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Senator Enzi Speaks Out On Health Care Reform Bill

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, a ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, spoke on the Senate floor recently to express his disappointment with the Kennedy health care reform bill that passed in the HELP Committee.

Enzi explains why it's so important to get this piece of legislation right the first time.

Depredation Season List Application Period Runs Through November 1st

Resident and nonresident hunters interested in being on the priority list for possible big game depredation prevention seasons in the Sheridan Region are reminded that they must apply directly for each species to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Regional office by 5 p.m. November 2nd.

Street Festival Brings Folks Downtown On Thursday Night

The second of four street festivals closed off Main Street in Sheridan last night. The crowds have grown since the first of the festivals last month. What do people think of the downtown festivals?

Community Development Block Grant Deadline Extended

The Wyoming Business Council announced this week they are extending the deadline for Community Development Block Grant applications until September 1st. Only governmental entities like the City of Sheridan or Sheridan County can request the grants. Anyone interested in the CDBG grant opportunities must get approval from the sponsoring institution.

Kids Find Ways To Stay Cool In The Heat Of Summer

Temperatures topped 85 degrees in Sheridan yesterday and local children are finding ways to cool off. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher caught them in the act.

One More Budget Approval Is In The Books

The Sheridan Recreation District Board of Trustees approved a budget of just over $1.6 million Thursday night. Recreation Director Richard Wright says the budget reflects carry over funds that were intended as seed money for a new recreation building.

We've Got An Update On How Construction Is Going On The District 1 Schools

With schools being built on both ends of Sheridan County, School District 1 will soon have new facilities in Dayton and Big Horn. District 1 Business Manager Jeremy Smith updates us on how things are coming along on the Big Horn campus.

The finishing touches are all that is left at Tongue River High School.

Northern Wyoming Community College District Continues To Grow

The Northern Wyoming Community College District includes schools in Sheridan, Gillette and Buffalo. Sheridan College President Kevin Drumm says things have grown substantially within the district.

School District 2 Approves '09-10 Budget; Sets Move-In Schedule for New Woodland Park School

By State Statute, all school districts and community colleges must hold their budget approval meeting the 3rd Wednesday of July. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson with the report from Sheridan School District 2.

Dayton Town Council Awards Bid For Bridge

The Dayton Town Council passed two ordinances that annexed portions of Dayton East Road and Dayton-Ohlman Road into the corporate limits. Area landowners had asked Sheridan County to close a part of Dayton-Ohlman Road prior to annexation. Councilor Norm Anderson says the Fire District asked for the road to remain open.

SAWS Board Reconsiders Water Rates Decision

When the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board met last month they only had four of the six members of the board present. With only 4 members of the SAWS Board voting, all would have to be in agreement to take any action. The proposed SAWS rate decrease was defeated in a 3 to 1 vote with the lone opposing vote coming from County Commissioner Tom Ringley.

School District One Takes A Conservative Approach To Their Budget

The Sheridan County School District One Board of Trustee's held their monthly meeting Wednesday night, with the budget being top priority. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has more.

School District Three Approves Budget

Sheridan County School District Three approved their budget for the fiscal year at their meeting last night. District Three Superintendent John Baule says the numbers are a bit lower than last year.

So what kind of an impact will the smaller budget have on District Three?

County Commissioners Remind Folks That The Sheridan County Fair Is Just Around The Corner

Fresh off the heels of three nights of world class rodeo, the staff at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds have now shifted their attention to making final preparations for this year's Sheridan County Fair.

County Commissioner Steve Maier serves as the county's liaison to the Fairboard.

Smith Street Construction Nearly Complete But Will Inconvenience Neighborhood Residents

Construction throughout Sheridan is making getting where you need to go much more difficult. Aside from that aspect, residents near the construction zones have to deal with the heavy equipment traffic and noise from the projects.