Sheridan County

State Senator John Schiffer says Wyoming's tourism industry must be aggressive, adding that competition with Montana is fierce. He told those attending yesterday's legislative forum that Montana would love to take all of Wyoming's tourists.

At Thursday's legislative forum in Sheridan, Black Tooth Brewing Company co-owner Tim Barnes questioned why Wyoming legislators are considering an increase in beer taxes, and said that will hurt the state's micro-brewery business.

A re-sentencing hearing for 20-year-old Dharminder Vir Sen was held in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan Thursday. Sen was convicted of First Degree Murder for the 2009 home invasion killing of Robert Ernst of Sheridan and was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2010.

Wyoming's state legislator Kathy Coleman of Sheridan says the Legislature will discuss two separate proposals to expand Medicaid during the upcoming budget session next month in Cheyenne.

The Sheridan Heights Ranch LLC, owned by the Don Roberts family, has donated 32 acres of land, including a pond, to the City of Sheridan.

The University of Wyoming's Saturday University program is coming back to Sheridan next month.

The American Association of Retired Persons, better known as the AARP, is once again providing free tax preparation help for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through its foundation's Tax-Aide program.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty is concerned that an expansion of Medicaid under the new Affordable Care Act will adversely affect hospitals across the nation.

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