Archive - Apr 16, 2016

Wyoming’s Red Desert: A Century of Conservation History

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The ‘Barn in Big Horn’ became a lecture hall as author and guest speaker Eric Molvar talked about conservation efforts in the Red Desert of Southwest Wyoming.

Growing the Perfect Tomato

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Saturday at Landon’s Greenhouse, Janelle Gray taught a class on “Growing the Perfect Tomato to nearly a dozen gardening enthusiasts. Sheridan Media’s Judy Hagerott was there and brings us this story.

Everest Expedition

Dear Family & Friends:

I continue the adventure of climbing Everest (29,035’) and Lhotse (27,940’) starting April 16th.

The custom plan is the similar to last year minus one earthquake and one mountain, Lobuche, and is nine (9) days shorter. I arrive in country acclimated to 16,000 feet (thanks to the Hypoxico tent), take a helicopter from Kathmandu up the Khumbu Valley to Pheriche (14,340’) where I will meet my climbing Sherpa (not Mingma who decided to follow a different path this spring). After a night or two, I will trek to Base Camp. Once rested, I will have an Ice-Fall rotation up to Camp 2 or 3, returning to Base Camp to rest. When (hopefully) a five-day weather window appears for a summit rotation, I will climb to Camp 2 (spend the night), climb to Camp 3 (spend the night), climb the South Col to Camp 4 spend part of day and night. Rise early climb Everest then descend to either Camp 4 or Camp 3. After a day of rest and a change of oxygen bottles, return to the South Col (Camp 4) and climb Lhotse. Afterwards descend to Base Camp over the next few days followed by a trek to Lukla to catch a flight to Kathmandu with an anticipated arrival in the US of May 25th.

Wyoming News Update

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Latest Wyoming news, sports, business and entertainment.

Bronc \ Lady Bronc Soccer sweep Cheyenne East

The Bronc soccer team shutout Cheyenne East in Cheyenne Friday 3-0 to stay unbeaten.

The Lady Broncs shut out East 2-0 they play Cheyenne Central today at noon.

Council to Consider Guaranteed Maximum Price for P.D. Remodel

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Constructed in 1981, the Sheridan Police Department has not had any substantial improvements since that time.

Public Comment Period Still Open for Proposed Outfitter and Guide Services Expansion

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The public comment period remains open for a proposal to expand the permitted area for Wyoming’s Finest Outfitters guided archery and rifle hunts in the Bighorn National Forest.

Nominate Your Neighbor

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Wyoming Roofing in Sheridan is accepting applications for the “Nominate Your Neighbor Program”, which is a community program to help a deserving neighbor in need, by providing a new roof for their home at no cost.

Local Sage Grouse Working Group to Meet in Buffalo

The Northeast Wyoming Sage-grouse Local Working Group will hold a meeting Thursday, April 21st beginning at 9:30 A.M. at the Bureau of Land Management Office in Buffalo. The group of made up of twelve local citizens, representing various groups interested in sage-grouse conservation.

Craft to be Recognized as 'Champion'

Mitch Craft, 2016 Champion for Children. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan Junior High School Principal Mitch Craft will be recognized next week as this year's Champion for Children, an honor bestowed by the Child Advocacy Services of the Big Horns.