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Legislative Update on Education Funding

On Wednesday, Governor Matt Mead delivered his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the 64th Wyoming Legislature. The Governor shared his priorities for the legislative session, including K-12 education funding, his energy

JC Sheriff on Low Detention Numbers

Last week, Big Horn Mountain Radio reported on how low inmate numbers were adversely affecting the Johnson County budget. Sheriff Steve Kozisek had told the Commissioners that the average daily population for 2016 was roughly half what

Clear Creek Students Impress Astronomers

Six students at Clear Creek Middle School impressed a whole bunch of astronomers during a professional conference in Dallas Texas last month. According to Principal Darren Schmidt, science teacher Rick Sanchez’ astronomy students were the only middle

BHS Dealing with Russian Olive Problem

The Johnson County School District is coordinating with Lake DeSmet Conservation District to remove a thick grove of Russian Olive weeds behind Buffalo High School. According to Zach Byram of the Conservation District, a strategic Management Plan

Bomber Mtn. Center Survey: Are Changes Needed?

The Bomber Mountain Civic Center has the name and location to be the kind center that Economic Development CEO Dave Simonsen believes can attract conventions and conferences that are held by state and regional businesses. The biggest

New Businesses “Hatched” from Bomber Mountain

Diversification has been an overused word to describe what Wyoming’s economy should be ever since the energy revenues fell a year ago. Dave Simonsen, CEO for JOCO First, shared a bit of good news yesterday while a