Sheridan County

Fire restrictions have been lifted in some areas of the Medicine Bow National Forest near Laramie, but much of the state remains in the grip of a relentless drought that is predicted to persist over the next few weeks.

This week's Republican National Convention will bring together conservative representatives from all over the country, and Sheridan is no exception.

Back in the mid-90s, a stranger stopped by the Sheridan College Science Museum and donated a petrified pine cone. Today, the hunt for the benevolent donor is being resumed by Sheila Flynn, a volunteer at the museum.

Last week, Sheridan Media reported about new federal regulations regarding the public school lunch program.

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the adverse effects the drought is having on fish in area streams due to the low water levels. The drought is also having an impact on wildlife explains Wyoming Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke.

The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office has announced that based on unofficial election results from last week's primary, there is a possibility that several write-in candidates may qualify for the General Election in November.

National ACT scores were released last week, and a discouraging report released by the testing company purported that 60 percent of high school graduates aren't prepared for college. The average composite score for Wyoming students was 20.3, while nationwide, the average was 21.1.

A study from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics recently found 83 percent of parents think the benefits of children's' use of social media outlets, like Facebook or Twitter, outweigh the risks. However, child psychologist, Dr.

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