Archive - Sep 14, 2018 - News

Elk Populations Booming Ahead of Hunting Season

Feeders dole out hay at the Alkali Feedground in the Gros Ventre River drainage where wolves have disrupted Wyoming Game and Fish Department operations. Traditionally, some 3,500 elk winter in the drainage but last year only 86 elk were on feed there, the rest left for other places. Most travelled downriver to the National Elk Refuge. (Mark Gocke/Wyoming Game and Fish)

WyoFile.com- As elk hunting season begins sportsmen and -women will find — or seek to find — more than 104,800 elk in the state, a figure 31 percent above Wyoming Game and Fish Department objectives.

Petition to Restore Multiple-Use Public Lands

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On September 5, Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship petitioned Secretary of the Interior Zinke to temporarily withdraw approximately 117,000 acres of public lands in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming from oil and gas leasing. Over the past year-and-a-half, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has unsuccessfully tried to sell oil and gas leases on all of these lands.

Mayor Discusses Study Sessions, Handbook

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Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller (Photo Ron Richter ©)

Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller, as a guest on our News Talk show Public Pulse Thursday, discussed a number of topics, including why he lobbied for a regular monthly Council study session, and his take on the draft mayoral/council handbook. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Dining for a Cause Raises Almost $10,000 for Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids

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Dining for a Cause at Frackelton’s in downtown Sheridan Monday raised $9,879 for the local nonprofit Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids.

Fire Service Study Nearly Complete

Sheridan Fire Rescue Interim Fire Chief Gary Harnish

The idea of a fire service study came about during a Sheridan City Council budget work session last year.

Schiffer School Dual Enrollment Up

The launching of the John C. Schiffer Collaborative School last year has led to what Mitch Craft calls an exponential increase in dual enrollment – where students are taking college courses as well as high school classes.

Sales Tax Impact Focus of Talks at Chamber Luncheon

DSA President Peg Martin talks about how the sales tax contributes to downtown Sheridan. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The heads of three Sheridan County organizations talked about what the optional 1-cent sales tax means to their operations at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon earlier this week.

A Look Back in Time: Sept. 14, 1918

Now here's Sheridan Media's look back in time, to 100 years ago, by reporter Pat Blair as published in the Sheridan Enterprise newspaper on Sept. 14, 1918.