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October 21st

Varied Pleas in District Court

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Three separate defendants were arraigned in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. First, 33-year-old Daniel Brown, represented by Hardy Tate, went before Judge John Fenn, arraigned on one count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine. Brown allegedly delivered the drug in Sheridan County on August 3rd of this year.

Wendt Criticizes Rep. Lummis on “Afghan”-Mexico Strategy

Democrat David Wendt, who is running against incumbent Cynthia Lummis for Wyoming's U.S. House seat, criticized Representative Lummis this week for some comments she made regarding U.S. Policy towards Mexico. Lummis was recently part of a congressional delegation to visit Afghanistan.

Burglary Suspects Make Initial Appearance in Circuit Court

The two individuals that were allegedly responsible for a string of cabin burglaries in the Big Horn Mountains near Burgess Junction made their initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday. 19-year-old Shaun Gilkey, and 32-year-old Dustin Yearout are both charged with two counts of felony Burglary, and one count of felony Aggravated Burglary.

Fee Raises May Be In Store For Kendrick Pool

Fee increases my be on the horizon at Kendrick Pool in Sheridan.

The Sheridan Recreation District received this year's usage numbers for Kendrick Pool at the Board's monthly meeting this week. While the numbers show a $40,000 net loss for the season, Recreation District Director Richard Wright indicates that there are a number of factors that played a role in inflating that number.

Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine Receives National Award

Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine recently received a presitgious National Reclamation Award from the Office of Surface Mining and the National Mining Association. The Excellence in Surface Mining Reclamation Award was received for successful shrub establishment on reclaimed land.

October 20th

New Veteran Service Representative at Sheridan VA

A media release from the VA Veterans Service Center in Cheyenne informs us that John Goodell (GOOD-ull), an Army veteran from Sheridan, was hired as the new Veterans Services Representative, or VSR, with an office at the Sheridan VA Medical Center.

BLM Receives C+ from Wilderness Group

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY - An overall grade of C+ has been issued to the Bureau of Land Management, according to a new report card released Wednesday by The Wilderness Society. The report tracks how the BLM is doing in keeping National Landscape Conservation System holdings healthy and accessible to the public.

CPR to a Disco Beat

Little did the artists on the legendary soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever probably ever think that one of their greatest hits of all time would be used in the medical field, but the American Heart Association is doing just that. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.

Two Arrested for Cabin Burglaries

Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier

The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office has received several reports over the last few weeks of cabin burglaries in the the Bighorn Mountains near the Burgess Junction area, specifically along the Tongue, Big Willow, Little Willow, and North Tongue drainages.

City of Sheridan Expects Health Insurance Increase

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City of Sheridan Human Resources Director Heather Doke

Health Insurance premiums are expected to increase for the City of Sheridan as the paid loss ratio continues to climb higher than the desired 85%. City Human Relations Director Heather Doke.

The fact that the paid loss ratio is almost 91% at this point in the fiscal year means that an impending increase is looming.