Coal Exports Reach Record Levels

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DECKER, Mont. (AP) - From the time coal is blasted from strip mines in Montana and Wyoming to the point where it reaches customers in Asia, its price can get marked up by five times or more.

It's a lucrative emerging market for an industry facing domestic declines.

Expert Touts Keystone Safety

A former pipeline safety regulator for the federal government under the Bush administration says he has no qualms about the safety or environmental impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Brigham McCowan says the line will end dependency on foreign oil.

SLIB Allocates $8M in Grants

The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has approved about $8 million in grants to help communities around the state with economic development and community projects.

Week in Review

It's time once again to take a look back at some of the top stories from the past week with our Sheridan Media Week in Review. Whitney Benefits committed another $1.5 Million to Sheridan College to support the renovation and expansion of the Thorn-Rider Campus Center, which is currently under construction. A media release from college administrators indicated that half of the donation will go to support the building itself, and the other half will be used on the plaza. Tom Kinnison, President of Whitney Benefits, said the investment is one of many intended to benefit the community as a whole.

Mayor Weighs in on Economic Development Issue

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During Thursday's edition of Public Pulse on News Talk 930 KROE, Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey was asked about a number of different things, by Host Kim Love, and by a handful of callers to the show. One caller asked where does the City go from here in regard to economic development.

Sheridan Vets Catch a Break Under Obamacare

Veterans who live in Sheridan are going to catch a break when the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act kicks in.

Study: Ozone in SW Wyoming Drives More People to Docs

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A new study says higher pollution levels in southwest Wyoming from 2008 to 2011 drove more people to Sublette County clinics and doctors.

'Learn At The Library' Classes Still Offered Through May

The Johnson County Library is still offering computer-based classes every Tuesday or Wednesday now through the end of May.

Wheatland Pig Farm Workers Sentenced for Cruelty

Five former employees of a pig farm in Wheatland have been convicted of animal cruelty after an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States captured video of animals being mistreated.

4th Annual Art Extravaganza Boasts an Overflow Crowd

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It was standing room only at the artists' reception for the Sheridan Junior High 4th annual, “Art Extravaganza,” Thursday night. Held at the SAGE Exhibit Gallery in downtown Sheridan, the show was entirely student-led, featuring the work of over 45 art students, but that's not all.