Archive - Dec 23, 2016 - News

Census Bureau Information on Holiday Shopping

In honor of the Holiday Season, the U.S. Census Bureau released several facts relating to the holiday season. There were $23.8 billion in retail sales in December of 2015. Electronic and mail order shopping garnered about $55.7 billion.

‘Outside the Box’ Approach Needed for Education Spending

(Photo Ron Richter ©)

Wyoming is currently facing a $400 million shortfall in education funding and State budget analysts have estimated the deficit could grow to $1.8 billion by 2022.

Harvest Surveys Needed

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is currently conducting 8 harvest surveys for antelope, deer, elk, moose, sheep, goat, black bear and sandhill crane.

Beef Cattle Nutrition Focus of UW Extension Workshop

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An upcoming workshop near Buffalo will focus on beef cow-calf ranchers who want to boost animal nutrition with well-defined forage supplements to improve animal performance, including conception rates, by matching their operation's annual cycle to the land.

Wyoming News Update

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Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

New Screening Program Detects More Cancers

Medical Imaging Manager Chris Bilyeu. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Tomosynthesis, the 3D mammography screening program that Sheridan Memorial Hospital is considering buying, can detect 40 percent more breast cancers in men and women.

Chamber Bucks Sales Increasing

Sales of Chamber Bucks are on the rise.

County Creates Library Reserve Account From SLIB Funds

Johnson County Commissioners

Funds received from the State Lands and Investments Board have been set aside for the Johnson County Library for maintenance of the facility.

-Recent Compliance Checks 'A Big Accomplishment'

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, during his report to the city council this week, said recent alcohol compliance checks by his officers yielded only one sale to a minor, which he called a “great accomplishment” compared to when they began doing the checks just a few years ago.

Buffalo Families Helped During Caring & Sharing Holiday Drive

Angela Fox

Buffalo's Caring & Sharing programs have done “really well” this Christmas season, according to Chamber of Commerce CEO Angela Fox.