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Toys For Tots Down To Final Push For Donations

The United States Marine Corps sponsors the “Toys for Tots” program every year leading up to Christmas. The goal is to make sure that those in need can provide a Christmas toy to every child. Retired Master Sergeant Jim Craig has organized the campaign for the Marine Corps here in Sheridan for several years.

University President Visits Sheridan And Talks Tight Budgets

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan visited Sheridan on Friday. The tough economy has had very little impact on capital projects on campus. Buchanan says that most current capital projects were funded in the budget cycle prior to the recession. However, the school was able to make the cuts requested by Governor Dave Freudenthal last spring.

Local Non-Profit Gets $50,000 Donation

The spirit of the holidays certainly hit home for a local non-profit last week. Volunteers of America accepted a $50,000 grant from the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation. The money has been designated for many of the programs in the veterans services area in both Montana and Wyoming. VOA recently completed Freedom Hall here in Sheridan and has a similar project in Billings, Montana.

Tax Increase To Pay For The Surge In Afghanistan

"Should there be a tax increase to pay for the surge in Afghanistan?" That is this weeks Bank of Sheridan-sheridanmedia.com poll question. Some agree with this but for the majority a tax increase is never a good thing. Some think that they should not tax but should cut other expenses. Others think that we should not even be in Afghanistan.

Wyoming Fish And Game Ponders Beetle Problems

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says infestations of mountain pine beetles could force the agency to alter management strategies due to habitat changes when swaths of forests are killed.

Money Guarantee Will Keep Planes Flying To Jackson

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - More than 200 groups have contributed money as part of a revenue guarantee program to keep airlines flying into Jackson during the winter.

YELLOWSTONE-MAGMA PLUME

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Scientists say information from a vast
seismograph network confirms a magma plume extends at least 500 miles below Yellowstone National Park. The scientists from Utah, Massachusetts, Michigan, Norway, Taiwan and Switzerland say they used a network of 150 seismographs

3 Charged In Wyoming Bull Rider Death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Three men accused of supplying drugs that may have led to the death of a Wyoming bull rider have been charged in federal court with conspiracy to distribute cocaine or heroin.

Former Billings School Bus Driver Denies Charges

BILLINGS, (AP) - A 53-year-old Billings man accused running into a teenager in a crosswalk while driving a school bus under the influence of alcohol has pleaded not guilty. Timothy Whalen appeared in District Court on Friday by video from the county jail.

Wyoming Encourages More Natural Gas Storage

CASPER, (AP) - The Wyoming Pipeline Authority is
encouraging utilities, gas pipeline companies and gas storage companies to invest in more storage capacity. For Wyoming, more storage capacity is a vital link to expanding both its natural gas industry and the state's ambition to export more electrical power.