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Sheep Research May Help Understand Human Obesity

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(Photo courtesy of the UW)

Researchers with the University of Wyoming through a recent study have found that obesity in female sheep during pregnancy can impact the metabolic profile and health of the animals’ granddaughters, as well as their daughters.

Convention Features Longtime Conservationist as Speaker

Dan Dagget. Photo by Hannah Stepenoff.

The Sheridan County Conservation District hosted the 69th Annual Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts Annual Convention this week in Sheridan, and representatives from all 34 districts in the state came together to discuss everything from water conservation and sustaining livestock to protecting rangeland habitat.

Sheridan City, County Leaders Invest Heavily in Business Incubator

Leaders of both the city of Sheridan and Sheridan County are betting in a big way on the new management for the Sheridan Business Incubator.

Legislative Forum Set

Wyoming State Representative Rosie Berger at last year's Legislative Forum. (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee is sponsoring a two-day legislative forum next week at Sheridan City Hall. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details.

Toys For Tots Campaign Under Way

The annual Toys for Tots campaign has started in Sheridan. Coordinator Tina McDougall said parents are registering, and donations of toys are being accepted at the program headquarters at 151 West Brundage Street.

Macha Family Discovers 'Lost' Relative

Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has an update on a Sheridan family that has been on a quest for its roots.

Netflix Picks Up 'Longmire'

Actor Robert Taylor who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire in the TV series snapped a selfie with 'Longmire' author Craig Johnson during a talk last summer at the Buffalo library. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Fans of the “Longmire” television show that was canceled at the end of last season are celebrating today because the popular series has been picked up by another network. Leslie Stratmoen has the update.

Study: Non-hunters Contribute Most to Wildlife

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Private lands, like the farm these goose hunters are on in Goshen County, provide essential habitat for wildlife. Some say federal lands, especially in the West, also are fundamental to wildlife conservation but haven’t been accounted for in the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Proponents of that theory estimate that hunters contribute only 6 percent to wildlife conservation nationwide. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr/WyoFile)

WyoFile.com - By Angus M. Thuermer Jr.

As Wyoming grapples with how it will fund wildlife conservation, hunters may lose some of their influence as other groups and interests are asked to increase their financial contributions.

Wyoming Cities Picked as Great Places to Age

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Two Wyoming communities have been highlighted in a report from the Milken Institute for promoting and enabling successful aging.

Teen Faces New Sentence in Sheridan Home Killing

The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing.