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Legislative Forum: Legislators Hear More on Title 25 Issue

Northern Wyoming Mental Health Executive Director Paul Demple (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Title 25, the state statute that allows law enforcement or medical professionals to order an involuntary hospitalization of an individual if they appear to be a threat to themselves or others, was once again a topic of discussion at Wednesday’s Legislative Forum in Sheridan.

Legislative Forum: Dayton Mayor Says Town Depends on State Grants

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Dayton Mayor Norm Anderson (Photo Ron Richter ©)

The importance of state grants was the message from Dayton Mayor Norm Anderson during his presentation at Wednesday's Legislative Forum. Anderson said that the town’s budget just isn’t big enough to handle some of the projects that need to be done.

College President Discusses Enrollment Growth

Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Funding for enrollment growth was a topic addressed by Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young during Tuesday’s Legislative Forum at Sheridan City Hall.

VOA President: ‘State Needs to Fund Title 25’

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VOA President and CEO Jeff Holsinger (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Volunteers of America were one of eight presenters Tuesday afternoon at the Legislator Forum held at Sheridan City Hall.

State Assessment System Addressed at Legislator Forum

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Sheridan County School District #3 Superintendent Charles Auzqui (Photo Ron Richter ©)

The afternoon session Tuesday of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Legislator Forum began with Sheridan County School District #3 Superintendent Charles Auzqui updating legislators on the current status of the three schools within the district.

School District Two and College District Trustees Hold Joint Dinner Meeting

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Trustees from the Northern Wyoming Community College District and Sheridan County School District #2 held their annual joint dinner meeting Monday night at the college. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Museum Officials Working on Two-Year Exhibit Plan

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While the Sheridan County Museum may be closed for the season, officials are busy preparing exhibits for when the museum reopens in the spring. Museum Director John Woodward explained the process while he was a guest Monday on our news talk show Public Pulse.

Next Dining for a Cause to Benefit CHAPS

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The next “Dining for a Cause” fundraiser is Monday at Frackelton’s restaurant in downtown Sheridan. Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership, or CHAPS will be the beneficiary of Monday’s fundraiser.

Interim Agreement in Place for Detention Center

The contract for housing inmates at the Sheridan County Detention Center between the City of Sheridan and Sheridan County expired in July of 2013. Both sides have been operating without a formal agreement since that time.

SLIB Board Awards 4 Million in Grant, Loan Requests

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The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved seven Business Ready Community grants and one loan request totaling over $4 million during a meeting this week in Cheyenne.

Mayor Heath: ‘Local Economy Remains in Good Shape’

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Halfway through the fiscal year for the City of Sheridan, the local economy continues to be stable as sales and use tax revenues have remained consistent for the first two quarters of the fiscal year. Sheridan Mayor John Heath.

College Board Approves WYDOT Transportation Easement

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees gave their approval Thursday night to a permanent easement of 1,350 square feet to have the Wyoming Department of Transportation erect a signalized crosswalk at the north entrance to the college.

Department of Education Wants Public Input on Statewide Digital Learning Plan

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The Wyoming Department of Education will be holding a series of “listening sessions” throughout the state to garner public input as the Statewide Digital Learning Plan is being prepared for presentation to school districts and legislators.

County Attorney Still May Face Possible Charges

Last week we reported that Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle may be facing a criminal charge for an incident that occurred at the Sheridan County Courthouse December 11 involving Sheridan Advocacy and Resource Center Executive Director Bonnie Young. According to an investigation conducted by the Sheridan Police Department, Redle allegedly attempted to kick a coffee cup from Young’s hand and threw a paper coffee cup at her.

SAWS Continues to Eye Consolidation With City

SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Last October, the Sheridan Area Water Supply joint powers board appropriated $15,000 to fund a study on the feasibility of consolidating Sheridan County's rural water system with the city of Sheridan's municipal system.

Senate Committee Passes Barrasso Amendment to Delist Gray Wolf

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U.S. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming (Photo Ron Richter ©)

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed an amendment Wednesday to the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 that would delist the gray wolf in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. The measure, sponsored by U.S.

Local English Professor Publishes Third Poetry Collection

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Sheridan College English Professor Dr. Jane Wohl will be signing copies and reading from her recently published collection of poems entitled “Learning from Old Masters”, next Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 atrium of the Whitney Academic Center at Sheridan College.

Community Forum on Medicaid Expansion

The panel at Tuesday night's Medicaid expansion forum in at the Sheridan Fulmer Library. From left to right: Attorney Kim Cannon, Sheridan Health Center Director Wendy Ongaro and Kennon Products Inc. President Ron Kensey. (Photo Ron Richter ©)

A community forum regarding Medicaid expansion in Wyoming was held at the Library in Sheridan Tuesday night. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter hasthe story.

Senator Kinskey Weighs In on Medicaid Expansion

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State Senator Dave Kinskey of Sheridan (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Governor Matt Mead’s budget proposal for the biennium calls for legislators to expand Medicaid to cover more than 20,000 state residents who cannot afford health insurance. The Legislature has been apprehensive of buying into the plan that is part of President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act.

City Planning Commission Chair Resigns

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City of Sheridan Planning Commission Chairman Jason Szewc has announced his resignation from the position immediately. In an email sent to city staff and local media outlets, Szewc said “as planning commission chair, I have to make decisions based what is the right thing to do”.