Since 1965, Up with People has provided young people from around the world a unique opportunity to travel abroad and see the world from a different perspective. The group has been in Sheridan this week volunteering with a number of different agencies.
We reported earlier this week that candidate for U.S. Senate for Wyoming, Liz Cheney, has been taking some flak for purchasing a resident fishing license when she had only been in the state for 72 consecutive days. Wyoming Game and Fish considers 365 days in state as official residency.
Earlier this year we reported that the Padlock Ranch was the recipient of this year's Leopold Conservation Award in Wyoming. The ranch has now been named a regional finalist for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Environmental Stewardship Award.
The Wyoming Wilderness Association has been pushing for the designation for the Rock Creek Wilderness Area as protected wilderness since 2005, when the Bighorn National Forest recommended the action in its forest plan.
It's their first day in Sheridan, and they have already left quite an impression. Volunteers with Up with People from around the world, some as far as Switzerland, some from other states, spent Tuesday working on building a new mini park and barbecue area behind RENEW in Sheridan.
The Casper Star-Tribune first reported an infraction that has inflamed some critics of Liz Cheney's debut in the Wyoming political arena and made national headlines in the New York Times: purchasing a Wyoming resident fishing license before her time.
The atrium of the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College was the site of Saturday night's Reagan Day Dinner, hosted by the Sheridan County Republican Party. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the details.