Sheridan County

With Sheridan being one of the top tourist destinations in Wyoming, it's understandable residents here get pretty comfortable when it comes to their home security. While Sheridan isn't overrun with crime, Detective Jim Arzy with the Sheridan Police Department reminds citizens there are a few quick, easy things people should do to safeguard their home against burglary.

The Associated Press reports more people in the eight-state Mountain West region are expected to make a Labor Day getaway compared with last year.

Sheridan County Fire Warden, Bill Biastoch, reports the fire approximately 7 miles north of Clearmont has grown to somewhere between 1500 and 2500 acres.

This year's drought has taken its toll on the state's hay crop, but Wyoming officials have agreed to provide some relief to those looking to import or transport hay.

Wyoming's unemployment rate increased slightly in July to 5.6 percent - the second straight month the state's jobless rate has gone up.

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority Joint Powers Board at their July meeting agreed to issue a Request for Qualifications in hopes of finding a firm to help craft the scope of a target industries study. The board received three proposals, none of which were local.

Now that school has resumed in Sheridan County for another year, officials with School District Two have their sights set on another big year for students and faculty alike. District Two Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse.

University of Wyoming Atmospheric Science Professor Bart Geerts will be profiled in a documentary about the pioneer spirit of the American West.

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