Sheridan County

(WY News Service) -- Three big components - demographics, economics and healthcare - make Medicaid vital in rural areas of Wyoming, that's according to a new study by the Center for Rural Affairs. Study author, Jon Bailey, CFRA director of research and analysis.

It's St. Patrick's Day. While many Americans celebrate with green beer and green t-shirts, we took some time to talk to an Irishman about the holiday's origins.

The Sheridan Holiday Inn was the site of the 2012 Sheridan, Wyoming Economic Update and Forecast forum Friday morning.

Construction of Ptolemy Data System's new data center is on-schedule, set for completion in August. We took a tour of that new facility last week.

While the Governor's initial recommendation was for the seven Wyoming community colleges to receive $15 million in increased enrollment growth funding, after a fight by legislators, the final amount for colleges was $7.7 million. Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young had this to say during Thursday's Public Pulse.

The Wyoming State Parks department now offers a mobile device app, according to a media release, that gives users free GPS, an area locator, search activities and details of facility information. Domenic Bravo with the state parks department tells us about “Pocket Ranger”.

A change of plea hearing was held Thursday in 4th Judicial District Court for 40-year-old Clearmont resident Camie Paumer who's been charged for allegedly embezzling money from the Hand in Hand Childcare Center and A&B Buildings of Sheridan. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the
story.

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