Articles written by Joseph Beaudet

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  • Game and Fish wrestles with how to handle illegal introduction of fish in Wyoming waters

    Joseph Beaudet, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 23, 2024

    SHERIDAN — Fish that are illegally introduced to non-native bodies of water can cause lasting impacts to the water’s ecosystem and a community’s economy, according to Wyoming Game and Fish officials. An illegal introduction occurs when someone moves a fish from one body of water to another, Wyoming Game and Fish Department Chief of Fisheries Alan Osterland told the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee earlier this week. Osterland said fishermen may have grown up catching a specific fish an...

  • Judge rules in favor of County Commissioners in Republican lawsuit

    Joseph Beaudet|Mar 21, 2024

    SHERIDAN — The four Sheridan County Commissioners sued by the Sheridan County Republican Party will remain in office through at least the end of their current terms following a ruling made earlier this week by Jude W. Thomas Sullins. Sullins came out of retirement to preside over the two-day trial in which the party accused the four commissioners — Christi Haswell, Lonnie Wright, Nick Siddle and Tom Ringley — of deliberately violating their statutory obligations to appoint a new commissioner after Allen Thompson left the board. The trial ended...

  • House Appropriations Committee to consider mental health bills

    Joseph Beaudet|Feb 22, 2024

    SHERIDAN —- The Wyoming House of Representatives referred three mental health bills to its Appropriations Committee last week. Speaker of the House Albert Sommers, R-Pinedale, brought the bills up for consideration, noting his and the Governor’s focus on mental health. “That has been a priority of mine, and I think we heard that it was a priority of (Gov. Mark Gordon during his State of the State address),” Sommers said. The House voted to introduce three mental health bills last week, referring each to the House Appropriations Committ...

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