Archive - 2012

December 23rd

Sports Week Wrap Up.

Here is a look at some of the local sports action leading up to the Christmas Break.

In swimming the Buffalo High School Bison Boys came out on top at the Newcastle Invitational with wins in seven different events for a total of 325 points. Buffalo swimmer Nate Holt stood out with wins in three races while fellow team member Matt Scarlett won two of his own. Both of these athletes went on to be a part winning relay teams as well.
The Sheridan High School Broncs put in a great effort at the Riverton Invitational, but came up a little bit short placing 13th.

Sheridan Media Week in Review

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It's time to take a look back at a few of the stories that made the news this past week as it's time for our Sheridan Media week in review. Tuesday, Star Liquor in Sheridan received a $20,000 bottle of Glennfiddich scotch that was ordered by a customer. General Manager for Star and T and C Liquor, Danyelle Heide.

December 23rd

EPA Releases Progress Report on Fracking Study

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has released a progress report on its research into potential impacts of natural gas hydraulic fracturing and drilling on drinking water.

Strolling Sheridan

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How many can say they've "Strolled All 17 Years?" At least one resident of Sheridan can claim the honor of Strolling all 17 as witnessed by the decorative Christmas display hanging in her house that shows all of the Stroll Buttons - 1996 to 2012.

Petition to Deport CNN's Piers Morgan Over Gun Control Gets Over 7k Sigs

Petition to Deport CNN's Piers Morgan Over Gun Control Gets Over 7k Sigs (Photo courtesy of Official U.S. Navy Imagery)

UPDATE: As of Dec. 29, the petition has garnered almost 100,000 signatures. Per the terms and conditions of the White House's online petition site, this particular petition has crossed the final signature threshold and will require a response from the Obama Administration. Additionally, it's confirmed that Alex Jones-led InfoWars, based out of Austin, Texas, created the petition.

In the wake of the tragic shooting massacre in Connecticut, the debate over the Second Amendment is raging. On Friday, a Texas man created a petition on the White House's official website to deport CNN's Piers Morgan for "targeting the Second Amendment" in a recent debate with Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.

No Mayan Doom in Yellowstone, Volcano Quiet

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The ancient Mayan calendar has ended without global doom including an eruption of the massive volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park.

That's what happened in a 2009 apocalypse movie called "2012," but if anything Yellowstone's geology has been unusually quiet lately.

Multi-State Agreement Protects Wyoming's Tobacco Settlement

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Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips

Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips announced this week that a multi-state agreement was made with four major tobacco companies that settles a 10-year dispute regarding payments under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

December 22nd



ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The more the Denver Broncos win, the better the chance they lose - coordinators, that is.

Defensive boss Jack Del Rio and his offensive counterpart, Mike McCoy, figure to be hot commodities for any head coaching vacancies when the season finally winds down. That's simply the price of success.

Coach John Fox says: "You like to see people get opportunities and have those options. I'm sure it will be no different this year."

The Broncos (11-3) have won nine straight heading into a game against Cleveland (5-9) on Sunday.



Cheyenne South 64, Durango, Colo. 60, 2OT

Encampment 50, Saratoga 34

Gering, Neb. 52, Torrington 39

Guernsey-Sunrise 70, Southeast 40

Midwest 41, Hanna-Elk Mountain 21

Newcastle 49, Lusk 43

Rocky Mountain 50, Shoshoni 47

Ten Sleep 75, Rock River 31

Wind River 61, Thermopolis 58


Durango, Colo. 56, Cheyenne South 54, OT

Gering, Neb. 40, Torrington 35

Lovell 52, Wright 46

Midwest 52, Hanna-Elk Mountain 38

Newcastle 50, Lusk 41

Rock River 52, Ten Sleep 45

Saratoga 46, Encampment 33


Laramie, Wyo. (Dec. 21, 2012) – The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team matched its best start in team history by winning its 12th-consecutive game with a 56-40 victory over the UC Santa Barbara on Friday in the Double AA.

Senior forward Leonard Washington led all scorers with 17 points while pulling down 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season. Fellow senior Luke Martinez chipped in 14 points and four steals for the Pokes.

The Cowboys rode a 32-17 second half to down the Gauchos, tying a season-low 40 points allowed, which also came against UCSB on Nov. 28.