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Lummis Heart Mountain Bill Clears House

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3989 Tuesday, the Heart Mountain Relocation Center Study Act. U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis sponsored the bill, and she explains what it would accomplish.

Aggravated Robbery Suspects Appear in District Court

Aggravated robbery suspects appear in District Court
Aggravated robbery suspects appear in District Court

20-year-old Gerald “Jesse” Hamlin and 17-year-old Dillon Sutherlin both appeared in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday on charges of Aggravated Robbery. As part of a plea agreement with the State, Sutherlin changed his plea to guilty on a lesser charge of Robbery.

Pretrial Conference Held for 1st Degree Murder Defendant

A Pretrial Conference for Dennis Poitra Jr. was held Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court.
A Pretrial Conference for Dennis Poitra Jr. was held Tuesday in 4th Judicial District Court.

A Pretrial Conference was held in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday for Dennis Poitra Jr, one of three co-defendants charged with 1st Degree Murder in the alleged shooting death of Sheridan Businessman Robert Ernst on August 26th, 2009. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has more.

Sheridan Man Struck by Lightning

Sheridan resident David Westlake died Monday after being struck by lightning Sunday evening in the Big Horn Mountains.

Just before 6 pm Sunday, July 11th, the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office responded to Forest Service Road 315 to assist Forest Service personnel in regard to a medical incident involving 63-year-old Sheridan resident, David Westlake.

Fire in Southeast Corner of Yellowstone

Doane Fire

Lightning from a recent thunderstorm has caused a fire to start in the southeastern section of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone Public Affairs Director Al Nash says, however, that the fire, named the Doane Fire because it is near Doane Mountain, is under control.

Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week is in Full Swing

There are plenty of things going on during Sheridan WYO Rodeo week.
There are plenty of things going on during Sheridan WYO Rodeo week.

The 80th Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo got underway over weekend with two nights of concerts and the boot kick-off, all of which were held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Slack performances are scheduled for today and tomorrow, and the first of four PRCA Rodeo performances will start tomorrow night.

Is Local Tax Assessment A Transparent Process?

Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston
Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston

Several property tax assessment appeals were considered by the Sheridan County Commissioners this week. Though there were initially eight petitioners, several dropped their appeals because they worked out agreements with County Assessor Paul Fall prior to Monday's hearing.

Planning Commission Considers Large Acreage Annexation

City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson
City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission Monday night approved a request from developer Don Roberts to annex 557 acres of land into the City as part of the Cloud Peak Ranch 3 annexation. 17.3 acres of the land will be zoned B-1 Business, while the remaining 539.9 acres will be zoned R-1 Residential.

Chamber Luncheon is This Wednesday

This month's Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will focus on the auto industry.
This month's Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon will focus on the auto industry.

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is this Wednesday at the Historic Sheridan Inn. Chamber Executive Director Janelle Anderson says that the presentation will center around the auto industry.

Special Lease Auction Approaches New Wyoming Record

A special lease auctoin for oil and gas drilling approaches new state record.
A special lease auctoin for oil and gas drilling approaches new state record.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An unprecedented special state oil and gas lease auction to handle a rush to drill for oil in eastern Wyoming has netted a near-record $42 million. The Office of State Lands and Investments held the auction Friday. Figures released Monday show bids for the right to drill on state land ranged as high as $3,200 an acre.