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November 8th

Wyoming Supreme Court to Reconsider Two Life in Prison Sentences

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Lawyers for two Wyoming teenagers serving life sentences in the home invasion slaying of a Sheridan man will get a chance to tell the state Supreme Court next month that the two deserve lesser punishment.

Wyoming Reports Healthy Voter Turnout

More than 240,000 Wyoming residents cast a ballot for Tuesday's general election, according to a media release from the State of Wyoming Elections Director.

Unofficial State Results Posted

Wyoming Secretary of State, Max Maxfield, announced today the unofficial results of Tuesday's election have now been posted.

Sheridan Commissioners Disband LDCC

Sheridan County's Commissioners voted this morning to allow Johnson County to purchase Sheridan County's interests in Lake DeSmet water rights and management, thereby dissolving the Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition.

Mead Emphasizes Fiscal Responsibility

Wyoming governor, Matt Mead, said in a media release today he's disappointed in the results of the presidential election. Mead implied it will be up to state governors to keep their assets in order, and he plans to do that by including drastic cuts to the state's supplemental budget proposal.

November 8th

Johnson County Agrees To Terms On Lake DeSmet Buyout

As reported Wednesday on Sheridan Media, the Johnson County Commissioners voted to accept the proposal from Sheridan County to buyout Sheridan County's interest in Lake DeSmet and sign the lease with Wyoming Game and Fish.

Cowboy Carousel Has New Life, Location and Backing

Photo courtesy cowboycarousel.org

Arts Along The Bighorns is a non-profit organization that is working to keep the cowboy carousel in Buffalo.

Johnson County To Reimburse Assessor's Legal Fees

At Wednesday's meeting, the Johnson County Commissioners voted to reimburse County Assessor Cindy Rogers for the legal fees she incurred seeking guidance on the possible tax ramifications stemming from a lease with the Wyoming Game and Fish.

Poverty Study Circles Action Forum

CVC Director Amy Albrecht at Wednesday night's poverty action forum. (Photo by Ron Richter)

Five weeks ago the Center for Vital Community at Sheridan College orchestrated a meeting that brought community members together to form eleven study circles to brainstorm on how to turn poverty in Sheridan into prosperity.

All Good Things Come to an End

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Sheridan Travel and Tourism Executive Director Penny Becker has announced she'll retire after over 13 years of service. (Courtesy Photo)

After almost 14 years of service to the community as Executive Director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism, Penny Becker has announced that she'll be retiring effective next Monday.