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Senator to Yank Bill on Life Sentences

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming state senator says he intends to pull a bill he had sponsored that would have ended the sentence of life without parole.

Mountain Lion Hunt Area 23 Closed

Mountain Lion Hunt Area 23 Closed

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced a reminder Friday that mountain lion Hunt Area 23 closed January 16th. In a media release, the department says the area closed because the harvest limit of 20 mountain lions was reached.

SEEDA Begins Career and Technical Education Study

Members of the SEEDA Board of Trustees met Thursday with Joel Simon, a Associate VP of Public Sector Services, to discuss the ins and outs of his firm's upcoming Career and Technical Education Study. (Photo by Chris Foy)

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority met with a consultant Friday to discuss the details regarding their upcoming Career and Technical Education Study.

Wyoming House Approves Fuel Tax Hike

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has cleared its final vote in the state House of Representatives. The House on Friday approved a bill by a vote of 35-to-24. The measure now heads to the Wyoming Senate.

Hess Gift of $4.4M to Boost UW Energy Research

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A multi-million-dollar corporate donation will help scientists at the University of Wyoming take an extremely close look at oil and gas deposits. Gov. Matt Mead and university officials announced the $4.4 million donation from the New York City-based Hess Corp. on Friday.

Bill Would End Sentences of Life Without Parole

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Wyoming Senator Bruce Burns (Courtesy Photo)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming lawmaker is pushing to end the sentence of life without parole, a punishment currently reserved for those convicted of first-degree murder or repeated sexual offenses. Republican Sen.

City Of Buffalo Gets Positive Audit Report

At their meeting this week the Buffalo City Council got a mostly clean audit report from Dooley and Jelly, CPAs.

Johnson County Cleaning Up Old Road Records

Josh Johnson and Mark Bedford with Big Horn Surveying and Engineering gave an update to the Johnson County Commissioners this week on their work to clean up road easements and rights-of-way on file at the courthouse to have more accurate information for county mapping and GIS services.

NWCCD Board Approves Adding Soccer At Sheridan College

The Northern Wyoming Community College District had their January meeting in Buffalo Thursday evening, and one topic of discussion was adding intercollegiate soccer to the sports available for athletes to participate in at Sheridan College.

CEO of Vacutech John Tucker on Company, Sheridan's Future

CEO of Vacutech John Tucker on Company, Sheridan's Future

At Thursday's Forward Sheridan investor update held at the Black Tooth Brewing Company, CEO of Vacutech John Tucker was the keynote speaker and he had some promising things to say about Sheridan and the company's future.