Maybe we've taken it for granted, but most of us have considered our schools to be safe havens where our kids can learn, find new friends, and enjoy recess. We drop them off each school day, fully expecting to pick them up after school.
It's time to take a look back at some of the top stories for this past week with our Sheridan Media week in review. It was apparent from several of the people we interviewed that being with friends and family was the best part of Christmas.
Governor Matt Mead applauded the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service for finalizing the purchase of an 86-acre parcel of state land. This is the second sale of state land inside Grand Teton National Park and is part of an agreement made in 2010.
Energy Share of Wyoming, a non-profit agency that has provided energy assistance to households in need across the state, is asking for the public's support for the new year. According to a media release, the agency hopes to raise more than $125,000 to help more than 400 families statewide.
There's still time to nominate a teacher for the 2012-2013 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. The nomination deadline is January 7, according to Vice President of External Affairs for Arch Coal's western region, Greg Schaefer.