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Superintendent Charles Auzqui, Dec 2nd, 2022

A quick reminder that the school holidays are fast approaching.  Unless there is an unexpected snow day, Tues December 20 will be a full school day, staff return Mon 2 Jan 2023, and students on Tues 3 Jan.   

Charles Auzqui addressed the current Federal Audit/Investigation which dates back to 2020 and maybe further looking into failures in financial systems and procedures.   The investigation is serious and could have far-reaching consequences; such as returning money or disqualification for future funding.   JCSD#1 has hired legal representatives, Holland & Hart to advise and represent its interests.   

Whilst any investigation of this nature is concerning, Charles made it clear that he welcomes this opportunity to continue his initiatives to improve processes and identify areas of weakness and will comply fully with the investigators. 

We again discuss the importance of Professional Development in the ‘art and science’ of teaching and what JCSD#1 is doing to constantly improve techniques and programs.  

Finishing up on a celebratory note, we talked about the recent  Milken Educator Award to Meadowlark Kindergarten teacher, Jessica Kavitz.  This is a significant honor bestowed on a small number of teachers nationally who demonstrate exceptional talent and are models of excellence for the teaching profession that extends way beyond the classroom. 

For more information about the award visit https://www.milkeneducatorawards.org/about/criteria-for-selection/

JC Republican Party Meeting for County Clerk Candidates, Dec 1st, 2022

In accordance with Wyoming statute, the Johnson County Republican Party met to select 3 candidates whose names will be forwarded to County Commissioners for their consideration. The successful candidate will serve a 2-year term from Jan 2023 - Jan 2024.   

Chairmen Robert Garrison led the proceedings which included five candidates: 
Jackie Camino, Isabella Dewald, Shann Edwards, Darci Goni and Jody Telkamp.   

Each applicant was asked the same 5 questions and given up to two minutes to answer after a period of introductions.   The applicants were sequestered so they could not hear other candidates answers.  

Candidates names were drawn out of a hat to determine the order in which they would present. 

Commissioners Bill Novotny and Linda Greenough who were also eligible to cast votes at this session recused themselves.   

Introduction 0:00
Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Chairman’s Introduction 1:55
Roll Call 3:00
Agenda, Rules, Appointment of Tellers 

Announcement of Candidates 20:20

Introductory Statements: (up to 4 mins)
-  Isabella Dewald. 27:20
-  Jody Telkamp 30:30
-  Darci Goni 35:05
-  Shann Edwards 39:40
-  Jackie Camino 43:50

Recess 48:15 - 57:55

Question Period (up to 2 mins) 
1. What do you think is the most important aspect of the Clerk’s job?
2. You did / did not run for Clerk in the regular election process.  Why are you running now?
What did you learn from that experience? 
3. How would you handle a disgruntled customer and conflicts with staff?
4. Based on your previous experience, how much training would you foresee needing? 
5.    Will you purge the voting rolls of people who are deceased or have moved out of the     area?

-  Isabella Dewald 59:40
-  Jody Telkamp 1:07:50
-  Darci Goni 1:13:30
-  Shann Edwards 1:20:35
-  Jackie Camino. 1:25:35

 Voting Instructions 1:38:50

Results Announcement 1:52:05
-  Isabella Dewald 4
-  Shann Edwards  9
-  Jody Telkamp 19
-  Goni 21
-  Camino 21 

Close 

The Commissioners will meet at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2022 at the Commissioner’s Office, 76 N Main St, Buffalo, WY to select the new County Clerk.  

 

JC Hospital Board Meeting, Nov 30th, 2022

I.        Review and approve the prior month’s Board meeting minutes 0:00
II.       Chief of Staff Report 0:30 
III.      Leadership Reports 1:45
IV.      CEO Report 18:15
V.       Credentialing Report/Approval 41:15
VI.      JCHC Financial Performance 45:00
VII.      Bank Signature Card Changes 1:05:0
VIII.     Community Health Needs Assessment 1:06:00
IX.       Construction Loan Approval 1:16:20
X.        Tom Berry send-off & thanks 1:29:30
            Adjournment

 

Megan Welles - The Horsewell Massager

307NetRadio caught up with Megan Welles of Horsewell, the inventor of the Horsewell Massager - an at-home therapeutic massaging tool for your horse.  

Listen to Megan Welles explain how this innovative and affordable tool came about and how easy it is to use for long-lasting benefits. 

As an Impact 307 Start-Up Challenge winner Megan is all set to bring this to market.  Find out more about this smart new tool.

To see more about the Horsewell Massager  click here 
Horsewell Massager | Presentation Demo     

Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief, Dec 1st & 2nd, 2022

Buffalo High School Theater Dept Presents THE LIGHTING THIEF - THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL.    Karen Blaney tells 307NetRadio about this production, the theater program at BHS, and more. 

You won't want to miss this opportunity for a family-friendly live theater experience at BHS Auditorium,  Dec 1st & 2nd at 7:00 pm.  Even better - entrance is free! 

 

Superintendent Charles Auzqui, Nov 22nd, 2022

Full of Thanksgiving spirit and an ‘attitude of gratitude’ 307NetRadio talked to Superintendent Charles Auzqui.    We talked about the value of training and collaborations through the Wyoming School Boards Association.

JCSD#1 is already planning Professional Development for next summer which includes professional growth and better teacher & principal evaluation systems.  

Worried about school shootings?  JCSD#1 is addressing that in very practical terms.  Tack One training will be coming back for the second year of three, building on previous active shooter training plus procedures for emergencies.  This is a new partnership with local law enforcement and JCSD#1.  Watch out for more information and a community invitation to find out more. 

Professional Development continues to be a focus.  Charles describes how this will be expanded in practice for maximum results.   

School buildings need regular upkeep and maintenance.  There is a new Facilities Review Report.  The first step in a 5-10 year planned and budgeted approach to maintenance and upkeep. JCSD#1 is looking at $20m worth of projects for basics like roofs, and HVAC systems.  A planned approach is vital for reaching a balanced budget by 2025.  

We wrapped up with an overview of the Winter Season and talked about the monthly student video. Click here for October’s Student Video:  https://youtu.be/YRVcrpcbtwI

And, of course, we ended in an ‘attitude of gratitude’.

OCR and the Semi-Automatic Fly Fishing Reel

307NetRadio caught up with OCR, the Buffalo-based team behind a groundbreaking new semi-automatic fly fishing reel.

Listen to Zac Sexton, Brad Williams and Rodney Fought explain why it is such an amazing new product invented and prototyped here in Johnson County, how it is being tested and refined by the world’s best fly fishermen, and their recent 307Impact Start-Up Challenge win.  And yes, it makes even novice fly-fishing adventures better too.  

For more information about the Start-Up Challenge
click here https://impact307.org/start-up-challenges/

Revitalising the Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is active after a difficult period of inactivity.
307NetRadio met with President Jennifer Romanoski and new Membership Coordinator Pam Day to find out more. 

We talked about funding, the beleaguered past, what’s coming next, and rebuilding public confidence.   

Don’t miss out on the Christmas Button campaign or the Christmas Parade on Sat Dec 3rd at 6:00 pm.

Find out more at www.buffalowyo.com  

and here for an application form https://www.buffalowyo.com/christmas-parade

This year’s theme is ‘Country Christmas’

Managing County Population Growth - Jim Waller, County Planner, Nov 2022

It's clear our county is growing in population.  “Growth”  presents challenges we can’t avoid.    How do we manage, what most think is, an inevitable increase in our population size?  What is the impact on services and the places we live and how they look?   Should we regulate or is that not the ‘Wyoming way’?  

Jim Waller, County Planning Director, describes what he refers to as “The Second Homesteading” and explores the issues, opportunities, and challenges this could bring to our community.   

