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:

Sheridan County's Commissioners traveled to Rock Springs Wednesday to make a proposal to the Game and Fish Department regarding a $3 million deal regarding junior water rights of Lake DeSmet. Commissioner, Mike Nickel, explains the deal they proposed.

The Game and Fish Commission ultimately agreed to the agreement pending some modifications to the lease agreement. To read more about the Lake DeSmet Deal, visit

Per terms of a plea agreement with the State, 20-year-old Edwin Badgett pled “Guilty” to an amended charge of Felony Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the 3rd Degree. Badgett was originally charged with Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the 2nd Degree in December of 2011 for sexual contact with a female individual between the ages of 13 and 15. He was 19 years of age when he committed the crime.

The State Canvassing Board announced Wednesday that the state's election results are official. State Election Director Peggy Nighswonger.

Governor Matt Mead, Secretary of State Max Maxfield and the State Auditor and Treasurer met in Cheyenne to review the results for the presidential, senatorial, representative races and various state positions.
Drama in Johnson County over who would pay an outside attorney hired for Lake DeSmet advice was settled this week when county assessor, Cindy Rogers, threw in the towel.

Rogers made that statement after a letter issued by County Attorney, Ken DeCock, who ordered the bill not be paid by the county.

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