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Sheridan Man Arraigned on Two Felonies

An arraignment for a 40-year-old Sheridan man charged with two felonies was held Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Sheridan Woman Receives Probation for Drug Charge

25-year-old Casey Van Haele of Sheridan was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison, suspended, in lieu of 3 years supervised probation. During sentencing, District Court Judge John Fenn said to Van Haele that “you’re getting a break, and you probably won’t be getting one again”.

Council Approves Curbside Recycling Implementation

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The Sheridan City Council Tuesday night approved a resolution to begin implementation of a city wide curbside recycling program. City Solid Waste Supervisor Charles Martineau said that the program will be implemented in three phases over the next year.

Local Senator Explains ‘Nay’ Vote on Medicaid Expansion

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The Wyoming Senate last week voted down a bill intended to expand Medicaid in the state. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Council Considers Curbside Recycling, Aquatic Center Proposal

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The Sheridan City Council tonight will be tasked with the decision of whether to implement a city-wide residential curbside recycling program.

Moose Survey Completed for Hunter Area 34

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently conducted a winter moose survey in Hunt Area 34, west of Buffalo. According to a release from the Game and Fish, the survey objective was to gather information on current moose numbers in the area as well as herd composition.

The Great Vaccination Debate

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The recent outbreak of measles in the United States has spurred the debate of whether the decision to vaccinate children against measles and other diseases should be left up to parental choice. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Senator Enzi Accepting Applications for Summer Page

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

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for one of the summer sessions in Washington DC.

Annexation Recommended for Approval

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The City of Sheridan Planning Commission met for their first regularly scheduled meeting of the month Monday night. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

EMT Licensing Bill Heads to the House

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

Senate File 136 made its way through the Wyoming Senate Monday, as the bill, sponsored by State Senator for District 22 Dave Kinskey of Sheridan, advanced on third reading.

Chamber Luncheon Will Focus on Business Growth

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

This month’s Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is set for Wednesday from 11:30 to 1 at the Best Western Sheridan Center.

Sheridan County Announces Road Closure in Story

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Officials with Sheridan County have announced through a news release that Crooked Street in Story will be closed Monday from 9 to 3. The release states that the reason for the closure is for tree removal from the Story Fire Hall to the bridge.

Tax Season Off to a Fast Start

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According to a release from the Internal Revenue Service, the 2015 tax season is off to a strong start, with most taxpayers filing their returns electronically and choosing direct deposit for their refunds.

Collective Bargaining Bill Fails on Third Reading

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Wyoming State Senator Dave Kinskey (Photo by Hannah Stepenoff)

Senate File 123 failed to pass third reading this week, which ultimately killed the proposed legislation that would have specified non-binding arbitration for collective bargaining negotiation sessions between municipalities and firefighters.

SLIB Approves Funding for Sheridan Projects

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The State Land and Investment Board, or SLIB, that is comprised of the top five elected officials for the state, approved funding Thursday for three projects for the City of Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Wyoming Isn’t Ready to Go to Pot

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Efforts to decriminalize marijuana in Wyoming have fallen on deaf ears during this year’s legislative session in Cheyenne, as lawmakers have killed a number of proposed bills in relation to the drug.

Local Developer on Economic Impact of Holly Ponds

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Local Developer Ron Patterson discusses economic development before the Sheridan City Council. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A local developer talked about the impact housing has on the local economy during a recent Sheridan City Council meeting. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Yellowstone Making Changes to Permit Fees

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Yellowstone National Park will begin implementing an overnight backcountry permit fee beginning May 1. According to a news release from the park, the money raised from the new fees will help defray the costs of running the park’s backcountry program.

Chamber Alert Issued for Ad Solicitation

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The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce issued an alert to chamber members today about being contacted by a Ken Riley, or another representative of The Basin Press.

Updating the Master Plan

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City of Sheridan Public Works Director Nic Bateson (Photo by Ron Richter)

The City of Sheridan now has an updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan, this after the City Council unanimously voted in favor of adopting the updated plan at their meeting earlier this week.