Sheridan County

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee will be holding two candidate forums this week. Both candidate forums will take place at the Sheridan College CTEL at 7 pm this Wednesday and Thursday.

Tourism through Sheridan has picked up this summer, which is good for the city's revenue. Penny Becker, executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism, explained that recovery from last year has been slow.

A family home is making a treck from Big Horn into the city of Sheridan tomorrow morning, and the project's coordinators are hoping for the patience and cooperation of Sheridan citizens in their paths. The house will make its way from Bird Farm Road to Highway 335, then on to Big Horn Avenue.

It's a tradition in Sheridan County to wrap up fair week with a pig wrestling contest. Fill a pool with water and bentonite and throw in a pig with pig catchers and besides the mess, you have something to behold.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from environmental groups that sought to block federal coal leases in Wyoming's Powder River Basin on the grounds that burning the coal would contribute to global warming.

Here are some highlights of the past week's news on Sheridan Media:

The Sarpy Hills Fire Complex in southeastern Montana has merged into one large fire.

It was a busy week for Yellowstone Park Rangers as three accidents in the park resulted in one fatality and significant injuries to others. Carl Dullmaier of Germany, sustained a head injury after being thrown from a horse near Tower Junction.

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