Archive - Feb 2019 - News

February 25th

Library Trustees, Foundation Urged to Take 'Readiness Test'

Jay McGinnis urged library trustees and foundation members to take a "readiness test" to determine if they're ready to launch a fundraising campaign. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Jay McGinnis urged library trustees and members of the library foundation to take a “Capital Campaign Readiness Assessment” as part of their preparation for a campaign to raise nearly $4 million for renovations to Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

Buffalo Shelter Offering Spay/Neuter Clinic Thursday

St. Francis Animal Shelter in Buffalo will be offering a low-cost spay/neuter clinic this Thursday at the shelter.

Rocky Mt. Power Issue May Affect Flatiron Project

A Rocky Mountain Power project that needs to be completed may postpone the City of Buffalo's planned start of the Flatiron Drive reconstruction project.

Veterans Nursing Facility Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

State Senator Dave Kinskey

House Bill 82, which authorizes the building of a veterans skilled nursing facility in Buffalo, passed concurrence in the House of Representatives and will now go to Governor Mark Gordon for his signature.

Hotel Fire Fatality Identified

The individual who died in a fire at the old Edwards Hotel on Main Street last week has been identified as Allen Barker of Sheridan.

Senate Leadership on 2019 Session

Wednesday will be the last day of the 2019 General Session of the 65th Wyoming Legislature. Senate Vice President Ogden Driskill shared his thoughts on the last several weeks.

Governor Gordon’s First Few Weeks Primarily Focused on Session

Less than two months ago, Wyoming welcomed a new Governor in former State Treasurer Mark Gordon.

UW Medical Education Program Updates State Leaders

Wyoming leaders received updates on the expansion of the University of Wyoming’s WWAMI Medical Education Program and met members of the new class of medical students this week.

February 25th

Wyoming lawmakers provide $17.4M to university

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming would receive $17.4 million in new funding under the final supplemental budget bill that passed the state Legislature.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that UW had originally asked for about $19.4 million in supplemental budget funding.

Wyoming lawmakers defeat college technical-ed grants program

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers defeated a proposed technical-education grant program at community colleges Friday amid concern it would cost the state millions without delivering intended results.