Ron Richter

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Sheridan Man Changes Plea on Felony Controlled Substance Charge

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A change of plea hearing was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan for 26-year-old David Simmons of Sheridan. Simmons is charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.

Sentencing for Sheridan Man Postponed

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A sentencing hearing for a Sheridan man that was scheduled Thursday morning in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan was postponed until next week due to a witness who could not attend the sentencing.

Senator Kinskey Sponsors Collective Bargaining Bill

Wyoming State Senator Dave Kinskey (Photo courtesy of the LSO Office)

Wyoming State Senator for District 22 Dave Kinskey has sponsored a bill that would modify the definitions relating to collective bargaining for firefighters.

State Superintendent Discusses Education Bills

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

There are a number of bills being considered in the General Session of the Wyoming Legislature that pertain to education. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

‘Love On Your Art’ Fundraiser to Benefit Local Art Center

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A fundraiser to benefit the Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn Saturday February 7 at 5:30.

Sheridan College to Feature Visiting Artist

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A renowned ceramic artist will be coming to Sheridan College in early February to guide a workshop demonstration.

Deadline is Near for Hunting Applications

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The deadline for nonresident hunters to apply for elk licenses for this year will end on February 2. The next upcoming deadline for both resident and nonresident hunters is March 2, when applications must be in for moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and wild bison.

Bear Cloud Resentenced in District Court

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A resentencing hearing for 21-year-old Wyatt Bear Cloud was held Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Bill Would Strengthen State’s Non-Discrimination Law

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Former U.S. Senator for Wyoming Al Simpson (Courtesy photo)

Legislation aimed at strengthening Wyoming’s non-discrimination law was introduced in the Wyoming Senate last week. While Wyoming employment law already exempts churches, religious organizations and associations, the legislation would further articulate religious protections.

Governor Mead Weighs-In on Non-Discrimination Law

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Photo by Ron Richter)

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead recently offered his thoughts and opinion proposed legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Wyoming's current non-discriminatory law. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Montana Man Found Dead in Yellowstone Park

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Officials with Yellowstone National Park have confirmed that 52-year-old Merik Morgan of Belgrade, Montana, was found dead Saturday along a groomed ski trail in the northern part of the park.

Senator Enzi Wants to Rein In Government Spending

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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming took to the Senate floor recently to express his confidence that Congress will finally start making some real progress with the new Republican majority in the Senate.

Sheridan Delegation Supports College Funding Bill

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House bill 118, sponsored by Republican Representative Rosie Berger of Big Horn, would change the standard budget request process for community colleges in Wyoming.

Governor Talks General Session, Budget Deficit

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Photo by Ron Richter)

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead was a guest Thursday on our news talk show Public Pulse. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has details on a few of the things that were discussed with the governor.

New College Program Offers Adults Unique Opportunity

According to Sheridan College Director of the Center for Workforce and Community Education Karen St. Clair, many Americans age 50 and up who didn’t finish college are now headed back to school.

New Ranger to Lead Tongue Ranger District

Amy Ormseth will be the new Ranger to lead the Tongue Ranger District. (Courtesy Photo)

The Bighorn National Forest issued a news release that states Amy Ormseth has been hired as the district ranger for the Tongue Ranger District in Sheridan.

Community Blood Drive at College

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There will be a community blood drive in Sheridan today on the campus of Sheridan College. The blood drive is scheduled for noon to 4 in the Allied Health Bldg Room 181 at the college. United Blood Services is in urgent need for type O-negative blood donors.

Local Senator Discusses Budget Deficit

Wyoming State Senator Dave Kinskey (Photo by Hannah Stepenoff)

State lawmakers received news last week that due to slumping oil prices, Wyoming faces a budget deficit of $222 million for fiscal year 2016. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Mule Deer Initiative Topic of Sheridan Region Meeting

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is encouraging those interested to attend a second public meeting to discuss the status and management of the Upper Powder River Mule Deer Herd located in southwest Johnson County.

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.