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December 7th

Mead Looks Over Fiscal Cliff

Gov. Matt Mead says governors of both parties are anxious to see a deal on a deficit-reduction agreement to avert the end-of-year "fiscal cliff."

Health Dept. Projects Medicaid Expansion Savings

The Wyoming Department of Health estimates that if Wyoming were to accept the optional Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, it would save more than $47 million in state funds and reduce the number of uninsured residents.

Help "Fill the Truck" Toy Drive This Saturday at Walmart

After partnering for more than 30 years, the Salvation Army and Walmart will once again be hosting a toy drive to help provide new toys and coats to local children in need. The "Fill the Truck" toy drive will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sheridan's Walmart store.

Sen. Barrasso: 'People are Concerned About the Direction of the Country'

U.S. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming spoke on the floor of the Senate Friday and shared his concerns about what he calls the fast approaching fiscal cliff.

One Dead, One Injured in Cheyenne Shooting, Stabbing

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - One man is dead and another injured in an altercation at a mobile home park on Cheyenne's south side. Gerry Luce is spokesman for the Laramie County Sheriff's Department. He says the incident was reported at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Antelope Butte Foundation Submits Grant Applications

The Antelope Butte Foundation submitted an application for a business committed grant in June through the Wyoming Business Council.

Oil & gas lease buy-back deal coming up short

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By Kelsey Dayton, WyoFil.comoriginally published December 4, 2012

December 6th

Santa Scheduled at Kalif Shrine

The Kalif Shrine is hosting its annual Kids Christmas Party Saturday. Officials with the shrine have confirmed they were able to book an appearance by Santa from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Chronic Disease Focus Of Jo Co Wellness Group Meeting

The Johnson County Wellness Group met December 5 with the focus on chronic illnesses and the possibility of socioeconomic factors contributing to the increase in the numbers diseases in the United States.

Buffalo Chapter Wants Their Own Habitat Affiliation

Habitat For Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns' Buffalo Chapter is looking to split from them and become their own affiliate of Habitat For Humanity, and members approached the county commissioners this week for a letter of support for their application.