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WE'VE GOT SOME SAFETY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HEAD ABOVE WATER THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

This weekend is the kick-off of the river recreation season in Wyoming. Rivers are running high and fast, which is a lure for whitewater lovers, but it’s also the time of year when river accidents peak.

TOWN OF DAYTON GRANTS TEMPORARY EXTENSION FOR TONGUE RIVER COMMUNICATIONS

Earlier this week a representative from Tongue River Communications approached the Dayton Town Council requesting an exception on moving some overhead lines. Dayton recently passed an ordinance that requires any new service lines to be buried underground.

Dayton Mayor Bob Wood explains that's where the request came in.

WYOMING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUNDS SHERIDAN INN MURAL RESTORATION

The Sheridan Heritage Center has received a $5,000 grant award from the Wyoming Community Foundation (WYCF) through its Sheridan/Johnson County affiliate. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

“EMPTY BOWL” FUNDRAISER FOR VOA COMMUNITY SHELTER

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds exhibit hall was the site Thursday night for the Volunteer's of America fundraiser for the Sheridan Community Shelter. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

SHERIDAN RECREATION DISTRICT TRIMS BUDGET FOR UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR

The Sheridan Recreation District's preliminary budget shows almost a one-hundred thousand dollar decrease when compared to last years budget. Recreation Director Richard Wright explains where the district had to do some trimming.

SENIOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS EVENT IS NEXT WEEK

The Sheridan Senior Center, YMCA, Sheridan Recreation District and Wyoming Rehab are once again coming together in a good health partnership to host the Senior Health and Wellness Days next Wednesday and Thursday in Sheridan.

WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL TO TAKE PART IN OPERATION CARE FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers will once again be participating in the National Operation CARE program for the Memorial Day weekend. Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Townsend says the combined accident reduction effort is to deter the three main causes for highway fatalities.

WEEKLY POLL QUESTION DEALS WITH THE RELEASE OF PRISONER PHOTOS

First they were going to be released, now it appears they won't be. Were talking about photos that show U.S. Military personal abusing detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan. This week's Bank of Sheridan weekly poll is should President Obama release the photographs documenting abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan?

NEW CELL IN USE AT SHERIDAN CITY LANDFILL

The Sheridan City Landfill started putting garbage in their new cell this week, which is cell number nine. Sheridan Solid Waster Manager Charles Martineau explains the details of the new cell.

Martineau said that phase two will be started in about 4 to 5 years.

PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR HELP IN KEEPING “THE DANCE” IN SHERIDAN

One of the statues that's been on loan to the City of Sheridan Public Arts Committee is “The Dance”, which has been located in front of the Sheridan Inn. Public Arts Committee Chair Fachon Wilson says efforts continue to make the statue a permanent fixture in Sheridan.

WYDOT GETTING READY TO RE-OPEN US 14 OVER THE MOUNTAIN

A 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Big Horns is scheduled to open today. WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell.

The road is closed every winter and Holwell explains that a lot of work goes into getting it ready to open for Summer.

SHERIDAN CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS NIGHT SKY ORDINANCE

The Sheridan City Council took a big step in preserving the night sky at their meeting Monday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

SHERIDAN CITY COUNCIL JOINT LAND USE PLAN ADOPTED

The City of Sheridan and Sheridan County have now both adopted the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan, this after Monday night's unanimous decision by the City Council. City Planning Director Robert Briggs says a lot of people came together to develop the plan.

LANDFILL NETS BIG NUMBERS FOR TREES FOR TRASH

The final numbers from the City Landfill regarding Tress for Trash have been released. Solid Waste Manager Charles Martineau gives us the details.

Martineau says that there are a few new things at the landfill that helped get residents through quicker.

REPRESENTATIVE MADDEN TALKS PROPERTY TAXES ON PUBLIC PULSE

State Representative Mike Madden appeared on KROE'S Public Pulse program Monday, where he discussed a number of different topics with host Kim Love. One of the topics Madden addressed was property taxes and the fact that a homestead exemption is most likely not in the foreseeable future.