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City Councilors Sworn In

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From left to right: Councilors Thayer Shafer, Kelly Gooch, Alex Lee and Jesus Rios being sworn in at Monday night's Sheridan City Council meeting. (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan City Council welcomed two new councilors at their meeting Monday night. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Outgoing Councilman: 'Bring Back the Wards'

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Prior to the new councilors being sworn in at Monday night's Sheridan City Council meeting, outgoing Councilman Robert Webster took a moment to leave the council with the recommendation that the City go back to the ward system that was removed last year.

Bighorn National Forest Hiring for Summer Positions

Officials with the Bighorn National Forest have announced that over the next couple of months, forest managers will be hiring for temporary, seasonal positions in a variety of specialized areas.

New Year, New Councilors

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The Sheridan City Council will hold their first regularly scheduled meeting of the year tomorrow night.. Four councilors in total will be sworn in, two incumbents, Alex Lee and Jesus Rios, and new councilors Thayer Shafer and Kelly Gooch.

Governor Appoints New Insurance Commissioner

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Governor Matt Mead's office issued a media release Friday announcing that the governor has selected Paul Thomas “Tom” Glause as the new Commissioner of the Wyoming Department of Insurance. Glause will assume the duties of the Commissioner on January 3, 2015.

Special Ceremony Held for Retiring Captain

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Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens, (left), congratulates Captain Scott Chandler at a retirement ceremony Friday at Sheridan City Hall. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A special ceremony was held Friday at Sheridan City Hall for a longtime member of the Sheridan Police Department. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Elected Officials Take Office Monday

Swearing-in ceremonies for newly elected officials will be held Monday and all are open to the public.

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Three Officers Promoted at City Hall

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From left to right: Sergeant Jerry Rasmussen; Lietenants Tom Ringley, Travis Koltiska and Police Chief Richard Adriaens. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A ceremony was held Wednesday at Sheridan City Hall to promote three Sheridan Police Officers. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Highway Patrol Lieutenant Retires

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The last day of 2014 marked the last day for Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Nate Hughes, as the lieutenant officially retired from the patrol Wednesday. A news release from the Highway Patrol states that Hughes joined the Patrol in 1990 and was initially stationed in Wamsutter as a patrolman.

Local Florist Decorates Floats for Rose Parade

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Sheridan resident Linda Robbins, who owns Annie Greenthumb's Flowers and Gifts in Sheridan, has spent the past week in California helping decorate several floats for Thursday's Rose Parade in Pasadena.

2014 Sheridan County Year in Review: Fourth Quarter

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We conclude our Year in Review for Sheridan County with a look at the fourth quarter of 2014. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Game and Fish Director Reflects on 2014

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With 2014 coming to an end, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director Scott Talbott took time to reflect on the state of wildlife in Wyoming.

State Treasurer Behind Proposed Constitutional Amendment

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State Treasurer Mark Gordon (Photo courtesy of the State Treasurer's Office)

Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon will propose a constitutional amendment to legislators during the 2015 General Session in Cheyenne.

New Year Brings New Fishing Regulations

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Several new fishing regulations will go into effect in Wyoming with the start of the New Year. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Governor Mead Pleased With Special Master's Ruling

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The Special Master appointed to hear the state of Montana's allegations that Wyoming violated the Yellowstone River Compact released his recommendations to the U.S Supreme Court Monday. Special Master Barton Thompson Jr.

Diabetes Burden Growing in Wyoming

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In a little more than a decade, the adult diabetes rate in Wyoming has almost doubled. According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the state's diabetes rate among adults rose from 4.5 percent in 2001, to 8.6 percent in 2013.

Resident Voices Concerns Over Graffiti

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The graffiti that adorns the railroad overpass on North Sheridan Avenue was first brought to the Sheridan Police Department's attention in March.

Sheridan Media Launches New Website

Sheridan's newest website is now on-line. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Christmas Tree Disposal

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The City of Sheridan has several drop-off sites around town where those looking to dispose of their Christmas trees can do so. Residents can also take their tree to the City Landfill free of charge through January 31. Hours at the landfill are 7:30 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday.

Enzi Optimistic About New Year

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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (Courtesy Photo)

With 2014 coming to an end, and the new year just around the corner, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi recently expressed his optimism that the new Senate majority in the 114th Congress would bring real progress on important issues.