Buffalo

Managers on the Bighorn National Forest are reminding the public of a ban against entering caves in the forest to protect bats from contracting a disease that's killed millions of bats elsewhere in the country.

Here's a look at the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:

Tuesday's primary elections didn't generate a lot of voter turnout. State Elections Director Peggy Nighswonger says that the numbers should pick up in the fall.

Fremont County will hold a special mail election to pick one of its county commissioners because of a mistake made in Tuesday's election.

The University of Wyoming is getting ready for the start of classes on Monday, August 27th. Over the past several days, the University has offered the Summit Transitions Program designed especially for incoming students.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to encourage community development in the areas surrounding Sheridan.

MCS Strategies, LLC representatives gave the Buffalo City Council an update on economic development ideas they are working to help the city, county and Town of Kaycee implement to better their future economic outlook.

According to a media release from the Bighorn National Forest, the Gilead Fire on the National Forest has grown to about five acres since Monday. The fire is located about two miles west of Stone Mountain, or about 10 miles northwest of the city of Buffalo.

Hunters will have lots of opportunity to hunt this fall in northeast Wyoming. Mild winters combined with good fawn production has resulted in white-tailed deer and antelope populations being higher than desired in some areas.

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