County libraries welcome Johnson

Say you get 100 people in a group. In that group, some 27 will volunteer for some kind of community service. So say the experts at the Census.

(Likely more than 27 hereabouts, given our ongoing neighborliness.)

 

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Christmas with Craig Johnson?

‘Tis so.

The best-selling “Longmire” author will spend time — readings, greeting, autographing — with his local fans, thanks to the Sheridan County Libraries.

• Thursday, Dec. 19: Clearmont branch.

• Friday, Dec. 20: Story branch.

• Saturday, Dec. 21, Sheridan branch.

 

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I see by the paper…..

The Wyoming Business Report routinely publishes its interesting “lists” about top events, organizations, schools, banks and whatever else from the Cowboy State. Two items from the December edition that caught my eye:

• The largest college/university in the state as we know is the University of Wyoming with 10,194 undergrads as per its most recent headcount. The Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes colleges in Gillette and our Sheridan College, ranks fourth with 6,837. Seventy percent of those UW students are from Wyoming; in SC’s case, it’s 87 percent.

• The largest event in Wyoming is the College National Finals Rodeo scheduled for June 2014, at Casper College. Some 13,000 are expected to attend. A similar number is expected in Rock Springs at the Sweetwater Events Complex for the National High School Finals Rodeo, also next year, featuring competitors from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia. Sweetwater County is expected to realize an economic impact of $7 to $ 8 million.

• Also on the list at number four is the Rocky Mountain Leather Trade Show, coming next May to Sheridan. More than 1,000 are expected to attend.

 

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Dept. of incidental (Wyoming Cowboys) info….

The Cowboy Joe Club Donor Guidebook arrived today. (The Sheridan Press is a gold sponsor.) Therein lies some anecdotal info The Notebook is fond of printing. For example:

• An out-of-state athletic scholarship is worth $39,506; in-state, it’s $29,786. That’s for tuition, room/board, sports medicine costs, equipment, travel, academic support.

• Sheridan County has the fourth-most Cowboy Joe Club members with 243. Albany (940), Laramie (819) and Sweetwater (278) are 1-2-3. Hot Springs County has the fewest, six.

 

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Winning Headline

 

“Bacon Rapped in Scallop Scandal in Fall River”

 

—Quincy (Mass.) Patriot-Ledger, about a fire department captain, Jeffrey Bacon, who is accusing another officer of taking two pounds of scallops while on duty, while the business owner denies helping the other officer.

 

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