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Sheridan County Fairgrounds Gets Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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Sheridan County Fairgrounds Gets Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds received some good news this week as the National Park Service has formally listed the Fairgrounds Historic District on the National Register for Historic Places.

6th Annual Harvest Celebration is Saturday

6th Annual Harvest Celebration is Saturday

The Powder River Basin Resource Council will be holding their 6th annual Harvest Celebration this Saturday in Sheridan. Bill Bensel with the Resource Council explains that the annual event is a chance to showcase food produces at local farms and ranches.

Wyarno Residents Mull Options In Case of Post Office Closure

The Post Office of Wyarno, that shares a building with the town's restaurant and bar. It's one of 44 under review for closure by the United States Postal Service. (photo by Brad Estes)

Through the door there's a 3-foot by 10-foot or so walk-in area, complete with about 50 mailboxes on a wall that has a small service window. To the left there's a closet-sized corner for boxes and postage.

Looking at All Factors in State Graduation Rates

Sue Belish, State Board of Education

Wyoming statewide graduation rates traditionally hover right around 80 percent – the most recent State Board of Education report for the class of 2010 was 80.4 percent. Rates at Sheridan county schools have recently been in the mid-to-upper 80s.

City of Buffalo Hires New Building Inspector

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery

The City of Buffalo has been searching for a building inspector for a number of weeks, and at last week's city council meeting, City Planner Zach Montgomery requested the council's approval to hire one of the applicants.

Clear Creek Water Storage Study Enters Level II

Clear Creek at Buffalo.

The Study for the feasibility of a storage project within the Clear Creek drainage has officially entered Level II, now that the entities involved have hosted a meeting to inform the public of where the study is at and where it will be going.

Revenue Committee Meets in Buffalo Thursday, Friday

Sand Creek Ranch's John Jenkins

The Wyoming State Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee will be meeting in Buffalo over the next two days to discuss a number of issues, from wind taxation to taxation of agricultural lands and subdivisions.

Wyo. Forestry: State's Resources "Pretty Well Taxed" by Wildfires

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Forester Bill Crapser says the state's resources are "pretty well taxed" as crews battle eight fires throughout the state, six of which started within the last week.

Lightning in Forecast Could Spark More Wildfires

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Firefighters fear that more wildfires may break out in western Montana and northern Idaho later this week, with more lightning storms in the forecast.

Taking Steps Forward on the Wolf Plan

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(Courtesy Wyoming Game and Fish)

More than 40 folks showed up Wednesday night at the CTEL Presentation Hall at Sheridan College for an informational meeting by the Wyoming Game and Fish, concerning the revised draft of the Wyoming Wolf Plan.