Ron Richter


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Game Warden Provides Bear Safety Tips

Last week’s sighting of a young black bear in south Sheridan was a reminder that living near the Big Horn Mountains means that large predators can show up unexpectedly within the city.

3rd Thursday Remains Mostly Unchanged

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In June of 2009, the first 3rd Thursday street festival took place in downtown Sheridan. Since that time, the festival, which takes place June through September, has grown in size and popularity.

Fatality Confirmed at Yellowstone

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Rangers with Yellowstone National Park have confirmed the death of 23-year-old Colin Nathaniel Scott, after he walked off the designated boardwalk, slipped and fell into a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin Tuesday.

Commissioners Award Bid for Wildlife Fence at Airport

The Sheridan County Commissioners awarded the bid for the wildlife fence project at the Sheridan County Airport to SWi, LLC of Powell, in the amount of $470,620. Airport Manager John Stopka said that they received a total of 7 bids for the project.

Commissioners Address Liquor Licenses

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A request for a new retail liquor license, two requests to transfer retail liquor licenses, and a request for a conditional use permit that would allow a package liquor store within an existing Sheridan County business were items that were considered Tuesday by the Sheridan County Commission.

Marine Traveling Cross Country Stops in Sheridan

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September 11 of last year, 33-year-old Marine Jonathan Hancock left Landover, Maryland, and began his journey to walk across the United States to help his fellow Marines deal with the lingering psychological effects of war, and to meet with the friends and family of those who didn’t make it back fro

Antelope Butte Receives Permit to Restore Ski Area

The Antelope Butte Foundation has announced that they have received the federal permit needed to begin work to restore the facility. Antelope Butte Executive Director and Ski-EO Andrew Gast says the U.S.

Council to Consider Building Code Adoption and Utility Easement Vacation

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The Sheridan City Council Monday night will consider an ordinance on second reading pertaining to the adoption of new updated building codes. Sheridan Mayor John Heath says it is something that is done on an annual basis.

Yellowstone Receives “Stamp” of Approval

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The Forever stamp depicting a photograph of two bison silhouetted in the winter morning sun in Yellowstone National Park was dedicated Thursday among a pane of 16 stamps to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100-Year Anniversary.

Wyoming Theater Festival Looks to Expand on First Year Success

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The Wyoming Theater Festival in Sheridan will once again offer two weeks of plays, performances, and workshops July 18 through 31. Festival Director DannyLee Hodnett says there will be five shows running in repertory over the two-week period.

G&F Official: ‘No Additional Reports of Bear in Sheridan’

Local Game and Fish officials have received no further reports of the young black bear that was spotted in south Sheridan as recently as Tuesday. Sheridan Region Game and Fish Information Specialist Bud Stewart.

Limited Spots Available for Habitat’s Women Build Event

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Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns will be hosting a “Women Build” Saturday June 11 at 1790 Willow Trail in the Poplar Grove Subdivision in Sheridan. Habitat Executive Director Christine Christopherson says there are two time slots available to volunteer, 9 to 1 and noon to 4.

Black Bear Spotted in South Sheridan

Wyoming Game and Fish officials have received numerous reports of a young black bear on the roam in the south Sheridan area. Sheridan Region Game and Fish Information Specialist Bud Stewart tells us where the bear was last seen Tuesday.

Taylor Files as Candidate for County Commission

Banner resident Vicki Taylor has filed as a Democrat for one of two seats on the Sheridan County Commission in this year’s election. Taylor talked about what led to her decision to run for a spot on the commission.

SEEDA Board Discusses Budget ‘Housekeeping’

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The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority spent the majority of their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday discussing revisions to the current year’s budget.

Secretary of State Murray Pleased With the Amount of Contested Races

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The deadline to file as a candidate for this year’s Primary Election in August ended Friday at the end of the business day.

City Budget Work Sessions Continue

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City of Sheridan Engineer Lane Thompson provided an update to the City Council at a recent budget work session that detailed the budget for several divisions of the City’s Public Works Department.

Bridger Files for Sheridan City Council

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Sheridan resident Rich Bridger has filed as a candidate for the Sheridan City Council. Bridger said the city must be fiscally responsible and keep a balanced budget.

Annual Hoop Jam Draws Near

The Wyoming Rehab 3-on-3 Hoop Jam street basketball tournament is set to take place at its new location this year the weekend of June 4th and 5th. Hoop Jam has moved from Whitney Plaza in downtown Sheridan to Sheridan High School.

Hackman Files for House District 51

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Democrat Hollis Hackman of Sheridan will run for the State House District 51 seat in Sheridan County, as he’s officially filed for the position. Hackman said this past legislative session was the turning point in his decision to run.