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An effort to buy oil and gas leases in western Wyoming to protect the land from development is raising funds at about half the speed needed to complete the $8.75 million deal.

While almost everyone is familiar with designated pre-holiday shopping days like “Black Friday,” or maybe even “Small Business Saturday.” From there, we move on to “Cyber Monday,” which, in turn, becomes “Hashtag Giving Tuesday” (#Giving Tuesday).

Elk Petroleum is planning is employing new technology in Sheridan County that will enable oil to be harvested from the North Ash Creek Oil Field.

Hunters shot and killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park.

The park says that members of an elk hunting party opened fire on the adult male animal Thursday when it reportedly charged them. None of the three hunters was hurt.

The weekend's weather forecast calls for a skiff of snow by Sunday.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding hunters that general and some limited-quota elk licenses will remain on sale through next January.

A recent poll conducted by the University of Wyoming, and reported by the Billings Gazette, shows Wyomingites in the northeastern corner of the state are the most dissatisfied with the reintroduction of wolves into the state.

Earlier this week, Sheridan Media News reported the Sheridan County Commissioners approved two grants for reclamation of areas affected by wildfires earlier this year.

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