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July 22nd, 2012

Poll Question of the Week

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Two murderers from Sheridan are pinning their hopes on a recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling barring life sentences without parole for teens that killed when they were under the age of 18.

State Quilt Convention in Sheridan

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It only happens once every five years in Sheridan and that's the convention for the Wyoming State Quilt Guild. Held at the Sheridan College Golden Dome over the weekend, over 200 quilts were on display.

Helicopter Stocking This Summer in Bighorn Mountain Lakes

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will use a helicopter to stock trout in 26 Cloud Peak Wilderness waters on the east side of the Bighorn Mountains this summer.

July 21st

Art and Music is on the Way

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A scene from last year's Big West Arts Festival at Sheridan College. (Photo by Judy Hagerott)

The 7th annual Big West Arts Festival at Sheridan College is two weeks away as officials make last minute preparations for the two-day event. Big West Coordinator Rod Dugal says that once again there will be plenty of art and music to enjoy.

County Commissioners Weigh In On Lake DeSmet Deal

Three of Sheridan County's Commissioners appeared on Public Pulse Thursday with host Kim Love and discussed the ongoing negotiations regarding a proposed 99-year lease with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Johnson County for water rights regarding Lake DeSmet.

The Run-Down on Sheep Dogs

Wyomingites on Public Lands have probably seen shaggy white dogs tending to herds of sheep in the summertime. While the Forest Service and other government agencies have campaigns informing wilderness visitors to leave stock dogs alone, not everyone understands their role.

Gov. Mead Asks Obama For PPACA Info

Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, has written a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services asking for clarification of several components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to help him make a decision whether the state will subscribe to the act's optional expansion of Medicaid.

July 20th

Scientists From China Visit Wyoming to Discuss Clean Coal Technology

A group of scientists from China are spending some time in the Cowboy State as part of a clean coal research project between the U.S. and China.

National Guard Troops Started Wildfire Near Guernsey

Officials say a Colorado National Guard engineer unit training with explosives started a wildfire that's burned about 22 square miles in southeast Wyoming.

PAWS Scores To Be Released Monday

Results of a statewide standardized test will be released Monday, and the results will show how different counties in Wyoming compare in regard to their public education programs, as well has how the state compares to the rest of the nation.