Survey: Binge Drinking Declines at State University

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Surveys by the National College Health Assessment show a decline in the percentage of University of Wyoming students who binge-drink.

The rate of binge-drinking over a two-week survey sample declined to 43 percent in 2011 from 46 percent in 2001.

Farm Bureau Sets Next Year Policy

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The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has adopted policies for the coming year on various issues, including livestock trespass, taxes, wildlife damages and support of the coal industry.

The organization adopted the policies during its annual meeting this month in Laramie.

County Discusses Airport Water Line

Johnson County's Commissioners, at this week's meeting, discussed the proposed airport water line project with Jim Martin at WWC Engineering, going over preliminary costs and requirements if the county chooses to approve the project.

Moving Expenses Approved For New Buffalo Planner

Buffalo City Attorney Ben Kirven spoke to the city council at their meeting this week to ask for approval to sign and send an agreement for the city to pay for moving expenses for the new city planner.

Avalanche Class Saturday in Buffalo

Sheridan College in Johnson County will offer an avalanche awareness course this Saturday, Novemeber 23 from 9am to 3pm.

The free class will be taught by Carl Schiner, Level One Avalanche Instructor and National Ski Patrol member.

Buffalo Senior Center Plans Holiday Bazaar

This Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd, the Buffalo Senior Center will have its annual Holiday Bazaar fundraiser, featuring hand-made item perfect for holiday gifts.

Public Transit Study Results Released

The Public Transit Initiative of Sheridan County contracted with LSC Transportation Consultants to complete a transit needs assessment and transit service plan for Sheridan County. The results of that study were presented Thursday night at the Sheridan Senior Center. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

Trees of Love Memorial Lights are Available

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Memorial lights for the Trees of Love on the front lawn of Sheridan Memorial Hospital, are now available for purchase. Sponsored by the Hospital Auxiliary, the trees provide residents the opportunity to dedicate a light in honor or memory of a friend or family member.

Survivors of Suicide Broadcast Connects Thousands

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Wyoming was ranked #1 in the nation for suicides per capita in 2012, and with one month left in the calender year, statistics indicate that the dubious distinction could remain with the state for another year.

Sheridan County Benefits by Giving Up Lake DeSmet

The dissolution of a contract between Sheridan and Johnson counties over ownership of Lake DeSmet is coming to fruition.

News Director Leslie Stratmoen has the story.