Archive - Mar 6, 2017

CAST Seeks More Funds From City

CAST President Shawn Parker, far right, at Monday's council meeting. To his left is Airport Manager John Stopka, and at left is Edre Maier, wife of County Commissioner Steve Maier, whose plaid shirt is just visible. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Shawn Parker, president of the Sheridan/Johnson county Critical Air Service Team, better known as CAST, asked Sheridan's city council for an additional $100,000 for the current fiscal year plus $250,000 in the coming fiscal year as the city's share of the minimum revenue guarantee for Denver Air Connections.

Council Asks Firefighters for More Details

Firefighters union President George Neeson in light-colored shirt. (Photo by Pat Blair)

In another round of contract negotiations Monday night, Sheridan's city council asked the city's firefighters for more specific details on their request for merit raises.

Group Says DEQ Denied Them Hearing on Ramaco

A Sheridan County resident said Tuesday that she and other landowners were denied a hearing by Wyoming's Department of Environmental Quality, also known as the DEQ, regarding a proposal by Kentucky-based Ramaco to mine coal from the Brook Mine north of Sheridan.

Passing Out Counterfeit $100 Bills on the Las Vegas Strip is a Bad Idea

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A few weeks ago, we were spending some warm weather time in Las Vegas. It felt good to enjoy some 75-degree weather after enduring January’s temperatures of -29 and winter conditions like 17 inches of fresh snow in Lander.

Uber Launches in Wyoming

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Uber officially launched service for the first time in Wyoming on Friday. Governor Matt Mead signed ridesharing legislation into law at 2 p.m., which made it legal for Uber to operate everywhere in the state, effective immediately.

Chamber Luncheon Scheduled for Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold their March Luncheon at the Best Western Sheridan Center.

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Chamber of Commerce / Lynn Gordon

George Harper

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George Harper, 92, lifelong Banner area rancher, passed away in Billings, MT, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. George was born on February 22, 1925, the only child of Floyd Harper and Addie (Sanders) Harper. George attended the Banner School and Sheridan High School graduating in 1943. Upon completing high school he enlisted in the United States Navy serving in WWII.

Gun Bill Passes With Some Changes

House Bill 137 of the 2017 Wyoming Legislative Session, which was sponsored by local legislator Bo Biteman, has passed both the House and Senate and will now move on to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law.

Lawrence Buskirk

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Lawrence ‘Sonny’ Buskirk, 71, of Sheridan passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Sonny was born July 6th, 1945, in Sheridan, Wyoming. He married his soulmate, Debbie Ferderer, on December 22, 1966, in Sheridan, they celebrated 50 years of marriage this last December. Together they raised their four children.