Wyoming

Several people have wondered about Merritt's Cafe, the restaurant that served Sunday dinner specials featuring entrees for as little as 25 cents.

According to the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, the number of Wyoming women who hunt and fish continues to increase. In a release, department officials said since 2008 there has been a 9% increase in female hunters and a 17% increase in female anglers.

The University of Wyoming has released its enrollment figures for this fall. UW spokesman Jim Kearns says the total figures show 12,932 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled, an increase of four students from last year.

The Great Western Hotel will specialize in Sunday evening dinners for 75 cents from 5:30 until 7:30.

Jack Chase of Leiter has been honored by the National Weather Service for 50 years of “outstanding service” in the agency's Cooperative Weather Observer Program.

The fourth annual Biketoberfest event, hosted by the Sheridan Community Land Trust, will be held Saturday afternoon and evening in Sheridan, at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

In an effort to help people know what to do if the earth quakes, the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security is encouraging residents to participate in the Wyoming Shake Out event, called Drop, Cover and Hold On.

The Sheridan County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting later this month – on Thursday night, Oct. 23. The meeting will be held at the Holy Name Parish Center at 260 E. Loucks Street in Sheridan, starting at 7 with a business meeting, followed by a program by Warren Mischke.

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