Sheridan County

A grant from Homeland Security was approved recently by the Sheridan County Commission. Commissioners Tom Ringley and Bob Rolston gave the details, at my prompting, during a recent Public Pulse show.

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz, who is a former deputy assistant secretary of state, are expected to make a visit to Sheridan in October to speak at the Sheridan County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner.

With the dry conditions and local county fire restrictions in place, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is banning open fires on all Game and Fish Commission-owned and administered lands within the Sheridan Region. The news comes through a release issued by the department.

An old business in downtown Sheridan is under new ownership. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has the story.

Newsweek magazine has ranked Big Horn High School on its list of top high schools in the nation for 2015.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging hunters and other backcountry users to be cautious when in bear country, and to carry and know how to use bear spray.

The Wyoming Lottery celebrated its one-year anniversary on Monday with more than $5.2 million in winnings for nearly 580,000 state residents, according to a news release from the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.

Enrollment in schools in Big Horn, Ranchester and Dayton may be slightly up from last year, according to Sheridan County School District 1 Superintendent Marty Kobza.

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