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This year's 61st Wyoming Legislative session is a budget session, which typically means that there'll be a lot of jostling back and forth on bills between the House and the Senate.

A Sheridan High School senior was the highest Advanced Placement achiever in Wyoming in 2011. Keely Oltion was one of two in Wyoming and 101 nationwide named a 2011 Siemens Award winner for Advanced Placement, an honor that carries a $2,000 college scholarship.

Heart disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death in Wyoming, as the state averages almost 1,000 deaths related to heart disease every year. Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Wendy Braund says that understanding the heart's job can help us appreciate why certain choices can be so potentially harmful to our health.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The governors of Wyoming and Colorado are teaming up with the head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to chair a task force dedicated to protecting sage grouse.

MOUNTAIN GREEN, Utah (AP) - Utah authorities have found the wreckage of a small plane that left the Morgan County Airport and crashed about nine miles away.

This week's Bank of Sheridan / sheridanmedia.com Poll Question deals with proposed changes in the state's drop out age. Two Sheridan legislators shared their thoughts on some of the drawbacks that come with reducing the drop out age from 18 to 16.

The Sheridan Chamber of Commerce has released its 2012 Images Sheridan County Magazine. Sheridan Chamber Executive Director, Dixie Johnson, says this is the fourth year that Journal Communications has put this together.

There has been a lot of discussion leading up next week's legislative session about changes to the state's retirement system. Representative Rosie Berger says that probably isn't going to be happening anytime soon.

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