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Mayor Gives State Of The City Address

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey visited the Sheridan Rotary Club on Friday to deliver his State of the City address. The overall outlook for Sheridan is bright despite the cutting back that must be done in the current economic climate. Kinskey says the City is on the right track but will have to make do with less for now.

33rd Annual Dayton Days Celebration Includes Unveiling Of New Fire Truck

The Town of Dayton held their annual Dayton Days Celebration over the weekend. One new addition to the parade was the brand new Dayton Volunteer Fire Department fire engine. Dayton Fire Chief Charlie Linhart says that the old fire engine may have had only 10,000 miles on it but it was more than 25 years old.

UW Prepares For A Decline In State Revenue

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming has conducted $250 million in construction projects since the state entered a gas boom eight years ago.

New buildings include a new library, college of business and luxury boxes at War Memorial Stadium, to name a few.

PETA Strikes Again Over Rodeo Horse Death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is renewing its call for a ban on the use of flank straps on bucking animals following the death of a horse and the injury to another at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

In a statement Friday, PETA says the straps placed around the animals to enhance kicking inexcusably forces them to flail wildly to get it off.

City Council To Review 6 Applicants For Vacant Council Seat

Former City Councilman Scott Severs resigned from the Sheridan City Council earlier this month. For the past several weeks they have been accepting letters of interest from those who wish to fill Sever’s vacant seat. The deadline to apply was last Friday. The City received six applications from Art Elkins, Michael Cherni Jr., Jerry Grandahl, Kathy Shanor, John Heath, and David Schellinger.

Family Services Renews Contract With Normative Services

Late Friday afternoon the Wyoming Division of Family Services announced that they have renewed their contract with Normative Services Incorporated. DFS terminated their contract with NSI in March of this year following numerous incidents with students at the school.

Lummis Grills USDA Chief Over Forest Service Funds

During a House Budget Committee hearing on the allocation of stimulus funds, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis expressed her disappointment to Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack on the lack of forest funds being allocated to Wyoming.

Lummis explains why the lack of funding for the state is unacceptable.

Private Company Wants To Pump Wyoming Water Out Of State

Colorado’s Front Range is thirsty, and a private water company is proposing a solution: pipe in water from Wyoming. The Regional Watershed Supply Project would take 250 thousand acre-feet of water out of the Green River and Flaming Gorge Reservoir each year, and the company designing the project claims it's spare water.

Workforce Services Releases Newest Version Of Online Job Matching System

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services announced Friday that they have just released Version 10 of their job matching system Wyoming At Work. Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says job seekers and employers will have a choice to either self serve, receive live assistance or a combination of both.

Senator Barrasso Says Concerns Remain About Sotomayor

U.S. Senator John Barrasso expressed his concerns following a meeting with President Obama's pick for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Barrasso said that Judge Sotomayor has an extensive judicial career and an impressive background with more than 17 years on the federal bench.

FBI Arrests Mississippi Fugitive in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A Mississippi fugitive accused of child molestation in the 1990's has been arrested by the FBI in the southern Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.

Special Agent in Charge, James Davis, in Denver released a statement announcing that Edward Eugene Harper was arrested Thursday in Washakie County.

Farmers Market Continues To Grow In Sheridan

Several years ago the Sheridan Farmer’s Market began to draw crowds to downtown Sheridan. The first several markets were held on Grinnell Plaza. Two years ago, the event moved to Whitney Commons. Construction and detours may have limited access somewhat, but not enough to keep the market from being more popular than ever.

Some Entry Level Workers In Sheridan Will Get A Raise Today

It took nearly 3 years, but the United States Congress’ efforts to make the minimum wage more competitive have finally come to pass. The Federal minimum wage is now $7.25 per hour. Chanda Richards is the Sheridan Center supervisor for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Two Children Lost In Bighorn Mountains Reunited With Parents

A family camping trip nearly turned tragic for the parents of two small children. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher tells us what happened.

Two Burglary Defendants Plead Not-Guilty In Separate Cases

In his first appearance in 4th Judicial District Court, 20-year-old Daniel Hemmer pled not-guilty on a burglary charge. The affidavit of probably cause alleges that on March 22nd or 23rd Hemmer illegally entered his parents home with the intent to steal from them. Judge John Fenn adjusted Hemmer’s bond at the request of the state.