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There's an old bumper sticker that says, “The West wasn't won with a registered gun.” But in the wake of the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children were murdered, once again, the issue of gun violence comes up for debate, prompting this week's Bank of S

It's time to take a look back at a few of the stories that made the news this past week as it's time for our Sheridan Media week in review. Tuesday, Star Liquor in Sheridan received a $20,000 bottle of Glennfiddich scotch that was ordered by a customer. General Manager for Star and T and C Liquor, Danyelle Heide.

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UPDATE: As of Dec. 29, the petition has garnered almost 100,000 signatures. Per the terms and conditions of the White House's online petition site, this particular petition has crossed the final signature threshold and will require a response from the Obama Administration. Additionally, it's confirmed that Alex Jones-led InfoWars, based out of Austin, Texas, created the petition.

In the wake of the tragic shooting massacre in Connecticut, the debate over the Second Amendment is raging. On Friday, a Texas man created a petition on the White House's official website to deport CNN's Piers Morgan for "targeting the Second Amendment" in a recent debate with Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, a Wyoming Republican, recently voted against the renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013. House Resolution 4310 was ultimately passed by the House in a vote of 315 to 107. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spoke Friday about how the state's landscape - both natural and technological - has changed over the course of 2012. Mead says this year's record fire season was a significant challenge.

On Friday, the Wyoming Department of Education learned that the U.S. Department of Education is suspending peer review of state assessment systems, effective immediately. According to a media release from Cindy Hill's office, who is the state superintendent of public instruction, the U.S.

At their latest board meeting, officials with Sheridan County School District One discussed budget cuts that could be necessary if the state does not grant them an external cost adjustment. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.

Ice fishing opportunities are plentiful in northeastern Wyoming, and good ice is expected to form soon.

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