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Sheridan discusses resuming fluoridation

SHERIDAN -- The city of Sheridan is considering adding fluoride to its drinking water for the first time in 56 years.

The City Council held a work session on fluoridation Monday.

A fluoridation expert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took part in the work session by videoconference.

Mayor Dave Kinskey said Sheridan stopped fluoridating its water in 1954 because of opposition. He said nearly every dental office in Sheridan has signed a petition asking the city to look into fluoridation.

Kinskey said Sheridan officials want to find out what would be involved in resuming fluoridation and how much it would cost.

Free firewood at Greys River Ranger District

AFTON -- The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is offering free firewood permits.

New road construction and other activities on the district have resulted in piles of green wood located near Salt Pass.

Forest Service officials say the wood is still green because the trees were only recently cut down. They are fir, aspen and lodgepole pine.

The wood is free but people still must get a free-use firewood permit from the district office. The limit is two cords per person and the wood will be available until Nov. 30, or until it's gone.

Central Wyo College gets new center

RIVERTON -- Fremont County voters approved an $11.5 million bond issue to build a health and science center at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

The bond question was approved in last week's election with 54.3 percent of the vote.

The college says it will be able to double the enrollment of nursing students from 32 to 64 a year because of the new center.

In addition, the college plans to move all its lab science courses into the new building.

Farm Bureau meets in Cody

CODY -- The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation will hold its 91st annual meeting this week in Cody.

The meeting begins today and runs through Saturday.

Featured speakers include American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman and AFBF Grassroots/Political Advocacy Director Cody Lyon.

They will address agriculture issues and their impact on Wyoming.

In addition to the informative speakers, Farm Bureau members will work on policy development.


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