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Most of fed's 90 Johnson County employees wait to go back to work

Nearly 90 families in Johnson County have missed a paycheck due to the partial government shutdown that is now the longest in American history. While the local economic impact has yet to be felt, there is a human toll. ANB Bank President Steve Reimann said the federal government is a large employer


One of the problems with practical jokes

Even the hard-core section of the Bench Sitters club is starting to figure out the government shutdown is not such a good idea. Somehow they are figuring out this is going to hit them in the billfold in one way or another.


Practice for Wyoming Driving License tests available online

SHERIDAN — Wyoming has an online tool for those learning the rules of the road. The Driving-Tests platform includes a variety of online practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver licenses.


Fox found guilty of felony theft

A jury has found former Buffalo Chamber CEO Angela Fox guilty of three counts of felony theft. The jury spent less than an hour deliberating before reaching the verdict Wednesday night.


Amendment selects Casper as proposed location for skilled veterans nursing facility

SHERIDAN — The House Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee Tuesday voted unanimously to amend a bill that would establish a skilled veteran’s nursing facility in the state to change the location of the proposed facility from Buffalo to Casper.


Rafter T Angus Annuual Bull Sale

The weather was great in Buffalo for the Rafter T Angus Bull sale. The bulls looked great and the seats were full. Lot 4 at $10,5000, RTA Rendezvous 856, Dob 2-18-2018, Reg 19258796, B Bar Joe Hero 2774 x RTA Brady 673, sold to Phill Burkey, Kayena, IN.


The appeal of the festival

Part of the appeal of Craig Johnson’s Longmire series is the caricature of an authentic, small, western town. That Buffalo is the model for the fictional town of Durant is not lost on the throngs of tourists who flock to our community during Longmire Days for the chance to rub shoulders with celebri


Hiring process begins for Big Horn HS principal

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 will begin the process of hiring a full-time principal at Big Horn High School this month. The school district recently posted advertisements for the position, starting in the 2019-20 school year.


Big Horn races past Tongue River

DAYTON — A few minutes into the game, Mike Daley called a timeout. The Big Horn High School boys basketball coach wanted his team to catch its breath and play under control. The quick refresher was apparently all the Rams needed, as Big Horn cruised to a 78-44 road victory Saturday over Tongue River


Who will take care of our seniors?

"Loss of working-aged individuals and an increase of people over the age of 65 will put stress on social services and increased need for eldercare. The city and county must work collaboratively with private industry and public institutions to confront our greying demographics." - Bill Novotny.


New study gives instant results on mule deer health

The results of a recent mule deer collaring study show that despite a reasonably wet 2018, Wyoming mule deer are still suffering. “Surprisingly, the study produced results almost immediately when a number of deer were found with no rump fat,” Sheridan Region Game & Fish wildlife coordinator Dan Thie


Report: Wyoming Man Killed in Explosion Was Recently Hired

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A preliminary report says the 36-year-old man who died following an explosion at an oilfield in northeast Wyoming was a recent hire with limited training.


Led by pressure defense, Lady Rams cruise to victory

DAYTON — For part of the first half, the Big Horn High School girls basketball team entered the zone, that elusive area when effort combines with execution and everything goes right.


Women’s Agriculture Summit set for Saturday

SHERIDAN — The ninth annual Women’s Agriculture Summit sponsored by Johnson County Cattlewomen will take place Saturday in Buffalo. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites. It will include sessions on why America is losing its ranchers, the truth in labeling,


No. 3 Warriors split Friday games after frustrating loss to Rocky Mountain

WORLAND - In what felt like a repeat of Thursday night's loss to Green River, the Worland Warriors struggled with in-game adversity against the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies. Hosting the Pinnacle Bank Big Horn Basin Classic boys basketball tournament, the Warriors cruised to a 67-24 win over 2A Shoshoni


Game on: Big Horn could open new sports fields this summer

BIG HORN — New athletic fields could open in Big Horn this year, perhaps in time for a full summer of activities. The fields will provide additional practice space for local sports teams, including baseball, softball, football and soccer.


Economic development- the workforce is here

Years ago, when I ran for the office of Sheridan mayor, my motivation was jobs. For too long, the conversation had been that our No. 1 export was our youth. Put simply, there was not enough opportunity for people who wanted to stay here to do so. Those that did often found it a hardscrabble existenc