Sheridan County

The 26th annual Polar Bear Plunge will once again take place on New Year's Day at Lake DeSmet. Official Hole Cutter for this year's plunge, Rob Forister gives us the details on this annual tradition.

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.

The Bureau of Land Management recently announced its new standards for the oil and gas industries that can help better protect wildlife.

With the legislature set to convene in early January, some legislators have been talking about possible increases in fees for game and fish licenses in Wyoming.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - An anonymous donor has made a sculpture exhibit in Casper whole again after a thief made off with part of the installation.

The sculpture is called "Green & Greener Pastures" and it's located in Pioneer Park in Casper. The sculpture features two grown sheep and two lambs.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service has completed the second phase of its purchase of just over two square miles of state land inside Grand Teton National Park.

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.

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