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April 30th

Ten Billion Tons of Coal for Wyoming

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Ten Billion Tons of Coal for Wyoming (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced that Wednesday is the day Wyoming will have mined 10 billion total tons of coal. In a media release, Governor Mead said this is a significant achievement, not just for the state but for the entire country.

Kaycee Middle School Girls to Join 700 Others at Women in Science Conference

Jessica Friis, a horticulturalist for the Paul Smith Children’s Village at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, watches two Douglas Middle School students during her “Hydroponic Plant” course at last year’s Women in Science Conference. About 700 female high school and middle school students are expected to attend this year’s event at UW. (Photo courtesy UW)

On May 14, close to 700 female middle and high school students from across Wyoming will meet at the University of Wyoming for a program specifically designed to help female students realize that a career in science or engineering is a viable option.

Learning Law Enforcement

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(Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan Police Department Citizens Academy came to an end Tuesday night as the participants received their certificates for completing the program.

A Day at the Derby

CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy will be holding their annual fundraiser this Saturday, entitled “A Day at the Derby”. For almost a decade, the fundraiser was known as “A Nite at the Races”. CHAPS Board Member Liz Swanson explains the change.

Celebrating Older Americans Month

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May is Older Americans Month and the Sheridan Senior Center has teamed up with the Sheridan Recreation District and the YMCA to offer special activities for those 55 and older during the month. Senior Center Activities Director Jane Perkins.

Key Findings from a Voter Survey Regarding Tech Center Bond Issue

Key Findings from a Voter Survey Regarding Tech Center Bond Issue (Photo by Chris Foy)

As we reported Monday, the NWCCD Board of Trustees voted to put a tax measure on the ballot in Sheridan County to support renovation and expansion of the tech center at Sheridan College. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has more on the key findings from a recently completed public opinion survey regarding the bond issue.

Police Identify Pilot in Fatal Helicopter Crash

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone County authorities have tentatively identified the pilot killed in a helicopter crash as an 81-year-old Billings man.

Adventures in Publishing - Looking Back on the Past Year of Selling Books

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Bill Sniffin

 It has been awhile since we updated readers about our most amazing adventure of 2012 – the publishing of the book Wyoming’s 7 Greatest Natural Wonders.

Advocates say they want more 'stick' in workplace safety

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By Dustin Bleizeffer,

Canal Road Bridge Project Delayed Due To Weather

Scott Pehringer, Johnson County Road and Bridge Supervisor, is advising the public that the Canal Road Bridge Replacement Project has been delayed due to weather this spring.
It will be necessary to extend the closure of the Canal Road Bridge until Friday, May 17th.