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A study by the EPA has linked groundwater contamination in the Pavillion area to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it is best known. Last week a hearing was held by a Congressional Subcommittee on the matter; however, nobody from the tight knit community in Wyoming was invited to testify.

Most Wyoming voters think you can protect land and water and have a strong economy at the same time, according to a new poll of attitudes throughout the Rockies.

Students from schools across the county visited area businesses Friday, getting a first-hand look at possible post-high school careers as part of Job Shadow Day.

The Antelope Butte Foundation continues to receive support from across northern Wyoming in its efforts toward reopening the Antelope Butte Ski Area, and after about a year of work in forming a nonprofit strategy a big deadline is about two weeks away.

Administrators from Sheridan County school district 1 met Friday morning to discuss and re-evaluate board goals, trying to better line up a support system for district curriculum. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi has announced that his office is now accepting applications for the 2012 summer internship program. Enzi said that an internship in his office is rich with opportunity as it provides students with firsthand knowledge and experience.

The Buffalo City Council and the Johnson County Commissioners have agreed to jointly hire engineers to study water modeling at Lake DeSmet and prepare both entities for any possible development at the lake in the future.

The Padlock Ranch in Dayton has received a national honor. Russel Nimitz has more for us from the cattle industry convention and NCBA trade show in Nashville, Tennessee.

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