Ron Richter

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Bighorn National Forest Fire Danger Trending Toward High

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A recent fire in the Bighorn National Forest has prompted forest service officials to remind the public of fire safety rules while visiting the forest. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Concert in the Park

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(Photo by Ron Richter)

The first Concert in the Park was held Tuesday night at the bandshell at Kendrick Park in Sheridan. The large crowd was treated to a special evening of music as the U.S. Air Force Academy Band made a stop in Sheridan as part of the group’s tour through Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Highway Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash South of Gillette

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The Wyoming Highway Patrol, at the request of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday night around 9:30 on Fairview Road, five miles southeast of Gillette.

Appropriations Committee Discusses Revenue Shortfall

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Wyoming State Senator Bruce Burns of Sheridan. (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Appropriations Committee of the Wyoming Legislature met for two days last week in Cheyenne. State Senator Bruce Burns of Sheridan is a member of the committee, and says that declining revenues was a topic of concern.

Fireworks Extravaganza at Equestrian Center

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(Photo by Judy Hagerott)

The Big Horn Equestrian Center will once again be the site for the annual fireworks extravaganza Saturday night. Gates will open at 4 and music by Dave Munsick will begin at 7:30. Fireworks Sponsor Bruce Burns says that it’s a good idea to get there early.

Farmers Market Begins a Week From Thursday

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(Photo by Judy Hagerott)

The Sheridan Farmers Market is set to begin Thursday, July 9 on Grinnell Plaza in downtown Sheridan. The market will run each Thursday from 5 to 7 through September 24. Market Manager Bonnie Gregory says that she expects big things for this year’s market.

Art Show Reception Tonight at Library

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A free public reception will be held tonight on the mezzanine of the Fulmer Library in Sheridan for the traveling Pop-Up Art show featuring artwork from the national organization Lexicon of Sustainability.

Local Port of Entry Officer Receives Award

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Sheridan/Dietz Port of Entry Officer Troy Tyree was awarded the Top Port of Entry Officer award for 2014 at the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association Awards Banquet held recently in Sundance. (Courtesy photo)

Sheridan/Dietz Port of Entry Officer Troy Tyree was awarded the Top Port of Entry Officer award for 2014 at the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association Awards Banquet held recently in Sundance.

Mead Named Western Governors Association Chairman

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Photo by Ron Richter)

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has been elected as the Chairman for the Western Governors’ Association. Montana Governor Steve Bullock will serve as Vice Chairman. The announcement comes from Governor Mead’s office.

UW Freshman to Learn From University’s Top Teachers

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(Photo courtesy of the University of Wyoming)

The upcoming fall semester at the University of Wyoming will be unique for freshmen students, as they will be given the opportunity to learn from some of the university's top professors.

Health Officials Promote Human Papillomavirus Awareness

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States.

Senator Enzi Weighs In on Supreme Court Ruling

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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (Courtesy Photo)

The United States Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Thursday, ruled in favor of nationwide tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, essentially preserving health insurance for millions of Americans.

Workforce Services Director Resigns

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Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Director Joan Evans will resign from the position next month. The news comes from Governor Matt Mead’s office. Mead issued a statement Thursday, confirming that Evans resignation will take effect July 10.

New Habitat Director Talks About Creating Partnerships

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Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Christine Christopherson (Courtesy Photo)

Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns Executive Director Christine Christopherson has been on the job for a little over a week now after being hired to replace Matt Davis, who recently moved to Boise, Idaho.

Popular Campground in Bighorn’s Set to Reopen Soon

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A popular campground in the Big Horn Mountains is set to reopen in less than a week. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Senator Enzi’s Office Accepting Applications for Fall Internship Program

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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming is encouraging students and graduates to apply for a fall internship in his Washington D.C. office. According to a news release from Senator Enzi’s office, applicants should have achieved at least sophomore status at an accredited university or college.

Sheridan Brownfields Assessment Public Meeting

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(Photo by Ron Richter)

In May of last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the City of Sheridan had received an EPA Brownfields grant to assess hazardous and contaminated areas in the North Main area. That assessment is set to begin soon. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

Land Trust to Host Trail Work Day

A portion of the Soldier Ridge Trail (Photo courtesy of SCLT)

The Sheridan Community Land Trust is inviting the public to join them for a trail work day at the Soldier Ridge Trail Saturday from 9 to 1. Land Trust Communications and Development Director Claire Hobbs said that those interested in volunteering are asked to meet at the trailhead at 9.

State Author Feels Wyoming’s Bars Contribute to State’s Cultural Legacy

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The University of Wyoming recently hosted a conference celebrating 125 years of Wyoming statehood.

Planning Commission Recommends Final Plat Approval

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City of Sheridan Planning Director Robert Briggs (Photo by Ron Richter)

The City of Sheridan Planning Commission considered the final plat for a subdivision at their meeting Monday night. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.