Before we talked about the challenges of growth in general, Jim Waller gave a definitive update on two possible sub-divisions close to Buffalo on the north end of Buffalo and along Trabing Road.    

You won’t want to miss this conversation.   

County Planning Board is seeking public input for the development of a County Plan.   Join the Work Session Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2022 @ County Planning Office, 26 n De Smet Ave, Buffalo.  

BHS PIT Crew Meeting Nov 15th, 2022

PIT stands for 'Parents In Touch'. 

It can be difficult to get to meetings but if you are a BHS parent these sessions are highly recommended.  Whilst 307NetRadio can help you stay up to date on what you may have missed, there is nothing like attending in person.  You will get to interact with BHS teachers and staff on a different level.  They talk passionately about what they do, how they do it and reveal just how much there is going on at BHS for students of all interests and abilities.  Lots of opportunities to ask questions and find out about programs you were unaware of.  

Mrs Hetland is the new Spanish teacher at BHS.  She explained her teaching technique for engaging students and helping them progress.  Mrs Hetland engaged us in a quick class to demonstrate what she was describing.  

Mr Miller described the multitude of Ag related classes available to BHS students including Welding, General Ag, AG Construction, Entrepreneurship and Mechanical orientation. as well as animal husbandry.   

District Librarian Leigh Ann Schimmel walked us through the steps to connect with digital library options and how to navigate through them.  You may be surprised how much is available through the JCSD website. 

https://www.jcsd1.us/page/library-media

https://soraapp.com/welcome

You can connect with any BHS staff members through this link:  

https://www.jcsd1.us/o/buffalo/staff

Feast of Praise - Sun Nov 20th, 2022

The Feast of Praise returns after a break due to Covid.   Listen to Marcy Schueler & Juli Jarvis tell you what you can expect at this special live musical event to begin the season of thanks and festivities.   

Sunday Nov 20th, 2022 at 4:00 pm - this year's event for anyone from any church or non-churchgoing, is hosted at Summit Wesleyan Church.   Featuring a Community Choir and a Children’s Choir, poetry by Gene Gagliano. 

Doors open at 3:30 pm with bluegrass music from The Occidentals. 

Proceeds from an optional offering to benefit :
Compassion International - https://www.compassion.com
And Buffalo Transient Fund. The Transient Fund is a fund available to people in need traveling through Buffalo who are in need of financial help.   For more information call Pastor Paul Gilbert 307 621 0194 or your local church. Watch out for more information about this fund from 307NetRadio coming soon.  

Movie Music Night Preview - Sat Nov 19th, 2022

Escape from the daily humdrum into the magical world of musical movies with a live performance by singer Keli Hogue accompanied by pianist Juli Jarvis plus special surprise guests.

Keli & Juli will perform a wide array of well-known and well-loved numbers from movies of all different genres and decades.   

Listen to Keli & Juli tell 307NetRadio about the numbers they have chosen and why it will be such a special evening you won’t want to miss. 

JC Cemetery District Board Meeting, Nov 15th 2022

AGENDA
Public comments. (None) 0:00
Vouchers 2:00
Minutes of October board meeting 3:30
Financial Report 4:20
The Following items were tabled for November 2022 Board meeting when new Board members will be in position. 

Rolling Calendar
Wyostar account review
-  Oath of Office for newly elected officers

Sextons Report

Guest Presentations and Bids
-  Web design estimates
-  Camera system estimates
-  Cremation garden estimates

Old Business
 -  Deer fencing
 -  Resurfacing Adams addition

New Business
-   Reassessing Saturday Burial Fee
-   Insurance consideration

 Burial Request Form Update 19:30

Close 22:40

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting, Nov 15th 2022

CALL TO ORDER 0:00
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
APPROVAL OF MINUTE - November 1, 2022 – Regular Meeting Minutes

 PUBLIC HEARING
-   Liquor License Renewals

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS
-   2023 Liquor License Renewals 1:00
-  Claudia Todd, JOCO First – Bomber Mtn Civic Center update 1:45
-  Buffalo Athletic Club – contract renewal 7:30
-  Cheyann Pehringer, Buffalo Children’s Center – Request for reallocation of 1% funds 8:00

 REPORTS
-  City Attorney 10:00
-  Building Inspector  10:30
-  Police Chief 11:00
-  Public Works Director 12:00
-  Written Report - Nelson Engineering

ORAL/WRITTEN COMMENTS                                                             

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 13:30

  • Buffalo Main Street Public Mtg – Nov 17 @ 5 p.m. Johnson County Library
  • Planning & Zoning Board mtg – Nov 22 @ 1 p.m.
  • Dept Head mtg – Dec 6 @ 7 a.m.
  • City/County mtg – Dec 20 @ 7 a.m.
  • City Council mtg – Dec 6 & 20 @ 5 p.m.
  • City offices closed Nov 24 & 25

APPROVAL OF BILLS 14:00

ADJOURN 

JC School District Board Meeting, Nov 14th 2022

Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call 0.00
Oath Of Office - New/returning members 2:00
Public Comment 5:00
Additions/Accept Agenda 
GENERAL REPORTS 
- JCSD#1 Student Video 6:00
- Principal Reports 10:00
- Director Reports 43:00
- Superintendent Report 53:00
- Curriculum & Learning Report 55:00
- Special Services Report 56:00
- Business Report 58:00
- Recreation Board Report 1:10:00
- BOCES Report 114:00
- BOCHES Report 1:16:00 
- Leadership Governance 2.6 Instruction 1:17:30

EXECUTIVE Session 
Personnel W>W> 16-4-405-(a)(iii)

CONSENT AGENDA  1:23:00
- Minutes 1:23:30
- Warrants
- Employment
- Additional isolation Requests
ACTION ITEMS  1:24:00
- Policy Revision - 1st Reading 52:20
- School Improvement Plans 1:31:00
- Superintendent Contract 1:45:30
-  Independent Third Party 1:48:30

OTHER BUSINESS 
- From the Board  1:49:00
-  WSBA Resolutions 1:52:00
-  Micro Purchase Procurement Information 2:05:00
December  Board Meeting 2:10:30
December  Work Session 2:11:00
ADJOURN 2:12:00

 

Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting, Nov 15th 2022

AGENDA
Approve Agenda 0:00
Review Vouchers 1:00
Approval of Oct Meeting Minutes 20:45
Treasurer’s Report 22:35
Buffalo Director’s Report  26:30
Kaycee Director’s Report. 38:00

Old Business 38:20
-    Digiteks Firewall Hardware 39:3
-    RFP Contract for Architect - tabled
-    Portable Nitrous Oxide Unit  45:
-    Payroll Tax re: Wy Dept. of Health payment for EMTs 57:25
-    Ambulance Licenses 1:06:05
-    Employment Handbook & Policy Manual 1:09:25

New Business. 1:10:15
-  Employee Structure for Kaycee 1:11:45
-  Past Records (before fiscal year 2021-22) 1:25:40

Public Comment (None) 1:28:05

Adjourn 

Next Board Meeting: Dec 12, 2022 5:00 pm Ambulance Barn, Kaycee 

County Commissioners Meeting, Nov 15th, 2022

Call to Order, Pledge, Approval of Nov 1st, 2022 Minutes 0:00
Resolution 692 - Numerical correction  2:25
Board Appointments  - Login Tax and Solid Waste Boards 3:25
CMAQ Reimbursement Request 4:55
JC Library Request to Waive Hiring Freeze - Resignation of Director Steve Rzasa 13:30
Resolution 693 - Holiday Schedule 2023 28:40
Certify Mineral Ad Valorem Legal Expenses 31:40
BLM Memorandum of Understanding - Greater Sage Grouse Plan 32:45
Yoder Minor Subdivision Approval 34:30
Wyoming Game & Fish - Ellis Land Sale 1:15:55
Public Comment (none) 1:14:45
Executive Session 1:15:55

Close 

City Council & Commissioner Meeting, Nov 15th, 2022

Open
Johnson County Tourist Association -  0:00
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction - Growth Management Agreement 9:15
Commissioner Items 20:40
Council Items 24:00

Close

Announcements
WYDOT Public Meeting - Buffalo Main St - Thursday Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm JC Library
Next Council/Commissioner’s Breakfast - Dec 20 @ 7:00 am 

 

Senior Center Veteran's Day Breakfast November 10th, 2022

If you were not able to be there in person here is a chance to drop in on Buffalo Senior Center's Veteran's Day Breakfast event. Buffalo High School students participated in both song and service.   Governor Gordon had a direct and personal message about how we need to recognize and support those who have served us and our freedoms, and explained what he is doing to provide services for those feeling the strain from their time in service.      

