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President Barack Obama Talks Healthcare In Montana

Thousands flocked to Belgrade, Montana on Friday afternoon to attend President Barack Obama’s town hall healthcare meeting there. The President is visiting Montana, Colorado, and Yellowstone National Park this weekend.

Bozeman Restaurant Offering "Barack Obama Burger"

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A downtown Bozeman restaurant is offering a $10 "Barack Obama Burger" Friday in honor of the president's visit to the area.

Wyoming Supreme Court Hears Power Plant Dispute

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a legal challenge that seeks to force the nation's leading coal-producing state to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.

The hearing centered on a state air permit for a $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant under construction by Basin Electric Power Cooperative in Campbell County.

Rodeo Weekend Beating Victim Has History Of Violence

One of the victims of a severe beating during Sheridan WYO Rodeo weekend was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. 24-year-old Neil Switzer was arrested on a failure to appear warrant.

The missed court appearance was for a probation revocation hearing scheduled last spring. Switzer was on probation after being found guilty of domestic battery in 2008.

First Doctor Commits To Hospital Owned Primary Care Practice

Sheridan has a small number of primary care physicians and many of them could be retiring in the next few years. Where will that leave our community? The Sheridan Memorial Hospital board believes Sheridan could face a crisis, if quality primary care physicians cannot be recruited to our town. Hospital Board Member Harlan Rasmussen…

Fair Board Approves Work To Fix Drainage Issues At Fairgrounds

The Sheridan County Fair Association Board met last night and they decided to go ahead with work to try to rectify the drainage issues in the infield at the fairgrounds. Board Member James Bohnsack says due to the grading work, the permanent infield bathrooms will have to go.

Governor Delivers Keynote Address At Wind Symposium

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal delivered the keynote address at the ongoing wind symposium in Laramie. Over 600 people are attending the conference. Freudenthal said that Wyoming is excited to host wind power projects, but there has to be more to it than just the turbines.

Special Election On the Capital Facilities Tax Is Only A Few Days Away

The special election on whether to continue the Capital Facilities Tax in Sheridan County is Tuesday, August 18th. The $25 million that will be voted on will go towards infrastructure and road improvements in the city of Sheridan, the towns of Ranchester, Dayton and Clearmont and Sheridan County in general.

Stimulus Funds Are Helping Cure Wyoming's Health Care Woes

Expanded care, better facilities and new jobs. Those are the results of more than $2 million in Federal stimulus money that has come to Wyoming Community Health Centers. The on-the-ground health care improvements are being noted for this week’s National Health Center Week.

Registration Response is Overwhelming for Wyoming Wind Symposium

More than 600 people have registered to attend Governor Dave Freudenthal's Wyoming Wind Symposium which begins today at the University of Wyoming's Student Union.

SHAC Executive Director To Resign At The End Of The Year

The executive director of the Sheridan Housing Action Committee has announced her plans to resign at the end of this year. Marie Lowe has been involved in the organization since it’s inception in 2003. She became the director in 2006. Lowe says she has thoroughly enjoyed working with affordable housing projects.

Sheridan Area Water Supply Board Moves Ahead With Planning Expansion To The Water Plant

The recently installed 20-inch water line completed for the Sheridan Area Water Supply system not only updated old infrastructure but increased capacity of the line. In response, the board is considering a project at the Big Goose Water Treatment Plant that would allow the plant to keep up with the larger line. SAWS Administrator Dave Engels…

SAWS Board Considers Rate Reductions

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board once again discussed water rates during their monthly meeting at the Sheridan County Courthouse. In an effort to provide relief for those SAWS customers with large tap sizes, the Board considered eliminating 5 tiers of the rate structure.

Rebuilding The North Main Interchange Is A Popular Suggestion

The Wyoming Department of Transportation met with 50 or 60 Sheridan area residents last night to get comments on the proposed North Main Interchange project they are designing. The work is not scheduled until 2015. WYDOT Spokesperson Ronda Holwell says the project is in its infancy and now is the time to get involved.

Leadership Sheridan Graduates Nearly Two Dozen

Every summer for the last 14 years, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce has had a graduating class from the Leadership Sheridan County project. This year State Auditor Rita Meyer was a guest speaker for the graduation ceremony at the Chamber’s monthly luncheon.