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UW Receives $3.2 million In Energy Research Grants

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources has received $3.2 million in new solar energy research grants. One of the grants is $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. The other is $750,000 from NASA.

PSC Dismisses Union Complaint

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Public Service Commission has dismissed a complaint from a union that claimed Rocky Mountain Power had retaliated against it for intervening in the power company's request for a rate hike. Reports state that the three-member commission on Thursday dismissed a complaint filed by the Utility Workers Union of America against Rocky Mountain Power.

Crimestoppers: Kendrick Park Vandalism

Your anonymous tip can help the Sheridan Police Department with the vandalism case at Kendrick Park.

City of Sheridan Park and Recreation personnel contacted the Sheridan Police Department this past week to alert them of a series of malicious destruction and vandalism that took place over the weekend of October 8th through the 10th at Kendrick Park in Sheridan. Sheridan Police Detective Sergeant Tom Henry fills us in on just what was done.

The Link – Partnership in Pink

October 23rd runners and walkers will gather at the Whitney Commons in Sheridan for the 2nd Annual Link - Partners in Pink event.

A year ago, Memorial Hospital decided in a fairly short number of days to put together a Pink Link run / walk as part of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Not knowing how the turnout would be with relatively short notice, organizers were stunned when over 600 people of all ages, shapes and sizes took part, with waves of pink moving over the route, despite less-than-ideal weather.

Lane Goldhammer Memorial Fundraiser

Lane Goldhammer -- gone, but never forgotten.

Two years ago, a beloved Big Horn student was killed in a car accident, but he has not been, and will not be, forgotten. This Sunday, October 17th, the friends and classmates of Lane Goldhammer will be holding a memorial bowling fundraiser at Cloud Peak Lanes in Sheridan.

RENEW Bowling at Special Olympics

RENEW's Jeannie Ellinger, chosen to Emcee the Winter Special Olympics in Casper for the 5th year in a row. (Courtesy of Ace Young)

The Wyoming Special Olympics, the Winter Edition, gets underway today in Casper.

Some 1,000 athletes from around the state are attending, including twenty-two clients from RENEW in Sheridan.

Habitat to Hold Blitz Build

A 3-day blitz build is set for October 15th - 17th in Sheridan for a home for the David Schoenfelder family.

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Big Horns is holding a Blitz Build this weekend.

Construction Manager Eliza Evans describes what their goal is for the weekend.

Kids Reading in Technology Age

This little girl gets lost in her book.

One in four kids between the ages of six and 17 say texting with friends ‘counts’ as reading… and their parents disagree. That’s one of the findings in a new study released by Scholastic, which also details how parents see that as kids get more involved in the digital age, the time spent reading books for fun declines.

Poll Question: Renewal of Optional 1-Cent Tax

Will Penny Power be renewed after the November 2nd General Election?

The General Election is fast approaching, and as we've reported frequently over the past weeks, the Optional 1-Cent Tax is on the ballot this year.

Family March Against Violence Held Saturday

Purple-clad marchers of all ages and genders participated in the Family March Against Domestic Violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Over one hundred people turned out on a cool and drizzly Saturday morning to take part in the “Family March Against Violence.  Beginning at the US Bank parking lot and ending at Grinnell Plaza, the march was held to make a stand against domestic violence and violence in our community.

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