Controversy in Public Libraries - Steve Rzasa, JC Library. November, 2022

It is nothing new for books to stir up strong feelings and result in controversy.   Libraries as close as Gillette and Casper are coming under scrutiny and recipients of public outcry.  

307NetRadio talked to JC Library Director Steve Rzasa about the books on the shelves in our libraries. 

Listen to Steve explain the process and who decides what should be available, and how books are selected and categorized.   Also how to address the availability and appropriateness of books for children and teens in a public library. 

We asked about controversial books and how the library handles sensitive issues such race, sexual orientation, gender identity and sexual or explicit content.   

Of course, we had to talk about book banning, censorship and First Amendment rights too.   
More questions or comments?   

Reach Steve Rzasa 307 684 5546   

johncountylib@gmail.com     

https://jclwyo.org/

BHS Students Quiz Superintendent Auzqui

Buffalo High School students quizzed Superintendent Charles Auzqui.   

Students wanted to know what does Mr Auzqui do all day?   His opinion on the success of half-day Friday school days.  They also wanted to talk about what qualities make a good principal and teacher.  The students are interested in after-school activities so we talked about what priorities should be given to those and logistical issues.   

Of course, no conversation would have been complete without talking about dress code issues too.

You won’t want to miss!  

 

 

Struggling with Healthcare Insurance? Enroll Wyoming can help.

With Open Enrollment opening up on  November 1st, 2022 and closing on January 15th, 2023 it’s the season when many of us should be looking at our health insurance plans and options.  

Are you confused or overwhelmed about making good health insurance choices?  

Enroll Wyoming is a FREE resource to help you navigate the ins and outs of the health insurance marketplace.

Find a health insurance plan with savings based on your income. Most people who apply qualify for premium tax credits that lower the costs of coverage. Some also qualify for savings on deductibles, copayments and other costs.

A big advantage of  Marketplace health insurance plans is that they are priced lower than the exact same plans on the private market. There is no added cost if someone has a pre-existing condition. Marketplace plans all include 10 essential health benefits.

Enroll Wyoming is a non-profit organization with five regional offices.  307NetRadio caught up with Erik Saulness, the Northeastern Wyoming Navigator for Enroll Wyoming.    

Listen to Erik explain the service, how he can help you explore your options and settle on a plan that is the best for your healthcare needs and your pocketbook.

It is free and confidential - Enroll Wyoming is a non-profit organization that exists simply to provide assistance in making sense of health insurance options. 

Contact Erik Saulness for help with individual or family plans and also Medicare options.   Erik Saulness is based here in Johnson County at:

erik@enrollwyo.org        https://enrollwyo.org    307 461 9572

 

Rural Healthcare District Board Special Meeting November 3rd, 2022

   

Rural Healthcare District Board held a Special Meeting to discuss the financial award of money being dispersed by the Wyoming Hospital Association on behalf of the Wyoming Department of Health.

Money has been awarded to Kaycee Ambulance Service and Buffalo EMS for EMTs.   

The Board discussed the amount awarded, the terms and conditions  and issues resulting from additional payroll taxes.  

The new "F" word - Fentanyl. Sheriff Odenbach & Police Chief Sean Bissett

The ‘F’ word - for Fentanyl - is one being talked about a lot.   Fentanyl is here in Johnson County.   What does that mean and what do you need to know? 

Listen to Sheriff Rod Odenbach and Police Chief Sean Bissett who on the front lines for law enforcement.    They talk about their experiences here with the difficulties Fentanyl brings and how they are meeting the challenge.  

Learn more about Fentanyl, what it is, what it does, who is vulnerable, why our officers are now all carrying Narcan and more.  

For information as well as help & support you won't want to skip these videos and resources.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJgPmrLjkuo

https://www.dea.gov/onepill

 

Superintendent Charles Auzqui, October 7th 2022

A day-long training for staff included all staff training on drugs focusing what they could be looking at and how to respond as well as how to recalibrate after the far-reaching impact of the Covid pandemic and the very real stress of hard economic times.  

JSCD#1 is stepping up it’s efforts to have great partnerships with parents.   Charles encourages all parents to get involved through Parent Teacher Organizations and to watch for more details.  

Conversation turned to the continued development of Professional Learning Communities, teacher assessment models and accountability.     

We wrapped up with and update on progress for a Building Maintenance plan.

What is in JCSD#1 libraries? Should you be concerned?

Libraries all across the country, as close as Gillette and Casper and as far as New York, are being criticized and even told what books they may shelve and which are considered pornographic, racist or against public sensibilities.  Opinions about the types of books school-age children can find and read are even more strongly held.  

In Johnson County schools, who decides the book list and what meets community standards?  What is the process?  What books are available to students?  Are they appropriate?

Superintendent Charles Auzqui and District Librarian answer questions. You will want to hear the answers.  

For more questions call JCSD#1 307 684 9571
Email Leigh Ann Schimmel (District Librarian)  lschimmel@jcsd1.us
Charles Auzqui (Superintendant)  cauzqui@jcsd1.us

Click on this link for the video referred to in the interview
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Aozl8Cj2jN9YhANu9817sPg4jv-EQVgs/view

 

What is New West? Principal Mike Hanson explains what is is and who it is for.

New West High School is the newest school in JCSD#1.  Why are there even two high schools in Buffalo?  Who goes there?  What do students learn?  Who are the teachers? Do students graduate?  Who is eligible? 
307NetRadio sat down with Principal Mike Hanson to find out more.    

For more information about New West High School:  https://www.jcsd1.us/o/nwhs/page/program
Call 307 217 7030

Application :  https://www.jcsd1.us/o/nwhs/page/student-parent-information

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting, November 1st, 2022

Call to Order, Pledge, Approval of Agenda & Minutes 0:00
NEW BUSINESS 1:00
Councilman Hart - Oct 18, 2022 council meeting absence 1:00
Proclamation - Operation Green Light 1:20
Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Romanoski Dec 3 street closure - Parade 7:15
JC Arts & Humanities Council, Bonnie Klasinski, Art & Music Festival + street dance July 29,2023. 12:15

REPORTS
-    City Attorney 15:15
-    Building Inspector 
-    Police Chief 15:30
-    Public Works Director 17:50

ORAL/WRITTEN COMMENTS 18:30

Announcements 18:50
-   Planning & Zoning Meeting Nov 22@ 1:00pm
-   City/County Meeting - Nov 15 @ 7:00am 
-   City Council Meeting Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm
-   City Hall Closed Nov 11 - Veteran's Da
-   Daylight Savings Time Ends Nov 6
-   Don't forget to vote Nov 8

Approval of Bills 19:15
Adjourn 19:25

County Commissioners Meeting, November 11th, 2022

Call to Order, Pledge, Approval of Oct 18, 2022 Minutes 0:00
Budget Amendment Resolution 691 Cyber Security Audit 0:45
Bomber Mountain Update 3:50
Operation Green Light for Veteran’s Resolution 686
Homeland Security Grants 25:55
Voucher 31:50
Public Comment (none)
Executive Session  33:15

Close 

Buffalo City Dept Head Meeting,November 11th 2022

AGENDA

Main Street Alley Bid Process 0:00
Sidewalk Study with County 1:15
Infrastructure Grant Awards 2:45
Alternative Water Source Committee 7:20
Memorial Beach - baseball 9:30
Christmas Party 12:05
Department Head Items +
Board Liaison Updates 16:50
Close 42:00

Rose Harriet Counseling & Play Therapy Center, October 2022

It’s no wonder Rose Harriet and Jamie Straessler were awarded 2022 Champions for Children in Johnson County.   The Counseling and Play Therapy Center has been thriving.   Rose explains the special techniques using toys and play to help kids resolve issues and heal.  

