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April 26th

Application Deadline For Youth Hunter Education Challenge Is Fast Approaching

Youth Hunter Education Challenge is Saturday May 8th in Upton Wyoming. (Courtesy Photo)
Youth Hunter Education Challenge is Saturday May 8th in Upton Wyoming. (Courtesy Photo)

The National Rifle Association in conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Upton Gun Club are once again sponsoring this year's Youth Hunter Education Challenge Saturday May 8th in Upton. Wyoming Game and Fish Information Officer Jeff Obrecht explains what the 3rd annual event will consist of.

Wyoming Snowpack At 68% Of Average

Wyoming snowpack at 68% of average.
Wyoming snowpack at 68% of average.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that Wyoming's statewide snowpack is at 68 percent of average, down from 82 percent two weeks ago. The service reported Monday that the Belle Fourche River drainage in northeast Wyoming was particularly low at only 3 percent of the 30-year average. That means snowpack there has basically melted out.

Three Bands Here Thursday

Kutless, Chasen and The Museum will be in concert to benefit Dale and Kristi Hall's adoption of these adorable Ethopian sisters.

National Christian recording artists "Kutless," whose song "That's What Faith Can Do" currently sits at the top of the Christian rock charts, will be in Sheridan Thursday for a benefit concert at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

Poll Question: Raising Dropout Age

Would raising the legal dropout age help Wyoming's dropout rates?

Around the country, every state has its own law regarding the legal age that a student may choose to drop out of school. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have a legal age of 18; eight states have a legal age of 17. Wyoming is one of 27 states where the legal age to drop out is 16.

Kayakers, Crocodiles, and Crazy Climbers at The Wyo Tonight

Art Auction for the Earth

Tonight, a 12-year-old Mongolian horse racer, the first free-solo climber of the Regular Northwest Face on Yosemite's half Dome and crocodile-dodging kayakers will all be in Sheridan--sort of. Edith Heyward explains what "Banff" is all about

Flow Testing Fire Hydrants

An example of a hydrant undergoing a flow test.

The City of Sheridan Utility Maintenance department will be flow testing fire hydrants throughout the city starting today. The purpose of the testing is to evaluate the fire flows of the hydrants in the City. Customers may notice a reduction in pressure and there may be a slight discoloration of the water.

Wyoming Bike Safety Campaign

Example showing the proper way to wear a bike helmet.

Now that the weather is getting warmer and the streets are staying clear, more and more people are getting out to enjoy bike rides. Thanks to the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, any child in the state who needs a bicycle helmet can get one for free.

April 25th

Ayers Explains Substance Of His Speech This Week

A Federal Judge will decide if Bill Ayers can speak on the UW campus later this week.
A Federal Judge will decide if Bill Ayers can speak on the UW campus later this week.

On March 30th, officials with the University of Wyoming announced that they had canceled the William Ayers presentation scheduled for April 5th. Ayers was supposed to give a speech based on his article "Trudge Toward Freedom: Educational Research in the Public Interest."

Caucus encourages more Wyo women to run for office

The Wyoming Women's Legislative Caucus is
encouraging more women to run for elected office.
The caucus held a conference at Casper College on Friday with
seminars outlining the steps for getting into politics.

Wyo group plans horse rescue operation

A Wyoming state lawmaker says she's part
of a group planning a program to care for unwanted horses, but that some could be humanely killed as a last resort.
Republican state Rep. Sue Wallis of Recluse said Saturday the
nonprofit United Horsemen's Front would accept horses from
individuals or law-enforcement agencies.