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Popsicles for firefighters. Lots of elk. A thousand fish. A Cold War park?

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Elk harvests, a Cold War state park, a governor laments and lots of other news kept popping up for me over a two-day period last fall at a meeting in Casper.

My reporter nose was twitching with all this news.  

Medicaid Expansion: A difficult choice for skeptical legislators

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By Ron Feemster WyoFile.com

Jane Fonfara is the only person in her family with a job — and the only one without health insurance. Her husband, Dennis, 69, has battled a series of heart attacks and undergone multiple heart surgeries since he was 36.

Wyoming Legislature Set to Convene

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Legislature is set to convene at noon today for the first day of its general session, set to run through early March. Lawmakers generally take care of housekeeping matters on the first day and won't get down to business until after Gov.

Commissioner Hicks Sworn In, Ready To Get To Work

Johnson County Commissioners Jim Hicks, John Gibbs and Delbert Eitel at Hicks' swearing-in ceremony Monday morning. Photo courtesy Jennifer Jackson.

Johnson County's newest Commissioner, Jim Hicks, was sworn into office during a brief ceremony Monday morning at the new judicial center.
Fourth Judicial District Judge William Edelman performed the ceremony in the District Courtroom just before noon.

Johnson County Commission To Have First Meeting Of 2013

Tuesday, the Johnson County Commissioners will have their first meeting of 2013, and will welcome new commissioner Jim Hicks, who was sworn into office Monday morning.

Chief Carder Gives End Of Year Police Report to City Council

Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder gave his monthly and end-of-year report to the city council at their last meeting.

Sheridan Chamber Luncheon Takes Place Wednesday

Laura Lehan, owner of Peak Consulting, will be speaking at the chamber luncheon this Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. on ways local businesses can build a stronger customer base through customer service, among other techniques. (Photo courtesy the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce)

On Monday's edition of Public Pulse, host Kim Love talked with representatives from the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce about some upcoming events, including the monthly luncheon taking place this Wednesday.

New and Familiar Faces

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Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey being sworn in Monday night. (Photo by Ron Richter)
Councilor Shelleen Smith being sworn in Monday night. (Photo by Ron Richter)
Councilor Levi Dominguez being sworn in Monday night. (Photo by Ron Richter)
Councilor Kristin Kelly being sworn in Monday night. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A good portion of Monday night's Sheridan City Council meeting consisted of the swearing in of Mayor Dave Kinskey and three new councilors. The new councilors and the mayor spoke briefly following the swearing in ceremony.

Council Approves Part-Time Position For Public Arts Committee

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Sheridan City Councilman Robert Webster (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan City Council Monday night approved a request to hire a part-time paid employee for the Sheridan Public Arts Committee. City Councilman Robert Webster says that Sheridan Public Arts has come a long way since its inception in the summer of 2000.

Wyo. Dept. of Health Recommends Testing for Radon

Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes. The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2006 National Safety Council Reports. (Bar chart courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency)

When it comes to environmental toxins, we hear a lot about secondhand cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide, lead - even mercury in our seafood. But what about radon? Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has more.

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