Ron Richter

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Enzi Commends Military Men, Women

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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming issued a statement thanking the men and women of the military for their sacrifices and selfless service to America.

Miss Wyoming Reflects On Past Year

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With the 2015 Miss Wyoming Scholarship Competition set to take place next weekend in Sheridan, current Miss Wyoming Jessie Allen’s time is coming to an end. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter recently sat down with her to get her take on the last year and more.

Train Derailment on Highway 338

(Photo by Ron Richter)

UPDATE-
Matt Jones, Regional Public Affairs Director for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has confirmed that Highway 338 has been reopened to one-lane traffic, as flaggers are one scene and assisting with vehicle traffic.

Jones said that a BNSF train carrying coal derailed at approximately 12:30 Friday, causing the highway to be closed temporarily. He added that there were no injuries and that at this time it is uncertain what caused the derailment or how long before the road is completely reopened.

Law Enforcement Warn of Effects of Herbal Cigarettes

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Over the past several years there have been many tobacco alternatives that have hit the market. One of those alternatives, an herbal cigarette by the name of NBT, has been gaining popularity in Sheridan.

Hospital Board Vacancy

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The Sheridan County Commissioners are now accepting applications to serve on the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board. According to a Sheridan County news release, the board’s primary function is to set policy and provide oversight to Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Both Escapees Apprehended

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UPDATE- ESCAPEES APPREHENDED

At 5:15 Thursday morning, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office received notification that two male juveniles left Normative Services without authorization. An email from Lieutenant Mark Conrad with the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that both individuals have been apprehended and transferred to the Regional Juvenile Holding Facility in Casper, and are awaiting court appearances for the charge of Escape from Official Detention.

City Budget Sessions Begin Next Week

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The Sheridan City Council will begin their annual budget work sessions next week. The first session will take place next Wednesday at 5 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall and it will focus on an amendment to budget introduction and an update on the city’s five year financial plan.

Fun-Run-Walk-Bike Event Benefits Story Community

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A week from Saturday there will be a fun run-walk-bike event in Story to benefit the Story Community Fund. Bernie Spielman is a board member of the Story Community Fund, and he says that the event is a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations in Story.

A New Miss Wyoming Will Be Crowned Soon

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The 2015 Miss Wyoming Scholarship Pageant is set to take place Saturday night May 30, at 7 at the WYO Theater in downtown Sheridan. For over a decade, Sheridan has hosted the competition, as the Miss Wyoming Scholarship Program that is comprised of all volunteers, is based in Sheridan.

Business Center Director Talks Economic Development

The Wyoming Technology Business Center on Double Eagle Drive in Sheridan (Photo by Ron Richter)

Last November, the University of Wyoming inked an agreement with Sheridan County to have the Wyoming Technology Business Center take over management of the business incubator facility in Sheridan located on Double Eagle Drive.

Elementary Schools in Sheridan County Receive Book Donations From First Lady Mead

Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead (Courtesy Photo)

Several elementary schools in Sheridan County have received book donations to help promote reading during the summer. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Forest Officials Encourage People to ‘Know Before You Go’

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With the Memorial Day holiday approaching, and the summer outdoor recreation season right behind it, the Bighorn National Forest would like to encourage everyone to “know before you go”, as a first line of defense for staying safe in the forest.

City Council Denies Liquor License Transfer

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A public hearing was held at Monday night’s Sheridan City Council meeting on the transfer of retail liquor license No. 12 from Spencer and Stephanie Willey to Good 2 Go Stores LLC.

Council to Consider Liquor License Transfer and Franchise Agreements

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A public hearing and consideration of approval of the transfer of retail liquor license No.12 from Spencer and Stephanie Willey to Good 2 Go Stores is on the agenda for tonight’s Sheridan City Council meeting. Sheridan Mayor John Heath.

A Different Kind of Taste

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A soft opening for a new business in Sheridan was held Friday night. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Schlegel Sentenced in District Court

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A sentencing hearing was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan for 21-year-old Taran Schlegel. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

‘Unplug’ Week Begins Monday

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Land Trust Communications and Outreach Associate Claire Hobbs (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan Community Land Trust has a week full of events that begin Monday that encourage children to get outside and “unplug” for a week. To kick things off, the Banana Slug String Band will be performing at the WYO Theater from 6 to 8 Monday night.

Four Campgrounds in the Bighorn National Forest Opening This Weekend

Four campgrounds will open this weekend to officially kick off the summer season in the Bighorn Mountains.

Sheridan Police Consider Body Cameras

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In light of recent national events involving law enforcement officers and the public, it's no surprise that police departments around the country are taking a serious look at adding body cameras for everyday use.

New Construction at Minimum for City

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This construction season is going to be a little different for the City of Sheridan, as there aren’t many new projects on the horizon. City Engineer Lane Thompson says that the reason is continuation of last year’s projects.