What’s more the Counseling and Play Therapy Center is not just for kids.   There is great support for adults too.   

We talked about how therapy is not just for people in “crisis” - it shows strength not weakness to seek help.

Maybe you or someone you know is feeling stressed, overwhelmed, depressed or anxious.   There is a safe and expert place right here in Johnson County to help you.  And it doesn’t have to be more than your pocketbook can bear.   

Listen to Rose and drop in on the website to find out more https://www.counselingandplay.com/services

 

Sources of Strength, October 2022

Should we be talking about mental health issues with Middle Schoolers?   Middle school can be rough for many students. Clear Creek Middle School has introduced a new program to help students with their relationships and beyond. 

What it is?   What does it do?  Does it work?   

Bill Hawley and Jen Skaggs explain what this peer-led program is all about.   

For more information visit https://sourcesofstrength.org/.  

Find the games and other activities mentioned take a look -  
https://sourcesofstrength.org/wp-content/uploads/Games_PhysicallyDistance.pdf\

This is the wheel described during our conversation:

JC Hospital Board Meeting, October 26th, 2022

JCHC

1. Intro and review/approve prior month’s meeting minutes 0:00
2. Chief of Staff Report 0:35
3. Leadership Reports 3:40 
4. Credentialing Report/Approval 31:00
5. JCHC Financial Performance 40:10
6. Construction Loan Engagement Approval 50:35
7. Contract Addendum Approval - Real Radiology 56:30
8. Executive Session 

Close 

 

 

Amendment A is on the ballot. Vote For? Against?

You will see  Amendment A to the Wyoming Constitution on your ballot paper.   What is it?  Should you vote for it?  


Mayor Shane Schrader argues in favor of the amendment.


County Treasurer Carla Bishop argues against the amendment.  

Wyoming Constitution allows the state to invest state funds in equities such as the stock of corporations, but does not allow the funds of counties, cities and other political subdivisions to be invested the same way.   Amendment A would change that, allowing local entities to invest in the same way as the state.  

307NetRadio asks why it's a good idea, who would be the decision makers, and other questions you will want to know the answers to as you make up your mind.  

Senior Citizen Service District is on the Ballot

How will you vote?

The existence of this special use district is on the ballot again.   Board Chairman Mark Wilson explains why and why the Senior Citizens Service District Board is asking for your “Yes” vote again on November 8th, 2022. 

307NetRadio asked what happens to the money, and other questions you will want to know the answers to as you make up your mind.  

Domestic Violence Awareness, October 2022

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Dawn Brannaman explains its many forms - it isn't just physical violence and it isn't just men hurting women.   We discuss the incidence here in Johnson County and the challenges living in small communities add to tackling abusive relationships.

If you are living in fear or if you suspect or know someone who is, listen and find out what you can do.

Johnson County Family Crisis Center offers safe, confidential advice and support ANYTIME.
307 684 2233.  255 E Fetterman St, Buffalo WY 82834

BHS Principal Gib Ostheimer explains Buffalo High School's Report Card

Nurse Kelley Glackin shares details of all staff being trained to administer Narcan - a safe and simple antidote to opioid overdose

Karen Blaney talks about the dynamic student drama program and forthcoming production of the musical 'Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief'

Buffalo City Council Meeting, October 18th 2022

Very short meeting so no need for time stamps! 

AGENDA 

Call to Order, Pledge, Approval of Agenda & Minute 0:00
NEW BUSINESS
-    Request for use of trail system for Haunted Hike
-    Lease Agreement :  Buffalo Golf Club Liquor License

REPORTS
-    City Attorney 
-    Building Inspector 
-    Police Chief
-    Public Works Director 

ORAL/WRITTEN COMMENTS

Announcements 
-   Planning & Zoning Meeting Oct 25 @ 1:00pm
-   Dept Heath Meeting Nov 1 @ 7:00 am 
-   City County Meeting Nov 15 @ 7:00 am
-   City Hall Closed Nov 1 & 15 @ 5:00 pm 

Approval of Bills 
Adjourn 

CANDIDATE FORUM, Oct 2022, School Board

There are 5 candidates running for 4 seats.   They will join Randy Brown, Lynette Fox, Jan Johnson, Kristen LeDoux and Jodi Verplancke.The candidates are Anita Bartlett, Dave Belus, Marcia Goddard, Travis Pearson, Paul Rickett and Casey Rodriguez. 
Paul Rickett is out of town and unable to join.   Kesa Knudsvig-Andrews withdrew earlier this week.

Introduction 0:00
Questions 
1. What previous qualifications or experience do you have that would benefit this position?  2:45
2. Do you have a specific reason for running at this time? 9:30
3. A school board is responsible for seeing that the schools are well run but does not run them.   How would you accomplish that? 12:35
4. Schools are expected to deliver much more than classroom education.  What would be your focus and priorities?  17:30
5. Tough economic times require tough decisions.   What do you consider are the `essential elements of a strong local education system? 22:15

6. What will you do to ensure the school board positively impacts student achievement?  
7. Are there specific actions or proposals by the current school board with which you either agree or disagree? 30:25

8. Consider the end of your term in office.   What do you hope will have been accomplished during your time?  35:00
Rebuttals or Specific Additional Comment 38:35
Closing Statements 40:15

Public Questions 43:10
What about Critical Race Theory (incl. comment by Supt. Charles Auzqui)
How would you tackle parent-teacher disagreement 46:30Candidates opinions on which activities/extra curricular activities should be cut 49:15
Cutting teacher salaries 52:15
Making school board business more transparent 53:50
Close

CANDIDATE FORUM, Oct 2022, Cemetery District

There are 5 candidates running for 4 seats.  They will join John Ehlers and John Hansen on the Board.    The candidates are Sheila Camino, Luke Goddard, Elizabeth (Liz) Graves, Barbara Mueller and John Zorbas.  Barbara Mueller is running unopposed for the 2 year term created as a result of a former board member's resignation.  
We welcome Luke Goddard, Elizabeth (Liz) Graves, and Barbara Mueller.  Sheila Camino is out of town.   John Zorbas did not reply to the invitation to participate in this forum.  

Introduction 0:00
Questions
1. What previous qualifications or experience do you have that would benefit this position? 3:00
2. Do you have a specific reason for running at this time? 7:30
3. What is your opinion on the $400 fee recently implemented for Saturday burials in Buffalo and Kaycee? 11:30
4. What specific actions or proposals by the current Cemetery District Board do you either agree or disagree with? 11:40
5. Consider the end of your term in office.   What do you hope will have been accomplished during your time?  20:50
Rebuttals or Specific Additional Comment 25:00
Closing Statements 23:35
Public Questions 
Steve Gunsolley, former board members remarks 29:55
Use and purpose of various buildings incl sexton’s house/office 32:05
Close 

 

CANDIDATE FORUM, Oct 2022, Rural Healthcare District

There are 6 candidates running for 3 seats.  They will join Marilyn Connolly and Marie Miller on the Board.   
The candidates are Britni Camino, Tom (Tiddle) Camino, Mark Haines (incumbent), Jim Hicks (incumbent), Adam Michelena and Mark Schueler.   

