Archive - Apr 14, 2013 - News

Ranchers Welcome Snow, Even if it's Calving Season

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Ranchers Welcome Snow, Even if it's Calving Season (Photo courtesy Flickr user Artbandito)

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Snowstorms like the one this past week can cause problems for newborn calves across Wyoming.

Ranchers have been checking on calves to make sure they didn't die in the storm. There have been reports of some calves perishing.

Wyo. Dept. of Health Offers Free STD Testing

April is National Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month and the Wyoming Department of Health has reminded residents it offers free vouchers for STD testing. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.

Senate Proceeds With Gun Control Bill, Wyo. Legislators Respond

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Senate Proceeds With Gun Control Bill, Sen. Enzi Responds (Photo by Chris Foy)

In a vote of 68 to 31, the U.S. Senate Thursday voted to move along Senate 649 - the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 introduced by Democratic Nevada Senator, Harry Reid. But in those 31 "nay" votes, were U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi.

Coal Exports Reach Record Levels

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Coal Exports Reach Record Levels (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

DECKER, Mont. (AP) - From the time coal is blasted from strip mines in Montana and Wyoming to the point where it reaches customers in Asia, its price can get marked up by five times or more.

It's a lucrative emerging market for an industry facing domestic declines.

Expert Touts Keystone Safety

A former pipeline safety regulator for the federal government under the Bush administration says he has no qualms about the safety or environmental impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Brigham McCowan says the line will end dependency on foreign oil.

Week in Review

It's time once again to take a look back at some of the top stories from the past week with our Sheridan Media Week in Review. Whitney Benefits committed another $1.5 Million to Sheridan College to support the renovation and expansion of the Thorn-Rider Campus Center, which is currently under construction. A media release from college administrators indicated that half of the donation will go to support the building itself, and the other half will be used on the plaza. Tom Kinnison, President of Whitney Benefits, said the investment is one of many intended to benefit the community as a whole.

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SLIB Allocates $8M in Grants

The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has approved about $8 million in grants to help communities around the state with economic development and community projects.