It must be true - Our troops are coming home!

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This notice posted on the wall of the Big Horn Post Office adds credence to the national news of October 21st when President Obama announced he's pulling nearly 40,000 US troops from Iraq. "Across America our service men and women will be reunited with their families. Today I can say that our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays," said Obama.

CDC Thanksgiving Food Drive

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Left, Marcia Young and Erin Kay of the Child Development Center load a box of non-perishable food items to deliver to the VA Shelter on Friday.

A building of continued friendship and good cheer?

The founder of the Holly Sugar company, that built this factory at 1457 Coffeen Avenue in 1915, liked the name Holly because holly berries were traditional symbols of friendship and good cheer. On October 23, 1915 this Sheridan factory had its grand opening using machinery obtained from the Holly, Colorado factory that had closed that same year.

Ready or not - Here it comes

On Thursday the lights and decorations went up just in time to be decorated by Mother Nature's overnight snow. So "Ready or not - Here it comes" as in: winter and the holiday season both at once. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our area until noon MST Saturday.

Big Horn Rams, aka Team Dow, Football Awards

Last up for awards at Wednesday's Fall Athletic Awards Ceremony in the auditorium of Big Horn High School was a stage full of Big Horn Ram Football players and support crew - most wearing shirts that read; "Team Dow." For the next 70-minutes starting with the managers each student came to the podium and was greeted with a handshake and complimentary words from Coach Dow about their contribution to

"We Are Big Horn"

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"We Are Big Horn" says the newly placed Bella Graphics & Display signage on the outside north wall of the Big Horn High School (BHHS) - and deservedly so. On September 15, 2011, Big Horn High School was recognized by the Secretary of Education as one of 304 schools (nationally) as a Blue Ribbon School for 2010.

Signs of the Times

The faithful and reliable signage at Perkins Restaurant and those in the vehicle windows of cars in the Sheridan High School parking lot on Monday morning say it all, "State Champs!" Some of the vehicle signs show the ravages of driving 300+ miles back from Laramie, many via Cheyenne, in extremely high wind and blowing snow conditions.

Hats Off to those who Drive Champions

Our hats go off to the outstanding crew of Sheridan County School District No. 2 drivers who braved the elements and safely transported the Championship Football team, band and pep supporters to and from Laramie. Six buses made the roundtrip that included a detour through Cheyenne - a departure from the normal route through Medicine Bow on the way home.

Broncs Win! (updated with 67 photos)

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Moments after the Broncs beat the Thunderbirds by a score of 42 to 14 the snow started to fall but didn't begin to put a damper on the post game celebration as many gathered to show off the 2011 State Championship Trophy. More photos under 2011 Bronc Football at: