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January 28th

Wyoming Legislator Wallis Dies

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming State Rep. Sue Wallis has died. She was 56.

The Gillette News-Record reports Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall confirmed the lawmaker's death on Tuesday.

Wallis, a Republican, was from Recluse, in Campbell County.

No Serious Injuries in Piney Creek Crash

Crash photo submitted by Gene Sturlin.

The report is in on the Sunday morning crash on Interstate 90 that closed the roadway over Piney Creek Bridge near Buffalo.

AP News Update

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Legislation would boost Wyo. minimum wage to $9

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Two Democratic lawmakers from Cheyenne are sponsoring legislation that would raise Wyoming's minimum wage from $5.15 to $9 per hour.

Governor Proclaims Mentoring Month

Gov. Matt Mead

In recognition of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, Wyoming's Governor Matt Mead has officially proclaimed the month of January as “Mentoring Month” for the state.

Look Back in Time: Jan. 27, 1914

Now here's Sheridan Media's journey back in time to one hundred years ago, by reporter Pat Blair.

January 28th

Title III Changes Trigger Different Use Of Funds

United States Department of Agriculture's Secure Rural Schools Title III funds have been used by Johnson County for their ongoing rural addressing project, which was allowed up until this year.

Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler Announces Retirement

Dr. Rod Kessler

Johnson County School District One Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler has announced this year will be his final one with the district, as he will be retiring at the end of this school year.

Planner Updates Council On Planning Commission

Buffalo City Planner Lynn Barrett gave her report to the council at their last meeting, saying no new planning and zoning applications have been filed with her office in the last few weeks.

Police Take Applications for Citizen's Academy

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A scene from last year's Sheridan Police Citizen's Academy. (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan Police Department is now taking applications for their 4th annual Citizen's Academy. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

Senator Enzi Weighs in on Minimum Wage Issue

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(Photo by Ron Richter)

The last time Congress passed legislation to raise the minimum wage was in 2007, during the George W. Bush administration when it was $5.15 an hour. The law eventually bumped the wage up to its current $7.25 level in 2009.