Sheridan

There are going to be quite a few goodbyes at this week's Sheridan County Fair. Many of the 4-H/FFA participants will sell their livestock in the show ring after months of careful care.

Lightning across the Sarpy Hills Tuesday night has sparked seven new fires on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. A media release from the Bureau of Indian Affairs states that the East Sarpy fire has covered over 40,000 acres since it was first detected Wednesday morning.

It's not everyday that education in northeast Wyoming is featured on one of the world's largest business websites, but that's exactly what happened Tuesday as CNNMoney ran a story about enrollment soaring at trade schools and community colleges across the nation.

Sheridan Junior High School will have a new School Resource Officer when school begins this year. Officer Sam Damon will be the newest SRO this fall, and is one of two Resource Officers in Sheridan Schools.

A two-day workshop in Sheridan called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST, is coming to Sheridan next month. The class is targeted to those who might be in a situation where they'll have to talk to someone about suicide, such as police officers, teachers or emergency reponders.

It's no big secret that dry conditions in the area are putting forests and communities at risk for wildfires. Last week, a small fire started in Banner that knocked out power to hundreds of people for a few hours overnight.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spent Tuesday traveling to Weston and Albany Counties to get a firsthand glimpse of the devastation caused by two of the largest wildfires that have burned so far this year in Wyoming.

Private giving to the University of Wyoming for the fiscal year ending June 30th exceeded 40-million dollars for the second year in a row.

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