Category: News

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

Commissioners approve Drag Race July 16 at Greybull Airport

By BARBARA ANNE GREENE   The drag racing at the South Big Horn County on Saturday, July 16 is a go, according to airport manager Carl Meyer. Meyer was joined at the July 5 meeting of the Big Horn County

Close call for trailer occupant

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by nathan oster Bruce Lowe was relaxing on his couch Friday afternoon watching the final moments of the John Wayne classic, “The Searchers,” when a tree came crashing through the roof of his mobile home in the 200 block of

HATS auction items rolling in

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by marlys good The community hears about Hands Across the Saddle, how much money has been distributed to those in need, how far-reaching it is in the Big Horn Basin, but few people know “the rest of the story,” including

Korean veterans honored in special ceremony

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by marlys good Helmuth Lassle, Ray Valasek, Roy Clifton, John Oliver and Bill Shumway of Greybull, and Riki Shimigaki and Earl Goeden of Basin, were among the Korean War veterans who received Ambassador for Peace Medals in a special ceremony held

Public health gets approval to hire another nurse

BY BARBARA ANNE GREENE Nurse Manager Bobbie Jenks informed the Big Horn County Commissioners on June 21 that Public Health’s grant application to the State of Wyoming to pay for an additional nurse had been approved. The county and state

Make Greybull your Fourth of July destination

by nathan oster A family-oriented Fourth of July, featuring great food, live music by The Rewinders and a first-rate fireworks show, is planned Monday night in Greybull. Mayor Myles Foley said community fundraising has been successful and that the fireworks