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Sheridan Man Dies in the Bighorns

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A Sheridan man hunting in the Bighorn Mountains with a friend died Monday after suffering acute cardiac arrest.

Weather, Power Outage Delay School Starts

Sheridan County School District 3, which is Arvada and Clearmont, will be on a one-hour delay this morning, due to a power outage at the school. Classes will start at 9. The information comes from school staff.

Also, Story School and Bus 39 are on 2-hour delays.

Online Fund Set Up for Sheridan Family

A web page has been created to offer assistance to a Sheridan family that lost their home to a fire on Labor Day. Shortly after 3 in the morning on Monday, Goose Valley Fire Department along with Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 16 Welton Lane in Sheridan.

Buffalo Chamber Issues 'Scam Alert'

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce has sent out an e-mail “Scam Alert” warning community members to be aware of a recent one being performed over the phone.

A&E Show 'Longmire' Canceled

Robert Taylor who portrays Walt Longmire on the show, signs autographs during this year's Longmire Days. Photo by Hannah Stepenoff

National entertainment reports say 'Longmire', the A& E television series, will not be returning for a fourth season. The series is based off local author Craig Johnson's novel series, which is set in the fictional town of Durant, said to be based on Buffalo.

Franklin Wins Steak Cook-Off

Frackelton's General Manager Dave Youngren, left, presented the check to top prize winner Chad Franklin for the steak cook-off. (Photo by Gene Sturlin)

Chad Franklin of the PO News Team was the winner of the Sixth Annual Blue Ribbon Steak Cook-off held Thursday.

City Council Race Close

In the Sheridan City Council race, Thayer Shafer pulled more than 1,000 votes Tuesday night, advancing him to the November general elections in his bid for a two-year seat on Sheridan's City Council.

Williams Drops Out of Race, Johnson Challenges Dyess

The number of candidates running for one of the two seats open on the Johnson County Commission has gone down by one.

County Reconsiders Lake DeSmet Management Agreement with SaSol

Johnson County's Commissioners.

The Johnson County Commissioners are reviewing a proposed operating agreement for Lake DeSmet between SaSol Synfuels International, which is a South African corporation that is the largest holder of water rights of the lake next to Johnson County.

Commission Candidates Face-Off Live

Four candidates are running for one of the three seats open on the five-member Sheridan County Commission.

KWYO Wins Station of the Year

(Photo by Sarah Richter)

The Wyoming Association of Broadcasters held their annual convention and awards banquet over the weekend in Cody. Sheridan Media won a total of six awards that included Station of the Year for AM 1410 KWYO.

Gas Leak Causes Local Street Evacuation

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MDU crews working on a gas leak in downtown Sheridan Tuesday night. (Photo by Ron Richter)
MDU crews working on a gas leak in downtown Sheridan Tuesday night. (Photo by Ron Richter)

At approximately 5 p.m. last night, the Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan Fire-Rescue and Montana Dakota Utilities were on the scene, when a gas leak near the Downtown Sheridan Association building on the corner of Main Street and Coffeen Avenue was reported.

Weekend Events Include Airplanes, Art

Close-up of Crook Diorama -- Photo by Pat Blair

Wings and Wheels Event -- Crook Diorama Dedication

Smith & Wesson Sponsors Wyoming Antelope Hunt

Firearm Manufacturer Smith & Wesson is now a bronze sponsor of the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt, which will be happening October 9th through the 12th in northeastern Wyoming.

Willoughby Runs For County Commission

Betsy Willoughby

Betsy Willoughby has announced she will seek the Republican Party's nomination in the August Primary Election for one of two open seats on the Johnson County Commission.

Gillette Woman Vies for Crown

A young woman from Gillette will be one of the seven contestants this year vying for the Miss Wyoming crown this weekend at the WYO Theater in Sheridan.

Commission Discusses 'Big 5' Access

The Johnson County courthouse sits on a hill in downtown Buffalo. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

The Johnson County commissioners will discuss access to what's known as the “Big 5” public lands area in the northern part of the county with landowner Kim Love at today's regular meeting.

Briefs, Updates

Sexual Assault Reports on Rise at State University
Staff and Wire Reports

Sexual assault reports are on the rise at the state's only university, but campus police say it's probably because more people are coming forward to report acts of sexual misconduct.

Coffeen Avenue Bridge Work Begins

As reported over the weekend, work has now begun on Little Goose Bridge in Sheridan, which explains the re-direction of traffic on Coffeen Avenue.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has contracted with S&S Builders of Gillette to do the work.

Sheridan G&F Open House To Discuss Wolves, Regulations

The Sheridan Regional Office of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will have an Open House Wednesday, May 7th from 3 to 5pm to gather public input on the proposed 2014 gray wolf hunting seasons, changes to license issuance and hunter safety regulations.