Sheridan County

With this year's General Election just a few weeks away, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will be hosting candidate forums this Tuesday and Wednesday at Sheridan College. Chamber Program Coordinator Teresa Detimore.

Earlier this week, Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, applauded the efforts of a conservationist group to purchase mineral rights for approximately 58,000 acres of land in the Hoback Basin to prevent oil and gas drilling there.

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

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Casper police say one of their officers shot a halfway house escapee who drew a gun in a parking garage. The suspect was hospitalized Friday with a non-life-threatening arm wound and faces new charges.

Final... Buffalo 42, Torrington 23. Bison are now 3-4 on the season.

At this week's meeting of the Sheridan County Fair Association, Facilities Director Melissa Albrecht showed off the association's new website to board members. A recent update brings with it a brand new calendar program, a video of the association's modernization plan and more.

The national economy continues to fluctuate in terms of depression and recovery, but at least one local business is celebrating its profitable niche.

The findings of a six month long feasibility study on alternate railway routes north of Sheridan were presented Thursday afternoon at the Sheridan County Courthouse public meeting room. Forward Sheridan Executive Director Jay Stender.

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