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August 19th, 2014

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8-19-2014

Water Investigation Continues at Slow Drip

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Pavillion is a ranching community on a dead-end road that emerged from obscurity after the discovery of pollution in domestic water wells. Residents point to nearby oil and gas operations as a cause, while the field operator notes there’s no definitive evidence to back up the claim. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile)

WyoFile.com - There were frustratingly few answers for Pavillion-area residents, and interested parties throughout the nation in the most recent report in the ongoing groundwater pollution investigation in central Wyoming. At the same time, industry officials say the report helps to affirm that there’s still no evidence to connect polluted drinking water to oil and gas activity.

Oddball Police News in Wyoming Involves Tasers, Cats, Exhibitionists

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It has not been hard to collect unusual police stories in Wyoming in recent months. For example:

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More From Former Coach Smiley, and Broncs Toughness

Monday we heard about the big announcement regarding men's basketball at Sheridan College with Coach Steve Smiley moving on to accept a position elsewhere. Sheridan Media's Trevor Jackson has more from his sit down with Smiley.

With the season opener drawing near, the Sheridan Bronc football team continues practice this week. Coach Don Julian says that he's pleased with what he's seen so far.

Game and Fish to Conduct Brucellosis Surveillance in the Bighorns

In cooperation with the State Veterinarian's office, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance this fall in the Bighorn Mountains. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.

JCSD1 Officials Talk Burritt Avenue Drop Offs

This is a current map of how the drop offs will go at the beginning of the school year. A larger version is available below. (Courtesy of JCSD1)

The Johnson County school district has released an official plan and map for parent drop-offs while S. Burritt Avenue is still under reconstruction. Hannah Stepenoff has the story.

First Energy Summit Starts This Week

The first Rocky Mountain Energy & Infrastructure Summit in Jackson Hole is scheduled to begin Thursday and end Saturday.

Polls Open From 7 to 7 Today in Johnson County

Today (Tuesday, August 19th) is Primary Election Day in Wyoming, and polls will open in Johnson County at 7am and remain open until 7pm tonight.

County, Sasol To Discuss Lake DeSmet Agreement

Johnson County's Commissioners have on today's agenda a discussion on the operating agreement for Lake DeSmet, and representatives from SaSol Synfuels International are expected to be in attendance.