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UW to Confer Two Honorary Degrees

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming will confer honorary doctoral degrees upon two individuals who are recognized internationally as leaders in their professions. They are Sheridan native Nancy Gwinn, director of the Smithsonian Libraries; and Casper native Dr. Stephen Nicholas, a world-renowned pediatric AIDS specialist.

National Telecommunications Week

(Photo by Mary Jo Johnson)

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, a week that began in 1981 designated to recognize the effort and work of telecommunicators in emergency services.

Court Weighs In on Searches Via Phone Permission

The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday on challenges to a recent state law that allows judges to give permission over the phone to police officers to draw blood or perform other tests on people suspected of drunken driving.

Enzi Previews Inventor's Conference

U.S. Senator, Mike Enzi, will be in Sheridan all day on Saturday.

Police Crack Down Youth Smoking, Drinking

The Sheridan Police Department's activity report indicates three Sheridan businesses were cited for selling tobacco products to a 16-year-old during a sting operation, and in an unrelated bust, five minors were cited for alcohol over the weekend.

Commissioners Retract Ranchester Rezone Proposal

Sheridan County's Commissioners unanimously voted to cancel a proposal that would rezone just over 1,000 acres in Ranchester from Rural Residential to Agricultural designation.

Living in the Heart of Country’s Gun Culture

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Bill Sniffin

Some 63 percent of the 579,000 residents in Wyoming own guns.  This is the highest percentage of any state in the USA.

Perhaps it makes some sense to describe what living in the heart of America’s “gun culture” can be like during this time of national debate about guns and whether or not there is a need for national registry of gun owners.

Washington, DC Business Hours Offered Tuesday In Buffalo

Field Representatives for US Senators John Barrasso and Michael Enzi and Congressman Cynthia Lummis will be in Buffalo Tuesday morning to meet with their constituents in the area to answer questions and forward concerns back to Washington, DC.

Johnson County Attorney Comments On Hamlin Trial

In Johnson County District Court last Friday, April 12th, a jury found Gerald Eugene Hamlin “not guilty” of bringing a controlled substance into a jail and delivery of a controlled substance.

Game and Fish Commission to Set Big Game Hunting Season Apr. 25-26

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Game and Fish Commission to Set Big Game Hunting Season Apr. 25-26

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will be meeting in Casper on April 25 and 26 to set next fall's hunting seasons for big game animals. The commission will establish license quotas and season specifics for many species, including wild bison.

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