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Custer Ranch Rodeo Taking Entries

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Entry forms for teams are now available for this year’s Custer Ranch Rodeo that is scheduled to take place June 24 in Custer, Montana.

Fatal Crash Shuts Down Highway 212 Near Lame Deer

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A crash involving a pickup truck and a semi truck in Rosebud County, Montana, early Thursday morning left one person dead.

JCHC Hires New Administrator

The Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo has announced that they have hired a new administrator to replace current administrator Sandy Ward, who will retire from his position this spring.

Rescheduled Creekside Play Performs This Weekend

Buffalo's Creekside Performing Arts will present “And Then There Were None,” a play based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel tonight and Saturday.

New E-Book Service Offered Through Wyoming Libraries

A new program allows those Wyoming residents with a library card to download e-books for free.

With Total Boox for Libraries, a recent addition to e-content resources on, residents can download and read more than 50,000 e-books for their mobile devices with apps for Apple, Kindle Fire and Android. More e-books are added every week.

Two Separate Crashes in Southeastern Montana Result in Fatalities

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Two men are dead after two separate crashes early this morning in Yellowstone and Big Horn Counties in Montana.

Sheridan G&F Office Unable to Sell Licenses Due to Internet Problem

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UPDATE -- The Sheridan Region office of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has corrected the Internet problems and can now sell licenses out of their office. The original story is below.

Fatal Crash Near Tongue River Reservoir

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According to a report by KTVQ, a fatal crash occurred at approximately 8:20 Tuesday night near Tongue River Reservoir along Montana Secondary Highway 314 and Kirby Road in Big Horn County, Montana.

Semi-Truck Explosion Reported in Sheridan’s Walmart Parking Lot

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UPDATE -- One person was taken to Sheridan Memorial Hospital Saturday morning after firefighters were called to extinguish a semi-truck that exploded and burned in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Sheridan Man Taken Into Custody After Firing Guns From His Home

UPDATE -- A Sheridan man arrested Wednesday after firing a number of guns in his home on Spaulding Street has been identfied as Adam Charles Helvik.

Wyoming Culinary Institute Open For Summer Lunch

By: Culley Emborg

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.