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January 7th

Council Approves Part-Time Position For Public Arts Committee

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Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan City Council Monday night approved a request to hire a part-time paid employee for the Sheridan Public Arts Committee. City Councilman Robert Webster says that Sheridan Public Arts has come a long way since its inception in the summer of 2000.

Wyo. Dept. of Health Recommends Testing for Radon

Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes. The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2006 National Safety Council Reports. (Bar chart courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency)

When it comes to environmental toxins, we hear a lot about secondhand cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide, lead - even mercury in our seafood. But what about radon? Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has more.

UW Geological Museum Reopens Jan. 12

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One of the new exhibits at the museum features a mural of what Wyoming would have looked like during the age when Tyrannosaurus walked the earth. (Photo courtesy of the University of Wyoming)

After its first makeover in more than 60 years, the geological museum at the University of Wyoming will soon reopen to the public - with some exciting new exhibits that make tangible a part of Wyoming's ancient history.

Future of the Sheridan Inn Remains Uncertain

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(Photo by Ron Richter)

Due to financial problems, the Historic Sheridan Inn closed its doors to the public in October of last year and held their last scheduled events in December.

Council to Consider Request From DSA Tonight

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Public Arts in Sheridan has grown significantly over the past decade. So much that the Downtown Sheridan Association will request funding from the City this evening at the Sheridan City Council meeting. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey.

Kalif Shrine Players Melodrama Begins Thursday

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The Kalif Shrine Players annual melodrama will begin this Thursday and will run through Saturday at the Kalif Shrine Center in Sheridan. One of the melodramas participants Judy Taylor, explains what “The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt” is all about.

Wyoming Coal Production Dips in 2012

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Preliminary numbers released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicate Wyoming mines produced about 9 percent less coal last year compared with 2011.

Flu Numbers for Wyoming High During Holidays

Flu Numbers for Wyoming High During Holidays

Sheridan County Public Health announced that during the recent holidays, reports of flu-like illnesses were at high levels. Toby Granger, Public Information Officer and Nurse Educator for Sheridan County Public Health, explains.

January 7th

Hicks To Be Sworn Monday, Jo Co Commission Meets Tuesday

Johnson County's new commissioner, Jim Hicks, will be sworn into office at a ceremony Monday morning.

The ceremony will be at the new Judicial Center in the District Courtromm beginning at 11:30am.

Donations Sought For Music Scholarship Auction

The Dan Carlat/Occidental Jam Memorial Scholarship Auction will be happening Thursday, January 24th, but donations are now being sought so they can be processed for the upcoming auction.