Ron Richter


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Lummis Applauds Colleagues for Budget Work

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U.S. Representative for Wyoming Cynthia Lummis (Courtesy Photo)

The U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week passed the first joint House and Senate Budget Resolutions in years. U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis from Wyoming said that U.S.

Superintendent Discusses Accountability Bill

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Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow (Photo by Ron Richter)

Accountability in Wyoming’s education system has been an issue that state lawmakers continue to address in Cheyenne.

Ken Thorpe Named Sheridan College Distinguished Alum

Sheridan resident Ken Thorpe has been named the 2014-2015 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum (Photo courtesy of Sheridan College)

In a news release issued by Sheridan College Thursday, College President Dr. Paul Young announced his approval of the Sheridan College Alumni Committee’s recommendation of Ken Thorpe as the 2014-2015 Sheridan College Distinguished Alum.

Nominations Sought for Workplace Safety, Workplace Development Awards

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The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and its partners are now accepting nominations for workplace safety and workforce development awards that will be presented at the 2015 Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit.

Local Band Commemorates Ten Years With ‘Greatest Hits’ Release

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(Image Courtesy of Gary Small)

A local band is celebrating ten years together by releasing a new album and playing several live shows in Sheridan over the next several weeks. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

East Entrance to Yellowstone Opens Friday

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The east entrance to Yellowstone National Park is scheduled to open Friday, and the park’s south sentence is set to open the following Friday, May 8.

Financial Audit Discussed at Joint Powers Board Meeting

Seeda Administrator Robert Briggs (Photo by Ron Richter)

Trustees of the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board, referred to as SEEDA, held a quarterly meeting Tuesday at Sheridan College in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

SEEDA Receives First Light Quarterly Report

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First Light Children's Center Executive Director Maureen Metcalf (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board received a quarterly report from First Light Children’s Center Executive Director Maureen Metcalf Tuesday.

Preliminary Plat for Cloud Peak Ranch Nineteenth Filing Approved

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The City of Sheridan Planning Commission Monday night approved the preliminary plat for the Cloud Peak Ranch Nineteenth Filing subdivision, which consists of dividing 4.6 acres into three commercial lots zoned B-1.

Perkins Foundation Grant Supports Camp POSTCARD

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The B.H. and Rose Perkins Foundation of Sheridan announced a $10,000 donation Monday supporting scholarships for Sheridan County youth who attend the Volunteers of America Camp POSTCARD.

Beaver Trapping Begins at Kleenburn Recreation Area

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with Sheridan County, has begun live beaver trapping in the Kleenburn Recreation Area north of Sheridan.

Life Flight Open House Set

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Sheridan Memorial Hospital will host an open house on May 16 to celebrate the addition of onsite air ambulance services at the hospital.

Upcoming Meeting Showcases Sheridan Ecosystem Project

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The Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District will be hosting a public meeting in Sheridan this week regarding the Sheridan Ecosystem Restoration Project. City of Sheridan Engineer Lane Thompson gives us some history on what the project entails.

Mraz Sentenced in District Court

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A sentencing hearing was held Friday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan for 26-year-old Miranda Mraz, who, after a week long jury trial, was found guilty in March of seven counts of felony forgery and one count of misdemeanor theft.

Economic Benefits of Tourism to Yellowstone

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A new National Park Service report outlines the economic benefits of tourism to Yellowstone National Park. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Texas Fugitive Arrested in Casper

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After being on the lam for almost 28 years, 58-year-old Benigno Galeno-Negreros is in custody after being involved in a crash southwest of Casper. Wyoming Highway Patrol was dispatched to investigate a crash on WY 220, 46 miles southwest of Casper.

Community College Funding Remains an Issue for Lawmakers

Wyoming State Senator Bruce Burns of Sheridan. (Photo by Ron Richter)

Although legislation intended to change the way community college’s are funding in Wyoming failed to pass in the most recent legislative session in Cheyenne, state lawmakers continue to discuss the issue. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Stroll Button Design Contest Underway

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Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Director of Programs shows off a stroll button winner of years past. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan County students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to participate in the 2015 Christmas Stroll Button design contest sponsored by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.

Senator Enzi Applauds Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (Courtesy Photo)

The United States Senate passed legislation Wednesday that is aimed at protecting adults and children from sex trafficking. The bill, led by Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, would increase penalties for anyone convicted of human smuggling or sex trafficking.

The Future of Kendrick Pool

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The outdoor swimming pool has been a mainstay in Kendrick Park for over 75 years. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter takes a look at what is in the immediate future for the pool.