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December 22nd

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.

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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.

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.

December 21st

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.

BHS Forensics Team Second At Spearfish Tournament

The Buffalo High School Forensics team traveled to Spearfish South Dakota December 14 and 15 for their second tournament of the season.

Lummis Votes Against NDAA, But H.R. 4310 Passes House

Lummis Votes Against NDAA, But H.R. 4310 Passes House (Photo courtesy of Jessica Burmann)

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, a Wyoming Republican, recently voted against the renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013. House Resolution 4310 was ultimately passed by the House in a vote of 315 to 107. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Reviews 2012 and Coming Priorities

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Reviews 2012 and Coming Priorities

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spoke Friday about how the state's landscape - both natural and technological - has changed over the course of 2012. Mead says this year's record fire season was a significant challenge.

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Suspends Peer Review of State Assessment Systems

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Suspends Peer Review of State Assessment Systems

On Friday, the Wyoming Department of Education learned that the U.S. Department of Education is suspending peer review of state assessment systems, effective immediately. According to a media release from Cindy Hill's office, who is the state superintendent of public instruction, the U.S.

One Dead, One Injured in Carbon County Rollover

One Dead, One Injured in Carbon County Rollover

A 29-year-old Colorado man died and a 34-year-old Rawlins man was injured in a rollover on WYO Highway 70 in Carbon County early Friday morning. The driver, Joshua C. Hart of Rawlins, survived the crash while his passenger, Justin R. Carrillo of Pueblo, Colo.