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Governor Puts Plan in Place to Help Miners

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead said recently that the State will do what it can to help the nearly 500 miners who were laid off from two coal mines in the Powder River Basin this week.

Governor Mead Responds to Mass Layoffs

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead held a news conference Thursday in response to Peabody Energy and Arch Coal announcing that some 480 coal miners are being laid off due to financial difficulties during challenging market conditions.

Downtown Burglar Arraigned in District Court

An arraignment hearing was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan for 27-year-old Joshua Campbell of Sheridan who’s charged with two counts of burglary for allegedly breaking into Frackelton’s Restaurant and the Chocolate Tree in downtown Sheridan February 27.

Wyoming Theater Festival Tickets Go On Sale Today

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Tickets for the second season of the Wyoming Theater Festival go on sale today to the public at noon. According to a news release from DannyLee Hodnett with the Festival, tickets can be purchased from the WYO Theater online at, or by calling the WYO Theater.

Sheridan Man Receives Jail Time for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

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Fourth Judicial District Court Judge William Edelman sentenced 49-year-old Anthony Spragg of Sheridan Thursday to 3 to 5 years in prison with all but 90 days suspended and four years of supervised probation for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in Sheridan County.

Representative Madden Weighs In on Capitol Square Project

State Representative Mike Madden of Buffalo (Photo Ron Richter ©)

In 2014, the Wyoming Legislature initially appropriated $259 million for the Capitol Square Project, a project to restore and remodel the State Capitol and Herschler Building in Cheyenne.

‘Tween Club’ Offers Something Different Every Week at Fulmer Library

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The Sheridan County Fulmer Library hosts the “Tween Club” every Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 in the Children’s Library. Children’s Librarian Michelle Havenga says they offer a new program every week.

History Program to Feature Edward Gillette

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The next Conversations in History is slated for Wednesday, April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The program will feature Helen Laumann discussing Edward Gillette. Sheridan County Museum Director John Woodward tells us a little bit about Mr. Gillette.

The program is open to the public, free of charge.

Brittain World Travel Under New Ownership

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A local travel agency that’s been around for nearly 70 years has changed ownership. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

A Return to Winter

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The weather outside is certainly more indicative of winter than spring, but just how much longer are the January like conditions going to be hanging around?

State Graduation Rates Released

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According to information released Monday by the Wyoming Department of Education, graduation rates increased slightly for the 2014-2015 school year. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has more on the story.

Representative Madden Discusses the State’s Financial Future

It’s been almost a month since state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 Budget Session in Cheyenne.

Forest Service Seeking Public Comment on Proposal to Expand Outfitter and Guide Services

The Tongue Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest is seeking comments on a proposal to expand the permitted area for Wyoming’s Finest Outfitter’s guided archery and rifle hunts.

Preparing Students for the Global Economy

Sheridan County School District #2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty (Photo Ron Richter ©)

During a recent interview on our news talk show Public Pulse, Sheridan County School District Two Superintendent Craig Dougherty talked about how preparing students for life after high school has changed throughout the years.

Commissioners Accepting Applications for Openings on Several Boards

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The Sheridan County Commissioners are currently accepting applications for openings on several different local boards. Commissioner Tom Ringley provides the details on what they’re looking for.

‘Boots, CHAPS, and Cowboy Hats’

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Children, Horses and Adults in Partnership, or CHAPS, will be hosting a night of food, dancing, and fun for the whole family next month at the Sheridan College AgriPark in North Sheridan.

Child Abusers Receive Split Sentence, Probation

A sentencing hearing was held Thursday in District Court in Sheridan for 51-year-old Michael Tibbets and 50-year-old Donna Gifford. The couple were found guilty of three counts of Felony Child Abuse in January following a five day jury trial.

City Receives Solid Waste Financial Plan

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The City of Sheridan hired the consulting firm of Burns and McDonnell to perform a Cost Service Study and to develop a financial plan for the City’s Solid Waste Division.

Sheridan to Host Northeast Wyoming Economic Summit

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Sheridan will host an economic development conference in early April. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Construction and Demolition Trial Program Nears End

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In May of 2014, the Sheridan City Council approved a two-year trial program that changed the fees for construction and demolition materials brought to the landfill for disposal.