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August 24th

Elk and Moose Hunting Prospects this Year

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Elk hunting is looking pretty good for the 2011 fall hunting season with the Sheridan area containing some of Wyoming's great elk areas. An abundance of spring rains gave the herds plenty to eat producing some healthy trophy elk this year.

Health Officials on Wildfire Smoke: Use Common Sense

Health Officials on Wildfire Smoke: Use Common Sense

Smoke from a number of wildfires burning in Montana and Wyoming has raised some air quality issues throughout the Sheridan region.

ACT Begins Fiber Expansion on South Sheridan Ave.

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ACT Begins Fiber Expansion on South Sheridan Ave.

Advanced Communications Technology is embarking on project to extend their fiber optic network in Sheridan. ACT General Manager Aaron Sopko explains the details of the fiber optics expansion in south Sheridan.

Clean Coal Symposium at UW

Clean Coal Symposium at UW

Efforts to preserve the value of Wyoming coal will be the focus of a symposium scheduled at the University of Wyoming Thursday.

New Areas Connect Pathway System in Sheridan

Left to Right, Chuck Carbert City Parks Manager, Marie Lowe ERA Realty, City Council President John Bigelow, Bruce Pride, Brenda Williams of the Parks Commission and Megan Crow of MC2 Engineering attend the Scott Drive/Dome Drive Pathway ribbon cutting Wednesday.

As part of an effort to connect all pathways in Sheridan, two new area pathways officially opened with ribbon cuttings Wednesday afternoon.

Powder River Energy Foundation Uses 'Round-Up' to Give Back

(Photo Courtesy PRECorp website)

With the help of residents paying just a few extra pennies each month on their electric bills, the Powder River Energy Foundation is able to give back to the community. Communication Specialist for PRECorp, Kristin Kelly, explains their Operation RoundUp.

St. Labre HS in Montana Delayed by Wildfires

St. Labre Indian Catholic High School in Ashland, Montana will delay the start of its school year until Monday Aug. 29 because of multiple wildfires in the area.

Hazy Skies: More Fires in Wyo., Montana Bring Smoke to Area

Haze blurs the Big Horns Wednesday in Sheridan, several fires in Wyoming and Montana have brought smoke to the area, particularly the Hole in the Wall fire burning on the face of the Blacktooth Mountians near Clark, Wyo.

Hazy skies again greet Sheridan-area residents Wednesday morning as smoke fills the sky from a wide array of fires in both Wyoming and Montana - almost all of which began this week.

25th Year for Story Days this Weekend

A past year's Dutch Oven Cook-off, this year's event will take place on day one of Story days Friday night and entries are still being accepted. (Sheridan Media File Photo)

The silver anniversary for Story Days begins Friday and lasts through the weekend, with anything from a flea market to the 1st annual disc golf tournament on the list of happenings.

Jo Co Commission Approves Bentonite Mine Permit

The Johnson County Commissioners have approved a permit application for a bentonite mine in Southern Johnson County.