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Monthly Chamber Luncheon Will Focus On The Status Of The National Economy

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon will take place this Wednesday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. Chamber Director Janelle Martinsen explains what this month's program will entail.

Wyoming Program to Train Women for 'Green' Jobs

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A program to train single mothers in careers that will enable them to support their families is moving into the "green" occupations following a $60,000 grant. Climb Wyoming received the money from the Business and Professional Women's Foundation to train women for green jobs such as wind power technicians.

Wyoming Senators Accepting Intern Applications

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's U.S. senators are taking applications for spring internships in their Washington, D.C., offices. The deadline for applications with Republican Senator John Barrasso's office is this Friday, November 13th. The deadline for applications with Republican Senator Mike Enzi's office is November 19th.

Missing Hunter Found After Two Week Long Search Was Abandoned

A Casper hunter, missing for two weeks, was found alive by his father just days after rescuers suspended their search. 39-year-old Travis McMahan’s father said his son had probably died when they initially called off the search. However, McMahan’s father convinced several others to make one last effort before weather in the southern Big Horn Mountains made any searches useless.

Powder River Basin Resource Council Looks Ahead For Local Food Producers

Consumer prices seem to keep rising for food, and yet many producers, such as local beef ranchers, are seeing record-low prices for their products.

Mike Callicrate addressed the annual meeting of the Powder River Basin Resource Council on Saturday. He says that retailers are holding the most pricing power now.

Lummis Votes Against Healthcare Reform Bill And Urges The U.S. Senate To Do The Same

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted against the Health Care Reform bill during the vote on Saturday. She called the plan an "ill-conceived, trillion-dollar debacle."

She had offered several amendments to the bill that would have protected citizens from being forced to purchase government-approved insurance, and states from having to fulfill unfunded mandates from the Federal government.

Natrona County Man Missing

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Natrona County Sheriff's Department again has suspended the search for a 39-year-old Casper man who disappeared last month on an elk-hunting trip. Travis McMahan was last seen Oct. 24 near the Buffalo Creek Campground, north of Waltman. Sgt. Mark Sellers of the Natrona County Sheriff's Office says the department suspended the search for McMahan on Thursday.

Weekly Poll Question Topic: City Design Review Board Standards

"Are the City Design Review Board's standards too restrictive?" That is this week's Bank of Sheridan-sheridanmedia.com poll question.

The majority say 'yes', but some did say 'no', they think that Sheridan will become too big. Some feel that no matter what, you cannot stop growth.

Sheridan Mayor Thanks Community For Their Patience During Busy Construction Season

Last week we told you about the various construction projects that are either done or just finishing up in Sheridan. Mayor Dave Kinskey says that the community exhibited plenty of patience during what was once again another busy construction season in Sheridan.

Representative Lummis Wants Government To Focus On Rising Unemployment, Not Health Care Takeover

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis released a statement Friday in response to reports of the nation's unemployment rate climbing to 10.2% in October. Lummis feels Congress has its priorities out of place.

U-Haul Carrying Over 40 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized Near Cheyenne

The driver of a rented U-Haul truck remains in custody following a traffic stop and seizure of just over 40 pounds of marijuana. The driver of the U-Haul, 42 year-old Erich Thalmayer from Eugene, Oregon, was arrested Thursday just after 3:00 p.m. after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 approximately 4 miles east of Cheyenne.

FBI Seeks Suspect In Riverton Bank Robbery

RIVERTON, (AP) - The FBI is searching for a man who tied up a bank employee during a robbery in Riverton. FBI officials say the masked robber was armed with a handgun and confronted an employee who was opening the US Bank on North Broadway at about 7:40 Friday morning.

Wyoming Guard Soldier at Fort Hood Accounted For

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A spokesman says the one Wyoming Army National Guard soldier at Fort Hood Army base in Texas is accounted for and safe after a mass shooting there. The Army says 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting rampage at the Texas post Thursday afternoon.

AARP Wyoming: Health Care Reform Wishes Granted

The U.S. House is getting ready to put health care reform to a vote. The Affordable Health Care for America Act is scheduled for consideration this weekend, and AARP is giving its stamp of approval.

Planning Commission Will Consider Possible Forward Sheridan Facility At Their Next Meeting

The City of Sheridan has stopped work on a construction project by Double Eagle LLC. Double Eagle owner Ron Patterson is building a facility that may house the Forward Sheridan offices and small business incubator program. Patterson was moving forward with construction because even if Forward Sheridan is unable to purchase the offices, he believes there is a market for the building.