Sheridan

Now that the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act is starting to settle in, policymakers in Wyoming are considering how they're going to integrate the bill into the existing health care system.

The first Farmer's Market of the year will be Thursday at Whitney Commons, across from the library. Local growers will be showing off and selling their harvest.

Cloud Peak Energy has filed a law suit against its business partner, Ambre Energy Ltd., regarding a dispute on the future use of the Decker Coal Mine 20 miles north of Sheridan. Ambre Energy bought a 50 percent interest in the mine in November of last year.

A petition to rezone 2.6 acres of land at 600 KROE Lane was tabled by the Sheridan City Council Monday night. The owner of the property, Mr. Hart, is seeking to rezone the property from B-1 Business to M-1 Industrial to make the property more marketable.

It's taken some time, as the Sheridan City Council has tabled the item twice, but Monday night the agreement with UPN to provide fiber optics to the City was unanimously approved.

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is warning Wyoming residents about an extortion scam involving people who bought prescription drugs online.

Wyoming senator, Mike Enzi, took the floor last week to make augments in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. According to a media release from the senator's office, the bill will enable the state to collect sales taxes on out-of-state, catalog and online sales.

The Veterans Affairs Hospital in Sheridan is starting a new initiative place adult veterans in foster care in lieu of nursing homes and hospitals. Public Affairs director at the VA, Jackie VanMark, explains what kind of person might benefit from the program.

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