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WYOMING IS ONE OF SEVERAL STATES THAT COULD BE IMPACTED BY FEDERAL WILDERNESS BILL

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee is considering a bill that would designate nearly 24 million acres of land across 5 states as wilderness area. Over 5 million acres would be affected in Wyoming, alone. The bill’s main sponsor is Democratic Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York.

BILLINGS WOMAN DIES IN CRASH WITH SEMI

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 55-year-old Billings woman who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 has died in a fiery head-on crash with a semitrailer truck. The victim has been identified as Pamela Mangen of Billings.

BURGLARY TRIAL STARTED YESTERDAY IN DISTRICT COURT

The trial started yesterday for a Sheridan County man accused of burglarizing a Dayton business. Last October the Crazy Woman Saloon was broken into and over $3,000 was stolen. 38-year-old Stanley Budder was arrested for the crime less than a week later.

LANDSLIDE CAUSES CONCERN AT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

When the original Sheridan High School was constructed nearly 90 years ago, Big Goose Creek still had a natural flow pattern, and it was several decades before the flood control measures were put in place.

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT DIABETES EDUCATION AT SHERIDAN MEMORIAL IS COMING UP

There'll be a fundraiser this Saturday that will help benefit diabetes education at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, in particular their strip assistance program. Diabetes Education Coordinator Patty-Bell Lewis gives us the particulars.

FIRST OF TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS REGARDING THORNE RIDER PARK TO BE HELD TONIGHT

The first of two public meetings focusing on Thorne Rider Park is set for tonight. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter with more.

MILLION PENNY RELAY NUMBERS ARE IN!

It was a seed planted on our Sheridan Media country station, 93.7 the Coyote, KYTI. The seed germinated and our entire organization promoted it on all the stations. From there, the seed grew, and grew, and grew, blossoming into a huge community effort on behalf of Relay for Life, and today, we harvested the Million Penny Relay total.

SHERIDAN CITY COUNCIL HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING

The Sheridan City Council met in a special session yesterday to consider a grant application by Forward Sheridan. The grant would be a $25,000 planning only grant from the Wyoming Business Council. It would be part of the Community Development Block Grant program and must be applied for by the City on Forward Sheridan’s behalf. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey...

KRIEGIES KIDS' MARCH CONTINUES (Part 3 of a Series)

The blog site for Kriegies Kids has been updated, and Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson brings us Part 3 of the march to commemorate Stalag Luft 3 POWs.

GOVERNOR FREUDENTHAL TALKS ABOUT PROGRESS OF LEGISLATURE

Governor Dave Freudenthal was on Public Pulse yesterday to discuss this year's Legislative Session. Sheridan Media's Crystal Martin gives us the first of a two part series on his conversation.

REPRESENTATIVE LANDON ADDRESSES WORKER'S COMPENSATION

Representative Jack Landon is down with the rest of the State Legislators in Cheyenne working in this General Session. Landon is on the Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee; one bill they are working on is to make changes in the Worker's Compensation Act.

SENATOR ENZI URGES CONGRESS TO RETHINK STIMULUS PACKAGE

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi urged his colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee to take strong action – not wrong action – and avoid throwing billions of dollars in borrowed money at government programs that have little hope of reviving the U.S. economy. Enzi suggested alternatives that would provide immediate tax benefits for businesses and individuals.

REAL LIFE “RAIN MAN” TALKS TO SOLD OUT CROWD AT THE WYO THEATER

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The man who inspired Dustin Hoffman’s performance in the 1988 movie “Rain Man” visited Sheridan this week. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher had a chance to visit with him.

HOSPITAL BOARD APPROVES MOVING FORWARD WITH OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees received their first glimpse of what an outpatient surgery center would look like on the hospital's west campus. Representatives from CTA Architects showed the Board preliminary schematics of the surgery center, and outlined projected costs of the endeavor.

PART TWO OF OUR GAME AND FISH ACCOMPLISHMENTS SERIES

Today we continue our series on the Sheridan Region Game and Fish Department accomplishments for the past year. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.