Here's a look at the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:
The Sheridan County Republican committee selected Kathy Coleman to serve the remainder of resigned state legislator, Jon Botten's, term. Coleman was unanimously elected by the Sheridan County commissioners.
Commission chair, Mike Nickel, said it was a tough decision for commissioners, as either candidate would have done well in the position.
Absentee voting kicked off last week. Sheridan County Elections Supervisor Brenda Kekich says that they've been pretty busy.
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Kekich said the county averages around 3,000 absentee ballots before the general elections. To vote absentee, stop by the elections office during regular courthouse business hours.
Sheridan County residents are invited to participate in a short online survey to help prevention specialists determine where effort and resources should be directed. Thom Gabrukiewics, with county's prevention coalition, explains.
To participate, click here.
The area closure surrounding the Gilead Fire has been lifted, as have Stage I fire restrictions.
Forest supervisor Bill Bass thanked the public for their understanding and cooperation while the restrictions were imposed.