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Highway Shooter Deemed ‘Not Fit’ to Stand Trial

A Big Horn man who’s been charged with Attempted Murder for allegedly trying to kill a Sheridan man last year on Halloween has been deemed “not fit” to stand trial according to the Wyoming State Hospital.

Missing Snowmobilers in the Bighorns Found Alive and Well

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Two snowmobilers that were reported lost in the Bighorn Mountains early Thursday morning have been found. According to North Big Horn County Search and Rescue, the two male individuals, ages 48 and 50 were located last night, and aside from being cold and tired, were doing very well.

Peabody Energy Cuts More Than 200 Employees

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The Gillette News Record reports that Peabody Energy announced this morning a reduction of workforce at the world's most productive coal mine, the North Antelope Rochelle, by about 235 hourly and salaried employees, citing continued financial difficulties during challenging marketing conditions.

UPDATE: Cafe Fire Remains Under Investigation

No one was injured over the weekend in a fire that broke out at a cafe in downtown Sheridan, and the incident remains under investigation.

Buffalo Animal Shelter Holds Bake-Sale

A bake-sale fundraiser for the animal shelter in Buffalo will be held today at DJ’s Thriftway on West Fort Street.

Nordic Ski Club Hosts chili festival

A chili festival will be held today at the Willow Park Nordic Area west of Buffalo, hosted by the Powder Pass Nordic Ski Club.

Small Earthquake Hits Central Wyoming

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According to information from the United States Geological Survey website, a small earthquake occurred in central Wyoming this week. The magnitude 3.4 quake happened 12 miles south-southwest of Midwest, or 25 miles north of Casper, Monday morning at 8:15.

Highway Shooting Suspect Arrested, Investigation Continues

UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection to the highway shooting over the weekend near Big Horn.

Highway Suspect Shooter Still At Large

UPDATE: As reported earlier, the local sheriff’s office is asking for help in finding the suspect involved in a highway shooting that occurred Saturday night.

Authorities Still Searching for Shooting Suspect

UPDATE: As reported earlier, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a Saturday night shooting on Highway 335.

Whitney Benefits Sells Sheridan Soccer Fields

Whitney Benefits has announced the sale of the Whitney soccer fields located adjacent to Whitney Commons in Sheridan, as well as the west portion of the existing parking lot for $1.71 million.

Sheep Creek Fire Nearly Contained, Management Handed Back to Locals

As reported earlier, the Sheep Creek wildfire that’s been burning for more than a week in the Big Horn Mountains west of Dayton is now 90 percent contained and management will be turned over today to local agencies.

Kick 'Em Up Cans Continues Through Weekend In Buffalo

The Kick 'Em Up Cans Rodeo, a barrel-racing event put on annually in Buffalo, will continue through the weekend at the Johnson County Fairgrounds' arena.

-Washout Prompts Road Closure West Of Kaycee

The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) has announced a road closure west of Kaycee due to recent storms that have washed it out and made the road impassable and unsafe.

New Brinton Gallery Opens Monday

The new 24,000-square-foot art gallery built on the grounds of the Bradford Brinton Museum in Big Horn opens to the public on Monday.

This Week’s Poll Question

Wyoming's U.S. Senator Mike Enzi has introduced a bill that would make it legal to carry a pocket knife from one state to another if it's legal in both states.

Frackelton's Dining for Cause Raises Nearly 10K for Sculpture Program

UPDATE: Frackelton's Dining or a Cause event held Monday raised $9,700 for the Sheridan Public Arts Committee. The guest count totaled 254 people.

Today's Dining for Cause Supports Downtown Sculpture Program

Another Dining for a Cause fundraiser at Frackelton’s restaurant in Sheridan will be held today, which means that all of today’s lunch and dinner sales will be donated to the Sheridan Public Arts Committee.

Smoke in Big Horns from Controlled Burn

A plume of smoke billowing from the eastern face of the Big Horn Mountains Monday morning turned out to be a controlled burn of slash piles set by a rancher in the Story area near the Sheridan/Johnson county line.