Sheridan County

The University of Wyoming Libraries are one step closer to being accepted into the Greater Western Library Alliance. UW Dean of Libraries Maggie Farrell says Alliance officials liked what they saw during a recent visit to the university.

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

The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is including parts of Montana, Idaho and Utah on its course this year, in addition to running through Wyoming.

State legislator, Mike Madden, joined Public Pulse host, Kim Love, on Newstalk 930, KROE, Thursday. Madden said he's headed to Chenenne on the 15th to speak to the Wyoming Taxpayers Association regarding a possible state fuel tax.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead was in Jackson Friday, where he helped announce the agreement between Plains Exploration and Production Company and the Trust for Public Land to sell its oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of land in the Hoback Basin of the Wyoming Range.

Earlier this week, Pete Schoonmaker announced that he intended to run as a write-in candidate for the House District 30 seat.

The area closure surrounding the Gilead Fire has been lifted, as have Stage I fire restrictions.

Forest supervisor Bill Bass stated, “We’d like to thank the public for their understanding and cooperation since the restrictions were imposed.”

A nationally operating atheist group has plans to start a Wyoming chapter this month to help citizens to organize and lobby lawmakers for stronger separation of religion and legislation.

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