Sheridan County

Hunters will have lots of opportunity to hunt this fall in northeast Wyoming. Mild winters combined with good fawn production has resulted in white-tailed deer and antelope populations being higher than desired in some areas.

Ronda Holwell, District 4 Public Involvement Specialist with the Wyoming Department of Transportation's Sheridan Office reports that contractor McGarvin Moberly of Worland has completed paving the five mile stretch of Wyoming Highway 196 south of Buffalo from mile post 294.5 to 299.5.

Due to the fact that Sheridan County and Johnson County can't see eye-to-eye on the Game and Fish 99-year lease proposal for junior water rights on Lake DeSmet, there may be a a change to the Joint Powers Board agreement.

Wyoming residents now have two ways to easily report potential Medicaid fraud thanks to a new state website and hotline.

The new website can be found online at http://stopwyomedicaidfraud.com . The hotline can be reached at 1-855-846-2563. People can use the two anonymously if they wish.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital kicked off their Electronic Medical Records system Monday after months of system preparation and staff training.

Tuesday, the Sheridan County Commissioners accepted the 99-year lease proposal from the Wyoming Game and Fish for junior water rights on Lake DeSmet. Wednesday, the Johnson County Commissioners rejected the G&F proposal, stating that they weren't comfortable with the length of the lease.

This Saturday night, music lovers in Sheridan County will be able to get their fill with 16 acts set to take the stage at this year's Sod Farm Festival to benefit Project Schoolhouse.

The Sheridan County Commissioners held a special conference to express their disappointment with the Johnson County Commissioners decision to reject a lease proposal from the Game and Fish for water rights on Lake Desmet.

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