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September 17th, 2013

UW Launches Professional Land Management Program

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(Photo Courtesy of the University of Wyoming)

This fall the University of Wyoming will be launching their new nationally accredited Professional Land Management program. Program Director Don Roth says UW’s program is one of just nine in North America accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen.

Commission Approves Horse Wagering, Hires Tree Mitigation Coordinator

Sheridan County Courthouse (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

The Sheridan County Commission approved resolutions today to allow pari-mutuel betting on horse races and to hire a fire mitigation coordinator for Story.

September 16th

Thriving Deer Herd Boosts Hunting Opportunities

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Game and Fish officials say thriving white-tailed deer and antelope populations make for good hunting opportunities this fall, especially in the northeastern part of the state.

Local Historian Leads Cemetery Tour

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Local historian Tyson Emborg will take history buffs on a walk back in time tonight at the local cemetery. But first, the high school teacher will be giving some background information on the cemetery that dates back to 1890 and on many of the people buried there.

Tire Thief Remains At Large

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Sheridan police are still searching for a white male who's alleged to have stolen tires Friday morning from an outdoor display at Plains Tire on Coffeen Avenue. Lt. Chris Dahmke said they know who he is and that he's not from this area.

Beer Tax Increase Fails Committee Support

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A proposal to increase Wyoming's tax on beer has failed to gain support from an interim legislative committee that met Friday in Buffalo. Wyoming's 2 cents a gallon tax on beer is the lowest in the nation.

Library Expansion Grants On Agenda For Jo Co Commission

Johnson County's Commissioners

At their meeting this morning, the Johnson County Commissioners will be discussing possible avenues for funding the proposed Johnson County Library expansion project.

Game & Fish Has New Game Warden In Kaycee

Grant Gerharter, Kaycee's newest game warden.

Grant Gerharter is the new game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Kaycee, replacing former Kaycee game warden Kyle Lash.

Council Denies Step Increases for Three Firefighters

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Sheridan Local Firefighters Union President George Neeson. (Photo by Ron Richter)

In 2010, the Sheridan City Council voted to freeze the salaries of all City employees due to budget constraints. As part of that freeze, five firefighters with Sheridan Fire-Rescue were denied 5 percent wage increases as part of their step increase after receiving an annual satisfactory evaluation.

Wrench Ranch II Annexation Approved

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The Sheridan City Council approved the Wrench Ranch II annexation Monday night on third and final reading. An amendment to the original ordinance was approved prior to the Council taking action on the item. The amendment was a request from the Sheridan V.A.