Archive - Jul 22, 2012

Longmire Day In Buffalo

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Local author Craig Johnson, whose book series on Sheriff Walt Longmire has been adapted to a television series on A&E, was in Buffalo Saturday to help celebrate "Longmire Day." Johnson met the public, signed books and merchandise and visited with everyone who cared to stop by the Busy Bee and chat.

Buffalo's Art Chalk Festival 2012

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Buffalo's second annual Art Chalk Festival was this past Saturday. Forty-five artists of all ages participated in creating artworks on Buffalo's downtown Main Street sidewalks and nearby parking lots. Marie Verger, with the Buffalo Downtown Association, said although rain did wash away some of the art, most were saved, touched up and will be on display as long as they last.

Helicopter Stocking This Summer in Bighorn Mountain Lakes

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will use a helicopter to stock trout in 26 Cloud Peak Wilderness waters on the east side of the Bighorn Mountains this summer.

Art and Music is on the Way

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A scene from last year's Big West Arts Festival at Sheridan College. (Photo by Judy Hagerott)

The 7th annual Big West Arts Festival at Sheridan College is two weeks away as officials make last minute preparations for the two-day event. Big West Coordinator Rod Dugal says that once again there will be plenty of art and music to enjoy.

County Commissioners Weigh In On Lake DeSmet Deal

Three of Sheridan County's Commissioners appeared on Public Pulse Thursday with host Kim Love and discussed the ongoing negotiations regarding a proposed 99-year lease with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Johnson County for water rights regarding Lake DeSmet.

The Run-Down on Sheep Dogs

Wyomingites on Public Lands have probably seen shaggy white dogs tending to herds of sheep in the summertime. While the Forest Service and other government agencies have campaigns informing wilderness visitors to leave stock dogs alone, not everyone understands their role.

Gov. Mead Asks Obama For PPACA Info

Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, has written a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services asking for clarification of several components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to help him make a decision whether the state will subscribe to the act's optional expansion of Medicaid.