The supplemental budget passed Friday by the Wyoming Legislature includes $20 million for distribution to the state’s cities, towns and counties. That’s good news, and it’s quite remarkable, given that state agencies are looking at budget cuts.
Jon Connolly visited the Northwest College campus last week as the third — and last — finalist to make his bid for NWC president.
Connolly is vice president of academic affairs at the Northern Wyoming Community College District, consisting of Sheridan and Gillette colleges, where he has worked for six years. He also served as interim college president there for several months during his second year with the district.
House committee endorses bill after UW lawsuit decision
A bill that would allow searches for University of Wyoming and state community college presidents to be closed to the public was endorsed by a legislative committee Monday.
House Bill 223 was introduced on Wednesday — the same day Albany County District Judge Jeffrey Donnell ordered UW trustees to release the names, current employers and dates when each finalist for UW president is scheduled to visit the university. A list of the five or more finalists to replace retiring UW President Tom Buchanan is due to trustees on or after Feb. 5.
According to the 2013 WY Kids Count data report, “The Power of Community,” Park County is doing a pretty good job with its children. The county ranked second in the state for child well-being, behind only Albany County. And Park County is the only county that ranked better than statewide averages in all categories.