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January 29th

Representative Berger: Gas Tax Hike is Something that Needs to be Done

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State Representative Rosie Berger (Courtesy Photo)

Generating over $70 million in annual revenue to help pay for the State's aging highways and to provide funding help to local governments is the impetus behind legislation to raise the gas tax from 14 to 24 cents in Wyoming.

January 28th

Wyoming Committee Votes Down Abortion Bill

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bill that would restrict access to abortion services in Wyoming has died in a legislative committee.

The House Labor Health and Social Services on Monday voted 5-to-3 against a bill that would have banned abortions after fetuses have a detectable heartbeat.

Reports of False Burglary Rise, But Who's the Victim?

Reports of False Burglary Rise, But Who's the Victim? (Stock photo)

Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens says his department has noticed what he calls a huge increase in the number of reports of a specific type of burglary - but there's a catch.

Sheridan Planning Commission Recommends Rezone on 5th Street

Sheridan Planning Commission Recommends Rezone on 5th Street (Photo by Chris Foy)

At their Monday night meeting, the Sheridan City Planning Commission unanimously approved a request to rezone nearly three acres near the Sheridan County Fairgrounds from an R-3 residential zone to a B-1 business zone.

Four More Nationally Certified Teachers Honored By JCSD1

At their meeting Monday night, the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees honored four Kaycee teachers that have earned National Certification. These four are in addition to the nine honored in Buffalo earlier this month.

Buffalo's Worlds Of Music Presents Music Of Muldova

La Taifa Quartet. Image from Wyoming Arts Council.

The music of Muldova will be featured this weekend in performances and a workshop in Buffalo.

Worlds Of Music, in cooperation with the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice will present “La Taifas Quartet” in three performances, a workshop and dance Friday and Saturday at various locations in Buffalo.

Wyo high school student petitions to include senior portrait with gay pride flag

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Worland High School senior Matt Jolley. School officials say the inclusion of the gay pride flag may be too political for inclusion in the school’s yearbook unless Jolley buys an ad for its placement.

by Dustin Bleizeffer - WyoFile.com

3rd Annual Citizen's Police Academy in Sheridan is Approaching

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The Sheridan Police Department will one again be hosting a Citizen's Police Academy this year. Applications are now being accepted for the 3rd annual Police Academy that will mix classroom teaching with hands on practical exercises. Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska explains.

Laramie High School Wins 17th Annual Wyoming Academic Challenge

Laramie High School took top honors in the 17th Annual Wyoming Academic Challenge at Sheridan College over the weekend.  Members of the team took home a trophy, medals, and one-year full tuition scholarships from Sheridan College.

Arrests Made In Joy Appliance Fire

Arrests have been made in connection with Friday's early morning fire at Joy Appliance and Video in Buffalo.

Joseph Kelly, age 20 and Benjamin Kent, age 21 are presently being held at the Johnson County Justice Center on charges of Arson in the third degree.