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June 1st, 2013

Newscastle Teen Ousted from Science Fair

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Newscastle Teen Ousted from Science Fair (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming high school senior who built a nuclear reactor was disqualified from the International Science and Engineering Fair this month on a technicality. It seems that 18-year-old Conrad Farnsworth, of Newcastle, had competed in too many science fairs.

May 31st

Buffalo City Council Meeting Briefs

The Buffalo City Council, at their last meeting, heard an update from City Building Inspector Toby Rhoades on the City-wide Spring Cleanup.

Bake Sale, Dog Wash Fundraiser For St. Francis Saturday

Volunteers at the St. Francis Animal Shelter wanted to put on a fundraiser to benefit the shelter, and their brainchild will be Saturday at Washington Park in Buffalo.

Montana Considering Loan to Australian Coal Exporter

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - An Australian company seeking to take control of a Montana coal mine and boost exports to Asia is in discussions with state officials about a potential $10 million loan from an economic development trust.

Buffalo Woman Files Federal Appeal in Murder Case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Buffalo woman has filed a federal appeal challenging her murder conviction in the 2009 shooting death of her husband. Leah Benjamin is serving a state sentence of 20 to 30 years on a conviction of second-degree murder in the death of Donald Benjamin.

Referendum Signatures Insufficient

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The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office has announced that the petition filed earlier this week in regards to a proposed referendum on Senate Enrolled Act 1, originally known as Senate File 104, did not have the number of signatures required by the Wyoming Constitution.

G&F: Adopting Wildlife Causes Death

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(photo courtsey of Wyoming Game & Fish)

Wyoming Game and Fish officials want to remind Sheridan residents to not disturb newborn wildlife.

Sex Offender Arraignment Postponed

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An arraignment has been postponed for a Sheridan man accused of molesting a 10-year-old special needs girl whom he babysat. 59-year-old Robert Bell's arraignment was postponed Wednesday after his attorney asked the judge for a competency evaluation by the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston.

May 30th

JCHC Board OKs Purchase of Adjacent Property

The Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees, at their meeting Wednesday evening, approved the purchase of an adjacent property to the healthcare center.

Buffalo's Jim Gatchell Museum Open House Saturday

The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum in Buffalo will host an Open House this Saturday from 10am to 3pm.