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DFS Announces Home Heating Help Applications Are Now Available

The Wyoming Department of Family Services has announced that applications for the home heating help program are now available. LIEAP Program Manager Brenda Ilg says LIEAP helped a lot of households last year.

Ilg indicated that now is the time to get your application filled out.

Wyoming Company To Build Man Camps For Pipeline Project

CASPER, (AP) - A company near Casper expects to employ about 120 people after winning a contract to build temporary housing for workers putting in a natural gas pipeline.

El Paso Corporation awarded a $36 million contract to Teton Buildings to build two man camps for the proposed pipeline that would extend from the Opal Hub in southwest Wyoming to Portland, Oregon.

River Cleanup Nets 1 Million Pounds of Trash

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Organizers of a cleanup project on the North Platte River are at the same time elated and appalled.

They're elated that in three years, the Platte River Revival has removed more than 1 million pounds of trash from the river. But Jolene Martinez, the event's organizer, says a million pounds of trash in the river is nothing to glorify.

Senate Finance Committee to Get Extra Attention from the Ladies?

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi sits on the Senate Finance Committee, and tomorrow, he and his colleagues may be hearing from a lot of women. First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged women to speak up about health care reform, pointing out that women are the primary decision-makers about health care, and they carry the heavier economic burden, too.

Malcolm Wallop to be Honored at Lake DeSmet

Former U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop of Big Horn will have his name permanently associated with another landmark in the area. Earlier this year, the airport terminal at the Sheridan County Airport was re-named the Malcolm Wallop Terminal.

Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum to Offer Free Admission Day

Smithsonian magazine will present the 5th Annual Museum Day on September 26th, and Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum in Big Horn will be offering free admission all day.

Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

University Of Wyoming Business Department Trying To Keep Up With The Times

The Dean of the University of Wyoming Business College Brent Hathaway visited Sheridan on Friday. The College is currently in the middle of a major re-model on the U-W campus. Hathaway says the college has traditionally graduated top-notch business people.

This Week's Poll Question Addresses Sheridan's Curfew Ordinance

Lately in Sheridan people have been concerned with the youth. One of the concerns is the curfew. In Sheridan, thirteen-year-olds and younger have to be home by 9:30 pm on school nights, and 10:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Fourteen to eighteen-year-olds need to be home by 10:30 pm on school nights, and 12:00 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and summer months.

Cars, Child Seats and Pet Products Put to the Test: Toxins Found

Wyoming residents now have a way to do a safety check on common items, such as children's toys, women's purses, pet products and cars. In fact, thousands of items have been tested for lead, mercury, arsenic and other chemicals and metals, and in some cases, hazardous levels were found.

Teens Bound Over To District Court In Ernst Murder Case

Three Sheridan teenagers were bound over to 4th Judicial District Court on Friday after they appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court for their preliminary hearing.

Sheridan Man Charged in 2-Boat Collision on South Dakota Reservoir

67-year-old Joseph Kosma of Sheridan has been charged with a misdemeanor count of Reckless Operation of a Boat, in papers filed earlier last month by the Fall River County, South Dakota State's Attorney.

On July 4th, Kosma was driving a speedboat on the Angostura Reservoir south of Hot Springs, SD when he collided with another speedboat driven by Chad Collins of Rapid City, SD.

Additional Charges Filed Against Three Teens Accused Of Murder

The three Sheridan teenagers accused of murdering businessman Robert Ernst last month are set to make another appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court today.

Latest Section Of Pathway Opened On Thursday

Sheridan has had pathways that go from Thorne-Rider Park in the north, clear to Sheltered Acres Park in the South for some time now. Crossing 11th Street near Thorne-Rider Park required a detour of several blocks until this week. City officials officially opened the latest addition to the pathway system yesterday.

Third Thursday Street Festival And Farmers Market Done For Season

Earlier this summer the Sheridan business community got together and decided they needed an event to draw people downtown. In previous years the “Alive After Five” program had businesses staying open late on Thursdays in the summer.

Authorities Discuss Curfew Violation In The City

The City of Sheridan instituted curfew ordinances more than 30 years ago. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher talked to Sheridan Police about curfew violations.