Sheridan County

At their monthly meeting Wednesday, the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board unanimously agreed to move forward with the Twin Lakes Wetlands Mitigation Project and authorized sending a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Three local organizations who serve developmentally disabled adults will get together Friday in Kendrick Park in Sheridan for the first Unity in the Community event. Easter Seals, Eagle Ridge and RENEW have teamed up under the name Unity, to help bring unity among their clients and the community.

Based on preliminary figures from Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., released Wednesday, there was a 16.1 percent decrease in the number of passengers who used the airline this April compared to April of last year.

New details surrounding a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September - an attack that left four Americans dead – emerged Wednesday during a hearing by the U.S. House Oversight Committee. U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, a member of the committee, spoke with Sheridan Media's Chris Foy just hours after the hearing ended.

The Board of Trustees for Sheridan Memorial Hospital received an update Wednesday from Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty regarding a recent visit from consultant Sandy Champion with the Champion Group, LLC.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Wednesday focused on fraud and how businesses and individuals can take steps to safeguard against scammers. Sheridan Police Detective Jim Arzy says that they see all kinds of scams in Sheridan.

The Sheridan County Airport has entered into a contract with Cloud Peak Aviation, LLC, allowing them run a charter business from the airport, utilize existing hangar space, and construct a new hangar on the premises.

UPDATE 5/8/13: A follow-up story about Wednesday's hearing can be found at http://www.sheridanmedia.com/new...

Details surrounding a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September - an attack that left four Americans dead - will be addressed Wednesday by the U.S. House Oversight Committee. U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis is a member of that committee and spoke with Sheridan Media's Chris Foy in an exclusive interview.

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