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December 10th

Sheridan Resident Dies in Highway Accident

A 53-year-old Sheridan woman was killed in a traffic accident on WYO 192 Friday seven miles east of Kaycee in Johnson County.

Lummis Jumps Aboard Natural Resource Committee, Drops Appropriations

Wyoming Rep. Rep. Cynthia Lummis says she willingly gave up a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee because she wanted to return to the Natural Resources Committee.

SCSD#2 Seeking Professional Services

The Sheridan County School District #2's board of trustees are looking for professional services to help with projects related to construction at several locations. Facilities Director, Julie Carroll, said they're looking for a commissioning agent.

G&F Dept. Examining Wolf Impact on Wildlife

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The reintegration of wolves into Yellowstone National Park and eventual delisting of the species has been a touchy subject for the Game and Fish Department. Amid strong opinions and litigation, it's no surprise many officials have remained tight-lipped about the issue.

Rules and Tips for Winter Recreation in the BHNF

The Bighorn National Forest provides many opportunities for winter recreation, as it's become a mecca for snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Deer Population Control Program Improves Sheridan Safety

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The Sheridan Police Department reports as of the end of last week, 69 deer have been harvested by police officers as part of a population control program designed to improve citizen safety within city limits. For the past few years, the PD gets permission to harvest deer that encroach into town.

Buffalo Council Approves Emergency Response Plan

At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council approved the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) as drafted and presented by Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly.

Mayor Randy Dyess explained more about the ERP.

December 10th

Commission Hears Future Of Uranium in Johnson County

At their last regular meeting, the Johnson County Commissioners heard an update on the current situation at uranium mines in Northeast Wyoming and elsewhere in the state along with the future of the industry and the impacts they can expect in the coming years.

This Week's Poll Question

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The federal budget is a hot item in the news these days, especially as we approach the end of the year and the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Ideas abound as to what needs to be done, prompting this week's Bank of Sheridan/Sheridan Media poll question.

Trail End Hosts Successful Holiday Weekend

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This past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Trail End State Historic site opened its doors for a Christmas extravaganza. It was the annual open house at the Trail End. Site superintendent, Cynde Georgen, fills us in.