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January 19th

Reducing the Stigma of Discussing Mental Health

Reducing the Stigma of Discussing Mental Health (Photo courtesy of deviantart.com user saccharinesmile)

With President Obama's announcement last week that he's implementing sweeping gun reform in the shadow of the mass murder/suicide school shootings, the discussion about mental health has taken a back seat. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy continues with part two of our series looking into the causes, risks and possible solutions for suicide - and the mental health issues behind it.

January 19th

Help Kick Addictions in Wyoming

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It’s been a few weeks since Wyomingites started listing their New Year’s resolutions. So how are they sticking? One study shows less than 40 percent stick to their goals, and if an addiction is on the list – the success rate is usually even lower.

Drilling Simulator Will Benefit Students, Industry

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A Drilling Simulator Teaching Laboratory will be opening next fall at the University of Wyoming.

Johnson County Attorney Releases Sentencing Information

Johnson County Attorney Ken DeCock's office this week released information on sentencing and other court proceedings from December of 2012.

Sage Grouse Meeting January 23 in Gillette

Sage grouse. Image courtesy Wyoming Game & Fish.

The Northeast Wyoming Sage Grouse Working Group will have their next meeting Wednesday, January 23rd beginning at the Powder River Energy office located at 200 S. Garner Lake Road in Gillette.

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.