Sheridan County

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

Earlier this week, a Sheridan man fell victim to not one but two phone scams involving nearly $5,000. Deputy Katie Kennedy with the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office explains.

The Sheridan County Commissioners announced that Bird Farm Road, also known as County Road 28, will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. on November 6 through 5 p.m. on November 8.

Black Hills Corp. has laid off 11 of its workers at the Wyodak coal mine north of Gillette.

Black Hills external affairs manager Wes Ashton tells the Gillette News-Record the layoffs are in response to changing market conditions.

Richard Davis, a Sheridan attorney at Davis and Cannon, LLP, is among 23 individuals from around the state chosen to serve on a search committee for a new president for the University of Wyoming.

The Associated Press reports approximately 20 percent of Wyoming's registered voters have already cast their ballots via absentee voting. The same report also indicates Republicans strongly outnumber Democrats in absentee ballot submissions.

The Northeast Wyoming Sage Grouse Working Group will have their next meeting Wednesday, December 12th beginning at 9:30am at the BLM Buffalo Field Office at 1425 Fort Street in Buffalo.

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Wyoming’s congressional incumbents held their own in a debate against challengers last night, displaying the practiced manner of Washington veterans while responding to criticisms from Democratic challengers and largely getting a pass from minority party candidates.

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