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September 6th

School District One Kicks-Off iPad Initiative

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Middle school students of Sheridan County School District One will have some new hi-tech gadgets to aid in the learning process this year, as the School District has kicked off an iPad initiative for the year. District One Superintendent Marty Kobza.

Gilead Now at 4,430 Acres, 5% Containment

(Photo Courtesy of Gene Sturlin)

The Gilead Fire burning burning 10 miles northwest of Buffalo and 8 miles southwest of Story is now at 4,430 acres as of Thursday night. The fire is also estimated to be 5% contained. Heavy smoke at times Thursday gave the impression that the fire had grown significantly.

UW President to Retire Next Year

UW President Tom Buchanan announces retirement. (Photo Courtesy of the University of Wyoming)

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of summer 2013. Buchanan made the announcement during his “State of the University Speech”.

Shutting Down the Inn

The Sheridan Heritage Center Board of Trustees has announced that the Sheridan Inn and 1893 Grille and Spirits will cease operations effective October 1st.

Gilead Fire Management Team to Host Two Public Meetings This Weekend

The Gilead Fire Incident Management Team will host two meetings this weekend to update the public on the Gilead Fire which is located approximately 8 miles southwest of Story. Interested individuals are welcome to attend either meeting.

Local Mural Artists Recognized For Hard Work

Mural artists Jenny Wuerker, Aaron Wuerker and Marchel Kelly address those gathered for the presentation Wednesday afternoon.
The second mural that will be completed in the summer of 2013.

At Wednesday evening's Main Street Market in Buffalo, local artists Aaron and Jenny Wuerker and Marchel Kelly were recognized for their hard work on the mural on the Trading Post building facing Crazy Woman Square in Buffalo.

Black Bear Hunt Areas 1 And 2 in Bighorns Closed

Black bear. Photo courtesy Wyoming Game and Fish.

The fall black bear seasons for hunt areas 1 and 2 in the Bighorn black bear management unit are closed. The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains.

Out of the Darkness Walk is Saturday

This weekend is the third annual Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide. The trek kicks off at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at Grinnell Plaza.

Downtown Art Display Meshes Contrasting Styles

(photo by Tracee Davis)
(photo by Tracee Davis)
(photo by Tracee Davis)

This month's display at the Sheridan College Main Street Gallery downtown features two artists with seemingly contrasting styles, but a common emphasis on light makes for a complimentary display. Pat Trout and Sonja Caywood are both accomplished local artists.

Sheridan Businesses Eligible for SBA Drought Loans

Small businesses and ranches in Sheridan and Johnson Counties are eligible for special consideration from the Small Business Administration to receive federal disaster loans.