Sheridan County

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and Tom Harkin from Iowa praised the final passage of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

U.S. Census Bureau figures show that Wyoming remained sixth in the nation in the amount of money it spends on public education.

Wyoming increased its per pupil spending by 4 percent during the 2009-2010 school year to $15,169 per pupil. That's up from $14,573 in the 2008-09 school year.

The director of the Sheridan County Museum, Nathan Doerr, appeared on Public Pulse on Newstalk 930, KROE, and reported an upswing in visitors so far this year.

One of the staples of police work in Sheridan is the ongoing battle against prescription drug abuse. Already this week, officers responded to another report of stole prescription medications. Lt.

The Bighorn National Forest Powder River District Ranger Mark Booth would like to remind visitors to the Cloud Peak Wilderness west of Buffalo that registration is required for anyone entering the wilderness area.

Sheridan County fire warden, Bill Biastoch, has assigned red flag fire conditions to the area. He said the combination of extreme heat and high winds is contributing to fire danger in the county.

Republican state legislator, senator Bruce Burns of Sheridan, is sponsoring a draft of a bill that would require ATMs to enable consumers to elect to donate to state parks and historic sites.

The summer exhibition at the Ucross Art Gallery will open this Saturday and it will feature the work of local artists Joel Ostlind and Arin Waddell.

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