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Turkey Hunters Should be Able to Bag a Bird

Bud Stewart is one of the state's game officials in Sheridan.

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 Hearing Examines Silica Dust Risks in Fracking

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.

Rios Named to City Council

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

Energy Company Recognized for Supporting Education

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.

Governor Calls Unemployment Rates Positive Signs

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

A Look Back in Time: April 8, 1914

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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Buffalo Council Approves Overtime Policy Change

Buffalo's City Council voted to allow a change in the city's overtime policy at the request of Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder, who brought the request before city leaders to improve coverage by his officers on duty, and to define the working hours and overtime by the staff in dispatch.

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Commission Discusses Fire Hall Heating System

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their last meeting, discussed issues with the heating system at the old Kaycee Fire Hall, and eventually tabled further discussions to this week's meeting where they will discuss the matter further.

Kaycee Library Needs Repairs, Possible Replacement

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Kaycee's Library building is in need of repairs or possible replacement, and the Johnson County Commissioners will be looking at what to do with the structure after they approved an assessment on both the building and the soil where it now sits.

Could Wyoming Learn From Canadian Energy Reservation?

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An energy development concept that seemed to fit Wyoming when first proposed 40 years ago has recently been back in the news. 
 
This idea was to establish “energy reservations” in various isolated parts of the country.  And no place in the USA has the vast amounts of energy that Wyoming has.  And as the least populated state in the country, we must admit we have some isolated places, too.

Attorney General Offers Consumer Help

A program on identity theft, scams and consumer protection was presented last week at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Chief Encourages Seatbelt Use

In a recent interview with Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens, he said the lack of seatbelt use continues to be of concern for him.

State Eyes Sheridan Schools as State Models

Superintendent Craig Dougherty -- Photo by Pat Blair

The quality of teaching, and level of learning, in Sheridan County School District 2 has attracted the attention of Wyoming Governor Matt Mead – who wants to see that success replicated statewide.