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  • Legislature removes disincentive for community colleges' online classes

    Kristen Czaban, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 23, 2023

    SHERIDAN — Distance education and in-person classes will soon be treated equally when it comes to how the state reimburses community colleges for the courses it offers. The legislation was among the first slate of bills signed by Gov. Mark Gordon during the current session of the Wyoming Legislature. “This bill removes any financial consequence for our community colleges offering courses via a certain modality,” Northern Wyoming Community College District President Walt Tribley said. “It is absolutely the right thing to do philoso...

  • GOP expels most Laramie County delegates from convention

    Kristen Czaban, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 12, 2022

    SHERIDAN — Laramie County lost the bulk of its representation at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention Saturday morning. After nearly two hours of procedural maneuvering and debate, the body voted not to seat all 37 delegates from the state’s most populous county. The lack of delegates from the county meant Republicans from that area had a diminished voice in the remaining business of the convention, including consideration of state bylaws, resolutions and platforms. Following the vote, the Laramie County delegation filed out of the...

  • Tribal hunting rights case returns to court

    Kristen Czaban, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 18, 2021

    SHERIDAN — Attorneys for Crow tribal member Clayvin Herrera argued in a written filing in 4th Judicial District Court that the latest ruling on the case surrounding tribal hunting rights by Sheridan County Circuit Court should be reversed and remanded, again. Circuit Court, which issued its ruling in June 2020, concluded that issue preclusion applies to both the occupation and conservation ruling and cited prior cases — primarily Crow Tribe of Indians v. Repsis and Ward v. Race Horse — that considered similar issues. Issue preclusion centers ar...

  • Commercial solar project proposed in Sheridan County

    Kristen Czaban, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 31, 2020

    SHERIDAN — Sheridan County officials will consider a large solar energy project proposed near Swaim Road in the coming months as it makes its way through the permitting process. Sheridan Solar, LLC, has proposed to construct an approximate 20-megawatt commercial utility-scale solar energy facility on a 163-acre parcel of land at the west end of Swaim Road. According to application documents, the property is locally owned by SunSource, LLC, and is leased to Sheridan Solar, LLC. It’s currently used for cattle grazing. Sheridan County Planner Mar...

  • Legislature weighs options for special session

    Kristen Czaban, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 9, 2020

    SHERIDAN — Legislative leadership has indicated a special session of the Wyoming Legislature may take place in the “very near future” as industries across the state feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the members of the 65th Legislature, Senate President Drew Perkins, R-Casper, and Speaker of the House Steve Harshman, R-Casper, indicated that ongoing discussions regarding the public health crisis have prompted the need for additional work from legislators. The Legislature’s Management Council will meet remotely April 1... Full story

  • Wyoming hunting case could have broad implications

    Kristen Czaban, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 21, 2019

    SHERIDAN — A U.S. Supreme Court case involving elk killed in the Bighorn National Forest by a member of the Crow Tribe has implications far beyond the boundaries of the forest located in the north central part of Wyoming. Bill Yellowtail, a rancher from the Wyola area and former Montana state senator, gave a presentation Tuesday to employees of the Bighorn National Forest, outlining the background of the case and the variety of effects it may have. Yellowtail grew up on his family’s cattle ranch on the Crow Indian Reservation and his dau...