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November 14th, 2010

Tonight's City Council Meeting Could Be a Long One

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This evening's Sheridan City Council meeting could go into the wee hours of the night, or morning for that matter, as there are a number of big issues on the agenda. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey.

The “Spice” Problem is Being Addressed Locally

The Sheridan City Council will consider an ordinance tonight that would ban the substance known as “Spice”, which is a synthetic form of marijuana, and is currently legal in Sheridan.

Occidental Jam a Big Draw in Buffalo

The Occidental Hotel's Thursday Night Jam in Buffalo.

On most Thursdays for the last four years, musicians and music fans have been gathering at the historic Occidental Hotel in Buffalo to enjoy camaraderie, catch up with each other and to enjoy some live music.

JC Solid Waste District Funding: Now What?

JC Landfill Manager Doug Shimic

The mill levy for the Johnson County Solid Waste District passed on a nearly two-to-one margin at the Nov. 2 General Election. But what exactly does that mean? Aaron Palmer, Johnson County News Director for Sheridan Media has the story.

International Education Week

“From Salsa to Swahili: Explorations through Cuba and Kenya” and “Learning Psychology in the Oceans” are just a couple of the presentations that will be held at Sheridan College for “International Education Week.” Claudia Colnar, International Student Recruiter and Coordinator for

Wyoming murder suspect to drop mental illness defense

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The lawyer for a Sheridan man charged with first-degree murder says his client no longer plans to base his defense on a claim of mental illness.

8 Wyoming Guard soldiers deploying to naval base

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Eight Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers are being deployed to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The soldiers from the 197th Public Affairs Detachment are scheduled to leave this weekend. A ceremony is to be held Saturday afternoon at the Casper armory.

November 13th

“Creating a Culture of Wellness”

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The follow-up to a discussion in April hosted by the Wellness Council and other groups will be held this Monday evening at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints Sheridan Adviser

Jason Vela, the Chief of Police at Sheridan College, was recently appointed to an advisory position for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission is a “bipartisan fact-finding agency of the federal government,” and each state has an advisory committee.

Dayton Couple Witnesses National Tree Cutting

The sun starts to rise, silhouetting the Capitol Christmas tree and the flag-decorated crane in the Bridger Teton National Forest. (photo courtesy Margy Baribeau)

We're just two days away from the 2010 Capitol Christmas Tree, which will hail from Wyoming for the first time ever, arriving in Sheridan and Buffalo on its journey to Washington D.C. A Dayton couple had the rare opportunity to be present when the tree was cut down. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has their story.