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Small wildfires breaking out in northwest Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Several small wildfires have broken out in northwest Wyoming over the past several days.

'Shots' Are False Alarm

Two reports from people hearing “shots” in Sheridan this weekend turned out to be false alarms, according to Police Sergeant Travis Koltiska.

Parent Reports 'Break-in'

A reported burglary on Mobile Drive in Ranchester wasn't exactly that, according to Lt. Mark Conrad.

Registrations Open for Pig Wrestling

Spots are still open in the men's and women's divisions for teams in the Sheridan County Fair pig wrestling event.

School Board Chairman Pleased With Opinion

Sheridan County School District 2 trustees and administrators were pleased last week with a court finding that the district didn't violate Wyoming open meetings laws in discussions of a possible multipurpose facility.

Fair Director Expects Record Crowds

Organizers of the Sheridan County Fair, which starts this week, are expecting record numbers this year.

UPDATE: Crews Work to Contain Bighorn Forest Fire

Firefighters working in the Bighorn National Forest were able to make significant progress fighting the Roane Creek Fire over the weekend, according to fire managers.

UPDATE: County Treasurer Has One Challenger

Sheridan County Treasurer Pete Carroll, left, and challenger Scott Hininger were interviewed on Public Pulse. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The Sheridan County treasurer has one challenger for the post. The two candidates were interviewed on a recent Public Pulse show.

County Prepares for Digitization

Stepping into the document vault at the Sheridan County Courthouse in Sheridan, one can see by the rows and rows of ledger books that digitizing the contents collected over the past 100 years will be a monumental task.

Wyoming’s Lincoln Highway Helped Define Our State

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Besides ending the Civil War, freeing the slaves and launching a national railway, President Abraham Lincoln also thought it important to have a designated highway crossing the country from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.