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Two Fires Erupt in Sheridan County

The Bull Elk Park fire is one of two fires burning in Sheirdan County as of yesteday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)

Firefighters were called out yesterday afternoon to two fires burning in the Big Horn National Forest. The Bull Elk Park fire spans four acres 10 miles northwest of Ranchester. According to a media release from the U.S.

State, Feds Set to Collide Over Amendment A

Wyoming voters resoundingly passed Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A at the polls yesterday, essentially setting up a state statutes that directly conflict with the federal Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

SHERIDAN MEDIA EXCLUSIVE: Gerard Pleads Guilty

UPDATE: 3:39 p.m.

Former Buffalo city council member, Justin Gerard, has entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, with intent to deliver. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy was at the Campbell County District Courthouse in Gillette Wednesday morning and has the story.

JoCo Agrees to Buy DeSmet

The Johnson County Commissioners have elected to buy Sheridan County's water rights interests in Lake DeSmet.

Trustee Looks to Raise School Dropout Age

Sheridan County School District #2 trustee, Richard Bridger, has started an initiative to change the Wyoming state law regarding the age a student can legally drop out of school.

Getting Out the Native Vote: Reservation youth knock on doors

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From left to right, Micah Lott, Jenea Mandan, Steven Carpenter and Rauni Spute canvass door-to-door among houses in Riverton, Wyoming. The four are members of RezAction, a Wind River Indian Reservation advocacy organization that has worked urgently to increase turnout in this year’s election. (Ron Feemster/WyoFile — click to enlarge)

By Ron Feemster, WyoFile.com

RIVERTON — Micah Lott and Jenea Mandan, a pair of teenagers raised on the Wind River Indian Reservation, knock on the door of a modest wooden home in Beaver Creek, a small development on a barren rise just south of Riverton.

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