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August 19th

Johnson County Youth Show Well At State Fair Sheep Shows

Johnson County's sheep youth have every reason to feel proud after a great showing at the State Fair in Douglas this past week.

County Briefs From Recent Meetings

The Johnson County Commissioners, at recent meetings, discussed and/or acted on a number of smaller issues ranging from the appointment of deputy county coroners to a possible agreement for an indoor shooting range.

Rope For Knowledge Raises $4,700 For Jo Co Scholarships

Rope For Knowledge 2013. Photo courtesy of Sheridan College in Johnson County.

Sheridan College in Johnson County's Fifth Annual Rope For Knowledge was last Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo, and was another successful scholarship roping for the college.

Tabled Once Again

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After over an hour of discussion amongst the Sheridan City Council, property owner Don Roberts and several concerned nearby homeowners, the Council elected to table ordinance #2136 Cloud Peak Ranch 16, which is a request to rezone 2.2 acres from R-1 residential to R-3 in the Cloud Peak Ranch subdivi

Keep it Safe in and Around School Zones

With the school year set to begin next week in Sheridan County, law enforcement wants to remind motorists to think safety first when driving near schools. Sheridan Police Department School Resource Officer Sam Damon.

City Councilman Concerned Over Large Annexation

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Sheridan City Councilman Levi Dominguez. (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan City Council Monday night approved the Wrench Ranch II annexation, which annexes just over 264 acres into the City limits.

Measuring Driving Distances by the Number of Beers it Takes to Get There

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Newcomers might find this hard to believe, but a common form of measurement a few decades ago, when it came to traveling Wyoming’s long distances, was: “How many beers does it take to get there?”

Fewer Biker Wrecks in Wyoming During Sturgis

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming law enforcement investigated fewer crashes and made fewer traffic stops in the northern part of the state during this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Rep. Madden Talks Transportation Spending

Rep. Madden Talks Transportation Spending

During a recent visit on Newstalk 930 KROE's Public Pulse program, state representative Mike Madden of Buffalo discussed the way the state of Wyoming spends money on transportation. He says the school districts send an invoice, and it gets paid.

B-1B Bomber Crashes in Southeastern Montana

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According to internet searches, a single B1-B bomber costs more than $283 million. (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that a B-1B strategic bomber attached to the 28th Bomb Wing crashed during a routine training mission near Broadus, Mont. on Monday.