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Deb Craft

Nail-biting county commissioner primary puts Craft on top 

The race for the Republican nomination for the 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 Burlington. In fact, […]

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Lovell Mustangs shortstop Cole Wambeke scoops up a ground ball during the state tournament in which the Mustangs went 2-2 and placed fourth.
Photo by Cody Tucker, Douglas Budget

Mustangs upset Cody, place fourth at State

In their finest post-season performance in many years, the Lovell Mustangs followed their second-place finish at the district tournament with a fourth-place finish at State last week, forging

JoDawn Leonhardt aims for the next barrel in a barrel race competition held on Saturday at the Cowley Rodeo grounds to benefit the Dacean Thomas family.
Patti Carpenter photo

Outpouring of support at barrel race fundraiser

Some local cowgirls and a few cowboys held a barrel-race event this weekend raising $2,715 for their friend Dacean Thomas, who was injured last month in a serious

The new Bairco Construction office building and shop was mostly completed during the spring and was opened to the public Friday during an open house and luncheon. The new location includes new offices, warehouse space, cold storage building and plenty of land for equipment.
David Peck photo

Bairco shows off new building with open house

Bairco Construction showed off their shiny new office building to the public during an open house Friday. Bairco, a specialty civil construction company founded by Devin and Stacy Bair,

U.S. House of Representatives candidate Leland Christensen (center) and his son Hunter (left) chat with  voters during the Big Horn Republican Party Meet the Candidates forum in Greybull last Tuesday, July 26.
Lisa Kunzel photo

County voters meet GOP candidates

While offering differing views of the challenges that lie ahead, the five GOP candidates for the Big Horn County Commission all touted their deep ties to the county


Commissioners continue discussion about Lovell Dispatch Center

The topic of the Lovell Dispatch Center was not on the July 19 draft agenda for the Big Horn County commissioners. However, due to the huge response they

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County valuation plummets | Oil, natural gas among largest decliners between 2015-16

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


Bighorn National Forest to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions

Sheridan, Wyo. (July 27, 2016) – Forest supervisor Bill Bass has signed a special order to establish Stage 1 fire restrictions in the Bighorn National Forest. The restrictions

Father Shea

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church welcomes Father Louis Shea

Father Louis Shea, recently of Jackson, Wyo., has begun his charge of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lovell as of July 6. He serves the church in Greybull,

ElRay and Ann Bridges will ride in the Cowley Pioneer Day Parade as the 2016 Grand Marshals. 
courtesy photo

Cowley Pioneer Day | ElRay and Ann Bridges honored as Pioneer Day parade marshals

(Reprinted from the Cowley Pioneer Day Book.) We were both raised in the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley but in adjoining communities and met while attending Riverton