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Forage On Elk Refuge Slightly Below Average

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Biologists estimate that elk should have about 13,653 tons of forage on the National Elk Refuge heading into the winter. National Elk Refuge biologist Eric Cole says that's good news for the elk, even if the figure is slightly below the average of 14,348 tons.

Two Cheers for...Statistics?

You may not have heard the news yet, but this Wednesday is to be the first-ever World Statistics Day. Fifteen federal statistics agencies are hosting this week's event, which is called “National Statistics:Sound Science, Sound Policy, Strong Democracy,” and it will be held in Washington, DC.

UW Receives $3.2 million In Energy Research Grants

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources has received $3.2 million in new solar energy research grants. One of the grants is $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. The other is $750,000 from NASA.

PSC Dismisses Union Complaint

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Public Service Commission has dismissed a complaint from a union that claimed Rocky Mountain Power had retaliated against it for intervening in the power company's request for a rate hike. Reports state that the three-member commission on Thursday dismissed a complaint filed by the Utility Workers Union of America against Rocky Mountain Power.

Crimestoppers: Kendrick Park Vandalism

Your anonymous tip can help the Sheridan Police Department with the vandalism case at Kendrick Park.

City of Sheridan Park and Recreation personnel contacted the Sheridan Police Department this past week to alert them of a series of malicious destruction and vandalism that took place over the weekend of October 8th through the 10th at Kendrick Park in Sheridan. Sheridan Police Detective Sergeant Tom Henry fills us in on just what was done.

Man Killed from Horse Accident in the Big Horns

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An man died from injuries he received while horseback riding in the Big Horn Mountains this week. The man was initially taken to the Johnson County Memorial Hospital following the accident. However, according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Department, the case was handed over to the Big Horn County Sheriff's Department because of where the accident occurred.

The Link – Partnership in Pink

October 23rd runners and walkers will gather at the Whitney Commons in Sheridan for the 2nd Annual Link - Partners in Pink event.

A year ago, Memorial Hospital decided in a fairly short number of days to put together a Pink Link run / walk as part of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Not knowing how the turnout would be with relatively short notice, organizers were stunned when over 600 people of all ages, shapes and sizes took part, with waves of pink moving over the route, despite less-than-ideal weather.

High Tech Park's First Project—To Be or Not To Be—We'll Soon Find Out

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In a 3-2 vote, Sheridan Planning Commission recently rejected proposed design plans for what might still be the first building at the new High Tech Business Park in Sheridan. The proposal came from White Hat LLC, a Colorado-based developer, and the building would be used for what is called “light” or “clean” manufacturing.

Sheridan College Continues to Eye Capital Facilities

The Northern Wyoming College District Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting at Gillette College Thursday night. During the President's report, Dr. Paul Young addressed the issue of expansion of capital facilities at Sheridan College to accommodate the expected growth at the College over the next 10-to-15 years.

Jaycees Hold Forum for Council and Commissioner Candidates

Sheridan City Council and County Commission candidates debate the issues at a candidate forum Thursday night sponsored by the Sheridan Jaycees.

The Sheridan Jaycees hosted a candidate forum at the Holiday Inn Thursday night. The forum was for candidates for Sheridan County Commission and Sheridan City Council. House District 30 candidate John Botton, who is running unopposed, was also on hand for the forum.