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Cato Fire East of Buffalo

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Pictures were taken Tuesday night on Highway 16 near Ucross, looking at the hills just south of the Watt Ranch, except for the smokey Buffalo image, which was taken from a point overlooking Buffalo around dusk.

First 100 @ First Interstate Bank

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Sheridan's 100 degrees on Sunday was the first 100 of the year, Monday's 100 set a new record and Tuesday's 102 was 3 degrees below the record of 105 set in 1988. As for Wednesday's forecast of 88 - enjoy the cool down 'cause it won't last - it's back in the 90's for Thursday and beyond.

The view from the Information Center

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Taken by: Russ Hirchert

Lots of Gold to Behold

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Looks like all the gold has escaped from The Bank of Sheridan's vault at 1375 Sugarland Drive and is now disguised as "golden" daylilies on the front yard for all to see and enjoy. Did you know that there are over 60,000 registered cultivars of daylilies and that they come in many colors except for pure blue and pure white, which hybridizers are working on?

Ford MacCarty shows how to hit the ball

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On Sunday with his team, the Richard Williams & Associates, down 3 to 1 in the second chukker of the K-3 Memorial Cup Ford MacCarty shows how to hit as he moves the ball down the field helping to set up teammate Tom Gose for the score to draw them within one. In the second half the Richard Williams team would outscore the Big Horn Beverage team 5 to 2 to win by a final score of 9 to 6.

The Parkway Motel - gone but not forgotten

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As the sunset glow illuminates the top of the flour mill on the first day of summer it serves as a reminder of the sun setting on the Parkway Motel that until this day stood for many years in the now vacant area you see in the foreground. Yes, the Parkway Motel is no more but perhaps the following photos, taken in 2006, will provide a glimpse into what was and bring back memories of the past.

Playing in the Middle of Main Street

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Three year old Parker of Sheridan seemed perfectly content to sit in the middle of a very busy Main Street, with foot traffic all around her, during Thursday's Street Festival. Parker was in front of the Powder River Heating & Air Conditioning booth and game area where the art of drawing with chalk peaked her interest. Scroll down for more of Parker and a couple of others enjoying the evening.

Elk statue at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery

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"Taps"
Elk statue at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery
Photos taken June 21, 2012 by Laurie Fahrner, Sheridan

Dancing to the Music

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Between the standing room only audience and those seated in chairs were this lively group of youngsters dancing the evening away to the music of Gary Small and the Coyote' Bros. on Tin Star Records during the first 3rd Thursday Street Festival.

In Case You Missed It

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The first 3rd Thursday Street Festival of the year in Downtown Sheridan had a little something for everyone.

Photos by Ron Richter

First 3rd-Thursday "Fire in the Sky" finale

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Concluding the first 3rd-Thursday Street Festival of the year was the "Fire in the Sky" finale at 9:00 pm. What a magnificent conclusion to a perfect evening on Main Street in Sheridan. This view is looking down Grinnell Plaza toward Main Street with City Hall in the center and the show above.

Fire Destroys Playground Equipment at Sagebrush

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Sheridan Fire-Rescue and the Sheridan Police Department responded to a report of a fire early Thursday morning at Sagebrush Elementary School in Sheridan. Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer.

Summer is here!

Summer officially started in the Sheridan area at 5:09 pm Wednesday - and this is what it looked like just an hour later. While most of the nation was sweltering it out with temperatures above 90 we peaked out at 78 degrees. Temperatures are headed up however, with Thursday expected to hit 84, Friday 90, Saturday 91 and - get ready for this - 102 on Sunday.

Realbird Custer Battle Re-Enactment June 22-24

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The RealBird Re-enactment is gearing up for this weekend, with performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1 PM. Don't miss it!!!

Young Riders During the National Anthem

On Saturday morning at precisely 9:30 flag bearers Katie Bailey, with the National Flag, and Reata Cook, with the State Flag, led many of the participants of the 2012 Young Riders Rodeo into the arena to start the days events with the playing of the National Anthem. The line of participants was so long it had to be split into two parts in order to be shown here.

Larger Parking Lot for Big Horn Campus

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Now that the new elementary school building is up and the old is down Groathouse Construction Inc. is busy tearing up the old and putting down a new parking lot for the Big Horn Campus. The addition of more parking spaces will be a welcome addition to the campus as will the landscaping when it is finished in August.

Back to Work after a Pancake Breakfast?

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Fire Chief Caleb, age 4 and his brother Fire Chief Isaac, age 6 of Big Horn appear to be headed back to work after their breakfast of orange juice, pancakes and sausage at Saturday's Big Horn Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Pancake Breakfast. There was a large turnout and lots of conversation at the popular annual event.

Whitney Simmons Wins Senior Barrels

On the final barrel race of the day Whitney Simmons of Decker ran a quick 18.04 to win Senior Barrels on Saturday afternoon. Whitney was participating in the Senior events (ages 14-18) of the Young Riders Rodeo held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. There was something for everyone up to the age of 18.

Soldier Ridge Trail Construction Underway

Construction has begun on the Soldier Ridge Trail, a single track, publicly accessible non-motorized trail just west of Sheridan City limits. A crew with the Montana Conservation Corps has completed 1.2 miles of the 4.5 mile trail.