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October 11th

Osborne Pretrial Conference

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29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne is charged with 1st Degree Murder.
29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne is charged with 1st Degree Murder.

A brief pretrial conference was held Monday in 4th Judicial District Court for 29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne, who is charged with 1st Degree Murder.

Poll Question: Renewal of Optional 1-Cent Tax

Will Penny Power be renewed after the November 2nd General Election?

The General Election is fast approaching, and as we've reported frequently over the past weeks, the Optional 1-Cent Tax is on the ballot this year.

Family March Against Violence Held Saturday

Purple-clad marchers of all ages and genders participated in the Family March Against Domestic Violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Over one hundred people turned out on a cool and drizzly Saturday morning to take part in the “Family March Against Violence.  Beginning at the US Bank parking lot and ending at Grinnell Plaza, the march was held to make a stand against domestic violence and violence in our community.

A Christmas Ornament Collaboration

8 year-old Ashlyn Ibach pounds away at a horseshoe turning it into a candy cane Christmas tree ornament for the Capitol Christmas Tree.

Up for the challenge, members of the Heart of the Horse 4-H Club teamed up with the Sheridan College Welding Class on Saturday to make ornaments for this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree which is coming from Wyoming's forest.

Buyok Ranch Conservation Easement

The Sheridan Community Land Trust celebrated a new Conservation Easement Saturday at the Buyok Ranch near the historic town-site of Monarch, north of Sheridan.

Open House at the Fire Station

Four year-old Kirian Krogen gets a hand from fireman Seth Larson as she mans the fire hose.

Last week was National Fire Prevention Week and the Sheridan Fire Department ended the week with an open house on Saturday.  Over three hundred people stopped in at the station at the corner of Scott and Works to enjoy tours of the station and equipment, lunch, and fire truck rides.  Fire Marshall Brian Songer, of Sheridan Fire and Rescue describes another event the kids could

8,000+ Meals Available to Seniors

Each Shelf Stable meals pack contains a juice box, canned fruit, canned chicken, crackers, cookie, and condiments.

The Sheridan Senior Center and the Wyoming Department of Health have partnered to make shelf-stable meals available to Sheridan County residents age 60 and older. Just what is a shelf-stable meal? Lois Bell with the Senior Center explains.

October 10th

Sheridan County Public Health To Host Flu Clinics This Month

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Sheridan County Public Health will be hosting several flu clinics this month, with the first one to take place tomorrow at the Public Health Office in Sheridan. Public Health Nurse Katie Hiller says that while flu season isn't here just yet, now is the time to get vaccinated before it hits.

Ex-Casper Pharmacist Sentenced On Drug Charge

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A pharmacist accused of taking more than 3,000 doses of drugs from Mountain View Regional Hospital has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that 41-year-old Kimberly Nimmo pleaded guilty in July to one count of possession of more than three grams of a controlled substance.

October 9th

Report Shows That the Arts is a Driving Force in Wyoming's Economy

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Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal

While most indicators point to mineral extraction, tourism and agriculture as the State's leading industries, Wyoming’s Arts Community is a driving force in the State’s economy and compares favorably with its neighbors in the Rocky Mountain west and nationally. This is according to a Creative Vitality Index report released recently by the Western States Arts Federation.