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Winds Reached up to 66 mph Overnight, Outages Reported

High winds coming from the Southwest last night reaching up to 66 miles per hour throughout the evening have caused some power outages to be reported in Sheridan County.

G&F Seeks Information On Poaching In Johnson County

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking the public to help with information on an illegal poaching of a mule deer buck in eastern Johnson County.

Collision Injuring Child Bicyclist Still Under Investigation

An incident involving a collision between a bicyclist and a vehicle is still under investigation.

West Range Fire Claims 1,200 Acres

A fire that started Saturday in a heavily wooded area west of Buffalo that has burned through at least 1,200 acres was 25 percent contained by Sunday night before the snowfall.

E. 1st Street May Be Realigned in Near Future

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E. 1st Street may finally see an expansion further east of Sheridan Avenue, if the Sheridan Planning Commission approves a request to vacate a portion of the existing right of way to begin a new alignment for the street at their regular meeting Monday.

General Election 2014 Results

SHERIDAN COUNTY
TAX/AMENDMENT/CONTESTED RACES

The Penny Tax is a keeper. The amendment allowing out-of-state trustees on the University of Wyoming board goes down in flames.

Johnson County Election Results

Unofficial results are in for all precincts in Johnson County, including absentee votes.

Christmas Stroll Theme and Deadlines Announced

Last year's Stroll Button presented by Chamber Program Director Teresa Detimore. Photo by Pat Blair

This year's Christmas Stroll is fast approaching and the sign-up deadline for Sheridan businesses who wish to participate is next Monday. The stroll will once again be held in November on the day after Thanksgiving, and the theme is “Sugar Plum Stroll.”

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.