Sheridan County

The Fair Pay Act was up for vote Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, and though Wyoming has the largest gender pay gap in the nation, both senators, Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, voted “Nay.”

The public meeting room at the Sheridan County Courthouse was the site Wednesday for an air service meeting for Sheridan and the surrounding communities. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there.

The Bear Den of Cub Scout Pack 385 will be adopting the Kleenburn Recreation area later this year for their conservation requirements, which are a part of their advancement through the scouting program.

The Associated Press reports human cases of West Nile Virus are on the decline in the state of Wyoming. In 2007, there were 185 cases and 2 deaths related to the virus, which tapered off to 10 cases in 2008, 12 cases and 1 death in 2009, 6 cases in 2010, and three infections last year.

The first ever Cowboy State Strongman Classic is coming to Sheridan next month.

The Cat and Dog Shelter's annual Rabies vaccination event is in full swing this week at the Kendrick Park band shell. Cats and dogs have trickled in for low-cost rabies vaccines since Tuesday, and volunteers and veterinarians will be on hand from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

A permit to allow Croell Redi-Mix, Inc. to operate a gravel mine at a 320-acre site they call the “Shell Creek Pit,” has had objections filed against it with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

At their Tuesday meeting, the Buffalo City Council awarded the contract to construct the sports fields complex to O'Dell Construction of Sheridan.

At the bid opening last week, all four bids came in substantially over the original engineer's estimate of $2 million.

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