Tiddle Camino, Mark Haines and Jim Hicks did not reply to the invitation to participate in this forum.   We welcomed Britni Camino, Adam Michelena and Mark Schueler.  

Questions: 
1. What previous qualifications or experience do you have that would benefit this position? 1:25
2. Do you have a specific reason for running at this time? 6:10
3. The Board is developing plans for a new designated ambulance barn at the Johnson County Fire location at the North Bypass in Buffalo.   What is your opinion on that proposal?  10:45
4. The greatest challenge to EMS nationwide is the lack of people willing to become certified and serve as EMTs.  What would you do to encourage local people to serve in Johnson County?  16:25
5. What is your opinion on the value of paramedics for the Kaycee and Buffalo ambulance services?   27:45
6. Are there specific actions or proposals by the current Rural Healthcare District Board with which you either agree or disagree?  26:40
7. Should you be elected, consider the end of your term, what do you hope will have been accomplished during your time? 31:18
Rebuttals or Specific Additional Comment 35:05
Closing Statements  40:45
Public Questions 
- What would you do to attract and retain EMTs? 43:15
- How many EMTs are on call, how is the service staffed? 48:15
   Dave Harness,  Board member Marie Miller

 

CANDIDATE FORUM, Oct 2022, Buffalo City Council

4 candidates are running for 2 seats as a result of the write-in vote.  They will join John Camino and Scott Madsen on City Council.  
The candidates are Myra Camino,  David Iverson, Mike Madden, Jody Sauers. (Jody Sauers was out of town.)  
So we welcomed Myra Camino, David Iverson and Mike Madden.
 
Introductions 0:00
QUESTIONS: 1:48
1. What previous qualifications or experience do you have that would benefit this position?  2:25
2. You did not file for office during the filing period.  What made you stand as a write-in? 6:00
3. What is your opinion regarding growth within the City? 9:15
4. Many of the City’s strategic plans are becoming dated and may need to be revise. How would you work to make sure plans are turned into effective action and do not gather dust on a shelf? 13:45
5. Our county population is predominantly over the age of 55, with a quarter over 65.  How should this impact the services City of Buffalo focuses on?   18:35
6. Is the aging population a concern?  How do we attract young people to stay or return to Buffalo? 22:55
7. How would you address the shortage of housing, especially workforce housing, within the City?  27:50
8. In what areas would you seek greater cooperative efforts with the County and County Commissioners? 32.05
9. Are there specific actions or proposals by the current City Council with which you either agree or disagree?  37:40
Rebuttals or Specific Additional Comment  42:00
Closing Statements 45:00
Public Questions
Ideas for attracting manufacturing to create jobs and keep young people in Buffalo 49:00
AirBnb’s & Short Term Rentals in Buffalo 1:01:35
Close

 

 

Superintendent Charles Auzqui, October 7th 2022

A day-long training for staff included all staff training on drugs focusing what they could be looking at and how to respond as well as how to recalibrate after the far-reaching impact of the Covid pandemic and the very real stress of hard economic times.  

JSCD#1 is stepping up it’s efforts to have great partnerships with parents.   Charles encourages all parents to get involved through Parent Teacher Organizations and to watch for more details.  

Conversation turned to the continued development of Professional Learning Communities, teacher assessment models and accountability.     

We wrapped up with and update on progress for a Building Maintenance plan.

JC Cemetery District Board Meeting, October 10th 2022

Open 0:00
Public Comments
- Sheridan Funeral Home - burial complaint) 0:22
- Dismissal of Deputy Sexton 3:30
Resignation of John Ehlers 13:00
Appointment of John Zorbas as Treasurer 13:45
Appointment of Dave Moate as Vice President 15:20
Appointment of Dave Moate to Two Year Term 16:35
Minutes of September meeting 21:10
Vouchers 20:15
Financial Report 21:10
Rolling Calendar 40:30
Sexton’s Report 40:40
Guest/Presentations/Bids
-  Sheridan Funeral Home Complaint 1:01:40
Old Business 
-  Cremation Garden Update 1:22:30
New Business
- Update Chanda Rule bookkeeping contract 1:22:30

Close

Learning Tree Pre-School, October 11th 2022

In need of something dressy and upscale?   Gather some friends and your party best for a Masquerade Gala and Silent Auction to support The Learning Tree Christian Pre-School. 

Sitting down with Director Lori Johnson and parent Carissa Hostetler 307NetRadio talked about the pre-school but also dyslexia.  Did you know Learning Tree provides one on one support for anyone of any age struggling with dyslexia?   15-20%* of people are dyslexic so this is a great way to help individuals find tools and 'work arounds' for this condition.   

(* in the interview this figure was misquoted)

Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting, October 10th, 2022


Open 1:10
Approve Agenda 3:00
Review Vouchers 22:05
Approve Minutes 23:30
Treasurer’s Report 23:50
Buffalo Director’s Report 27:35
Kaycee Director’s Report. 32:00
OLD BUSINESS
Standby Policy 35:00
Laptop Purchase for Buffalo EMS Training 36:25
Bookkeeper/Administrative Update 41:15
Building Committee Update 48:15
RFP - Architects 
FYE 2022 Audit - Engagement Letter 52:05
EXECUTIVE SESSION 
-  Out of County Refusal Payment
NEW BUSINESS 
- Buffalo EMS request for portable nitrous oxide 1:01:30
PUBLIC COMMENT (none) 1:01:35
ADJOURN 

Next Meeting Nov 14 @ 4:00pm  JC Planning Office, Buffalo

JC School District Board Meeting, October 10th 2022

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call 0.00
Public Comment 
Additions/Accept Agenda 
GENERAL REPORTS 1:30
- JCSD#1 Student Video
- Principal Reports 10:00
- Director Reports 36:30
- Superintendent Report 49:45
- Curriculum & Learning Report 56:30
- Special Services Report 1:03:00
- Business Report 1:05:25
- Recreation Board Report 1:06:00
- BOCES Report 1:06:20
- BOCHES Report 1:06:35  
- Leadership Governance 2.6 Instruction 1:07:00
CONSENT AGENDA  1:08:30
- Minutes 
- Warrants
- Employment
- Isolation Requests
ACTION ITEMS  1:09:00
- Policy Revision - 2nd Reading 52:20
- Policy Revision - 2nd Reading 53:00
- Classified Sub Pay 1:46:00
OTHER BUSINESS 1:48:10
- From the Board  - Activty Mtg Update 
-  Transportation Discussion 1:57:00
-  November Board Meeting 2:19:30
-  November Work Session 2:21:00
EXECUTIVE SESSION ADJOURN 2:21:00
Student Issue W.S. 16-4-405 (a)(ix)
ADJOURN & ADJOURN REGULAR SESSION 

Dr. Jennifer Rice, Breast Cancer Awareness, October 6th 2022

Dr Jennifer Rice shares some startling statistics about Breast Cancer.   Women know we need to get regularly checked out but we often put it off.   Dr Rice explains the importance of early detection, the benefits of a new screening machine at JCHC and encourages women to come to a free clinic at JCHC.   

 

Misty Sutton, Breast Cancer Awareness Interview, October 6th 2022

Breast Cancer survivor, Misty Sutton, shares her experience with a chance breast cancer diagnosis.    

Superintendent Charles Auzqui, October 7th 2022

More great conversation with Superintendent Charles Auzqui. We talked about sexually explicit and ‘banned books’ in JCSD1. What material is in OUR schools?  And why?   
Not shying away from difficult topics we also discussed Critical Race Theory and JCSD1.   What is OUR curriculum?  What do parents need to know.   
Charles acknowledges the immense stress on kids in this new digital age, and the pressures of social media and what JCSD is doing to help.  

