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Mont. resort's water blamed for sickening dozens

Montana health officials say contaminated well water from a resort near Yellowstone National Park has sickened 80 people.
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services says at least 70 more cases are probably linked to the water from Campfire Lodge Resort located outside West Yellowstone, Mont., near Hebgen Lake.

Former Wyo. National Guard recruiter pleads guilty

A former Casper-based Wyoming National Guard
recruiter has pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a teenage girl.
At a court hearing Friday, 39-year-old Martin Craig Frank
admitted possessing pornographic videos and photographs of the
teen. A second count of sexual exploitation was dropped.

Not Knowing Your Plants Can Be Dangerous

Whoever came up with the saying “ignorance is bliss” was certainly not talking about yard plants. Joan Mcvoy, Poison Information Specialist for the Wyoming Poison Center says this time of the year, they tend to get a lot of calls from people getting sick from their yard plants.

When Cleaning Your House Becomes Deadly

Many of us don't realize these sounds could be deadly

According to regional poison control centers, many people become sick each year because they don't realize how hazardous certain cleaning products can be, especially when they are mixed.

Are You Cool Enough To Be A “Friend” of The BLM on Facebook?

BLM and Facebook are now "Friends"

The Wyoming BLM is gaining more “friends”. Sort of. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has more.

South Park Cleanup is Next Saturday

Volunteers are needed for clean up at South Park next weekend.
Volunteers are needed for clean up at South Park next weekend.

South Park is 38 acres of natural native riparian flood area located in south Sheridan. Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that they need a few good hands to help clean up the area next Saturday.

Poll Says Meyer, Mead Leading GOP Race

Poll shows Meyer, Mead out in front in the race for Wyoming Governor.
Poll shows Meyer, Mead out in front in the race for Wyoming Governor.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A poll says Wyoming Republicans Rita Meyer and Matt Mead are their party's leading gubernatorial candidates ahead of the August 17th Primary Election. Results of the poll show that 27 percent of 400 voters surveyed said they would vote for Meyer, who is State Auditor, while 24 percent said they would vote for Mead, a former U.S. Attorney for Wyoming.

Lummis Speaks Out on CLEAR Act Legislation

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis spoke out in opposition of H.R. 3534, or the CLEAR Act during a floor debate Friday. The bill includes unlimited spill liability for offshore operators, which could effectively eliminate independent producers from operating offshore if they cannot obtain insurance policies to cover their operations.

Group Sues Over Gas Pipeline

Environmental group sues over gas pipeline.
Environmental group sues over gas pipeline.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An environmental group hoping to block construction of a $3 billion gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon has filed suit. The Tucson, Arizona based Center for Biological Diversity says the Ruby Pipeline would cut across "pristine and remote lands" and harm endangered fish.

Wyoming on List of Oil/Gas Disasters

NWF releases new report on oil and gas industry accidents.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY – A new report from the National Wildlife Federation catalogs oil and gas industry accidents across the country over the past ten years, including several in Wyoming.