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January 7th

Yellowstone Visitation Tops 3 Million For Fifth Straight Year

Yellowstone Visitation Tops 3 Million For Fifth Straight Year

Visitation numbers for Yellowstone National Park surpassed three million for the fifth year in a row in 2011. Overall visitation to Yellowstone for 2011 was 3,394,321.  While down 6.8 percent from the record 3,640,184 people who visited the park the previous

State BOE Upholds Jo Co Decision on Tax Dispute

Johnson County Commissioner John Gibbs

Johnson County Clerk Vicki Edelman updated the county commissioners on a property tax dispute that was reviewed by the State Board of Equalization in December.

Even With Warm Days, Wyo Winter Travel Prep Still Important

(WYO NEWS SERVICE) – Wyoming's winter hasn't been as cruel as it can be, but cold days and snow storms can hit quickly. Pam Moen, spokesperson for Triple-A, says its always important to be prepared for winter travel in the Cowboy State.

January 6th

UW Pres: Looking To 2012 In Laramie

As students return to Laramie this weekend to prepare for Spring 2012 classes, President Tom Buchanan says it's a great time to come see some of the things happening at the University of Wyoming.

Representative Berger: Sheridan County is a Vital Community

Representative Rosie Berger listens during the legislative forum this week in Sheridan.

The two-day legislative forum that took place in Sheridan this week has become an annual event put on by the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee.

Sheridan Arts Patron Among Governor's Award Winners

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Eagle Bronze Foundry of Lander and Cody painter Michael C. Poulsen are among the winners of the Governor's Arts Awards for 2011. The other winners selected by Gov. Matt Mead are Seymour Thickman, an arts patron in Sheridan, and a non-profit arts organization in Lander called Promoting Arts in Lander Schools.

SJHS 7th Grader Earns Space Camp Scholarship

From Left, Senator Bruce Burns looks on as Laurie Graves, with Angela Turlington, Kalyi's mother watches her daughter recieve her space camp scholarship on Thursday at the junior high.

Dreams of attaining jobs such as astronaut or professional athlete may fade with age, but one Sheridan Junior High School seventh grade student's dream may have just received a boost.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks Business Partnerships

January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters in Sheridan is looking to grow its presence in the community.

Buchanan: Creating Energy Workers High Priority

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan, in an interview with Sheridan Media Wednesday afternoon, talked about the importance of creating a workforce that fuels Wyoming's number one industry – energy.

January 5th

Launch of Veteran's Job Board This Weekend In Buffalo

A new, to Wyoming at least, job board designed to help veterans find jobs will have its official launch this weekend with the organizer hosting a fundraiser/informational get-together in Buffalo Saturday and Sunday.