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Dedication Ceremony held for Dry Fork Station in Gillette

The Touchstone energy balloon greeted visitors as they attended dedication ceremonies Aug. 11 for the Dry Fork Station near Gillette. The entrance to tours of the plant, as part of the dedication, can be seen on the other side of the balloon. (Photo Courtesy of Daryll HIll, Basin Energy Production Cooperative)

Gillette - According to a release from Basin Electric Power Cooperative, celebrating the completion of a more than 3-year project, the Dry Fork Station had more than 1,100 people attend the coal-based power plant's dedication ceremony in Gillette Thursday.

Hospital Gets Construction Updates on Cath Lab, ICU, Medical Office Building

Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty

Several hospital projects are nearing the beginning stages, as renovations to the Medical Office Building, Cath Lab and ICU are allocating funding and contracting.

Annual Blood Screening August 22nd - 27th

Phone lines are open and volunteers are ready and waiting to set up appointments for the annual Sheridan Memorial Hospital Blood Screening. The event is set for the week of August 22nd through 27th, in preparation for the 2011 Health Fair coming up September 24th.

Jo Co Signs Water Rights Agreement for Steerhead Ranch

The Steerhead Ranch made a request of a number of water rights holders upstream from them, including Johnson County, to allow them to move their water rights to divert water for irrigation.

Buffalo to Bid Landscaping at Wastewater Plant

Buffalo's new wastewater treatment plant

At last week's city council meeting, City Works Director Les Hook requested the council approve him bidding out for landscaping to be completed at the city's new wastewater treatment plant.

Jo Co to Host Public Hearing on Animal Regulations

The Johnson County Commissioners will have a public hearing to let citizens voice their support and/or concerns over the proposed County Animal Regulations that are currently being discussed for possible implementation by the county.

Thursday Farmer's Market

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Shoppers at Thursday's Farmer's Market

The market in Sheridan remains steady, that is, the Farmer's Market. Held each Thursday at the Whitney Commons across from the library, all sorts of goodies can be found from jewelry to artwork, purses, and baked goods. And let's not forget the vegetables.

Few Details Yet in ATV Accident on Champion Drive

According to Rocky Mountain Ambulance Co-owner Marc Ketcham, RMA responded to a three person single-ATV accident on Champion Drive in Sheridan at around 11 am on Thursday.

USDA Pays $22M to Protect Wyo Sage Grouse Habitat

Female Sage Grouse in the Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming. She had eight or nine chicks scattered in the sagebrush around her. (Photo courtesy Dave Oyen, CC)

CHEYENNE (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $22 million to encourage ranchers and farmers to conserve habitat for sage grouse in Wyoming. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new funding Thursday.

SAWS Approves Cost Sharing Agreement With City

SAWS Administrator and Sheridan County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a cost sharing agreement with the City of Sheridan at their monthly meeting Wednesday. The agreement is to enter into a contract with States West Water Resources Corporation to work with SAWS and the U.S.