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August 8th, 2011

Jo Co Extends Agreement with UW for Employee

Johnson County Attorney Kenneth DeCock

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their meeting last week, agreed to extend the service agreement contract with the University of Wyoming for an employee at the local extension office.

August 7th

Big West Arts Festival

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It was the 6th annual Big West Arts Festival held over the weekend on the front lawn of Sheridan College. It was an art-goers delight as more than 60 artists had their work on display.

Story Home and Garden Sampler Fundraiser

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Frances Huggins and Jean Lunbeck sell tickets for the Story Home and Garden Sampler

Saturday, folks could take a self-guided tour to four Story homes and two gardens, all as a fundraiser for the Story Woman's Club. Patty Hoover tells us what the money raised will be used for.

Fishing Derby at Ranchester Rotary Pond

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Four year-old Owen Petty with his catch of the day.

Bobbers, hooks, and worms were the order of the morning as twenty-five little fishermen showed up Saturday at the Rotary Pond in Ranchester for a fabulous morning of catching fish.

Have you seen it yet?

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Volunteers of America - Northern Rockies teamed up with Bella Graphics & Display - Capacity To Care and the American Legion - Post #7 to place this huge "Support a Veteran Today" graphic on the side of the American Legion building on Brooks Street.

Have Flags - Will Fly

Just before the Sunday afternoon rain shower Jeff (JB) Brown from Portland Oregon had many of his flags-a-flying on the vacant lot in front of Home Depot - making the U.S. flag on top of Home Depot look rather small flying off in the distant. JB said, "We have almost every flag you can think of . . .

"Hot Rod Hogs" barrel the Hog in 35.9-seconds

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Sponsored by A3 Services L.L.C. the "Hot Rod Hogs" team of: Josie & Brayton Ankney and Lousia & Thomas Sorenson beat out 7 other teams in the Pee Wee Division of Pig Wrestling Saturday night to take 1st Place Honors with a time of 35.90. Zowada Steel bid just $45 on the team that garnered them Calcutta Winnings of $374.40 while the team took home $168.

State Fair Sponsorship to Help Department Promote Tobacco Program

The Wyoming State Fair kicks off next weekend in Douglas, and as part of an effort to promote the pitfalls of tobacco use, the Wyoming Department of Health has signed on as a sponsor.

UW Research: Global Warming Will Affect High Plains Grassland Species

Photo Courtesy of the University of Wyoming

A University of Wyoming researcher says the composition of plant species on Wyoming’s grasslands could be shifting over the next 100 years. That’s one of the results of a study that was conducted to determine how increases in carbon dioxide can affect high-plains grasslands.

Sheridan Serves as Rest Stop for Motorcyclists En Route to Sturgis

Three riders head east on I-90 Friday afternoon, most likely heading home from Sturgis. The rally officially begins Monday Aug. 8, but riders and tourists populate Sturgis, S.D. for the entire first two weeks of August. (photo by Brad Estes)

As thousands journey to and from Sturgis, S.D. this week and next for the annual biker rally, Sheridan sees plenty of bikes roll through its historic streets.