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Recap of Statewide Races

Here's the recap of statewide races.

WyDOT Closes Bridge Section

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be closing the middle level of a tri-level bridge that connects Interstate 90 to Interstate 25 in Buffalo beginning next week.

Sheridan VA Records Sweep Clean

No violations were found in a recent records review of the Sheridan VA hospital.

Obamacare Deadline Extended

The deadline for people to enroll for Obamacare health insurance was Monday, at midnight, but federal officials say if you missed the deadline to register for the insurance under the federal Affordable Health Care Act, there's no need to panic, just yet.

Sheridan County Nets Millions from Governor's Signed Budget

State Representative John Patton -- Courtesy Photo

As reported earlier, Wyoming's Governor Matt Mead has signed the $3.3 billion budget bill that will cover state funding for the coming two years.

Committee Endorses State Support for Wildlife Department

A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would transfer some of the costs of running the state game and fish department to the state's general fund.

State Senate Votes Down Firing Squad Bill

Sen. Bruce Burns -- Courtesy Photo

The Wyoming Senate has voted not to consider a bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned inmates.

Sheridan School Nominated for National Award

Three elementary schools in Wyoming have been nominated for this year's National Blue Ribbon Schools award, and one is in Sheridan.

'Longmire' Starts Filming Third Season

Author Craig Johnson told a group in Sheridan, over the holidays, that he thought the series would be picked up. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The television series “Longmire,” which is based on the books by Ucross author Craig Johnson, is returning to New Mexico for filming.

Wyo. Lawmaker Proposes Firing Squad for Executions

Wyoming State Senator Bruce Burns (Photo Courtesy of the Wyoming LSO)

Sheridan's State Senator Bruce Burns is pushing a bill to allow the use of a firing squad to execute condemned state inmates, if constitutional problems or other issues prevent using lethal injection.

More Coming on Superintendent Investigation

State Superintendent Cindy Hill

The Legislature's Select Investigative Committee heard three days of lengthy testimony this week in its investigation of state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill. However, there's no clear end in sight.