Articles written by Micheal Illiano
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Agreement reached to keep Spring Creek open
SHERIDAN — The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Navajo Transitional Energy company announced they reached a short-term agreement late Friday that will allow coal production at the Spring Creek Mine to resume. The interim... Full story
Committee advances bill on gambling regulation
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Committee on Travel, Recreation and Cultural Resources voted to move forward with a bill that would dedicate more state resources toward gambling regulation. The bill would expand Wyoming’s... Full story
Committee approves bill to boost funding for weed, pest control
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Agriculture Committee voted to sponsor a bill that aims to generate more funding for weed and pest management programs last week which could aid Sheridan County in its efforts to control the spread of... Full story
Blockchain Task Force members optimistic about technology's future
SHERIDAN — Wyoming lawmakers have fully embraced the state’s developing blockchain industry as a potential building block for the future of its economy. A total of thirteen bills related to blockchain technology have sailed through the... Full story
Coal woes cast doubt over state's revenue growth
SHERIDAN — Recent reports indicate state tax revenues continued to grow through the end of fiscal year 2019, but recent disruptions in the state’s energy sector have cast doubt as to whether that growth can continue. Jim Robinson, principal... Full story
Legibility key to transparency, state officials say
SHERIDAN — As state officials continue discussions about how they can improve the transparency of Wyoming’s government, they have placed a greater emphasis on improving the legibility of government data. Though early transparency efforts have... Full story
WYDOT picks SkyWest to serve four communities
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Transportation Aeronautics Commission unanimously approved a contract between the state and SkyWest Airlines Monday, officially selecting SkyWest as the state’s preferred carrier for four critical air service... Full story
MARCH 22 Sheridan College researcher studies alternative beef forage crops
SHERIDAN — A Sheridan College instructor presented research focused on addressing the challenges dwindling resources pose to livestock producers at the Mars Agriculture Center Wednesday. Rebecca Atkinson, an animal science instructor at Sheridan... Full story
Study questions fairness of Wyoming taxes
SHERIDAN — A recent study questions the equality of Wyoming’s tax structure and claims wealthy residents pay a small percentage of the state’s taxes. The study was produced by the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy in partnership with Be...
Committee examines alternatives to direct aid to cities
By Michael Illiano The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange SHERIDAN — The state Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee discussed replacing direct distribution funding, crucial state aid provided to Wyoming municipalities, at its September...
Sheridan companies adapt to changing coal markets
SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s reliance on the mercurial coal market has led to ongoing discussions about diversifying the state’s economy. The challenges facing Wyoming, though, exist on a smaller scale as well, with individual businesses that have...