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01/30/15 02:33 PM
Some issues come and go in cycles, depending on the season. A drainage issue in the rear of Coffeen Elementary in Sheridan is one of those, and it has caused some concern among community members, as well as questions about what will be done. As some have called it, the "pond" behind Coffeen Elementary isn't something the School District is unaware of, there is simply not much they can do about it until warmer weather allows for testing. That's according to Superintendent Craig Dougherty, who spoke with the Big Horn Mountain Radio Network about the issue. Dougherty says the area drains several business parking lots on Coffeen Avenue... Read more
01/30/15 10:24 AM
A week ago today, we first published an article on the progress of the elevated platform at South Park on the southern edge of Sheridan near Brundage. The platform is being constructed by O'Dell Construction, and is being designed as a wildlife viewing platform. It was originally one of several proposed education areas of the park as detailed by the original plans. The platform will extend over a wetland area of the park, offering folks a chance to see wildlife up close. But just what kind of wildlife can you see at South Park? Most wildlife watchers will know that answer depends on the season. Information Specialist Bud Stewart with the Wyoming Game and Fish says South Park offers folks a chance to see what can be considered a mini-zoo's worth of animals... Read more
01/30/15 02:06 AM
Thursday afternoon, the United States Senate passed an amended version of the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation. Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming's lone Representative, commented on the passage saying that with the [Republican] majority in the Senate, they are finally able to get work done for the American people. The Keystone Pipeline project, which was first commissioned in 2010, would extend from a sedimentary basin in Alberta, Canada to Cushing, Oklahoma. Read more
01/30/15 01:49 AM
Did you know Sheridan Memorial Hospital spends about $440,000 per year to send tests of different types to a Denver based company? That company is known as Quest Diagnostics. These tests are obviously the ones the hospital can't do in house. In 2013, a supply team was formed by the hospital according to Nyle Morgan, Chief Information Officer. The team looked at the costs associated with the testing and decided it would be best to look elsewhere for a cheaper solution. Read more
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The City of Gillette releases its 2014 Citizen Survey. City of Gillette residents have been surveyed every year since 1977 on topics regarding quality of life and infrastructure, such as public safety, traffic, and customer service.

Overall, the survey indicates that Gillette residents continue to be satisfied with the Police Department, Fire Department, and EMS service, as well as continued
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a hit and run that occurred at the intersection of Recluse Road and Greenough Road on the evening of January 16 or the early morning hours of January 17, 2015. During this time frame unknown suspect(s) crashed a Ford F-150 pickup truck through a fence at this intersection. The driver of the vehicle is also suspected in the destruction of an
Press Release – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., recently joined 33 of their Republican colleagues in introducing a bill that would preserve free speech and prevent the IRS from targeting politically aligned groups. The effort is led by Senators Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Pat Roberts, R-Kan.
 
The Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act would protect
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect or suspect vehicle observed shooting at a herd of elk yesterday. South Gillette Game Warden Dustin Kirsch said the incident reportedly happened at 4:30 pm on January 28th. The shooting was reported on the Mackey Road in the Rochelle Hills area.

The vehicle is described as a black Ford SUV possibly
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