Ron Richter


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Council Receives Update from CAST President

Critical Air Service Team President Shawn Parker provided an update on air service for the Sheridan City Council at their meeting Tuesday night.

Yellowstone Boasts Third Busiest July on Record

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Yellowstone National Park hosted over 962,000 visitors in July, making it the third busiest July on record.

Council Approves Sale of Bison

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The Sheridan City Council held their first regularly scheduled meeting of August Tuesday night. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter was there and has the story.

Roadmap for Economic Diversification

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Tuesday we told you about the ENDOW Executive Council and that they will be meeting in Sheridan Thursday and Friday and touring several local businesses today.

Sheridan Named One of the Happiest Small Towns in America

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Sheridan has been named one of the 25 Happiest Small Towns in America by House Beautiful magazine.

ENDOW Council to Meet in Sheridan

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In November of last year, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced the Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming initiative, known as ENDOW. The Legislature endorsed the initiative and appropriated $2.5 million to advance and promote economic diversification. The council will meet later this week in Sheridan. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

The Healthcare Dilemma

It's been nearly two weeks since the U.S. Senate rejected the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as it is more widely known.

Canyon Creek Road Temporary Closure

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The Powder River Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest will temporarily close a short section of Forest Service Road 25, the Canyon Creek Road beginning next Monday.

Council to Review RMA Contract and Consider Bison Bid Award

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The Sheridan City Council will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night instead of Monday due to the Congressional Fact Finding tour that will be in Sheridan Monday evening. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has a preview of what’s on tap for the Council’s meeting.

72-Pounds of Marijuana Seized on I-80

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Approximately 72-pounds of marijuana was seized on Thursday by a Wyoming Highway Patrol State Trooper with assistance from a Cheyenne Police Department K-9 team.

NEWY to Host Congressional Fact Finding Tour

Congressional Staff from Washington D.C. will spend next week in northeast Wyoming. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Congress Funds Veterans Choice Program

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation to fund the Veterans Choice Program into next year.

VOA CEO Discusses Future of Community Shelter

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies is in the process of transitioning from the Sheridan Community Shelter to a Homeless Outreach Program.

Fire Danger Remains High in the Bighorns

With the recent lightning-caused Dry Fork Fire eight miles north/northwest of Burgess Junction, officials with the Bighorn National Forest want to remind people of the potential for large wildfires in the forest. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Public Process Underway on Coal Lease Application

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The Bureau of Land Management has issued a Notice of Intent to initiate the public scoping process for a Lease by Application for a coal lease in the Powder River Basin.

Commissioners Deny Rezone Request

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The Sheridan County Commissioners met for their first regularly scheduled meeting of August Tuesday. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter was there and has the details.

Green Thumb Landscaping CUP Receives Thumbs Up

Green Thumb Landscaping will be allowed to continue to operate their business on a 1-acre parcel at 1125 Park Street in Sheridan County after the Sheridan County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday approved a Conditional Use Permit.

County to Apply for CMAQ Funding

Sheridan County will once again apply for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant through the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Fire Near Burgess Junction

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Firefighters with the Bighorn National Forest have responded to a reported wildfire located about eight air miles north/northwest of Burgess Junction.

Shooting on West Loucks Street

At approximately 8:17 Sunday night, deputies with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired at a residence on Big Goose Road. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.