Sheridan County

State legislator, Jon Botten, appeared on Public Pulse on Newstalk 930, KROE, with host, Kim Love, to talk about how he's wrapping up his term in the Wyoming House of Representatives.

4-H and FFA members from around the county and beyond are showing off their livestock this week at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. After raising their chosen animals almost from their infancy, the competitors know all too well that grace in show only comes from hard work.

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.

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.

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