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November 6th, 2012

Senator Barrasso: Washington Needs to Live Within Their Means

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U.S. Senator John Barrasso (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Senator John Barrasso won his bid for re-election quite handily, garnering nearly 80 percent of the vote. The Senator expressed his gratitude to the voters of Wyoming and said that Washington can learn a lot from the people of the Cowboy State.

Cynthia Lummis Retains Seat in U.S. House of Representatives

Cynthia Lummis Retains Seat in U.S. House of Representatives

Cheyenne-native and member of the U.S. House of Representatives Cynthia Lummis has retained the seat she has held since January 2009.

A Blue Ribbon Celebration

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Wyoming State Superintendent gives high-fives to students of Meadowlark Elementary School Tuesday. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A little over a month ago Meadowlark Elementary School in Sheridan was named a National Blue Ribbon School for their excellence in education.

Hicks, Hawley and Long Win Races in Johnson County

Unofficial results for the races in Johnson County have been released.

In somewhat of a surprise in the Buffalo City Council race, Dave Long received 992 votes, ahead of Bill Hawley with 882 and Scott Madsen with 867. Long will replace Madsen on the council, and Hawley will retain his seat.

Getting Out the Native Vote: Reservation youth knock on doors

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From left to right, Micah Lott, Jenea Mandan, Steven Carpenter and Rauni Spute canvass door-to-door among houses in Riverton, Wyoming. The four are members of RezAction, a Wind River Indian Reservation advocacy organization that has worked urgently to increase turnout in this year’s election. (Ron Feemster/WyoFile — click to enlarge)

By Ron Feemster,

RIVERTON — Micah Lott and Jenea Mandan, a pair of teenagers raised on the Wind River Indian Reservation, knock on the door of a modest wooden home in Beaver Creek, a small development on a barren rise just south of Riverton.

Montana Woman Charged With Prostitution in Sheridan

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A media release issued by the Sheridan Police Department states that 29-year-old Sarah Stem from Bozeman, Montana was arrested for Prostitution and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana.

No New News On DeSmet

The Sheridan County Commissioners said this morning they're waiting for word from Johnson County before they can proceed forward with Lake DeSmet negotiations. The commissioners previously chose one of two proposals that would entail one county buying out the other county's interests in the lake.

SD#2 Approves $50K for SEEDA Study Redo

The Sheridan County School District #2 board of trustees approved a request from Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Chair, Dr. Paul Young, for an additional $50,000 in grant funds to build upon a Target Industries Study from 2007.