Archive - 2013 - News

November 24th

Wind Energy Company Pleads Guilty to Eagle Deaths

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WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time, the Obama administration is taking action against wind farms for killing eagles. In a settlement announced Friday, Duke Energy will pay $1 million for killing 14 golden eagles over the past three years at two Wyoming wind farms.

Day Break Seeks Grant for New Facility

Day Break client Betty Garmon paints a hat , while behind her, Jerry Pruitt looks on. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The senior center in Sheridan is seeking a state grant to support its elder care program.

Sheridan media's Pat Blair has the report.

November 23rd

Movember Ends with A Gala Party Friday Night

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Mr. Movember...Travis Pepin

Friday night at the Black Tooth Brewing Company, a gala party was held capping off Sheridan County's “Movember,” effort, a month-long campaign to raise awareness for men's health, especially the cancers that affect men.

Weekend Happenings in Buffalo

This weekend there will be a number of events going on in Buffalo this weekend, some will help get you in the Holiday spirit, others just for fun, and one to help keep you safe outdoors.

Wyoming Gas Field Tank Explosion Injures Five Workers

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PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) - An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically. Encana officials say the cause isn't known, but contract workers were welding at the time in the Jonah gas field.

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WILD HORSE ROUNDUP

BLM wild horse roundup planned for SW Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management plans to begin gathering wild horses in southwest Wyoming this week.

Commissioners Give Floodplain Plan Update

A mallard takes a swim on Big Goose Creek, which is in the floodplain. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The floodplain management plan for Sheridan County, that must be in place by January, has undergone a few changes recently, and become confusing to some.

So, News Director Leslie Stratmoen discussed the plan in detail this week, with two of the commissioners, in hopes of gaining a better understanding.

Here's the report.

Friends Auction May Hit Million Mark

Presenter shows off one of many auction items. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The Friends of Sheridan County Public Library may have reached their goal of raising over $1 million with their auction earlier this month.

Dayton Tables Weapons Ordinance

The town council in Dayton tabled a discussion of an ordinance prohibiting discharge of weapons in city limits until a full council can be convened.

Survey: Binge Drinking Declines at State University

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Surveys by the National College Health Assessment show a decline in the percentage of University of Wyoming students who binge-drink.

The rate of binge-drinking over a two-week survey sample declined to 43 percent in 2011 from 46 percent in 2001.