Ron Richter

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Applicant Deadline For City Finance Director Position Approaches

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The City of Sheridan continues to review applicants for the position of Finance and Administrative Services Director. Sheridan Mayor John Heath says that the deadline to apply for the position is August 23.

97th Annual Crow Fair Continues

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The 97th annual Crow Fair Powwow celebration continues this weekend and into Monday at Crow Agency, Montana. Today’s lineup includes grand entry at 1 and 7. Sunday, Grand Entry is at 1, followed by finals. The Crow Fair will wrap-up Monday with Crow Style Finals with no grand entry.

Power Line Catches Fire Downtown

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A power line caught fire shortly after 6 o’clock Friday night behind Frackelton’s restaurant in downtown Sheridan, forcing the restaurant to close for the evening while Montana-Dakota Utilities Company repaired the line.

City's Working Out Curbside Recycling Issues

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The City of Sheridan rolled out its curbside recycling program last week.

Pilot's Association Plans Airshow, Fly-In

(Photo by Judy Hagerott)

An open house, fly-in, and airshow at the Sheridan County Airport, brought to you by the Sheridan Pilots’ Association, will take place at the end of the month. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Petition's Circulating for Medical Marijuana Initiative

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An initiative petition calling for the legalization of medical marijuana was handed over to supporters of the ballot measure Thursday.

Joint Powers Board Looks at Different Approach to Serve Customers

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board will take a look at an alternate way of serving water customers in the future. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Patrol Credits WYDOT for Safe Sturgis Traffic

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Troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol working Sturgis overflow traffic into Wyoming are crediting pre-planned efforts by the Wyoming Department of Transportation in keeping traffic safe during the 2015 rally.

Bighorn National Forest Steering Committee Field Trip Planned for Next Week

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Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee with the Bighorn National Forest will meet Thursday, August 27th for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip.

Planning Commission Denies Replat Request

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(Photo by Ron Richter)

A request to replat over 15,000 square feet, from four lots into two lots at 532 South Brooks Street was given a recommendation of denial to the city council by the planning commission this week.

New Location For This Year’s Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest

(Image courtesy of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce)

This year’s Suds n’ Spurs Brewfest, a fundraiser for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, will be held at Whitney Commons Park in Sheridan from 3 to 8 Saturday, August 29. The last several years, the event had been held at Whitney Plaza.

Planning Commission Recommends Denial of Planned Unit Development

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City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs (Photo by Ron Richter)

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission recommended denial to the City Council, a request for approval of a master plan and rezoning for 14.2 acres as a Planned Unit Development, located southwest of Woodland Park Road and Highway 87.

'Smokejumper' Has Sheridan Roots

Smokejumper Brian Wilson (Photo by Ron Richter)

The eight-person team of smokejumpers from West Yellowstone who were brought in to help fight the Sheep Creek Fire in the Bighorn Mountains west of Dayton have moved on to fight the next fire. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter sat down with one of the smokejumpers who grew up in Sheridan.

West 5th Street Reconstruction Open House

(Photo by Ron Richter)

An open house was held Monday night in Sheridan for the West 5th Street reconstruction project, which is a joint project between Sheridan County, the City of Sheridan, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

‘Taste of Sheridan’ is Today

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The 7th annual “Taste of Sheridan” will take place today at Thorne-Rider Park in Sheridan from 3 to 7. The food tasting festival that is a fundraiser for the North Main Association, features various local restaurants and caterers offering a “taste” of their food.

Investigators Looking for Info Regarding Cause of Sheep Creek Fire

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(Photo courtesy of Gary and Susanne Hinz)

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement continue to investigate the exact cause of the Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Bighorn Mountains west of Dayton. The official term that’s been given to the fire is that it is an “undetermined human caused” fire.

Hiker From Montana Found Dead in Yellowstone

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An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of death of a hiker found in the vicinity of the Elephant Back Loop Trail in the Lake Village area of Yellowstone National Park.

Burnout Successful

(Photo courtesy of Gary and Susanne Hinz)

The Incident Management team working the Sheep Creek Fire in the Bighorn Mountains west of Dayton performed a successful preplanned back burn Friday.

Local Group Offers Emergency Response Class

Earlier this week we reported that members of the Sheridan County Community Emergency Response Team were manning a barricade on Canyon Road in Dayton in an effort to keep the public away from Sheep Creek Fire burning in the Bighorn Mountains.

Game and Fish Taking Sign Ups For Hunter Education Instructor Academy

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Wyoming residents who’ve completed hunter education instructor certification in the last three years, or would like to become a hunter education instructor, are encouraged to sign up for the upcoming Hunter Education Instructor Academy, offered by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.