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G&F works to educate youth on poaching

March 25, 2013

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Game and Fish Warden Bill Haley believes that educating young people can help in limiting poaching incidents. Haley recently distributed posters in Laramie with graphic images from two poaching incidents accompanied by information about the penalties in each case.

Incoming UW president visiting Laramie

LARAMIE (AP) — Robert Sternberg is making his first visit to Laramie since being named the new president of the University of Wyoming. He will meet Monday and Tuesday with university leaders, tour the campus and introduce himself to student and faculty representatives.

125 years of courthouse history

SHERIDAN — Installation is expected to finish this week on a new historical project in the lobby of the Sheridan County Courthouse. The exhibit features a 5 foot by 12 foot full-color graphic on the wall at the lobby entrance, with six smaller panels below showing the several locations where county commissioners have conducted business Read More

Obama in Jordan warns of threat in Syria when Assad is ousted

March 23, 2013

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Anxious to keep Syria’s civil war from spiraling into even worse problems, President Barack Obama said Friday he worries about the country becoming a haven for extremists when — not if — President Bashar Assad is ousted from power. Obama, standing side by side with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, said the Read More

Police check report or armed man on AZ campus

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police were searching a building on the University of Arizona campus floor-by-floor Friday night after receiving a report of a man with a gun. Authorities and school officials said there was no immediate sign of a gunman and no report of any shots fired.

Lawyer: Charged defense contractor, woman in love

HONOLULU (AP) — An attorney for a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his 27-year-old Chinese girlfriend says there’s no evidence that classified information was given to China or to any other foreign country.

Deal requires ferry to stop ash dumping in 2 years

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The nation’s last operating coal-fired ferryboat would stop dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan within two years under a deal with federal regulators announced Friday. The agreement between Lake Michigan Carferry, which operates the S.S. Badger, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would require the ship to retain its coal Read More

Homebuilding as self-portraiture

Architecture writer and editor Richard Olsen’s recent book, “Handmade Houses,” reveals that the dream of designing and handcrafting an “artisan” home is very much alive, and he includes both vintage and modern examples to inspire another generation of owner/builders. While he does include some particulars of technique and craftsmanship, Olsen’s book serves more as cultural Read More

Noxious and/or invasive weeds

Yes, the rumors are true. The Russian olive is on the state’s designated noxious weed list. Russian olives are displacing cottonwood and willow stands within riparian areas. Russian olive-dominated riparian areas are often much less diverse in terms of habitat structure and plant community composition. For control information and cost share, contact your local Weed Read More

Kitchen cleanup

When doing a little spring cleaning take a little longer to clean the kitchen. Better yet, start in the kitchen. According to a study by the University of Arizona, the kitchen is the most germ-infested spot in the house.

Summit winner a competitor

This week’s Summit Award winner is Bradley Peterson. Peterson is a competitive student whether it be in the classroom or on the tennis court. He is the son of David and Sharlyn Peterson.

‘BioShock’ sidekick more than a damsel in distress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Locked in a tower lingering above a fantastical floating city, past electrical barricades and steel doors, is a curious young brunette woman in a long blue dress that’s just a few shades darker than her big, expressive eyes. Her name is Elizabeth, and with an enterprising blend of art and technology, Read More

Big Horn juniors win Montana History Bowl

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn history bowl team got over the hump earlier this month. Brody Bard, Ben Warder and Andrew Schuster, three juniors at Big Horn High School, won the Montana State History Bowl regional title March 9. One year after finishing second at the event, they finished first making them eligible to compete Read More

Storm could dump up to 8 inches in Midwest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A major weekend storm could give new meaning to March Madness for the thousands of fans in Kansas City for the men’s college basketball tournament, blanketing northern areas of the nation’s heartland in up to a foot of snow and bringing downpours and possibly, tornadoes, to parts of the South. Read More

Group takes steps to clarify vision on ending poverty

SHERIDAN — A group of Sheridan residents looking to aggregate area social services took another step toward finalizing a unified vision Friday. In a conference call with administrators from a Denver-based social services center, members of a recently formed committee asked questions ranging from very practical to more abstract about the ins and outs of Read More

The Brinton Museum announces museum plans

SHERIDAN — About 60 people gathered at the newly re-branded Brinton Museum Friday evening to hear plans for a forthcoming three-story museum on the campus of the Big Horn institution. “I want this to be a community museum,” said director and chief curator Ken Schuster. “That’s very important: to make this institution a viable, powerful Read More

Out of the ashes…a mortgage?

Editor’s Note: This is the second half of a two-part series regarding the planned Big Horn Community Center. An article in Friday’s Sheridan Press focused on the process by which the land was acquired and the public was made aware of the project. RANCHESTER — While some residents have expressed concern about the procedures taking Read More

SCSD1, Rec. District defend land purchase

March 22, 2013

Editor’s note: This is the first half of a two-part series regarding the planned Big Horn Community Center. An article in Saturday’s edition of The Press will focus on funding for the center and its operations. RANCHESTER — Several Tongue River Valley residents are voicing concerns over the proposed Big Horn Community Center to be Read More

Dow St. to be closed March 23-31

SHERIDAN — Dow Street will be closed between Alger and Val Vista streets from 8 a.m. Saturday through March 31 for installation of new water mains in Mill Park and Dow Street, said Dave Engels, Entech engineer. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use signed detour routes and be mindful around the construction site. The Read More

SC to explore county tax increase for tech center

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Board of Trustees received an update last night at their regular board meeting from the Denver investment bank George K. Baum & Company about upcoming efforts to poll the Sheridan community on support for a temporary tax increase to finance renovations of the school’s technical center. The center was built Read More

TR coach wins Career Achievement Award

RANCHESTER — Walter Gray, a former football coach at Tongue River High School, was recently awarded with the Career Achievement Award for Football Coaching by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

Former Gov. Jim Geringer to speak at SC commencement

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Board of Trustees was informed last night at their regular business meeting that former Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer has been scheduled as the 2013 graduation speaker at the college’s May 11 commencement exercise.

Cyprus to vote on new plan, Europe skeptical

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot lawmakers are due to vote Friday on a raft of new measures they hope will qualify the country for a bailout package and help it avoid financial ruin next week. But key European leaders gave no indication it would be enough. Cyprus needs to find a way to raise the Read More

Molasses considered for uranium mine cleanup

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A uranium company wants to use molasses to clean up an abandoned mine west of Denver, hoping bacteria inside the mine will eat up the molasses and dissolved uranium, creating solid uranium particles that can be recovered.

Immigrant reporting repeal advances in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado requirement that local law enforcement report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities moved closer Friday to coming off the books. The Democratic House gave preliminary approval to repealing the 2006 law.