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December 29th

Sheridan Media Week in Review

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It's time to take a look back at some of the top stories for this past week with our Sheridan Media week in review. It was apparent from several of the people we interviewed that being with friends and family was the best part of Christmas.

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Gov. Mead Pleased with Fed Purchase of State Land

Gov. Mead Pleased with Fed Purchase of State Land (Photo courtesy of flickr.com user Dan Dzurisin)

Governor Matt Mead applauded the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service for finalizing the purchase of an 86-acre parcel of state land. This is the second sale of state land inside Grand Teton National Park and is part of an agreement made in 2010.

BLM Announces New Oil/Gas Industry Practices

BLM Announces New Oil/Gas Industry Practices (Photo courtesy of pixabay.com user wener22brigitte)

The Bureau of Land Management recently announced its new standards for the oil and gas industries that can help better protect wildlife.

WGF Commission Director Talks License Fee Hikes for Anglers, Hunters

WGF Commission Director Talks License Fee Hikes for Anglers, Hunters

With the legislature set to convene in early January, some legislators have been talking about possible increases in fees for game and fish licenses in Wyoming.

Anonymous Donor Restores Casper Sculpture After Theft

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - An anonymous donor has made a sculpture exhibit in Casper whole again after a thief made off with part of the installation.

The sculpture is called "Green & Greener Pastures" and it's located in Pioneer Park in Casper. The sculpture features two grown sheep and two lambs.

National Park Service Pays $16 Mil in Grand Teton Purchase

National Park Service Pays $16 Mil in Grand Teton Purchase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service has completed the second phase of its purchase of just over two square miles of state land inside Grand Teton National Park.

Montana Man Sentenced for Seventh DUI

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HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula County judge has sentenced a 50-year-old Florence man to five years in the Department of Corrections after the man pleaded guilty to his seventh charge of driving under the influence.

Energy Share of Wyoming Needs Your Support

Energy Share of Wyoming Needs Your Support

Energy Share of Wyoming, a non-profit agency that has provided energy assistance to households in need across the state, is asking for the public's support for the new year. According to a media release, the agency hopes to raise more than $125,000 to help more than 400 families statewide.

There's Still Time to Nominate a Teacher for the Arch Coal Awards

There's still time to nominate a teacher for the 2012-2013 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. The nomination deadline is January 7, according to Vice President of External Affairs for Arch Coal's western region, Greg Schaefer.

December 28th

Gillette Looks to Show Off Coal Industry

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - City officials in Gillette are looking at new ways to promote coal exports by hosting government officials from outside Wyoming.