Sheridan

With this year's General Election just a few weeks away, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will be hosting candidate forums this Tuesday and Wednesday at Sheridan College. Chamber Program Coordinator Teresa Detimore.

Earlier this week, Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, applauded the efforts of a conservationist group to purchase mineral rights for approximately 58,000 acres of land in the Hoback Basin to prevent oil and gas drilling there.

Here's a look at the past week's top headlines from Sheridan Media News:

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Casper police say one of their officers shot a halfway house escapee who drew a gun in a parking garage. The suspect was hospitalized Friday with a non-life-threatening arm wound and faces new charges.

This upcoming Monday night, the Sheridan City Council will be considering the 2012 International Fire Code on 2nd reading. To inform business and property owners on the upcoming changes, Sheridan Fire-Rescue is hosting presentations that will address the new requirements that are part of the code.

Final... Buffalo 42, Torrington 23. Bison are now 3-4 on the season.

The Sheridan Broncs finish off the Casper Kelly Walsh Trojans in a hard fought victory with a final score of 20-10. The Broncs improve their record to 6 wins with 2 losses on the season. The Broncs will face the Cheyenne East T-Birds at home next Friday at 6 PM for the 3rd place seed in the playoffs.

The Rams remain undefeated with a big win against Tongue River. The final score was Big Horn 49, Tongue River 8.

The national economy continues to fluctuate in terms of depression and recovery, but at least one local business is celebrating its profitable niche.

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