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COMMUNITY BAND PREPARING FOR CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Every summer in Sheridan you’ll find the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, Buffalo Bill Days, and Concerts in the Park. The tradition of live music in Kendrick Park is decades old. In fact, the Tuesday Concerts in the Park series originally featured the Sheridan Community Concert Band each week throughout the summer back in the 1960’s.

ARSON SUSPECT MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE IN COURT

A 37-year-old Sheridan man has been arrested for allegedly setting a vehicle on fire last Thursday night. Shane Magestro made his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court yesterday. Magestro has been charged with arson and felony property distruction.

SHERIDAN CITY COUNCIL HEARS FROM PUBLIC ON IDEAS FOR FUTURE OF THORNE-RIDER PARK

Recently, the City of Sheridan has been devoting more resources to improving the parks and pathways system throughout the community. Part of that effort has included encouraging the public to bring to the table their vision of what the parks should be. The Thorne-Rider Park Steering Committee presented those concepts to the City Council yesterday.

ROLLOVER ACCIDENT ON INTERSTATE 90 CLAIMS LIFE OF DRIVER

A single vehicle accident on Interstate 90 yesterday, claimed the life of the driver. Just before 2:00 yesterday afternoon, an International commercial truck was driving eastbound on Interstate 90. For an unknown reason the driver lost control of the vehicle and it went off the right side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected and skidded across both lanes of traffic into the median.

BUFFALO WOMAN HAS PRELIMINARY HEARING IN FIRST DEGREE MURDER CASE

Last month a woman walked into the Johnson County Criminal Justice Center and told law enforcement officers that she had killed her husband. 46-year-old Leah Benjamin was taken into custody and officers were dispatched to her home. They found her husband Donald Benjamin deceased with three gunshot wounds.

We've Got Your Weather Outlook For Today and the Holiday Weekend

Yesterday's high in Sheridan was 94 degrees; however, things will be a lot cooler today. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

There's Something New At This Year's WYO Rodeo

The unofficial kickoff to the 2009 Sheridan WYO Rodeo is this Friday night with the Blake Shelton and Bucky Covington concert at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Then of course rodeo week kicks off next Tuesday with boot kick off in Kendrick Park.

Sheridan WYO Rodeo Board member Roger St.Clair explains something new for this year's rodeo.

Free Clinic of Sheridan Continues to Grow

The Free Clinic of Sheridan opened its doors in March of 2005 to help provide medical care to those that otherwise couldn't afford it. Free Clinic Executive Director Kathy Kindt tells us about some areas where the clinic has expanded.

The Free Clinic is open one night a week says Kindt.

Ucross Foundation Hosts Public Arts Talk

The Ucross Foundation held a public conversation about contemporary art of the west at the Sheridan Inn last night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

4th Of July Celebration At Equestrian Center Promises To Be Exciting

For over two decades the Big Horn Equestrian Center has been home to one of the biggest fireworks displays in the region. Senator Bruce Burns has made those memorable 4th of July shows responsible and he explains what prompted him to start doing them.

Story Fish Hatchery Will Have Some Extra Help This Summer

The crew at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Story Fish Hatchery will have a little extra help this summer as Mike Mischke began working there in early June as fish technician and will continue until late summer.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Starts Quarterly Newsletter

Earlier this week Sheridan Memorial Hospital mailed out their first quarterly newsletter to over 13 thousand households in Sheridan County. Hospital Marketing Manager Danae Brandjord.

Brandjord says the quarterly newsletter will help

Senator Enzi Comments On Health Care Reform

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, a ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, gave a floor statement Thursday to address health care reform. Enzi stressed the importance of doing it right.

Enzi called for bipartisanship from his colleagues.

Judge Sets Trial Date for Wyoming Trooper

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A trial date has been set for a former Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper charged for an aborted murder plot allegedly designed to collect settlement money from Wal-Mart.

Campbell County Hospital Begins Expansion

GILLETTE, (AP) - Campbell County Memorial Hospital has begun construction of a $65 million expansion. Hospital officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to kick off the project, which is expected to take three years to complete.