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09/16/14 02:52 AM
With the primary election in the books last month, it was clear that State Superintendent of Schools Cindy Hill would not be on the ballot in November for the general. Despite that, she continues to move forward after returning to her post as Superintendent this year. Hill spoke briefly about her plans post election, saying she wants whoever her replacement to be someone who knows what is going on in Wyoming. She also hopes whoever is chosen in November will return the state to its foundational principals in education. She is also advocating the continued position that the Superintendent be elected by the people, rather than appointed...
09/16/14 02:21 AM
The Johnson County Commissioners are scheduled to meet for the second and final public meeting of September this morning, and on their agenda is the possible removal of the fire ban in effect for the county. The Commissioners will also be speaking with the planning department regarding numerous projects they have working on, and updates. This includes boundary adjustments and minor subdivisions.
09/16/14 01:10 AM
The Tongue River Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest Service is planning on hosting a prescribed burn today, weather permitting. About 100 acres will be burned near Twin Buttes, and 300 acres near Schuyler Park. To be burned will be sagebrush, which officials state will benefit wildlife and forage for livestock.
09/15/14 03:39 PM
June 4th of this year, a fire was reported at the Sheridan County Attorney's Office off of Brooks Street in Sheridan. The day of the fire, during the first report, Fire Chief Terry Lenhart reported that the cause seemed suspicious. It was later confirmed that the fire was started by arson, and the ATF was brought in according to Travis Koltiska with the Sheridan Police Department...
09/15/14 11:31 AM
Theft of copper, while not something you hear about every day, is unfortunately becoming more common across the U.S. as prices for the metal have risen. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says copper theft is threatening the country's infrastructure and putting the public and national security at risk. A 31-year-old Gillette man was recently arrested in various copper thefts around Campbell County. Paul Wallem from our Gillette News Desk reports...
09/15/14 10:38 AM
Arts Along the Bighorns applied for and received a limited retail liquor license for their location at 59 North Lobban. It was approved under the name "Carousel Social Club". The approval didn't come however without some discussion by the Buffalo City Council. There was some concern from members of Council regarding children being in the room, and safety. Olin Turner with the organization, spoke about the specific room where alcohol would be served...
State News

Death of a visitor following a fall is the second recorded in a week. Park personnel retrieved the body of a young girl from the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone after she fell to her death Sunday.

Yellowstone officials pulled the body of a missing employee from a treacherous part of the Yellowstone River Saturday.

The state of Wyoming is moving to intervene in a lawsuit filed by wild horse preservation groups opposing the federal government's plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in the southern part of the state.

Still no sign of a Yellowstone park employee who went missing Monday after illegally floating the Yellowstone River. 22 year old Darian Latty of Georgia and two peers dropped their inner tubes in the Lamar River and floated to the confluence with the Yellowstone.
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