Category: News

Nail biting county commissioner primary puts Craft on top

  BY KYNLI SMITH The race for the Republican nomination for Big Horn County Commission went down to the wire on Tuesday, with Deb Craft of Basin coming out on top, just 32 votes ahead of second-place Dave Neves of

Cheney, Greene carry Big Horn County in House race

  By David Peck Big Horn County voters matched statewide results by favoring Liz Cheney and Ryan Greene as the Republican and Democratic nominees, respectively, for Wyoming’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cheney, of Wilson, carried the

Remember to vote on Tuesday

by nathan oster After months on the campaign trail, decision day looms for candidates for elected office across the state of Wyoming. The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 16. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This

Livestock sale totals down from 2015

by nathan oster The numbers are in, and while they fell short of matching last year’s record totals, buyers once again showed their generosity and support for 4-H in the annual Big Horn County Fair junior livestock sale held Friday

Filing for special district seats begins Wednesday

by nathan oster Candidates can begin filing Wednesday, Aug. 10 for a number of special district seats that will be up for grabs in the November general election. The filing period closes Monday, Aug. 29. School board candidates can file

Summer school gave new GMS principal a head start

by nathan oster Another school year is rapidly approaching, as some school employees returned to work on Monday to prepare for the arrival of teachers next week and the first official day for students on Aug. 24. Of the three

County valuation drops 22 percent

by nathan oster Big Horn County’s assessed valuation, which is a measure of the value of all properties in the county, has plummeted by 22 percent and now sits at its lowest level in 10 years, according to figures released

PAWS scores reveal growth at state, local levels

by nathan oster Big Horn County School District No. 3 students showed nearly across-the-board growth on the Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students (PAWS) that was administered in the spring, which was consistent with the trend statewide. “These positive strides are

HATS continues to change lives

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by marlys good “It’s given me a whole new outlook on life,” said a smiling, exuberant Tracy Shepard Buechler, sitting in her motorized scooter as we chat outside her residence in Valley Homes. Tracy, who has multiple sclerosis, purchased the

Drag racing returns to Big Horn County

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by nathan oster The triumphant — and with 35 cars and more than 500 spectators, it’s an apt description —return of drag racing to Big Horn County on Saturday afternoon evoked some fond memories for a number of local residents. “I