Ron Richter

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The Great Minimum Wage Debate

Legislation to raise the minimum wage in Wyoming is being considered by lawmakers. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter spoke with one of our local representatives to get his opinion on the issue.

Senator Enzi Comments on State of the Union Speech

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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (Photo by Ron Richter)

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming issued a response Tuesday night following the President Obama's State of the Union Speech. The Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said that the speech was the same old rhetoric that's become accustom with the president.

'Strive to Build a Better Sheridan'

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The Big Horn Alphorns (from left to right: Edre Maier, Patricia Dray, and Dale Hoffmann perform at Monday night's Sheridan City Council meeting.

Sheridan Mayor John Heath gave the State of the City address at Monday night's Sheridan City Council meeting. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Mayor Heath: City Will Remain Fiscally Responsible

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Throughout the State of the City Address given by Sheridan Mayor John Heath at Monday night's Sheridan City Council meeting, the mayor continued to reiterate that just like its residents, city government need to operate within its means.

Crash Remains Under Investigation

Sheridan County Deputy Coroner Kerrie Kimmel has confirmed that a 33-year-old Sheridan woman was killed in the crash that occurred Friday night north of Sheridan near Kleenburn Road that involved two Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotives and a passenger vehicle.

State of the City Address

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The Sheridan City Council will work with a light agenda this evening, as most of the action will fall under the consent agenda with a plethora of appointments to various boards and committees. Sheridan Mayor John Heath will give the State of the City Address.

Sportscaster of the Year

Sheridan Media's Trevor Jackson getting ready to call a basketball game at Sheridan High School. (Photo by Ron Richter)

One of our Sheridan Media colleagues has been recognized for being one of the best at his craft. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Sheridan College Ranked 23rd Fastest Growing Community College in the Nation

Sheridan College President Dr. Paul Young (Courtesy Photo)

For the third time in five years, Sheridan College has been included in the “Community College Week” special report identifying the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. Sheridan College was ranked number 23 in the 2014 report.

'Everybody's Story is Important'

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The Wyoming Veterans Commission is seeking Vietnam War veterans willing to share their story in a state-wide historical documentation project. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Yellowstone Begins Bison Capture Operations

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Yellowstone National Park crews have begun bison capture operations at its Stephens Creek facility near the park's north entrance. Members of the Interagency Bison Management Plan have agreed to use hunting as the primary method for removing bison form the population.

Senator Enzi to Co-Chair Tax Reform Working Group

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The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has launched five separate bipartisan tax working groups to help spur congressional comprehensive tax reform efforts in the 114th Congress.

Sheridan Mayor: 'City Administrator is Needed'

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Now that the mayor of Sheridan has been on the job for a little over six months, does the city need an administrator? Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Water Board Approves New Contract for Booster Station Project

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SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin (Photo by Ron Richter)

In 2012, the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board entered into a contract with Dowl-HKM of Sheridan to design upgrades to the various pump stations throughout the SAWS system. The Joint Powers Board Wednesday night approved a new contract with the firm for the project.

Treatment Plant Upgrades Nearing Completion

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A project that began in the spring of 2013 is nearing completion, as was reported during Wednesday's monthly meeting of the Sheridan Area Supply Joint Powers Board.

Flu Shot Clinic Set for Next Week

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Sheridan County Public Health has a special offer next week for those who have yet to receive their flu shot. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Bridal Prevue and Fashion Show

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The annual Sheridan Media Bridal Prevue and fashion show will take place Saturday from 10 to 4 in the atrium of the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

Big Year for Sales of Chamber Bucks

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It was a banner year for sales of Chamber Bucks, which are sold through the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson says that Chamber Bucks are checks that can be used to purchase items locally.

State Senator Faces Learning Curve

A Sheridan man who's facing his first year as a Republican state senator said preparing for his first legislative session has taken some adjustment. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Chamber CEO Discusses 'The Institute'

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Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson (Photo by Ron Richter)

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce CEO Dixie Johnson spent last week in Tuscon, Arizona, where she attended the Institute for Organization Management annual winter conference. The “Institute” is a professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Legislative Website Provides Up-to-Date Information During Session

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The Wyoming Legislative Service Office is encouraging state residents to use the Wyoming Legislature's website to rack legislation and participate in policy-making during the General Session in Cheyenne.