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August 29th, 2010

Motorists: Back to School Caution

Today marks the first day of school for Sheridan County School District's One and Two, District Three began their year last week. With that in mind, Sheridan County Sheriff Dave Hofmeier urges motorists to use caution now that the students are back in the classroom.

Back-to-School Tax Credits

With school now back in session, many college students will be experiencing the financial burden that ultimately comes with post secondary education. The IRS has a tax credit that may help students lessen that burden to a certain degree. IRS Media Relations Specialist Karen Connelly explains the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

Wyoming energy lease forms to get makeover

The form issued to companies when Wyoming grants a lease for state-owned oil or gas is getting its first major revision in nearly 30 years. The Office of State Land and Investments says a lot has changed since the so-called standard lease form was drafted in March 1982, including the names industry uses for its services.

August 28th

Governor Freudenthal Declines to Apply for Federal Education Jobs Funding

Governor Dave Freudenthal notified the U.S. Department of Education that he would not apply for funding under the Education Jobs Fund program. Governor Freudenthal said the most effective use of the funds would be for one-time projects:

Final Day of Jeep Jamboree

An example of one of the trails Jeep lovers enjoy on a Jeep Jamboree trail ride. (Photo courtesy

Bear Lodge in the beautiful Big Horn Mountains has been playing host to the 2nd Annual Big Horn Mountain Jeep Jamboree since Thursday, with today capping off a series of off-road trail rides. Jeep Jamborees have been going strong since their inception in California in the 50's, with more and more events added each year.

August 27th

Poitra, Jr. Motion In Limine

Dennis Poitra, Jr., escorted into the Sheridan County Courthouse in August, 2009.

In Limine. Pronounced “in lim-ee-nay”, it's a Latin term which means “at the threshold,” and in legal jargon, it's a motion made before the start of a trial requesting that the judge rule that certain evidence may, or may not, be introduced to the jury in a trial. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has more.

Immunization Rules Updated to Protect Wyoming Kids

Wyoming Department of Health Director Dr. Brent Sherard
Wyoming Department of Health Director Dr. Brent Sherard

State rules for required and recommended immunizations have been updated by the Wyoming Department of Health to help protect Wyoming kids from a number of diseases.

That's Wyoming Department of Health Director Dr. Brent Sherard, who says that the Tdap booster shot is aimed a protecting children from whooping cough.

BLM Going Ahead With Wild Horse Roundup

BLM will go ahead with wild horse roundup in October.
BLM will go ahead with wild horse roundup in October.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management has decided to go ahead with a planned roundup of nearly 2,000 wild horses in southwest Wyoming. Critics of the roundup didn't like the use of helicopters, but the BLM says there's no good alternative for such a large roundup.

Scammers Getting Creative

Sheridan Police Detective Sgt. Tom Henry

The Sheridan Police Department would once again like to warn Sheridan residents about the proliferation of Internet scams. Detective Sgt. Tom Henry tells us.

Henry says these scams can originate via e-mail, US mail, using E-bay, Craig's List, or even dating websites. He indicates a similarity among the scams.

August 26th

Is The SAWS Water Supply Falling With The Sky? Maybe, Maybe Not

Water available to the Sheridan Area Water Supply System, or SAWS, could reach a point where there is no excess capacity by year 2023. And supply may equal demand by 2037 for the city of Sheridan alone. This was one of the findings in a draft report being conducted by DOWL HKM, presented to the SAWS Board Thursday afternoon.