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Convicted Burglar Headed For Prison

Last May, a jury convicted 39-year-old Stanley Budder of burglary and unlawful possession and disposal of property. Budder broke into the Crazy Woman Saloon in Dayton in October 2008 and stole more than $1,500 in cash.

Downtown Street Festivals In Sheridan Strive to bring the Community Together

The Historic Downtown Retail committee is a joint venture between the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Sheridan Association.

Senator Barrasso Feels Mining Proposal Will Kill Wyoming Jobs

U.S. Senator John Barrasso blasted new mining reform proposals that would ship Wyoming jobs overseas during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Green House Living For Sheridan Will Offer Alternative Housing For Seniors

Green House Living for Sheridan is a project that will offer residential style living quarters to senior citizens needing care. The first phase of the project consists of four homes on a little over two acres of land west of Sheridan Memorial Hospital in the Cloud Peak Estates subdivision.

It’s All Out War On Bears In Story

The Wyoming Game and Fish has received over a dozen reports of bear encounters in and around the Story area. One of the things that comes with living in Story is the abundant wildlife. Wyoming Game and Fish representative Warren Mischke says the situation has changed from previous bear sightings in the community.

Former Sheridan Eye Doctor Dies in Plane Crash Saturday

A phone call Monday from Dr. Larry Lidahl, who partnered with Dr. Pat Cummings at Sheridan Eye Care for 25 years, revealed that Cummings, who had moved to Florida about six years ago, died in a plane crash over the weekend.

A St. Johns County, FL Sheriff's Office spokesman who reached the crash scene on Sunday described a scattered debris field in a heavily wooded area.

Sheridan Man Makes Initial Appearance In Court On Burglary Charges

Sheridan Police arrested 24-year-old Jacob Sears for allegedly breaking into a vehicle over the weekend. Sears made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court yesterday. Judge John Sampson set a $1,500 cash-only bond for the defendant.

HOT… HOT… HOT… Sunshine Can Turn Vehicles Into Ovens

On Monday, temperatures rose to just shy of 90 degrees in Sheridan. Our record high was 107 degrees for that date, but there were some areas of town even hotter. The interior of an automobile can reach temperatures of 150 degrees or higher in the summertime sun. Sheridan Police Department Community Service Officer S. K.

Behind The Scenes Workers Give Extra Effort For Community

Picking up after a party is never fun. But what if you had to pick up after a party of 5,000 wild and crazy people? The City of Sheridan Streets and Sanitation Departments have Sheridan WYO Rodeo clean-up down to a science. Solid Waste Division Manager Charles Martineau says cleaning up after the weekend’s downtown activities takes everyone’s help.

Several Intense Thunderstorms Occurred In Sheridan County Monday

A couple of strong thunderstorms converged on the Sheridan area yesterday, the first happened in the early morning hours, with the second occurring mid afternoon.

While storms are the norm for this time of year, the way they developed was a bit out of the ordinary, says Meteorologist Keith Meier.

Number Of Swine Flu Cases In Wyoming Reaches The Century Mark

The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu in Wyoming has broken the century mark. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the latest.

There are now 103 confirmed cases in the state, with over half of them being in Laramie County. There have been three related hospitalizations reported, yet no fatalities.

Opera To Take The Stage At The Wyo Theater This Thursday

The Rimrock Opera will be taking center stage this Thursday at the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan. Ron Krikac with the Sheridan Public Arts Council says that the opera will be a first of its kind.

Flash Flooding in Johnson County Late Sunday

Severe thunder storms moved through Johnson County and Natrona County late yesterday afternoon, producing large hail and knocking out power in some areas. A flash-flood warning went out yesterday afternoon at about 1:30.

Chuck Baker is with the National Weather Service in Riverton, and he re-caps the hardest hit region.

Shakespeare in the Parks Program Hit by Recession

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Officials with the Shakespeare in the Parks program say it is facing one of the hardest financial years in its 37-year history due to the recession.

Tea Party Draws Crowd To Kendrick Park On Saturday

On April 15th this year organizations around the country held “tea parties” to protest current governmental agendas and fiscal policies. The local event drew a large crowd to downtown Sheridan.