wyoming Legislature to construct a new Academic Center on campus.

How Will Additional State Funding Help Sheridan

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The City of Sheridan will no doubt benefit from the additional funds approved by the Legislature, but just how big of a boost will it be amidst declining revenues.

The State Legislature's decision to increase funding to local governments by $10 million figures to be a much needed boost to governments who are once again projecting budget shortfalls.

Developmental Disabilities Amendment Fails

RENEW CEO Larry Samson (Courtesy Photo)

Wednesday a budget amendment that would have restored the remaining 4% of the 10% funding cuts to agencies around the state that work with the developmentally disabled failed in the House. The cuts were made nearly three years ago during the Freudenthal Administration.