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August 4th, 2009

The Debate Rages On Whether Wyoming Should Increase Severance Tax

Wyoming needs to take a look at its bank account and figure out how much will be needed in the future. That’s the advice from Equality State Policy Center researcher Sarah Gorin amid the debate over whether Wyoming should raise severance taxes or not.

Dog and Cat Shelter Is Now Accepting Photos For 2010 Pet Calender Contest

The Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter is now accepting photos for the 2010 Pet Calender Contest. Entry deadline is September 30th; cost is $15 per photo, and any number of photos may be submitted.

Dog and Cat Shelter Director Cel Hope.

August 3rd

City Of Sheridan Applies For Grant To Construct Hydroelectric Power Project

In 2002, the City of Sheridan requested the Wyoming Water Development Commission to conduct a study of the City's water system to see if the system could be used to generate hydroelectric power. Acting City Utilities Director Chris Knodel…

No Injuries In Vehicle Fire On Interstate 90

A New Mexico man escaped injury when his pickup truck caught fire on Interstate 90 yesterday. Andrew Wilson from Las Vegas, New Mexico was traveling eastbound just outside of Sheridan on Monday afternoon when his 2005 GMC Sierra pickup started to overheat. When the vehicle started to lose power Wilson pulled over and opened the hood. Flames erupted from the engine compartment.

National Night Out Events Will Take Place Tonight In Dayton and Sheridan

National Night Out is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday in August. It’s a night where communities can interact with local law enforcement agencies on a social level. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office has participated in the program for several years. Sheriff’s Deputy Mandy Madry…

City Council Takes A Look At Fee Waivers For Affordable Housing Project

The Sheridan City Council is considering a change in building permit requirements that would raise the minimum permit valuation from $1,000 to $3,000. The ordinance passed on second reading. Using 2008 figures, the measure may cost the City around $6,000 in lost revenue from the small building permits.

Sheridan County Commissioners Approve Mill Levies

Sheridan County’s total valuation grew nearly 20% from 2008 to 2009. Property valuations usually lag a year behind the market since numbers from the prior year must be used for the assessments. With that in mind, the Sheridan County Commissioners held a special meeting yesterday to approve the property tax mill levy schedule for this fiscal year.

Dayton Town Council Awards Bid For Bridge And Recognizes Yard Of The Month For July

The Dayton Town Council held their first meeting of August Monday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

They'll Be "Brewing Up History" This Friday at the Sheridan County Museum

The 2nd Annual “Brewing Up History” Beer Tasting and Blind Pig Art Sale is coming up this Friday night on the porch of the Sheridan County Museum. Curator of Museum Education Nathan Doerr says the event has grown in its second year.

Local Author Craig Johnson Will Be at the Fulmer Library This Week

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will have a special guest this Thursday as local author Craig Johnson will be on hand to talk about his latest book. Library Programming Coordinator Anita Weisheit gives us
the details.