Here's a look at the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:
The Sheridan Heritage Center Board of Trustees has announced that the Sheridan Inn and 1893 Grille and Spirits will cease operations effective October 1st. In a media release issued by the Sheridan Heritage Center, it stated that the economic downturn severely impacted fundraising efforts to complete the renovation of the upper floors of the Inn, which in turn, eliminated the possibility of generating revenue from the Inn operating as a functioning hotel. The Heritage Center will continue to focus on raising the funds necessary to make the payment to Wyoming Bank & Trust due in January 2013.
The Heritage Center will be holding two question and answer sessions in the lobby of the Sheridan Inn on September 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on September 15th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Sheridan County Commissioners announced they are considering striking a deal with the Game and Fish Department without Johnson County's participation. The proposed 99-year lease of water rights in the reservoir has been an issue of contention between the counties for several months. Sheridan commission chair, Mike Nickell.
The lease deal will be sorted out for good at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Game and Fish Commission in Casper.
The Sheridan Police Department is in full swing with a brand new software system. SPD chief, Richard Adriaens, said this will hopefully make his force more efficient.
The Command Central software was paid for by a homeland security grant.
Down in Johnson County, shots fired between the Coutny Assessor, Cindy Rogers, and County Attorney Ken DeCock have left the community wondering if a law suit is brewing.
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