CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A proposal by the Cody City Council to ban feeding deer in the city is drawing a heated response from residents on both sides of the issue. Mayor Nancy Tia Brown says the city thought the proposed ban would be innocuous. But she says the city has received a lot of responses on the proposal.

We've Got The Latest Swine Flu Numbers From The Department of Health

The Wyoming Department of Health reports that there are now eighty-one cases of laboratory confirmed swine flu in the state of Wyoming, including one hospitalization.

The hospitalized patient, an adult female from Lincoln County has been diagnosed as having underlying conditions and has been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Gillette Population Up 32 percent Since 2000

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal census figures show Gillette's
population has grown by 32 percent in the past eight years while surrounding Campbell County has grown by 23 percent.

Estimates released this week put Gillette's population at nearly 27,000 last year, up from about 20,000 in 2000. The county's population was more than 41,000 in 2008, up from nearly 34,000 eight years ago.

Casper Could Be Wyoming's Largest City In 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Casper could overtake Cheyenne as
Wyoming's largest city in a decade. The Wyoming Economic Analysis Division says Casper has grown by about 8.7 percent since 2000, while Cheyenne has grown by about 6.7 percent.

Wenlin Liu of the state Department of Administration and

Cultural Trust Fund Announces Grant Recipients

As many as 34 Wyoming cultural and heritage projects and sponsoring organizations will benefit from more than $512,000 in grant awards from the Wyoming cultural trust fund.

The grant awards, approved by the five-member Cultural
Trust Fund board at a recent meeting in Cheyenne, came from 58 total applications representing 23 communities in 16 counties.

WYDOT Still Has Several Construction Projects Underway In The County

Many people will be traveling this 4th of July weekend as they get together with family and friends. Some make very detailed plans for their travels, and one thing to consider is highway construction. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has several projects underway in the area.

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During Loud Weekend

With the 4th of July holiday just about upon us, we thought we'd check in with the Dog and Cat Shelter of Sheridan for some tips on keeping your pets safe during a big weekend of fireworks. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Sheridan Mayor Comments on the Possibility of Photo Radar in the Future

During his regular visit on KROE'S Public Pulse program, host Kim Love asked Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey about the possibility of digital photo radar coming to Sheridan. While the mayor admitted that it isn't something he sees in the immediate future, he has changed his stance on the idea.

The Equality State Policy Center Wants To Bring Severance Tax Into State Budget Discussions

There's been a lot of discussion lately about state budget cuts, and whether or not an increase in severance taxes is a good option for the state to consider. Equality State Policy Center Executive Director, Dan Neal, explains why the center is behind raising the severance tax.

Authorities Urge Caution With The Use Of Fireworks This 4th Of July

It’s the time of the year when people enjoy setting off fireworks in preparation for the upcoming Independence Day Celebrations. While the fire danger has been lowered due to the recent wet weather, people still need to be very careful if they choose to use consumer fireworks. Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier has some tips for the holiday:

South Park Gets Forum Before City Council

The City of Sheridan took a new approach when designing the North Main reconstruction slated to begin next year. They started by asking City residents to become involved before any other planning efforts began. The same process is being used when considering the future of the “South Park” area, purchased by the City last year.

There Have Been Ten Deaths On Wyoming's Highways In Less Than A Week

A recent string of fatalities have occurred on Wyoming Highway's over the past week. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Last weekend there were five fatalities, including one on Interstate 90 near Sheridan Sunday. There have been five more since the weekend, bringing the total for the year to 60.

Residents Aren't The Only Ones Getting Ready For Rodeo Week

Navigating through downtown Sheridan may get a little easier in the near future. Vista West Principal Randy Bomar explains that there'll be some welcome changes on the horizon.

Bomar says that they're planning on making things as easy as they can for motorists during rodeo.

We've Got a Couple of City Of Sheridan Closures To Tell You About

With the 4th of July holiday fast approaching and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo shortly behind it, they're are a couple of closures that will affect residents of Sheridan.

City of Sheridan Solid Waster Superintendent Charles Martineau explains.

Martineau said that all garbage collection in the city will continue as scheduled.

Sheridan Man Takes Plea Deal In Drug Delivery Case

An admitted drug dealer changed his plea yesterday in 4th Judicial District Court on four separate felony counts. 33-year-old Marcus Cobb entered his guilty pleas as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.