Sheridan Media Week In Review

Sheridan Media Week In Review

Here's a look at the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:

Tuesday's primary elections didn't generate a lot of voter turnout. State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger says that the numbers should pick up in the fall.

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Sheridan and Johnson County were at odds over a proposed deal with the Game and Fish regarding a 99-year lease of water rights at Lake DeSmet. Sheridan commission chair, Mike Nickel, said the contract was heavily modified in hopes of selling the deal to Johnson County.

However, the modifications weren't enough to sway the Johnson County commissioners during a vote Wednesday. Bob Rolston, said the lack of compromise has been frustrating.

The deal is anticipated to fall through entirely.

The cause of the Sheridan County School District #1 bus barn fire two weeks ago was officially ruled as undetermined, but officials were most suspicious of an electrical problem in a vehicle parked near the structure for starting the blaze. Richard Embry, investigator with the State of Wyoming Fire Marshall Office, said arson was ruled out immediately.

Three vehicles went up in flames along with the building.
Federal regulations going into effect this school year regarding school lunch calorie limits have members of Sheridan County School District #1 worried that some kids might run out of gas before the end of the day. Business manager, Jeremy Smith, said he's working on a solution for his district.

The district is piloting an after-school snack program.

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