 

BHS Volleyball Pink Night Interview, October 4th 2022

Senior Volleyball players, Anatefka Webber, Cadence Engling and Vivi Ostheimer talk about BHS 'Pink Night' on Saturday Oct 8th and some very personal reasons for why it is important.   Games are Freshman 12:00, JV 1:00, Varsity 2:00 pm against Torrington.

County Commissioners Meeting, October 4th 2022

Call to Order 0:00
Pledge of Allegiance 
Approval Sept 20, 2022 Minutes
Homeland Security Grant 3:10
Third-Party Cyber Security Audit 
Rescission of Resolution 684 - Lifting of Fire Ban 16:00
Amendment to WYDOT Project AS3695 - Purchasing of Gravel 16:40
Bighorn National Forest Update - Thad Berret 24:55
UW Extension Office Agreement 44:10
Public Health  Contracts - Approved Retroactively,  Hiring Freeze Waiver 49:55
Clerk’s Office Closure for General Election 8th Nov 53:00
Vouchers 54:45
Public Comment - John Zorbas 59:10
Executive Session 1:00:00

Close 

Buffalo City Council Meeting, October 4th 2022

Buffalo CIty Council 10 04 22

Call to Order, Pledge, Approval of Agenda & Minute 0:00
NEW BUSINESS 0:55
-    Chamber of Commerce Monster March
-    Buffalo High School Home Coming March 1:45 
-    Buffalo Trap & Skeet Club New Year’s Eve Shoot 2:45
-    Resolution #1460 - Wyoming CLASS 4:15
-    Designate Additional Official Depositories 5:00

REPORTS
-    City Attorney 5:25
-    Building Inspector 5:55
-    Police Chief 7:15
-    Public Works Director 9:00

ORAL/WRITTEN COMMENTS 9:30

Announcements 14:00
-   Planning & Zoning Meeting Oct 25 @ 1:00pm
-   City/County Meeting - Oct 18 @ 7:00am 
-   City Council Meeting Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm
-   City Hall Closed Oct 10 - Columbus Day

Approval of Bills 14:30
Adjourn 14:45

Buffalo City Dept Head Meeting, October 4th 2022

AGENDA

Skating Rink 0:00
Hepp Property Update 4:40
Farmer’s Market - Main St Parking 6:48
Waugh Sewer Claim Update 12:20
Sidewalk Study follow-up 13:40
Alternate Water Resource Committee 17:05
Department Head Items 26:20
Board Liaison Update 44:00
Next Dept Head Meeting - Nov 1 45:48
Close 47:00

Library Happenings - Stories & Music, Oct 3, 2022

Who doesn't love to be read a great story?  It's not just for children. 

Steve Rzasa talks about the new adult story hour beginning Wednesday 5th October @11:00 am for 10 weeks.  A multitude of short stories of all kinds of different genres for every interest, beginning with a tale from Otto Penzler's 'Bibliomysteries' read by Katrina Piper.   

And if the spoken word isn't your thing, then a rare chance to enjoy live Classical music brought to you by Sheridan College Performing Arts Series Oct 17th, Nov 14th, Dec 5th.  All no charge at at Johnson County Library at 171 N Adams Ave, Buffalo.   

JCSD School Food Interview, September 29th, 2022

307NetRadio sat down with Charles Auzqui and Nutrition Services Director Ricci Sanders to discuss school food.    Are portion sizes smaller than before?  What role does good nutrition have in good student outcomes?   Can JCSD use local food and cook from scratch?   

Find out answers to these questions and more.  

Have more questions or comments? Ricci would love to visit with you.  Email rsanders@jcsd1.us    Phone: 307.217.7027. https://www.jcsd1.us/page/nutritional-services

To link to the online payment portal click here:   https://family.titank12.com

Is Your Kid Safe Online? Not sure? Parent Presentation at BHS, September 27th, 2022

Do you know what is on your kid’s phone?  Should you?   Do they know how to run it better than you?   Did you know 9% of Wyoming teens say they have received a sextortion attempt?  (Source:  Uprising)   

Special Agent Chris McDonald Special Agent with Wyoming Department of Investigation (DCI) and leader of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and Terri Markham of Uprising, a Sheridan-based organization bringing awareness about human trafficking and exploitation in Wyoming presented to parents at Buffalo High School.

Find out more about the alarming uptick in sextortion and how boys are being targeted more than girls.  Find out how and where it happens - it’s not just apps like Snapchat & Tim Tok but online gaming too.   

Chris and Terri shares some simple actions for parents of kids of all ages to keep them safe. 

JCSD Superintendent Charles Auzqui wraps up this informative session with what JCSD already has in place to protect students.   

The work of DCI & ICAC in Wyoming  0:00-26:40 min 
What is happening in Wyoming & what adults can do 26:40-1:35 mins

Looking for Resources? 

NCMEC   help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization https://www.missingkids.org/.  Check out their data base and resources.
BARK  www.bark.us
Norton 365 Suite. www.https://www.nortonlifelockpartner.com/
Qustodio www.qustodio.com
ESET (Android). www.https://www.eset.com
MSPY www.mspy.com.co
Screentime www.screentimelabs.com
OFFENDER WATCH   www.offenderwatch.com

Scamming in Johnson County, Sheriff & Police Chief, Sept 29th, 2022

Sheriff Rod Odenbach and Police Chief Sean Bissett talk about the rise in scamming and how it affects Johnson County.   
Don't think our remoteness is protection.  They tell us about recent scams and sextortion, what can go wrong and how to protect yourself.   

The Last Words, Special Guest Mark Bentley, Sept 2022

Turning the tables, 307NetRadio put creator and founder of 307NetRadio Mark Bentley on the other side of the mic.   Final words from Mark as he reflects on life in Johnson County and what makes it different and valuable.  So long, Cowboy.  Your presence has changed us for the better.  We shall miss you, our loss is Tennessee's gain .  God's speed and don't be a stranger.    

JCSD1 Superintendent Charles Auzqui, September 23rd, 2022

JCSD1 Superintendent Charles Auzqui

 

This week’s conversation with Superintendent Charles Auzqui.

Charles congratulated all those involved in putting on a great State Golf tournament, especially at short notice.    The conversation focussed on the residual impact of Covid on students and planning for improved student growth.   We also talked about assessments and testing and how to analyze this data effectively.    Finally, Charles Auzqui encouraged parents to get involved with Parent Teacher Organizations.    

 

Mary McCorkle and Mark Bentley reflect on serving as a School Board member

In what they both claim to be their “Last Ever Interviews” outgoing School Board member Mary McCorkle  and Mark Bentley talk about her time on the Board, her thoughts on the candidates running and making ‘the model’ and ‘the formula’ work in practice. 

20th September 2022 

JCSD1 Superintendent Charles Auzqui, September 16th, 2022

JCSD1 Superintendent Charles Auzqui

The thread running through this conversation with Superintendent Auzqui is that education is so much more than just class time. 

We talk about partnership with Law Enforcement, the invitation to parents of students K-12 to a session about Online & Social Media Safety at BHS Auditorium 6:30 pm Wed 27 Sept.    

Charles goes on to defend against criticism of staff professional development and describes Professional Learning Communities in JCSD#1.    

And finishes up introducing the new Activities Review Committee revealing some of the  challenges and complexities of school-led activities.   

