State firefighter pension plan faces depletion

SHERIDAN — A Wyoming Retirement System plan currently serving 273 retirees and their beneficiaries, including 25 from Sheridan, will likely be exhausted sometime in 2026, according to the Wyoming Retirement System.

A fix is still possible, according to the city of Sheridan’s Human Resources Manager Heather Doke, but it will require the state and contributing cities and counties to provide millions of dollars in funding over the next 15 to 20 years.

Doke said the city is willing to pay that price to keep its commitment to the city’s employees and their beneficiaries.

“To us, letting that fund g...


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