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Tuesday marks “Tax Freedom Day” in Wyoming, meaning workers in the state have now earned enough money to pay this year's federal, state and local taxes. The rest of this year's earnings go into pocket.

A business in Sheridan has started a new enterprise to give businesses an advanced option for data and record storage.

At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council heard an update from City Attorney Ben Kirven on a number of issues he is currently working on, including the moratorium on the city providing water to residents outside the city limits.

The Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees were given a pleasant surprise at their last meeting, a report from Amie Holt Care Center's Director Brenda Goarm on the facility's recent naming of the best in the state by Medicare.gov.

Last week Sheridan College in Johnson County sponsored a presentation by Todd Cornell on his 20 years living in China and will continue to display his collection of Chinese artwork and artifacts through the end of May.

A former pipeline safety regulator for the federal government under the Bush administration says he has no qualms about the safety or environmental impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Brigham McCowan says the line will end dependency on foreign oil.

The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has approved about $8 million in grants to help communities around the state with economic development and community projects.

It's time once again to take a look back at some of the top stories from the past week with our Sheridan Media Week in Review. Whitney Benefits committed another $1.5 Million to Sheridan College to support the renovation and expansion of the Thorn-Rider Campus Center, which is currently under construction. A media release from college administrators indicated that half of the donation will go to support the building itself, and the other half will be used on the plaza. Tom Kinnison, President of Whitney Benefits, said the investment is one of many intended to benefit the community as a whole.

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