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July 30th, 2014

Special Guest Stops by Wyoming Wednesday

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The last of this season's Wyoming Wednesday featured Cheri Jones, a recreation specialist with the U.S. Forest Service.

Hospital Boosts Revenues, Stays Out of Debt

Members of the Sheridan Memorial Hospital board learned today that the consolidated gross revenue for the past fiscal year grew by 16 percent, from $120 million to $129 million, and the hospital is carrying no debt.

Recreation District Land Purchase Challenged

Several Big Horn area residents charged Sheridan County Recreation District 1 board members of illegally borrowing money to buy land for a proposed community center.

State Legislators Review Education System

Wyoming legislators are in the process of reviewing state-level governance and administration of public education.

Update On The Big 5 Access From Johnson County

Johnson County's Commissioners.

Johnson County's Commissioners, at their last meeting, discussed how they can move forward on getting public access to the “Big 5” public land area.

Thursday Preview For the Johnson County Fair

Thursday is beef, rabbit and poultry day at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

A free breakfast, provided by MTR Ranch Supply and Agape Manor begins the day at 7am.

The Beef Show starts at 8 o'clock.

All-County Roping will begin at 9am.

At 2pm is the Rabbit Show.

Interview Judging Held Wednesday

Tyler Neeriemer judges a CD-making project. (Photo by Pat Blair)

One last round of pre-Sheridan County Fair events happened Wednesday in the Exhibit Hall on the fairgrounds off Fifth Street.

Johnson County Fair Results: Sheep Awards

Here are the results from the 2014 Johnson County Fair's Sheep Shows.

The Champions in each division were:

Senior Market Showman Taylor Rives.

Intermediate Market Showman Quynn Kennedy.

Junior Market Showman Colby Bessler.

Senior Breeding Showman Lauren Rives.

Johnson County Fair Results: Arts, Crafts, Scouts, Needlework

Here are more results from the 2014 Johnson County Fair.

In the arts category, Best of Show went to Dollie Iberlin.

Professional Grand Champion was Louise Anderson.

Senior Grand Champion was Donna Mortenson.

Adult Grand Champion was Sheila Schirmer.

Bighorn Basin Fossils Could Teach About Climate Change

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Paleontologist Ken Rose examines the fossilized jaw and some teeth of a Coryphadon, an extinct, galumphing, cow-sized herbivore from the Eocene. Four decades of work in the Bighorn Basin gives the fossil-hunting professor insight about what happens on earth when the climate changes. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile — click to enlarge)

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr. - wyofile.com

Fossil hunter Ken Rose pauses during a stifling day in the BLM badlands west of Worland to take in the variegated sunbaked cliffs eroding around him.