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July 24th

Sheridan Iron Festival is Friday at the Fairgrounds

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This Friday, the Sheridan County Fairgrounds will be the site of the 1st ever Sheridan Iron Festival. Organizer Kat Deeds explains that they have a number of things lined up throughout the afternoon and evening.

Workshop Coming For Possible NW Water SID

the NW Water Pipeline project special meeting earlier this month.

At their meeting this week, the Johnson County Commissioners got an update from Planner Rob Yingling on the synopsis compiled by WWC Engineering on the recent public meeting with residents near the NW Water Pipeline Project.

UW Researcher Determines Age of Martian Meteorites

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UW Researcher Determines Age of Martian Meteorites (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

A researcher at the University of Wyoming and his team recently developed a technique to determine the age of Martian rocks that have fallen to Earth.

Healing Wounds with the Field of Honor

Healing Wounds with the Field of Honor (Photo courtesy Flickr user W.D. Vanlue)

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the immense loss the country suffered was often depicted in the media through images of twisted steel and broken concrete.

Mosquito Control in Sheridan

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Culex tarsalis is a species of mosquito present in the Sheridan area that also is capable of carrying diseases like West Nile virus and malaria. (Photo courtesy Flickr)

With all the recent hot weather in Sheridan and forecasts that it will stay that way for a while, mosquitoes are out in full force. But so is the Weed and Mosquito Control Department within city limits.

July 23rd

Superintendent Lawsuit Argues Education Powers

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's legal challenge to a new state law contends the framers of the Wyoming Constitution didn't intend for the governor and Legislature to have exclusive control over public education.

Three Wildfires Burning in Wyoming

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LANDER, Wyo. (AP) - Several wildfires are burning in Wyoming.

Two fires are burning in the Shoshone National Forest and another in the Medicine Bow National Forest.

Future Of JCSD1's Learning Center Building Unsure

At their last meeting the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees were informed that the Learning Center Building, which has been used for a number of years by the district, will as of this fall be vacant and will not be needed at least for the foreseeable future, if at all.

Johnson County Accepts FAA Grant For Taxilane At Airport

The Johnson County Commissioners, at their Tuesday meeting, approved and accepted a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a taxi lane at the county airport.

Buffalo Youth Triathlon Saturday at Jo Co YMCA

The annual Buffalo Swim Club Iron Youth Triathlon will be happening this Saturday at the Johnson County Family YMCA beginning at 8am.