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Western Senators Propose Bill That Would Exempt Wolves From Federal Protection

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. senators from Wyoming, Idaho and Utah are proposing legislation that would strip wolves in the northern Rockies of federal endangered species protection. The legislation unveiled Thursday is the latest in a series of recent bills all generally aimed at short-circuiting legal opposition from environmental groups opposed to seeing an end to federal wolf protections.

Wind Task Force Favors Eminent Domain Limits

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A task force is recommending that Wyoming no longer allow private companies to seize land for small power lines for wind projects. The Wind Energy Task Force voted 5-4 Thursday in Casper to deny the power of eminent domain to private companies that want to string power lines from wind turbines to main transmission lines.

CTG Opens Season October 1st

Standing left to right: Steve Baskin, Caitlin Carey, Dimitra Dugal, Michael Fox, Ben Brewer, Anne Quick. Seated left to right: Carri Carey, Genie Bowers, Rhonda Bicknell, Micah Wyatt. (Photo Courtesy of Cynde Georgen for the Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild)
Standing left to right: Steve Baskin, Caitlin Carey, Dimitra Dugal, Michael Fox, Ben Brewer, Anne Quick. Seated left to right: Carri Carey, Genie Bowers, Rhonda Bicknell, Micah Wyatt. (Photo Courtesy of Cynde Georgen for the Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild)

The Sheridan Civic Theater Guild opens its 55th season Friday night with a classic Neil Simon comedy, called Plaza Suite. Director Cynde Georgen says.

Candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Superintendent of Public Instruction is one of the five elected offices in the State, along with Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer and State Auditor.

The two candidates running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction were Kim Love's guests on the September 29th edition of Public Pulse. Republican Cindy Hill and Democrat Mike Massie answered questions that both Love and guest host Sue Belish, Superintendent of Sheridan County School District 1 posed.

Photos Wanted for Museum Calendar Contest

October 16th is the deadline for the 2011 Sheridan County Museum calendar contest photos to be submitted.

For the past several years as a means to raise money for the Sheridan County Museum, Photo Imaging Center in Sheridan and Sheridan Media, along with twelve area businesses, have sponsored a Calendar Photo Contest. For the 2011 calendar, they are looking for photos, taken within a 100-mile radius of Sheridan County, that fit the theme “Sheridan County: Your Backyard & Beyond.”

Community Assessment Wrap Up

The Community Assessment Team from the Wyoming Rural Development Council goes over the findings of the two-day assessment at Sheridan City Hall.
The Community Assessment Team from the Wyoming Rural Development Council goes over the findings of the two-day assessment at Sheridan City Hall.

Two teams from the Wyoming Rural Development Council wrapped up their two day community assessment in Sheridan with a Town Hall meeting Wednesday at Sheridan City Hall. The assessment was a five year follow up to the one that was conducted in 2004.

Sheridan Memorial Holds Disaster Drill Exercise

Staff with Sheridan Memorial Hospital took part in a disaster drill exercise Wednesday.
Staff with Sheridan Memorial Hospital took part in a disaster drill exercise Wednesday.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital conducted a couple of emergency decontamination disaster drills Wednesday. Students from Sheridan High School participated in the training exercise by posing as patients that had been contaminated by an explosion in the school's lab.

Enzi Seeks to Overturn Health Care Regulation

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, who is a ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, urged the Senate Wednesday to move forward on the consideration of a Resolution of Disapproval that would overturn a new health care regulation that breaks President Obama's promise.

Public Invited to Easement Celebration

October 9th the public is invited to celebrate this gift to the community.

Earlier this month we reported that John and Vanessa Buyok gifted over 800 acres to the Sheridan Community Land Trust to protect it from development in perpetuity. On Saturday, October 9th, the public is invited to celebrate that gift, as CLT Executive Director Colin Betzler tells us.

New State Regs and Concurrent Enrollment, The Issue of the Year

Board Members View the New Bighorn Theater

Sheridan County School District 1 and Northern Wyoming Community College District held their annual joint board meeting at the new Big Horn High School last night. After dinner and a tour of the new facility, the two groups discussed concurrent and dual enrollment, including possible legislative changes to these programs.