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August 7th, 2011

Buffalo Waives Permit for New Courtroom Facility

Buffalo City Council

The Buffalo City Council, at last week's meeting, voted to waive the building permit fee for the county's new courtroom facility, which is scheduled to begin construction later this month.

Big West Arts Festival

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It was the 6th annual Big West Arts Festival held over the weekend on the front lawn of Sheridan College. It was an art-goers delight as more than 60 artists had their work on display.

Story Home and Garden Sampler Fundraiser

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Frances Huggins and Jean Lunbeck sell tickets for the Story Home and Garden Sampler

Saturday, folks could take a self-guided tour to four Story homes and two gardens, all as a fundraiser for the Story Woman's Club. Patty Hoover tells us what the money raised will be used for.

Fishing Derby at Ranchester Rotary Pond

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Four year-old Owen Petty with his catch of the day.

Bobbers, hooks, and worms were the order of the morning as twenty-five little fishermen showed up Saturday at the Rotary Pond in Ranchester for a fabulous morning of catching fish.

August 6th

State Fair Sponsorship to Help Department Promote Tobacco Program

The Wyoming State Fair kicks off next weekend in Douglas, and as part of an effort to promote the pitfalls of tobacco use, the Wyoming Department of Health has signed on as a sponsor.

UW Research: Global Warming Will Affect High Plains Grassland Species

Photo Courtesy of the University of Wyoming

A University of Wyoming researcher says the composition of plant species on Wyoming’s grasslands could be shifting over the next 100 years. That’s one of the results of a study that was conducted to determine how increases in carbon dioxide can affect high-plains grasslands.

Sheridan Serves as Rest Stop for Motorcyclists En Route to Sturgis

Three riders head east on I-90 Friday afternoon, most likely heading home from Sturgis. The rally officially begins Monday Aug. 8, but riders and tourists populate Sturgis, S.D. for the entire first two weeks of August. (photo by Brad Estes)

As thousands journey to and from Sturgis, S.D. this week and next for the annual biker rally, Sheridan sees plenty of bikes roll through its historic streets.

Bradford Brinton Reopens After Windstorm Knocks Down Power Line

Bradford Brinton Memoria & Museum (Sheridan Media File Photo)

Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum reopened at 1:30 pm today after a windstorm knocked down a power line and started a brush-fire between the main museum complex and a horse barn on Friday afternoon. Power to the museum was lost until MDU made repairs so the museum could open today.

August 5th

Private Giving to UW Last Year Breaks Record

The University of Wyoming has set a record for private donations received in a year, exceeding the $40 million mark for the first time in its history.

Sheridan County Commissioners Approve Airport Taxiway Project

Sheridan County Airport (Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan County Commissioners approved a bid from Advance Electrical Contracting to upgrade signage and lighting regulators on the taxiway at the Sheridan County Airport.