Archive - Mar 2016 - News

“The Thinking Animal”

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As part of Sheridan College’s Faculty Lecture Series, Dr. Rachel Kristiansen presented a talk entitled ‘A Look at Comparative Psychology in the 21st Century.”

Peabody, Arch Lay Off Workers From Northeast Wyoming Mines

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Nearly 480 coal mine workers in northeast Wyoming are being laid off. Arch Coal announced Thursday it is laying off 243 workers at its Black Thunder mine. That represents about 15 percent of its nearly 1,600 workers at the mine.

BNSF Executive: About 4,600 Employees Furloughed Nationwide

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The chairman of BNSF Railway says about 4,600 railroad employees are furloughed nationwide due to declining oil prices and a reduced demand for coal. Matthew Rose spoke earlier this week during the Montana Energy conference in Billings.

County Hears From Treasurer, Public Works

Sheridan County Treasurer Pete Carroll has trimmed his budget for next year by just under 2 percent, to just over $412,000.

Peabody Energy Cuts More Than 200 Employees

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The Gillette News Record reports that Peabody Energy announced this morning a reduction of workforce at the world's most productive coal mine, the North Antelope Rochelle, by about 235 hourly and salaried employees, citing continued financial difficulties during challenging marketing conditions.

Kendrick Mansion Exhibits Focus on Politics, Scandals

This season’s exhibit on display at one of the state’s historic sites in the local area focuses on politics and scandals. Sheridan Media’s Leslie Stratmoen has the story.

UW Spokesman Recaps STEM Center Dedication, New President Visits

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Public Pulse listeners received a recap this week on Tuesday’s opening dedication of the new science, technology, engineering and math center at the state university in Laramie.

Representative Madden Weighs In on Capitol Square Project

State Representative Mike Madden of Buffalo (Photo Ron Richter ©)

In 2014, the Wyoming Legislature initially appropriated $259 million for the Capitol Square Project, a project to restore and remodel the State Capitol and Herschler Building in Cheyenne.

‘Tween Club’ Offers Something Different Every Week at Fulmer Library

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The Sheridan County Fulmer Library hosts the “Tween Club” every Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 in the Children’s Library. Children’s Librarian Michelle Havenga says they offer a new program every week.

History Program to Feature Edward Gillette

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The next Conversations in History is slated for Wednesday, April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Sheridan Senior Center. The program will feature Helen Laumann discussing Edward Gillette. Sheridan County Museum Director John Woodward tells us a little bit about Mr. Gillette.

The program is open to the public, free of charge.