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting, September 20th 2022

AGENDA

Call to Order, Pledge, Approval of Agenda & Minutes
Unfinished Business 0:47
New Business 
-  307 Wildcat Well Services 0:55
-  Mayor's Appointment - Gerald Spiering, Planning & Zoning Board 2:00
Reports
-  City Attorney 2:30
-  Building Inspector 
-  Police Chief 6:00
-  Public Works Director 6:20
Oral/Written Comments
-   Mark Bentley 7:15
-  Laura DeMatteis, Republican Women's Freedom Alliance
9:45
-   Ice Rink Improvements 13:45
Announcements
- Planning & Zoning Board Sept 27 @ 1:00 pm
- Dept Head Meeting Oct 4 @ 7:00 am 
- City/County Meeting Oct 18 @ 7:00 am 
- City Council Meetings Oct 4 & 18 @ 5:00 pm 
Approval of Bills 13:10 

Close 13:30

Is your stuff where you think it is?

IS YOUR STUFF WHERE YOU THINK IT IS?   

Police Chief Sean Bissett and Sheriff Rod Odenbach talk about recent thefts from vehicles around Buffalo.   Do we need to change our ways and be more security conscious?   And what should that look like?   Listen to what's been going on and what you need to do.   

15th September 2022

City Council & Commissioner Meeting,Sept 20th, 2022

Open 0:00
Main Street 2024 Update 0:00
North Bypass Pathways 5:08
Governmental Property Tax Exemptions 13:30
JOCO First / Sheridan College in Johnson County 18:30
Commissioner’s Items 29:45
Council Items 36:20
Next Meeting Oct 18, 2022 @ 7:00 am 

 

JC School District Board Meeting, Sept 12th 2022

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call 0.00
Public Comment - Mark Bentley 1:20
Additions/Accept Agenda 
GENERAL REPORTS 7:00
- JCSD#1 Student Video
- Principal Reports 12:00
- Director Reports
- Superintendent Report 23:40
- Curriculum & Learning Report 26:00
- Special Services Report 44:50
- Special Services Report 27:40
- Business Report 29:10
- Recreation Board Report 38:00
- BOCES Report 40:30
- BOCHES Report 41:00
- Leadership Governance 2.13 41:15
CONSENT AGENDA  43:30
- Minutes 
- Warrants
- Employment/Salary Advancement
- WGIF Appointment 
- Isolation Requests
- Bus Routes 2022-23
- Homeschool
ACTION ITEMS  44:00
- Legal Services Discussion 45:50
- Policy Revision - 1st Reading 52:20
- Policy Revision - 2nd Reading 53:00
- Financial/HR System RFP 58:15
OTHER BUSINESS
- From the Board  59:50
- WSBA Conference Review 1:08:45
- October Board Meeting 1:18:35
- EXECUTIVE SESSION
- Personnel WS 16-4-40s 
ADJOURN 

Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting, September 12th, 2022

Approve Agenda & Vouchers 0:00
Approve Minutes 16:20
Treasurer’s Report 16:55
Buffalo Director’s Report 23:50
Kaycee Director’s Report 29:08
Old Business
Standby Policy 31:05
Bookkeeper/Admin Update 39:40
Building Committee Update 43:43
RFP - Architects 44:05
Old Business
Transfer agreement 53:00
New Business 
FYE 2022 Audit 54:15
Laptop Request 57:20
Buffalo Bulletin Article : Scott McBride 1:01:20
Public Comment :  Dave Harness 1:06:45 + current EMT’s

Close 1:09:0

JCSD1 Superintendent Charles Auzqui, September 9th, 2022

JCSD1 Superintendent Charles Auzqui

Hear about the new visitor management system operational in each school for added security, how it works and why it's necessary.  And a reminder to take your Driver's Licence!  Charles also explains more about a new collaboration with Law Enforcement and other agencies for now called the 'Community Safety Partnership' and also introduces mental health program 'Sources of Strength' and safety program for Sophomores & Juniors at BHS - 'The Right Road'. 

 

Buffalo City Council Meeting, September 6th 2022

AGENDA

Call to Order, Pledge, Approval of Agenda & Minutes
Unfinished Business 0:55
New Business 1:00
-  Council Meeting Absence, Councilman Camino Aug 16 
-  Proclamation  4-10 September ‘Suicide Prevention Week’ 1:30 
-  PTO Halloween Road Closure request 4:20
-  St Francis Animal Shelter service contract 6:20
-  Resolution #1459;  Comanche Cove 9:00
-  Buffalo Main St Planning Project 9:40
-  Special Use Permit - 140 Krinders Circle 10:30
-  Addendum to Listing Contract ; Banner Land Company 12:45
Reports 13:50
-  City Attorney 13:55
-  Building Inspector 14:00
-  Police Chief 14:15
-  Public Works Director (absent) 
-  Brent Bennett 18:30
-  Oral/Written Comments 19:45 
Announcements; City Council Meetings Sept 20th 7:00 am & 5:00 pm 20:00
Approval of Bills 20:20 

Close 20:35 

County Commissioners Meeting, September 6th 2022

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance 0:00
Approval of Aug 16, 2022 Minutes
General County Business
National Opioid Settlement 0:35
Board of Equalization Dismissals 5:35
Vouchers 7:30
Public Comment - Introduction of Pam Day,
                                Chamber of Commerce Membership Coordinator. 11:30
Executive Session

Close 

Buffalo City Council Department Heads Meeting, September 6th 2022

Buffalo City Council meet monthly with Department Heads (Public Works, City Police, City Fire, Planning and Building), City Attorney and other visitors.   

AGENDA 

Outdoor Skating Rink 0:30
Commanche Cove 21:45
Hepp Property Agreement 27:45
Animal Shelter Agreement 30:15
ADA Sidewalk Study 31:50
-----  Additional Item : Electric Cars 33:15
                                     : Auditors 35:40
Department Head Items 36:30
- Public Works
- Police Chief
- Building Inspector & Planning Director 
Board Liaison Update 41:10
Council Items 47:00
Next Meeting - Oct 4th, 2022 7:00 am 
Close 47:25

JC Hospital Board Meeting, August 31, 2022

 

JCHC

1. Review and approve the prior month’s Boardmeeting minutes 0:00 min 
2. Chief of Staff Report 0:40 min
3. Leadership Reports 1:50 min
4. CEO Report 10:00 min
5. Construction Loan Selection 27:00 min
-- Added discussion on retainage account 41:45 min
6. Credentialing Report/Approval 54:35 min
7. JCHC Financial Performance 56:30 min
8. Executive Session 1:05:00 min

Close 

 

JCSD1 Superintendent Charles Auzqui, September 1st 2022

JCSD1 Superintendent Charles Auzqui

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW CONVERSATIONS WITH JCSD1 SUPERINTENDENT CHARLES AUZQUI. 

Charles tells 307NetRadio about his background and attendance at the ‘Real World University’,  new Covid policies, the challenges of a $1.2m funding shortfall, tackling m[ental health issues and getting young people ready for the workforce.   

Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting, August 8th, 2022

AGENDA

Approve Agenda, Review Vouchers 

1. View & Approve Minutes
2 View & Approve Treasurer’s Report
3. Buffalo Director’s Report
4. Kaycee Director’s ReporT
5. Old Business 
- Standby Policy
- ARPA Grant
- Final Budget (submit official copy)
- Mill Levy (submit official copy)
6. New Business
7. Public Comment

Close

County Commissioners Meeting, August 16th 2022

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance.  
Approval of Aug 2, 2022 Minutes
General County Business

WYDOT STIP Presentation   0:00 
Law Enforcement Contract/Town of Kaycee 34:20
Wyoming Guardian Ad Libem/Jo Co Contract 36:05
Request to Waive Hiring Freeze Public Health 37:40
Replacement of Middle Fork Powder River Bridge
Public Comment

Buffalo City Council Meeting, August 16th 2022

AGENDA

Call to Order: Pledge, Agenda Approval, Minutes Approval 0:00 
Unfinished Business 1:00

New Business 1:00
-   COMPASS Center for Families; lease agreement
-   Buffalo Kiwanis Club; Adams St Closure for Longmire Days breakfast 17:00
Reports
City Attorney, Dennis Kirven 18:00
Building Inspector, Terry Asay 19:00
Police Chief, Sean Bissett 20:00 
Public Works Director, Les Hook 26:00
Oral/Written Comments 27:07
Announcements 28:00
-  City Employee Picnic
-  Planning & Zoning Board mtg Aug 23
-  Dept. Head Meeting Sept 6
-  City Council Meetings Sept 6 & 20 
-  City Council Meeting Sept 20 
-  City Offices closed Sept 5 Labor Day
Approval of Bills 28:00
Adjourn. 
31:00 mins 

JC School District Board Meeting, August 8th 2022

Sometimes tech fails.  Apologies the audio recording of this meeting is available only on request to office@307NetRadio.com.   Please email and the file will be shared with you. 

