Wyoming

After decades of paying the coroner a flat fee per case, the Sheridan County commissioners are considering a salary for the elected official.

Wildlife officials say turkey hunters in Hunt Area 3, which includes the counties of Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell, should have plenty of wild turkeys to pursue this spring because populations are generally in good shape.

OSHA just wrapped up nearly three weeks of hearings on a proposed rule to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. Hydraulic fracturing, which is done in Wyoming, was one of the industry exposures examined, along with general construction, masonry and foundries.

Sheridan businessman Jesus Rios has been elected to finish out the unexpired term of Levi Dominguez on the Sheridan City Council.

An energy company that operates a coal mine 35 miles north of Sheridan and contributes to the technical programs at the community colleges of both Sheridan and Gillette has been recognized nationally for its commitment to education.

Wyoming's Governor Matt Mead says the latest unemployment figures show the strength of Wyoming and he believes the economy will continue to expand.

County Clerk Floyd has been directed by the commissioners to write to the state board of charities and reform, and apply for some convict labor for Sheridan this summer.

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