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January 4th

White House: 'Current Policies Work for the Middle Class'

White House: 'Current Policies Work for the Middle Class' (Photo courtesy of user LollyKnit)

The White House issued a statement Friday on the most recent unemployment figures, showing that the unemployment rate remained at 7.8-percent in December. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has more.

Wyo. Cloud-Seeding Project Moves Forward Despite Drought

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Drought conditions have posed a challenge but have not stopped Wyoming's ambitious cloud-seeding research project.

Senators Ask if Coal Exports Skirt Royalties

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Lawmakers are asking the U.S. Department of Interior to review whether companies are shortchanging federal and state governments out of millions of dollars in royalties on coal exported to foreign markets.

Virginia Woman Gets 20 Years in Child Porn Case

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A federal judge in Wyoming has sentenced a Virginia woman to 20 years in prison following her guilty plea to a charge of production of child pornography.

First Baby of 2013 Born in Sheridan on Thursday

Rita Erickson holds her son, Kellan William, the first baby born at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Sheridan Memorial Hospital)

The first baby of the new year was born on Thursday at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Kellan William Erickson was born to Rita and Nick Erickson of Sheridan at 2:55 pm.

Little Kellan weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. and is 18 inches long.

Operation Smile is Underway

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RENEW and Sheridan Police team up for "Operation Smile" (Photo by Ron Richter)

Operation Smile kicked off Friday at the RENEW Service Center in Sheridan with RENEW participants providing Sheridan Police Officers with stuffed toys that will be distributed to traumatized children. Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens explains.

January 4th

Buffalo Council Discusses Sewer Rate, Increase Coming

Buffalo's City Council discussed the proposed sewer rate increase at the first regular meeting of 2013 Wednesday night, but did not implement a rate increase just yet. The rate increase, the council decided, will move forward but will need to be presented as an Ordinance and have three readings before it can be implemented.

SCJC Taking Registrations For Spring Semester Classes

The Holiday Season has ended at Sheridan College in Johnson County, and the staff is now back in the office, taking registrations and preparing for Spring Semester.

JCHC Management Responds To FY 2012 Audit

At their last meeting the Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees discussed the management's response to the fiscal year 2012 audit that was completed earlier in the fall.

Wyoming's Legislators Renew Vows to Constitution

Wyoming's Legislators Renew Vows to Constitution (Photo courtesy of Cynthia Lummis)
Wyoming's Legislators Renew Vows to Constitution (Photo courtesy of John Barrasso)

After the 113th Congress met for the first time with all its new members Thursday, some of Wyoming's legislators issued statements on the significance of being sworn in once again.