Johnson County

Ranchester will celebrate 100 years since its inception as a town this Saturday with events going on all day along Highway 14 East.

A request by Geoff Spiering Construction for an extension to the contract to build the new city shop resulted in a change order to extend the contract by 33 days.

Fires have spread resources thin across Wyoming and Montana, after lightning caused multiple fires throughout the week. Warm temperatures and low humidities have created dangerous fire conditions for these areas.

Eight wildfires were reported in the northern Big Horn National Forest after thunderstorms brought lightning across the area Thursday. Largest of these, the West Pass fire is about 15-acres in size.

The Powder River Basin Resource Council will be holding their 6th annual Harvest Celebration this Saturday in Sheridan. Bill Bensel with the Resource Council explains that the annual event is a chance to showcase food produces at local farms and ranches.

Through the door there's a 3-foot by 10-foot or so walk-in area, complete with about 50 mailboxes on a wall that has a small service window. To the left there's a closet-sized corner for boxes and postage.

Wyoming statewide graduation rates traditionally hover right around 80 percent – the most recent State Board of Education report for the class of 2010 was 80.4 percent. Rates at Sheridan county schools have recently been in the mid-to-upper 80s.

The Wyoming State Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee will be meeting in Buffalo over the next two days to discuss a number of issues, from wind taxation to taxation of agricultural lands and subdivisions.

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