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February 9th

Health Care Series Finale: How Will Reform Affect the City of Sheridan

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Earlier this week we reported on several aspects of the health care industry, including how Obama Care and Recovery Audit Contractors are and will continue to have a profound effect on the future of the health care industry. Today we conclude our series on health care with a look at how the new law may adversely affect the City of Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

SAWS Board Approves Rate Study

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved to have a Cost of Service Analysis performed by Stepwise Utility Advisors.

Bear Cloud Sentence: Life

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17-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud was sentenced in 4th Judicial District Court Wednesday afternoon. Pleading guilty to three charges last September 10th – Felony Murder in the 1st Degree; Felony Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Burglary; and Felony Aggravated Burglary – Bear Cloud is the only defendant of three not to go to trial for the robbery and shooting death of Sheridan businessman Robert Ernst on August 26, 2009. Bear Cloud's guilty plea was NOT the result of a plea agreement with the State.

Osborne Sentencing Date Set

A new sentencing date has been set for Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne, who was convicted of 1st Degree Murder last year in November. Shortly after the trial, Osborne hired his own attorney, Keith Goody from Washington state.

Marty Kobza: Communication & Collaboration

About thirty people attended the community forum at Tongue River High School Tuesday night, where they had an opportunity to get to know about Marty Kobza, one of three candidates in the running for the Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent position.

Donald Kirkegaard: Up for a New Challenge

Twenty-six people attended an informational forum last night in the Big Horn High School auditorium to listen to and ask questions of Donald Kirkegaard, one of three final candidates vying for the superintendent position for Sheridan County School District One.

February 8th

Alternate Energy Workshop February 15th

Alternative methods of energy will be the topic at a workshop open to everyone on Tuesday, February 15th. Sponsored by the University of Wyoming Extension Office in Sheridan, organizer Scott Hininger tells us.

SBA Roundtable Thursday at Sagewood

The Small Business Administration's Roundtable discussion will be Thursday morning at Sagewood in downtown Buffalo. This month's discussion will center on taxes for the business owner and changes to be aware of that are coming in 2011 and how to prepare for them.

Blackout Cancer Week at BHS

Buffalo High School's Student Council is holding their second annual fundraiser called Blackout Cancer, to benefit Johnson County residents fighting cancer. Joyce Hall, Student Council Advisor, explains what the week is about.

Blood Draws for Health Fair Next Week

Johnson County Healthcare Center has teamed with Health Fairs of Wyoming to provide health screenings to residents of Johnson County.