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Mead Gives Opinion on Withdrawn ATF Proposal, BLM Fracking Rule

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Gov. Matt Mead recently criticized two proposals by government agencies regarding an ammunition ban and changes to fracking rules.

College Students Take Top Honors at National Conference

Two Sheridan College agriculture students excelled at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization competition in Boise, Idaho, last week.

State Education Board Looking For Members For Assessment Task Force

The Wyoming State Board of Education has been charged with assembling a statewide assessment task force to study options for future statewide assessments, as part of recently passed legislation.

Enzi Calls For State Involvement in Listing Animals as Endangered

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U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, a Republican from Wyoming, recently sponsored legislation to amend the Endangered Species Act, passed in 1973. He is proposing to allow states the chance to see the data before an animal is listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Wyoming Legislature Ends Last Week with Over 200 Bills Passed

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With the sound of a gavel, the Wyoming Legislature wrapped up the 2015 General Session Friday in Cheyenne. At the start of the Session on Jan. 13, a total of 410 bills were numbered for introduction, according to a release from the Wyoming Legislative Service Office.

Lummis Says Senate Needs to Be Involved in Iran Nuclear Negotiations

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U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming’s sole representative, recently stated that she is not wholly convinced that the latest round of negotiations between the Obama Administration and the government of Iran won’t let nuclear development continue and she wants to make sure the U.S. Senate is involved in the process.

Beaver Creek Slide & Slog to Benefit Homeless Shelter

The organizer of the annual Beaver Creek Slide and Beaver Creek Bike Slog have announced that proceeds from this year's events will benefit the Sheridan Community Homeless Shelter.

Sheridan Site Earns Business Council's First Certified Status

Land in Sheridan's Hi-Tech Business Park on the city's north side is the first site in Wyoming to be certified by the Wyoming Business Council's Site Evaluation and Certification Program.

Mayor Proclaims Disability Awareness Month

Staff and participants of RENEW joined Sheridan Mayor John Heath on the steps of City Hall on Grinnell Plaza on Monday morning in recognition of March as Disability Awareness Month in Sheridan.

Firefighters, Ambulance Crew Respond to Rollover

Stabilization struts encase a home oxygen delivery truck that rolled over in Hidden Hills on Friday. (Courtesy Photo)

Sheridan and Goose Valley firefighters, and Rocky Mountain Ambulance and Sheridan County Sheriff's personnel responded to a rollover at 11 Hidden Hills shortly before 5 o'clock Friday night.

Barrasso Say’s FCC Net Neutrality “Stifles Years of Progress”

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U.S. Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, issued a statement on Thursday regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to overturn state laws and grant government regulation of private broadband networks-- referred to as “net neutrality.”

Mead’s Veto of SF14 Will Stick After Override Fails

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Gov. Matt Mead. Photo by Ron Richter

An attempt in the Wyoming Senate to override a veto on a civil asset forfeiture bill failed Friday morning.

Stars of Tomorrow Results In

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Photo By Ron Richter

The Stars of Tomorrow Competition happened yesterday evening, and now the winners have been announced.

Wyoming Dept. of Corrections Wins ACA Award

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(Courtesy Photo) Wyoming Department of Corrections Director Bob Lampert.

The American Correctional Association or ACA and the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections presented its highest honor to the Wyoming Department of Corrections during a ceremony held in Long Beach, California earlier in the month--the Commitment to Excellence Award also known as the Golden Eagle Award.

Game and Fish Seeks Information in Elk Poaching

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Wyoming Game and Fish

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of eight elk in Sheridan County.

Ucross Foundation to Exhibit Work of Harry Jackson

Harry Jackson at Work. (Courtesy of Ucross Foundation.)

Harry Jackson, who hailed from Cody, is renowned throughout the world as an important artist of the West, but some people may be unaware that Jackson, now deceased, was one of America’s great abstract expressionist painters.

Sheridan College Worker Named Employee of Year

A Sheridan College employee has been named Classified Employee of the Year by the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees.

Bill That Would Streamline Approval Process For Gas Terminals Passed in U.S. House

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A bill that would expedite the approval process for liquefied natural gas export terminals has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 277 to 133.

Pedigree Sled Dog Race "Mushing" Through Wyoming Again

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The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, has already begun in Wyoming and will run through Feb. 8.

Keystone Pipeline XL Heading to President's Desk

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Rep. Cynthia Lummis

The United States Senate recently approved a bill with vote of 63 to 36 that would allow the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a transcontinental pipeline that will carry crude oil from Canada and North Dakota to Oklahoma and Gulf Coast refineries.