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August 7th, 2011

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.

August 6th

It's a family affair at the Johnson County Fair & Rodeo.

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The youth rodeo is all about family and fun, and the support of the county's youth. There was something for all ages to compete in, from dummy roping, to barrels, poles, steer riding, and roping.

Texas Longhorn on Highway near Big Horn?

In some parts of the country kids run "Lemonade" stands - in Wyoming enterprising kids run "Horn-Head-Antler" stands like this one operated by Kris Johnson on Friday as you approached Big Horn on Highway 335.

Bradford Brinton Reopens After Windstorm Knocks Down Power Line

Bradford Brinton Memoria & Museum (Sheridan Media File Photo)

Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum reopened at 1:30 pm today after a windstorm knocked down a power line and started a brush-fire between the main museum complex and a horse barn on Friday afternoon. Power to the museum was lost until MDU made repairs so the museum could open today.

Private Giving to UW Last Year Breaks Record

The University of Wyoming has set a record for private donations received in a year, exceeding the $40 million mark for the first time in its history.

Sheridan County Commissioners Approve Airport Taxiway Project

Sheridan County Airport (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan County Commissioners approved a bid from Advance Electrical Contracting to upgrade signage and lighting regulators on the taxiway at the Sheridan County Airport.