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Some Entry Level Workers In Sheridan Will Get A Raise Today

It took nearly 3 years, but the United States Congress’ efforts to make the minimum wage more competitive have finally come to pass. The Federal minimum wage is now $7.25 per hour. Chanda Richards is the Sheridan Center supervisor for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.

Two Children Lost In Bighorn Mountains Reunited With Parents

A family camping trip nearly turned tragic for the parents of two small children. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher tells us what happened.

Two Burglary Defendants Plead Not-Guilty In Separate Cases

In his first appearance in 4th Judicial District Court, 20-year-old Daniel Hemmer pled not-guilty on a burglary charge. The affidavit of probably cause alleges that on March 22nd or 23rd Hemmer illegally entered his parents home with the intent to steal from them. Judge John Fenn adjusted Hemmer’s bond at the request of the state.

Several Cap Tax Information Meetings Are Coming Up Soon

There are several upcoming public informational presentations on the proposed renewal of the Capital Facilities. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

Sheridan County Fair Offers Something For Everyone

While the 2009 Sheridan County Fair doesn't officially begin until this Sunday, there have already been several events including the public fashion review and dog agility and confirmation showmanship and obedience show's.

Facilities Director Sharon Nadeau tells us why it's so important for people to come out and see what the fair has to offer.

Operation Independence A Success At the Senior Center This Year

Operation Independence is an annual ask letter that is sent out around the 4th of July by the Sheridan Senior Center. Development Coordinator for the Senior Center Rindy West says Operation Independence was once again a success this year.

Bison Gores Visitor in Yellowstone Campground

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A bull bison at Yellowstone National Park gored a 55-year-old tourist after the man got within 10 feet of the animal in a campground.

State Jobless Rate Jumps to 5.9% in June

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The state jobless rate is up nearly a full percentage point to 5.9% from May to last month, as job growth was outpaced by a growing labor force.

High Tech Runaway Truck Ramp Effective But Expensive

One of the most horrible things that could happen when driving in the mountains of Wyoming is losing your brakes on the twisting roads. One R-V driver experienced that fear on Monday. The driver was traveling east on U.S. Highway 16 near Buffalo and opted to take the runaway truck ramp. The ramp is one of only 3 in the nation that uses a series of 9 metal nets to stop runaway vehicles.

Downtown Traffic Patterns Will Change Again Next Week

Downtown Sheridan has been torn up with construction for the past two summers. The City has been trying to update its aging infrastructure along with repairing road surfaces. The Brooks Street Phase II project, along with the Smith Street project, has created a few dilemmas for drivers looking for the shortest route to their destination. Once again traffic patterns will change on Monday.

SheridanWyoming.com

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