State Representative Mike Madden, a Republican from Buffalo, will be checking in with Sheridan Media, giving us updates on the happenings in the State House of Representatives during this year's Legislative Budget Session.

Madden discussed the first week of the session with us in a phone interview Thursday.

The Wyoming Legislature’s Budget Session began earlier this week in Cheyenne. Legislators are tasked with crafting a balanced budget for the biennium despite a grim financial outlook due to a slumping mineral industry.

As many communities around Wyoming are struggling economically due in large part to the drop in oil prices and federal regulations that have stifled the coal industry, Sheridan continues to prosper.

Sheridan High School students don't have to wait until summer or the next school year to make up failing grades in their classes.

The Sheridan County Fair Association will send a proposed agreement for WIFI equipment at the fairgrounds to the county attorney for review after adding language regarding where the equipment will be placed.

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State Representative Mike Madden explained his new distribution formula that will be introduced in this year's Legislative Session, that will re-work how local city and county governments in the state receive their direct distribution funding from the state.

Now here's Sheridan Media's look back in time, to 100 years ago, by reporter Pat Blair as published in the Sheridan Enterprise newspaper on Feb. 12, 1916.

The department heads for the City of Buffalo updated the city council on happenings within their departments during the month of January during the council's last regular meeting.

Ice fishing can be dangerous at any time, but especially this week as temperatures rise to nearly 60 degrees, because the ice is thawing on the north shores of the lakes.

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BRONC WRESTLING - The Bronc wrestlers won their dual in Gillette last night by the score of 47-29 the Broncs took nine matches and win the regular season dual conference championship.

They end the regular season at home tonight with a dual against Natrona county JV matches start at 5:00 varsity matches start at 6:00.

The 4-A East regional wrestling tournament will start a week from today in Gillette.