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The Indian Paintbrush Festival is among the many, many things the passing of Senator Malcolm Wallop brings back to memory. On a hot afternoon on August 24, 2004 festival attendees enjoyed an afternoon on a hillside at Canyon Ranch near Big Horn to hear music by Bob Wyatt and his bagpipes, the Craft Brothers, the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and John Haitt.

Is it Movie Actor Robert Duvall, Radio Station WKRP's oily sales manager Herb Tarlek or Sheridan Media's Jim Schellinger? You be the judge. Chamber Community Partner, Sheridan Media, hosted the monthly luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce Wednesday at the Best Western Sheridan Center.

Call it what you like - in fact you can almost call it finished. The guard rails are in place, the signs are up, the chip seal is down, the striping has been applied, the shoulders have been dressed and the flaggers are gone. All that remains is seeding along the dressed shoulders and perhaps one more pass of the sweeper down the center to pick up dust and grit from the chip seal.

The Sheridan North Main Street Reconstruction Project accomplished another milestone with the installation of medians from 5th Street north to 11th Street in the past few days. Work continues with drilling and placement of rebar in the area between 1st and 5th Streets. On Monday morning a finished portion could be seen in front of the old Taylor School building at 1030 North Main Street.

Smoke is still rising from the Reservoir Fire Burnout in the Shell and Adelaide Reservoirs area. This view looking south from the Bird Farm Road, near Big Horn, shows considerable smoke in the sky at 6:00 pm Sunday. Scroll down for two views taken later in the evening and for an earlier report see: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/new...

Firefighter Jay Hasquet, Firefighter Ben Weaver and Captain Bret Ketchem, from the Sheridan Area Rural Fire Protection District, are joined by Jay's son Jacob as they observe a moment of silence behind two artifacts salvaged from the World Trade Center after the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

The South Main Street bronze sculpture "Synergy" shown here encircling "Old Glory," proudly flying from a nearby street light pole, provides a timely visual as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches. Sculpture Gary Lee Price, whose trademark is "Lifting the Human Spirit Through Sculpture" created "Synergy" to, " . . . personify the intangible characteristics of teamwork, friendship and unity.

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Sheridan Media and Cost Plus Furniture & Appliances have teamed up to put on a 24-hour, three-day "Spirit of America 9/11 Food Drive." Drop by and keep Ben Chalker awake and drop off your goods - in the store from 9 am to 5 pm Thursday and Friday and from 9-4 on Saturday.

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