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January 17th

Bill Would End Sentences of Life Without Parole

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming lawmaker is pushing to end the sentence of life without parole, a punishment currently reserved for those convicted of first-degree murder or repeated sexual offenses. Republican Sen.

NWCCD Board Approves Adding Soccer At Sheridan College

The Northern Wyoming Community College District had their January meeting in Buffalo Thursday evening, and one topic of discussion was adding intercollegiate soccer to the sports available for athletes to participate in at Sheridan College.

City Of Buffalo Gets Positive Audit Report

At their meeting this week the Buffalo City Council got a mostly clean audit report from Dooley and Jelly, CPAs.

Johnson County Cleaning Up Old Road Records

Josh Johnson and Mark Bedford with Big Horn Surveying and Engineering gave an update to the Johnson County Commissioners this week on their work to clean up road easements and rights-of-way on file at the courthouse to have more accurate information for county mapping and GIS services.

CEO of Vacutech John Tucker on Company, Sheridan's Future

At Thursday's Forward Sheridan investor update held at the Black Tooth Brewing Company, CEO of Vacutech John Tucker was the keynote speaker and he had some promising things to say about Sheridan and the company's future.

Strategic Planning Session Seeks to Drive Sheridan County Prevention Efforts

The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, along with the Sheridan County Suicide Prevention Coalition, is hosting an upcoming strategic planning session to investigate viable programs and actions to fight the issues of alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco use and suicide in Sheridan County.

Gatekeepers Program Aims to Address and Prevent Suicide in Sheridan

In 2010, Wyoming had the highest suicide rate of any state, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. And Wyoming has ranked in the top five states for suicide for years. In our two-part series on the topic, Sheridan Media's Chris Foy examines what could be causing this - and what community organizations are doing to help prevent suicide and start the conversation.

New Scam Has Made Its Way Into Circulation

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The Sheridan Police Department is warning people to be on the lookout for a new scam that is making its way around Sheridan. This one involves contacting the individual through e-mail says Sheridan Police Lieutenant Chris Dahmke.

New Report Shows More Wyoming Students Eating Breakfast in School

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A report released Tuesday by the Food Research and Action Center shows that Wyoming has made improvement in making sure low-income students are getting a nutritious breakfast. Crystal FitzSimons with FRAC says the program has many benefits.

A Building for the Community

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Sheridan Media first reported in December that Sheridan County School District Two was negotiating the sale of the old Woodland Park school in Sheridan.