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call 0.00
Public Comment 2:10
Additions/Accept Agenda 2:30
Principal Reports 3:40
Director Reports 20:00
Curriculum & Learning Report 43:45
Special Services Report 44:50
Business Report 51:10
Recreation Board Report 52:20
BOCES Report 53:00
BOCHES Report 53:30
Leadership Governance 2.5 54:15
Executive Session 56:05

Buffalo City Council Meeting, August 2nd 2022

AGENDA

Call to Order: Pledge, Agenda Approval, Minutes Approval 0:00 mins
New Business
1:00 mins 
-     Mayor's Appointments:  Buffalo Trails Board, City Attorney 
-     Oath of Office City Attorney Dennis Kirven  2:00 mins
-     Buffalo Kiwanis Club street closure request 3:00 mins
-     Big Horn Tire & Car Shine Show Parade Escort Request 4:00 mins
-     Buffalo Senior Center Tribute to Veteran's Event 11th August 5:00 mins
-     Buffalo Livestock Marketing request to connect to city water 13:00 mins
-     Oktoberfest Street Closure & Open Container Requests 15:00 mins
-     Senior Center Lease Agreement bus barn   17:00 mins
-     Resolution #1456 Sewer Line Sunset Ave, Park Ave, Cedar St
19:00 mins
-     Resolution #1457  Submission of application for state loan for replacement sewer line
Sunset Ave, Park Ave, Cedar St. 
20:00 mins
-     Resolution #1458  Submission of application replacement water main Main St, Fort St,             Hart St
Reports
-     City Attorney
22:00 mins
-     Building Inspector
24:00 mins
-     Police Chief
25:00 mins
-     Public Works Director
26:00 mins
Oral/Written Comments
28:00 mins
Announcements 
30:00 mins
-      City Council Meeting Aug 16th @ 5:00 pm
-      City/County Meeting Aug 16th @ 7:00 am
-      City Employee Picnic Aug 18th @ 5:00 pm
-      Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Aug 23rd @ 1:00 pm
Approval of Bills
Adjourn. 
31:00 mins 

JC Cemetery District Board Meeting, August 8th 2022

Sometimes tech fails.  Apologies the audio recording of this meeting is available only on request to office@307NetRadio.com.   Please email and the file will be shared with you. 

AGENDA
Open 0:00
Public Comments 
Nomination of Vice Chairman 2:00
July Board Meeting Minutes 3:30
Rolling Calendar 16:00
Accept Craig Wetterlund's resignation 17:30
Review ByLaws, Fees & Operations Manual 22:00
Sexton Report 25:30
Guest/Presentations/Bids 1:07.30
Executive Session - cancelled
Old Business (discussed in Sexton's Report)
New Business  - Road Resurfacing 1:08.30
Reminder Candidate Filing for Board positions Aug 10-29, 2022
Close 1:29.30

JC Cemetery Board Special Meeting, July 12th 2022

Special Cemetery District Board Meeting 

Board members demand the resignation of fellow board member, Craig Wetterlund or face investigation by Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.    

 

County Commissioner Candidate Forum

John DeMatteis
Bob Hancock
Sherry Kolb - unable to attend
Bill Novotny
(Incumbent)
Norman Lee Sanford
Jeff Shelley
 

Candidates discuss: 

  • County Commissioners role
  • Involvement in Departments & Special Use Districts
  • Balancing Time and Priorities
  • Representing Constituents 
  • Using Modern Technology in local government
  • Planning & Managing Growth 

House District 40 Candidate Forum

Barry Crago (Incumbent)
Richard Tass 

Candidates discuss:

  • Medicaid Expansion & Healthcare
  • Mental Health and the role of the Legislature
  • Education Funding
  • Property Tax Rates and Reform
  • Planning for Growth 

Sheriff Candidate Forum

Paul Kozisek
Rod Odenbach (Incumbent)

Candidates discuss:

  • Approach to the job
  • Crime Prevention; proactive & reactive
  • Substance Abuse; DUI’s and drugs
  • Law Enforcement across large area
  • Youth Safety and Social Media
  • School Shootings - preparedness
  • Mental Health challenges
  • Uniting the Team post-election 

County Clerk Candidate Forum

Skip Crawford
Izabela DeWald
Shann Edwards
Darcy Goni
Kate Harriet 

Candidates discuss:

  • Why this job?
  • Your Expertise and Temperament
  • The Challenge of Learning the position
  • Personal Political Opinion
  • Management Style

Clerk of District Court Candidate Forum

Paige Rhoads (Incumbent) 
Casey Rodriguez 

  • Candidates discuss:
  • Aptitude for this Role
  • Previous Experience
  • Importance of Accuracy
  • Team Leadership 

Write In Rules for City Council - Vicki Edelman

Confused about the Buffalo City Council write-in rules?  Johnson County Clerk Vicki Edelman explains what happens next.  

Election Integrity - Vicki Edelman

Johnson County Clerk Vicki Edelman explains the protocols and processes in place the Clerk's office follow to ensure election accuracy and security in Johnson County. 

JC Cemetery District Board Meeting, July 11th 2022

Cemetery District Board Meeting

AGENDA

  • Open
  • Budget hearing
  • Public Comments
  • Vouchers
  • Minutes of June Board Meeting
  • Financial Report 
  • Rolling Calendar
  • Sexton Report
  • Guest/Presentations/Bids
  • Executive Session :Employee Performance
  • Old Business
  • New Business

    Close

 

 

How Safe is Your Kid Online? Parent Presentation, September 27th, 2022

 

Do you know what is on your kid’s phone?  Should you?   Do they know how to run it better than you?   Did you know 9% of Wyoming teens say they have received a sextortion attempt?  (Source:  Uprising)   

Special Agent Chris McDonald with Wyoming Department of Investigation (DCI) and leader of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)and Terri Markham of Uprising, a Sheridan-based organization bringing awareness about human trafficking and exploitation in Wyoming presented to parents at Buffalo High School 

Find out more about the startling uptick in sextortion and how boys are being targeted more than girls.  Find out how and where it happens - it’s not just apps like Snapchat & Tim Tok but online gaming too.   

Chris and Terri shares some simple actions for parents of kids of all ages to keep them safe. 

JCSD Superintendent Charles Auzqui wraps up this informative session with what JCSD already has in place to protect students.     

Looking for Resources? 

NCMEC   help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization https://www.missingkids.org/.  Check out their data base and resources.

BARK  www.bark.us
Norton 365 Suite. www.https://www.nortonlifelockpartner.com/
Qustodio www.qustodio.com
ESET (Android). www.https://www.eset.com
MSPY www.mspy.com.co
Screentime www.screentimelabs.com
OFFENDER WATCH   www.offenderwatch.com
https://uprisingwyo.org/

 

Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting, June 13th 2022

  • JC Rural Healthcare District Board