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November 18th

Shawn Osborne: Guilty of 1st Degree Murder

29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne has been found Guilty of the 1st Degree Murder of Gerald Bloom.
29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne has been found Guilty of the 1st Degree Murder of Gerald Bloom.

After just over four hours of deliberations, the 12-person jury came back Thursday afternoon with a Guilty verdict in the 1st Degree Murder Trial of 29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne. Osborne stood emotionless while District Court Clerk Nicki Arney read the verdict.

Closing Arguments Held in 1st Degree Murder Trial

Closing arguments in the 1st Degree Murder trial of 29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne took place Thursday morning in 4th Judicial District Court.

Wyoming Foots Bill to Quit Cigs

1/3 of cancer deaths in the United States are caused by smoking.

Today is the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Smokers were challenged to stop lighting up for 24 hours, and encouraged to make a plan to kick the habit permanently.

Sheridan Employees Debate Veterans' Day vs. Columbus Day

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There has been some debate among City of Sheridan employees about changing their paid holidays. Veterans Day, because it always falls on November 11th, changes which day of the week it is every year. This is part of the reason some are asking about a vacation swap.

November 17th

Community Colleges, "Partnerships" and Lichens

Some described the relationship as “close.” Others said said the partnership was “intimate.” They were describing the connection between our local NWCCD community colleges and the surrounding “communities.”

However, it may be that the relationship is less partnership and more like, well, lichens. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love explains:

NWCCD Accreditation Visit

The Northern Wyoming Community College District is in the midst of their much anticipated AQIP “quality checkup visit.” This visit is just part of what the college district has to do in order to remain an accredited institution under AQIP guidelines.

Shawn Osborne Takes the Stand

After the State rested their case in the 1st Degree Murder Trial of Shawn Osborne late Wednesday morning, the defendant took the stand in his defense. Osborne's Defense Attorney Robert Jones asked him to describe the events leading up to the alleged murder of Gerald Bloom on January 15th, 2010.

Council Work Session on Water Treatment Funding

Brian Kuehl (standing) gives a presentation on funding sources for water treatment at a Council Work Session November 17th.

Members of the Sheridan County Commission, the Sheridan City Council and SAWS, along with a handful of City employees attended a work session in City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson Cty. Commission Looks at Courtroom, Office Designs

Johnson County Commissioners

Sheridan Media News Director for Johnson County, Aaron Palmer, brings us this report from Tuesday's Johnson County Commission meeting.

Space for New Attorney

Johnson County Commissioner Smokey Wildeman

The Johnson County Commissioners held their regular meeting in Kaycee on Tuesday, and the question of where to house the newly-elected County Attorney has been answered. Aaron Palmer has the story.