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Senators from Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota are encouraging federal officials to use the timber industry to help thin forests prone to wildfires, like ones that raged across their states this summer.

More than 240,000 Wyoming residents cast a ballot for Tuesday's general election, according to a media release from the State of Wyoming Elections Director.

Wyoming Secretary of State, Max Maxfield, announced today the unofficial results of Tuesday's election have now been posted.

Sheridan County's Commissioners voted this morning to allow Johnson County to purchase Sheridan County's interests in Lake DeSmet water rights and management, thereby dissolving the Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition.

Wyoming governor, Matt Mead, said in a media release today he's disappointed in the results of the presidential election. Mead implied it will be up to state governors to keep their assets in order, and he plans to do that by including drastic cuts to the state's supplemental budget proposal.

Firefighters were called out yesterday afternoon to two fires burning in the Big Horn National Forest. The Bull Elk Park fire spans four acres 10 miles northwest of Ranchester. According to a media release from the U.S.

Wyoming voters resoundingly passed Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A at the polls yesterday, essentially setting up a state statutes that directly conflict with the federal Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

UPDATE: 3:39 p.m.

Former Buffalo city council member, Justin Gerard, has entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, with intent to deliver. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy was at the Campbell County District Courthouse in Gillette Wednesday morning and has the story.

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