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Main Street Showcased Some Amazing Vehicles

Vehicles parked all up an down Main Street in Sheridan may not be a very rare occurrence. Show vehicles parked downtown, from classic hot rods to brand new supercars, means the KARZ Club Rod Run. Mark Wells is the event chairperson.

What did everyone else think of the show?

Blake Shelton Plays To Thousands At The Fairgrounds

The Sheridan County Fairgrounds were crowded on Friday night for a night of country music. Bucky Covington and Blake Shelton headlined the show hosted by the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Gold Buckle Club. Several dozen people even showed up hoping to walk away with more cash in their pocket than when they arrived.

4th Of July Fireworks Big Event At Equestrian Center

Pyrotechnician and Wyoming State Senator Bruce Burns once again planned the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at the Big Horn Equestrian Center. He gathered five different fireworks choreographers that put the display to music. Teka Brock and her band provided entertainment in the hours before the show.

We've got the details on a few of the events for Rodeo Friday

Rodeo Friday in Sheridan has its fair share of events that last from sunup to sundown. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the details on a couple that the Sheridan Kiwanis Club put on every year.

Town Of Dayton Now Has A Raw Water Ordinance

The Dayton Town Council approved the 3rd and final reading of an ordinance that will enforce the rules and regulations of the town's raw water system when complete. Dayton Mayor Bob Wood.

Fulmer Library Offering Writing Workshop Next Week

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will be hosting a writing workshop Friday July 17th. Fulmer Library Executive Director Cathy Butler.

The writing workshop will be presented by Tina Welling, Author of Crybaby Ranch. It will take place next Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Inner Circle at the Fulmer Library.

JACKSON'S FOURTH OF JULY BUDGET CUT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Budget cuts meant there were fewer law enforcement officers patrolling the Fourth of July festivities in Jackson. Sgt. Alan John of the Jackson Police Department said officers would be out in force. But he says that budget cuts mean there will be fewer officers than usual at Music in the Hole event.

RAWLINS RVS

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - Rawlins officials are considering allowing people living in recreational vehicles to permanently stay in mobile home parks.The Rawlins City Council will vote on the proposed ordinance Tuesday. The city normally does not allow RVs from setting up residence in mobile home parks.

TETON COUNTY HISPANICS POPULATION

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. Census Bureau figures show the Hispanic population in Teton County has more than doubled in the last eight years. The figures show the Hispanic population in the county was estimated to be 2,540 as of July 1, 2008. There was an estimated 1,185 Hispanics in the county in 2000. The figures were released Wednesday. The increase includes Jackson residents.

FUEL FROM WOOD

UPTON, Wyo. (AP) - In the tiny town of Upton, KL Energy Corp's test plant is among those at the forefront of a concerted research effort to turn trees, waste wood and other plants into automobile fuel.

GILLETTE POLICE RADIO SYSTEM

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - The Gillette City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to fund a new police radio system. City officials say Gillette's share of the $1.6-million radio system would be $925,000. The remaining $675,000 would come from federal grants. The police department wants to replace its existing portable radios with a new 800-megahertz system.

CODY CONSIDERS BAN ON FEEDING DEER

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A proposal by the Cody City Council to ban feeding deer in the city is drawing a heated response from residents on both sides of the issue. Mayor Nancy Tia Brown says the city thought the proposed ban would be innocuous. But she says the city has received a lot of responses on the proposal.

We've Got The Latest Swine Flu Numbers From The Department of Health

The Wyoming Department of Health reports that there are now eighty-one cases of laboratory confirmed swine flu in the state of Wyoming, including one hospitalization.

The hospitalized patient, an adult female from Lincoln County has been diagnosed as having underlying conditions and has been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Gillette Population Up 32 percent Since 2000

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal census figures show Gillette's
population has grown by 32 percent in the past eight years while surrounding Campbell County has grown by 23 percent.

Estimates released this week put Gillette's population at nearly 27,000 last year, up from about 20,000 in 2000. The county's population was more than 41,000 in 2008, up from nearly 34,000 eight years ago.

Casper Could Be Wyoming's Largest City In 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Casper could overtake Cheyenne as
Wyoming's largest city in a decade. The Wyoming Economic Analysis Division says Casper has grown by about 8.7 percent since 2000, while Cheyenne has grown by about 6.7 percent.

Wenlin Liu of the state Department of Administration and